Tag: Three

Three for August

August included our summer holiday, and that meant lots of books could be read as we relaxed on two coasts of Scotland. Choosing just one book, from the seven I read during August, was a tough call but I have decided on Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 …


Three for July

My album of the month is Heaven & Earth by Kamasi Washington, an album I was introduced to by a friend via social media. This is a jazz concept album with Earth representing Washington’s outward view of the word and Heaven the world as he sees it inwardly. On my …


Three for June

Coming up to halfway through the year and my self-imposed challenge to record the music, book and film that have most excited me each month.

I started reading China Miélville’s October: The Story of The Russian Revolution, expecting great things. Miélville’s fiction is always hugely exciting and inventive …


Three for May

I only read two books in May and that should make the ‘book of the month’ choice easier, but it doesn't. Although I enjoyed Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow enormously, I will choose Sinclair Lewis’ novel It Can't Happen Here, simply because it's a more powerful story of the …


Three for April

My book of the month for April proved to be an easy choice. I read ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover after listening to an interview with her on the Talking Politics podcast. The interview was hosted by David Runciman who also happens to be Westover’s PhD supervisor.

Tara Westover grew …


Three for March

I finally watched a film!

Family illness forced my wife to travel to Malta to visit her family and I used that time to watch the Japanese Animé film Your Name (she does not like animé). Before that, I really tried hard to watch the film Mr Turner but had …


Three for February

In which I continue my monthly update on the book, film and music that have made most impression on me this month.

During the transition from January into February, I was reading The Gene: An Intimate History written by Siddhartha Mukherjee and I really enjoyed the way the author spiralled …


Three for January

Each year, for the past few years, I have posted my ‘Festive Five’ in December; listing my top five music tracks of the year. It’s an idea I stole from my friend John, who no doubt stole it from John Peel’s Festive 50.

This year I thought I …

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