The Devil is in the Detail

When you study literature at university you learn very early that an eye for detail is essential to becoming a good critic (unfortunately, unless you are actually doing a close reading of a text, you will – most of the time – automatically go for the obvious and investigate scenes, dialogues or thoughts that offer…

Robert Burns – Winter: A Dirge

The wintry west extends his blast, And hail and rain does blaw; Or, the stormy north sends driving forth The blinding sleet and snaw: While tumbling brown, the burn comes down, And roars frae bank to brae; And bird and beast in covert rest, And pass the heartless day.   The sweeping blast, the sky…

52 Weeks in my Bookshelf

I am an ├╝ber procrastinator and although I consider the ways of my procrastination to be on a somewhat more sophisticated level (I don’t watch Topmodel, the Voice or any other casting show), I’ve come to realise that browsing the web and watching TV shows online has to stop. My memory is deteriorating, the dioptres…