Book Review: A Higher Loyalty, by James Comey

In response to James Comey’s new book, A Higher Loyalty, Donald Trump took to Twitter to tell us that Comey is a ‘proven leaker & liar’ and ‘a weak and untruthful slime ball’. Now any book that makes POTUS' tiny hands tremble with rage like that is a book that I want to read. In an interview … Continue reading Book Review: A Higher Loyalty, by James Comey

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Author Interview: The Art of Simple by Eleanor Ozich

Eleanor Ozich knows a thing or two about living a life of less and ultimate simplicity. Her fourth book, The Art of Simple, is now in its second print run, which is of no surprise as the book is brimming with nourishing recipes, tips to declutter both your mind and your home, and ideas that bring … Continue reading Author Interview: The Art of Simple by Eleanor Ozich

On Questioning Your Taste in Literature

We have a pretty spectacular basement at work. In this basement there is one particular large looming steel shelf that is approximately 2.5 metres wide and 3 deep tiers high. Across these 3 tiers are copious stacks of books sitting in the shadows having had their time in the limelight. [NB: This is a basement … Continue reading On Questioning Your Taste in Literature

Author Interview: The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

I spoke to Shaun Bythell, owner of The Bookshop and author of The Diary of a Bookseller, about books, bookshops, Black Books, and punters in a droll interview for Unity Books, Auckland. With a humorous semblance to Bernard Black from the start, I knew it was going to be a good'n. "Below are the answers to your questions - … Continue reading Author Interview: The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

Inventively Cooking Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients – #5 Aromatic Lamb Curry

In preparation for these cooking operations I like to shower, wash off my afternoon, and wrap myself up in the beautiful black dressing gown given to me by my sister who lives in the UK, because it feels a little like she's giving me a hug. Although this time you will notice that my favourite … Continue reading Inventively Cooking Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients – #5 Aromatic Lamb Curry