Agatha Christie’s Grave, Cholsey, UK

I've never read any of Christie's books but I'm very aware of her contribution to literature. Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot are legendary characters. I'm especially familiar with the latter thanks to David Suchet's portrayal of him in the TV series my mother loved to watch. Despite her huge success, Agatha Christie is buried in... Continue Reading →

It’s Finished! Sort of.

After many machinations, alterations, deletions, frustrations and other things ending with -tion I have finally finished The Book. I have bits of this book on my computer that date back to 2011 - yikes! All 29 chapters now stand before me, hovering somewhere between novella and novel (I haven't done a word count yet as... Continue Reading →

Terry Pratchett Goodies

I'm happy to report I received the new Terry Pratchett book (thanks Mum and Dad). On top of that I found a 2015 Discworld calendar on sale! I've got The Illustrated Wee Free Men that features Stephen Player's artwork, and definitely think he's a good fit for the stories. What do you think? Related reads... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone. Whatever you're doing and wherever you are I hope you have a day filled with good cheer, warmth and peace. See you in the New Year!

Hitting the Big 3-0-0

It's nice to come to the end of the year with 300 followers. In the world of blogs this is a drop in a substantial ocean but it means a lot to me. It feels like an approval of the effort I have put into this blog. Thank you to all of those who've chosen... Continue Reading →

Breaking Books

One of the earliest posts I did was ab0ut my five favourite books.  The list varies depending on my mood but one that’s always there is Microserfs by Douglas Coupland.  I call it my comfort book.  I read it when I’m down or ill.  Not all of it, sometimes just a chapter or two where... Continue Reading →

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