This blog will be a record of my “cultural” life, week by week.
This week I went to the Horniman Museum and aquarium.
The aquarium was small, and the main exhibit was closed, but there was still a fair amount to see, including a native pondlife tank, which was nice to see. A good place to take the small boys of the family.
The only other thing I was interested in was the music gallery, which felt overheated, but that was probably because I had my winter coat on. The sheer number of musical instruments on show was a little overwhelming, given the very small space in the gallery.
Three books I have enjoyed this week:
Europe in winter; a clever, alternate history with a bit of sci-fi. And no aliens or space-ships in sight. I thought this was the last in the Fractured Europe series, but the author says there will be one more.
The dying detective; my favourite genre, crime. A detective who is actually dying fights his own body to solve a cold case. Very well written, and a good translation. Winner of the 2011 Glass Key award.
A room of one’s own; I should have read this a long time ago, I know. It is still well worth reading.