Friday Reads: The Inner Life of Animals 

Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees is on my to-read list, but when I saw that his new book, The Inner Life of Animals, came out this month, I decided to read it first. For a scientific book, it's pretty short, and each succinct chapter has a different focus with topics ranging from gratitude, grief, and ...

Judge the book cover: Murder on the Orient Express

Even though I'm not hearing great things about the new film adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express  ( New Republic calls it a "Spectacular Massacre of a Classic" ), I'm still planning on watching it eventually. The cast is incredible, although I can't remember the last time Johnny Depp made a ...

Friday Reads: Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore

I really wanted to love this book. After all, it combines two things I'm interested in: fashion + writers. But after reading the first few profiles, I discovered that this book doesn't go into enough detail about the sartorial choices of some of my favourite authors. I would have preferred if the book ...