5 things I liked this week – 22.12.17

1. Going to see the Kew Gardens Christmas Lights. 2. A long wintery walk through Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common. 3. The League of Gentlemen being back. 4. Another great Jon Ronson interview, this time on the Made of Human podcast. 5. This article from The New York Times about the Pentagon searching for aliens.

5 things I liked this week – 15.12.17

1. Walking in Richmond Park in the snow (okay, it wasn’t much but still, Londoners can get excited about even the most minimal amounts of the stuff). 2. Popping into the V&A, their Christmas tree was cool and the Winnie the Pooh exhibition was rather nice. It’s always inspiring to visit exhibitions about authors and…

The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Psychopath Test opens with Jon Ronson getting an intriguing email from an academic who had received a mysterious book. The mysterious book had turned up in other people’s post, across the world and nobody could work out what it meant. Someone suggested…

5 things I liked this week – 13.1.17

1. Sherlock, oh Sherlock! I have, of course, been watching the new series, I quite liked the first episode, bah humbug to all the whingy people (mainly TV reviewers in the media, from as far as I could see) who didn’t like it but I absolutely loved the second episode. I know it’s ‘fashionable’ not…

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up this book after seeing a series of tweets from Jon Ronson, the first a joke that he’d been ignored from the New Year’s Honours List again, I saw the tweet and it was very clearly a self deprecating…

Lost At Sea

Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Jon Ronson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I think I probably got this audiobook a few months ago because it was one of Audible’s daily special offers, so I didn’t pay that much attention to what it was about, other than the fact that it was…