Walking On Air: A Trip to Sweden

Today PG Roxette released their latest (second) single, ‘Walking on Air’, and this seemed a good opportunity for me to reflect further on my recent trip to Sweden. For those who don’t know, PG Roxette is an evolution of Roxette, with Helena Josefsson taking on the primary role of the female vocals, replacing Marie Fredriksson…

National Geographic Feb 1968 – The “Jaws” Article

On the back of my review of “An Adventurous Life” by Valerie Taylor, I’m keeping with the “Jaws” theme. I did an Instagram post earlier in August in which I said that there was only one thing that I wanted to buy during my holiday in the USA, a “Jaws”-related ornament for my fish tank……

Book Review: “An Adventurous Life” by Valerie Taylor

As noted in my review of “The Detachment” by Barry Eisler, I read seven (now eight) books over the summer. All but one of these were eBooks. The only exception was “An Adventurous Life” by Valerie Taylor, the paperback of which accompanied me on my trip around California, Arizona, and Nevada. I started reading it…

Book Review: “Our Trespasses” by Michael Cordell

To break up the book reviews I will be doing on books by Barry Eisler (see my comments at the start of the review for “The Detachment”), I am doing a review of a book which I have actually only just finished, rather than one of the ones from earlier in the summer. I got…

Jaws For A Minute Podcast Appearance

I recently joined Sarah and MJ on the magnificent “Jaws for a Minute” podcast. You can hear the full episode – Episode 69 The Chump with the Pump – using this link. I really hope that listeners will enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed taking part. I think you can listen to…

Jaws For A Day

This post was originally posted on The Daily Jaws. If “Jaws” has a day of the year, it’s probably 4 July or possibly 29/30 July to coincide with the attack on the USS Indianapolis. I suspect for some fans of the movie, there’s not a day that goes by that isn’t Jaws day. For me…

Book Review: “The Making of the Movie Jaws” by Edith Blake

As I have discussed in my posts about visiting Martha’s Vineyard, watching the play “The Shark Is Broken“, My Top Movies and TV Shows, and No Escaping Jaws, “Jaws” is my favourite movie. Recently I read, for the first time, the original book by Peter Benchley. I have many other Jaws-related books – most of…

No Escaping Jaws

As anyone who follows my blog or follows me on Twitter will know, I am a huge fan on the movie “Jaws”. Indeed, I did a post recently listing my favourite movies and, unsurprisingly, “Jaws” came out on top. In recent weeks, I have got a number of Jaws-related gifts – one of these being…

My Top Movies and TV Shows

This post provides a list of my favourite movies/TV programmes. It is based on the ratings that I have given them on IMDb. Given that IMDb hasn’t been around as long as I have, I suspect that there are many titles that I have forgotten to add – they may get added in due course….

Book Review: “Jaws” by Peter Benchley

As I have discussed in my posts about visiting Martha’s Vineyard and watching the play “The Shark Is Broken“, “Jaws” is my favourite movie. I have probably watched it well over 100 times – most recently only last week. But, I had never read the original novel until this week when I received it as…