BOOK THOUGHTS: Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher

This book is a wonderful, interesting and fun ride into seedy 1929 Berlin, telling a fast-paced detective noir tale that ties into the dark underbelly of the city and the fascinatingly complex political landscape of the time. I really enjoyed reading this, it is a brick of a book but I tore through it very quickly. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher

Kdrama Podcast 76: WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY KIM BOK JOO episode 1 recap GUEST GAB

GUEST GAB is back, featuring very special guest, Gee, a man who doesn’t watch kdrama at all. This is the show where Lee Evie forces him to watch the first episode of a random Korean drama, and then recap it back to her, along with a fun quiz and other random games. This week on the show, Lee Evie and Gee are discussing the first episode of the 2016 coming of age youth kdrama WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY KIM BOK JOO, which stars the wonderful actors Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk. This show is fun, sweet, romantic, and Lee Evie LOVES it. … More Kdrama Podcast 76: WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY KIM BOK JOO episode 1 recap GUEST GAB

Kdrama Podcast: FAITH / THE GREAT DOCTOR overview

Get kidnapped by a very handsome man in armour, sucked through a hole into the distant past, and then be poisoned. Like … a lot. Because this week on the show, Lee Evie is doing a deep dive into one of her classic favourite kdramas, the 2012 time slip fantasy romance FAITH (also known as THE GREAT DOCTOR). This historical Korean drama stars Lee Min Ho, who is gold in this, and also Kim Eun Sook. Lee Evie still reckons this is her favourite Lee Min Ho role ever. Yes, it is old and a bit clunky, but Lee Evie will shout her love for this show from the rooftops forever! … More Kdrama Podcast: FAITH / THE GREAT DOCTOR overview

Kdrama Podcast: DO DO SOL SOL LA LA SOL overview

Play heaps of piano, fall in love with a cranky pretty boy, and then get punched in the face by the dumbest drama ending of all time! This week on the podcast, Lee Evie is discussing her complicated feelings around the 2020 romance Korean drama DO DO SOL SOL LA LA SOL (which has a title that is literally impossible to remember!). Starring Go Ara in a luminous and vivid performance, and Lee Jae-wook as her cranky pretty boy hero, this drama starts off like a warm hug and ends with a punch to the throat. Lee Evie loved it … until she hated it. … More Kdrama Podcast: DO DO SOL SOL LA LA SOL overview

BOOK THOUGHTS: Letters from Korean History 3: Joseon – from founding to later years by Eunbong Park

As I research my historical fiction books and read more and more about Joseon Korean history, I become more and more fascinated! There is so much to learn, and this book is a wonderful place to start! I LOVED this book. Such a fascinating and eye-opening overview of Joseon. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: Letters from Korean History 3: Joseon – from founding to later years by Eunbong Park

Kdrama Podcast 73:BOYS OVER FLOWERS episode 1 recap GUEST GAB

Join Lee Evie for the very first in a new recurring segment called GUEST GAB, which features special guest Gee (a man who is not into Kdrama at all), as she asks him to watch the first episode of a random kdrama, and then challenges him to explain the story back to her. Today, Lee Evie and Gee are delving into the first episode of the classic 2009 Korean drama hit BOYS OVER FLOWERS, which is … quite a bit darker than Lee Evie remembered! Eeep. … More Kdrama Podcast 73:BOYS OVER FLOWERS episode 1 recap GUEST GAB

Kdrama Podcast 72: START UP overview

Start a business and fall in love with a (very sweet and geeky) LIAR, because this week on the show Lee Evie is discussing the charming 2020 romance kdrama START UP. This show is inspiring, focuses on themes around following your dreams and not letting set backs destroy you, and stars the gorgeous Suzy, sweet Nam Joo Hyuk, and second-male-lead-syndrome inducing Kim Sun-ho. What a lovely Korean drama! You will laugh and cry, and then go tearing out of the house to make your own dreams happen, haha! … More Kdrama Podcast 72: START UP overview