Does award-winning always mean good?

Twice in the last month I have had discussions around the issue of whether ‘award-winning’ necessarily equates to good. Different audiences, different situations. The discussions were around books, and what enhances or detracts from their enjoyment. More concisely: does the fact that a book is listed as an award-winning work mean that, after we all rush off…

Wandering eye: Paris Monuments

These are some of the pictures taken in Paris in the Summer of 2010. Taken from the top of Les Cars Rouges tour bus. It had just stopped raining after a scorching hot day, and the sun was coming out from behind the clouds again. Played around with the sepia colour on the edit feature.…

Books: FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen

Title: Freedom Author: Jonathan Franzen Genre: Fiction Published: 2010 Inspired me to learn about: Carving out character descriptions through the use of first, second and third person narration. Jonathan Franzen weaves an intricate tale in Freedom; which although does not have a plot that grabs, it held my attention sufficiently because of its almost mundane subject…