I love Stephen King. Whether you know me or not, you'll quickly learn how much he's impacted me as a writer and a reader. I love his tireless ability to just keep going and I can only hope to one day feel a little of what that would feel like. But then he'd tell me … Continue reading The Stand Remake
Way back at the start of this hell year, I made myself a challenge that I wouldn't buy any new books for 2020. The only exceptions were my Kindle Subscriptions, Audible and the new Dresden Files book. Temptation is everywhere I hadn't realised on the one hand how freaking easy it would be because I've … Continue reading Book Ban Update
Oggi, il 25 marzo è la giornata dedicata al poeta Dante Alighieri della Divina Commedia. Anche durante questo periodo strano, gli italiani è quelli che amano l'Italia, leggono le sue opere a casa, a youtube e insieme a distanza. Leggete più! Non lo sapevo che esistesse il Dantedì, e in quanto tale adesso leggo il … Continue reading Buon Dantedì!
The Mandibles: A Family 2029 - 2047 This book was killing me. From the way it opened, and continued so much of the narrative by describing events; telling us how the world changed, informing us how life now differed, and a smattering of dialogue to show the characters having serious, in-depth economics and survivalist discussions, … Continue reading Currently Reading – January 2019
Your favourite Childhood Book Bingo Brown - Besty Byars. Basically all the books in the series I could get my hands on in the library. Then it was all the Sweet Valley books I could acquire.
Your favourite quote. My favourite quote is from Maggie Stiefvater when someone on twitter asked her how she is so good at so many things. I screenshot it to keep it for inspiration. She's right, it's always about consistency and practice, less about talent which can wane if not consistently applied. I try to follow … Continue reading 30 day Blogging Challenge – #Day 3
I'm slowly trying to work my way through the reading list for my MA course. I've never been a fast reader - unless I'm completely absorbed by what I'm reading (see Harry Potter) so when it comes to reading technical books or deep literature then it's going to be a bit of a slog. Pictured … Continue reading Currently Reading – August 2018
As I announced a few weeks ago, Amazon Academy was returning to Scotland for a second year, and bringing the Author Academy along again! March 17th was a perfect day for the event (not least because I was on a holiday from work, but I'd submitted my third assessment a few days prior), the sun … Continue reading Amazon Academy KDP Year 2