I am nothing more, and possibly less than, a poetry novice. I had always shied away from poetry apart from … Continue Reading Reading Poetry
This is a slightly self-indulgent post about a topic which has been on my mind for a while. I have … Continue Reading Is this a book blog?
Whilst the origins of the English idiom ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ are ultimately uncertain; it is one … Continue Reading I judge books by their covers.
Extract “Hi Sam,” cooed Pippa, as she let their boss’s son into the gallery. “We weren’t expecting … Continue Reading Blog Tour: Sunshine After the Rain by Daisy James – Extract
Photos were taken by my lovely friend and Cursed Child companion Alice – @aliopalio30 This review is spoiler free #Keepthesecrets … Continue Reading Theatre Review: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
If Anna Kendrick has an identifier, it is that she is as sassy and down to earth as she is … Continue Reading Book Review: Scrappy Little Nobody
This post was originally published in the Bridport News. I wrote for them, once a week, as a guest columnist As mobile phones … Continue Reading The red book box?
Dear J.K. Rowing, This week marks the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I, and many, many … Continue Reading #HarryPotter20: An open letter to J.K. Rowling
The Addams are, as I am sure many of you know, a fictional family. Weird, strange, and definitely dysfunctional, they … Continue Reading Theatre Review: Addams Family Musical
I am back in Dorset. Redwood G.01 has been packed up, scrubbed and polished for the last time and my … Continue Reading University is over.
Today would have marked the fourth week in a row that I haven’t posted anything on this blog. Whilst I … Continue Reading More waffle than post.
A research seminar at Bath Spa University, chaired by Maggie Gee (who also spoke at the Past, Present, and Future … Continue Reading Empathy at work: Empathy and reading and writing.
This post, accept from the last line which was edited for this post, was originally published in the Bridport News. … Continue Reading Yay for YA!
There used to be a time when a trip to the bookstore; Ottakers and later, Waterstones, would result in a … Continue Reading When to read?
2016 is almost universally acknowledged as a bad year. Many people were lost, violence seemed to front every news story, … Continue Reading 2016: Some parts were really great.
The ‘End of Year Book Survey’ was first created seven years ago by Jamie on her blog The Perpetual Page … Continue Reading End of Year Book Survey: 2016