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Sonnet 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer’ lease hath all too short a date: 67 more words


Adult classics book haul

I had done a Classics book haul earlier in this post, but it had only children’s classics. This time I am hauling some adult classics that I bought this year. 716 more words


Oh, sheep's blood.

Supermarkets can be perplexing places for the best of classicists, especially when it comes to brand names. I find myself tilting my head to one side, narrowing my eyes, and furrowing my brow, attempting to understand what possibly could have possessed some product development team to slap the name of an epic hero on the side of a bottle and call it a day. 381 more words


The Million Pound Note (1954)

If you needed a reason to be charmed by Gregory Peck, The Million Pound Note does the trick. But then again, so does any number of the actor’s films. 514 more words

Western Movie Reviews


Welcome to my new blog! I’ve been blogging for the past few years over at Res Gerendae, the Cambridge Classics postgraduate blog, but since I’ll be turning into a post-postgrad fairly soon, this seems like a good time to start up my own blog. 146 more words


Five Fascinating Facts about Karel Čapek

Interesting trivia about one of science-fiction’s greatest voices

1. Čapek’s most famous work introduced the concept of the ‘robot’. Čapek’s 1920 play R. U. R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots… 347 more words


Adventures in Sci-Fi: Dune

Welcome to the first in a hopefully long running series of Adventures in Sci-Fi! In my not so long but-I’m-feeling-like-an-old-woman-lately life, I have always loved to watch and play Sci-fi related media. 659 more words

Book Reviews