Exchange, Travel

A Day in Hay-on-Wye

Happy April! And happy belated Easter! I'm currently on my two-week Easter holiday, and have been doing quite a bit of travelling - including a little day trip to Wales. I made the multiple train and bus journey to my idea of heaven, Hay-on-Wye (also know as the Independent Kingdom of Hay), a bookworm's paradise!… Continue reading A Day in Hay-on-Wye

Book Reviews

Review #13: Burial Rites

A travel-themed book review for you today! It's not an inspirational, happy-go-lucky kind of novel (are books about executions ever uplifting?), but it's set in a place that I've always been captivated by - Iceland. So without further ado, here are some thoughts on Burial Rites! Dust jacket synopsis Charged with the brutal murder of… Continue reading Review #13: Burial Rites

Book Reviews

Review #12: The Historian

Winter has finally arrived in the UK, with snowstorms and freezing winds across the country. While everyone is panicking about the cold, I'm just happy to have a bit of winter weather! I've been busy planning some adventures, so while we wait for them to happen, I bring you another historical fiction book review and… Continue reading Review #12: The Historian

Book Reviews

Review #11: All the Light We Cannot See

This week I thought I'd take a break from writing about my travels, and bring you a book review instead! (Don't worry, the travel-writing will resume next week) Today I bring you All the Light We Cannot See - an amazing WWII historical fiction novel - that actually relates to my travels, because it takes… Continue reading Review #11: All the Light We Cannot See

Book Reviews

Review #9: Murder on the Orient Express

Happy Friday the 13th! I'm not that superstitious when it comes to this day, but I was rudely displaced from my bed by the fire alarm this morning... Make of that what you will! Today I bring you a book review of a novel by the queen of crime, Murder on the Orient Express. The… Continue reading Review #9: Murder on the Orient Express

Book Reviews

Review #8: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

What's the coolest job you can think of? For me, it would be an astronaut. If I had the science-brain and the stomach for it, I would love to be one, but alas my future is here on Earth. Because of this, I like to live vicariously through memoirs by astronauts, novels with astronaut characters,… Continue reading Review #8: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth