Tag Archive: reading

Buttery toast ... mmm

Excuse me while I read

Things have been busy at work of late, which means that spare time normally dedicated to writing has been spent in mindless exhaustion. But I haven’t been completely unproductive. I finally watched 30 Rock (after abandoning it years before), the… (READ MORE)

Love With A Chance of Drowning

Book Review: Love With A Chance of Drowning

As a general rule I don’t read love stories or travel memoirs. So there were already two major factors working against the likelihood that I’d enjoy ‘Love With A Chance of Drowning’. But like any arbitrarily drawn rule, exceptions can… (READ MORE)

Lazy days

It’s been a slow start to the new year. The crows are creaking outside against a background chorus of buzzing insects. I’m watching tennis with the sound muted because the tv antenna needs fixing and hearing the pop and crackle… (READ MORE)

I love the weekend …

Lazy, long breakfasts filled with lots of coffee, chat and catching up on long overdue magazine reading… Of course breakfast can’t last all day, perhaps much later on there will be a little of the other as well… a perfect… (READ MORE)

Books of Inspiration: 16 – 20

Presented in no particular order of significance or importance, here are books sixteen to twenty on my bookshelf of inspiration: Pleasure by Nikki Gemmell – This is a beautiful book with a gorgeous layout, containing thought-provoking words and stories which are… (READ MORE)

Books of Inspiration: 11 – 15

Presented in no particular order of significance or importance, here are books eleven to fifteen on my bookshelf of inspiration: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald – I first encountered this book at high school for an English assignment, and… (READ MORE)

Books of Inspiration: 6 – 10

Presented in no particular order of significance or importance, here are books six to ten on my bookshelf of inspiration: Page after Page by Heather Sellers – There are countless writing guides available, but often they leave me feeling a little… (READ MORE)

Books of Inspiration: 1 – 5

Presented in no particular order of significance or importance, here are books one to five on my bookshelf of inspiration: Possession by AS Byatt – I love the blending, contrast and overlap between historical and modern fiction. The story moves quickly… (READ MORE)

Bookshelf of Inspiration

So I have a lot of books, probably too many. I’m currently in the process of trying to cull the collection of any unnecessary, never-turned-to books … a process which has been an interesting experience to say the least. As… (READ MORE)