REVIEW: North Korea Journal by Michael Palin

In brief: Michael Palin and crew go somewhere he's never been before – North Korea. The good: Very interesting with great photographs. The not-so-good: Quite a quick read. Why I chose it: Michael Palin writes the best travelogues. Year: 2019 Pages: 170 Publisher: Hutchinson (Penguin) Setting: North Korea Rating: 9 out of 10 A new... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: Christmas edition 30/12/19

The festivities are almost over and things will return to normal eating, sleeping and socialising hours soon. Here's what I received for Christmas, loads of good reads: Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams is an interesting story of a potential romance played out through ads in the newspaper – Daniel notices Nadia on the train... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 19/11/12

Including today, did you know that there are just seven more Mondays left in the year? (One of them just happens to be my birthday too. Guess which one.) That's not too many more mailboxes to share! Fortunately, I have a lucky week to share with you. Please do check out our host for this... Continue Reading →

Himalaya by Michael Palin

Everyone knows by now that I really enjoy Michael Palin’s travel diaries of his TV series (even though I have read more of the books rather than watch the series). Himalaya has spent some time on the bestseller list and it’s easy to see why. Palin and crew cover areas that the average person would be... Continue Reading →

Mini Reviews: May 2010

These short reviews come from before I started blogging- they were recorded on sites like Library Thing and Goodreads. That's why I'm giving you a month at a time! So Much for That: A Novel by Lionel Shriver Well, so much for that. This book wasn't what I thought it was going to be- an opinionated piece... Continue Reading →

Full Circle by Michael Palin

Yes, another Michael Palin book review (you may be happy to know that I have only two more of his books in my possession)! This is another one of his travel odysseys, this time completing a circle around the countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. From Alaska to Russia, China, Vietnam, Australia, Chile, Mexico and the... Continue Reading →

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