When it comes to IKEA, I’m Banana. I don’t know anyone who’s Apple when it comes to deliveries.
By request: what happens when a grumpy banana and a very optimistic apple visit Australia? (Please note: I’ve never been to Australia and am *not* a zoologist.)
The library can be soothing for some, stressful for others. NEVER try and jump the hold queue.
I love museums. Haven’t been to one in a loooong while. And of course sometimes they’re too crowded to enjoy quietly. I LOVE the British Museum, but let’s face it, some of their collections were, basically, stolen. Anyway, it’s Banana’s birthday!
Everyone needs a holiday sometime, and never – NEVER – get between a villain and her chips.
The pandemic continues here in the UK, and I’ve only had one jab – which is to say I’m still spending a lot of time at home and here’s another adventure with my favourite cranky fruit. (I feel like Apple’s coffee of choice tells you all you need to know about him.)
Time to meet… So, pandemic 2021 included a nine week full lockdown in the UK. In winter. The only thing creative I did was this extremely self-indulgent, quite silly comic about a cranky banana and a chaotic good apple buying jam. With a villainous watermelon. Fine art is not, shall we say, my strong point.
It’s kind of amazing just how much Nnedi Okorafor packs into this little book: so much bigger on the inside than the outside. The basic bones of the story look familiar to anyone who’s spent even a little time with myths and fairy tales: girl leaves home, girl encounters terrible tragedy, girl encounters strangers, girlContinue reading “Africanfuturism: Binti”
2020 reading seems to fall into 2 categories: binge reading and almost no reading. I’m in the latter, at least as far as reading something new goes (I’ve reread a few novels). But there is hope for those of us who are struggling find time/energy/focus to read fiction: novellas! I have read THREE of these!Continue reading “From Murderbirds to Sherlock Holmes”
I love reading nonfiction as well as fiction. And if I’m busy or lacking focus or for whatever reason don’t have a lot of time to devote to reading, I almost always plump for nonfiction. I find it easier to put down, whereas I tend to binge novels and then there’s the whole “up tilContinue reading “Adventures in Reading Nonfiction”