Book Review: Life Form by Amélie Nothomb


Around the World for a Good Book selection for Belgium Author: Amélie Nothomb Translator: Alison Anderson Title: Life Form Publication Info: Europa Editions (2013) ISBN: 9781609450885 Summary/Review: Amélie Nothomb was born in Japan to Belgian parents, lives in Paris, and writes about the United States’ war in Iraq.  That’s the kind of worldliness I like for an Around the…

World Cup Round of 16 Rooting Interests and Predictions


After an exciting round of group play, the knock-out rounds for the 2014 World Cup begin today.  Below I’ve listed the teams I’m rooting for and the teams I expect to win (not always the same) for each game. 28 June 2014 Brazil vs. Chile This is a tough call.  I have a soft spot…

The Beers of Amsterdam


Here are a few beers I sampled on our recent travels in Amsterdam (not counting the six-pack of Grolsch I bought at the Albert Heijn store). Beer: Hertog Jan Pils Brewer: Hertog Jan Brouwerij Source: Draft Rating: ** (6.7 of 10) Comments: A bright gold beer with a must pilsener aroma and a crisp, dry…