Q2 2020 round-up

Wow! We're six months into the year! Halfway...and four months at home. I hope you all are doing well and staying safe. Life certainly has changed in the last months, moods vary, some days are ok, others not so much. Travelling feels like a distant dream, but I don't give up and keep hoping to …

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Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures – Stephen Fry

I read various pieces of advice on what to read or not read during the lockdown. I actually gave a few myself (happy, depressing, wise, grieving, the long ones and moving). One advice I didn't take seriously at the beginning was that to read 'books that you know, genres that are comfortable, nothing too challenging'. …

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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold – Stephen Fry

I always loved Greek mythology, having read it when I run out of fairy tales and just before reaching for J.R.R. Tolkien. My first version was a pretty conservative, run-of-the-mill thing, but already then I was fascinated by the imperfect gods that succumbed to rage and passion so easily. Later I discovered a richer and a …

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