Christmas preview book review: The Gingerbread House at Mistletoe Gardens by Jaimie Admans

(courtesy Rakuten Kobo) By their very nature, books set around Christmas are supposed to be extra special magical and joyful, a sizeable step away from the grim sheen of reality, festooned with sparkling lights, awash in mulled wine and festive-coloured candy with the air filled with the expressively happy tones Continue Reading

Rot begins at the edges, long before it reaches the heart: Foundation (S2, E6-8)

(courtesy YouTube (c) AppleTV+) Episode 6 – “Why the Gods Made Me”You get the impression that when Hari Seldon (Jared Harris) first devised his maths-based theory of psychohistory that he must have bloodlessly and impassionately put it all together, convinced that while he was saving humanity, the actual affairs and Continue Reading