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
Apologies for not being very consistent for the past few weeks; tinsel and baubles took over my brain, leaving not … Continue Reading Book Haul: Christmas.
Title: Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend Author: Katarina Bivald Publication: September 2016 by Vintage It has been a long time since … Continue Reading Book review: Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend.
Huge Thank you to Ambient Literature, Bath Spa, and everyone else involved who made this talk possible. I have never … Continue Reading The past, present, and future of reading.
As much as I wish I were someone who could instantly become immersed in a book, no matter where I … Continue Reading Homely reading.
Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them. I wanted to find some eloquent and original way of expressing my feelings, … Continue Reading Film Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Originally published in the Bridport News. I wrote for them, once a week, as a guest columnist. Books are beginning to find their place online. Whilst this allows exploration of new genres and new authors in the reassurance of reviews and ratings … Continue Reading The Goodreads effect: Competitive reading?