Monthly Archives: January 2010


The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest

Having immensely enjoyed the first and second installments of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, I couldn’t wait to read the concluding novel, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. In this third volume, all the stories of the previous two books are brought to a close. […]


The Girl Who Played with Fire

I couldn’t wait to start the second novel in the Millennium trilogy, having recently finished the first. The Girl Who Played with Fire continues to build on the characters and settings introduced before. The primary focus of the novel is an exposition of its heroine’s […]


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millennium trilogy, having done the rounds through the rest of my family, finally landed with me. Having heard considerable praise from everyone that read them, I had rather high expectations. The first of the three novels, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, […]


How Languages are Learned

I have an ongoing interest in language and especially how it works. As a result I was rather interested in reading How Languages are Learned, a textbook on language acquisition, particularly second language acquisition. While the content of this book is reasonably good, all it […]


Mister God, this is Anna

The combination of a rather lazy holiday and a very busy first two weeks after the holiday has meant that I’ve read a few books but not yet posted them here. As a result there will be regular posts for a few days. Fynn’s Mister […]