Last year when I did my annual review, I talked about how I felt as though I'd sleepwalked through the whole of 2016 (click here). I didn't write, didn't exercise, felt like I was sinking beneath a mountain of debt and like I'd never amount to anything. Amidst a pretty depressing backdrop of political upheaval, … Continue reading 2017: Year In Review
I have a confession to make, Dear Readers. It is this: I am a serial cheat. I have a boyfriend, it is true. A real-life, living and breathing boyfriend whom I love very deeply. He is all I could ever ask for -- and more. He makes me very happy indeed. But there are Others. … Continue reading Top 10 Book Boyfriends
Veteran indie author Michelle Lowe gave me a free eBook copy of her seventh book Legacy -- the first in a seven-part Steampunk series -- in exchange for an honest review. Not wanting to let the author down (and I must apologise to Michelle for taking so long to get around to reading it as well; … Continue reading Legacy by Michelle Lowe: Book Review
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, on Thursday evening a few friends and I met up for a book-swapping party in honour of World Book Day. In addition to book-swapping, we also dressed up as our favourite literary characters just like hundreds of children across the country were doing for school, because we felt like revisiting our youth. … Continue reading Sorceresses, Fools, White Rabbits and Jules: World Book Day Shenanigans
Are you guys doing anything fun to commemorate World Book Day? My friends and I are having a book-swapping party round K.F. Goodacre's house and dressing up as book characters like we used to do in school (well, like everyone else used to do in school; my school was boring and never did this). I'm going … Continue reading Happy World Book Day!
For me personally, 2016 was a total write-off. I feel like I sleep-walked my way through most of this year. I hardly managed to do any writing, I didn't do enough exercise, and financially I seem to be worse off than when I started. These last couple of months have been better, because back in late November I … Continue reading 2016: Year In Review
I picked up Hysteria: The Disturbing History when I went to visit the Bedlam Exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on 8 October 2016 with my writing partner, K.F. Goodacre. Due to the fact that asylums feature in The Mayor, I was hoping to learn a little bit more about the treatment of the patients in the hospital … Continue reading Hysteria: The Disturbing History by Andrew Scull: Book Review