Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Book Review: The Raven Boys (Raven Boys I)

Blue has spent the majority of her sixteen years being told that if she kisses her true love, he will die. When Blue meets Gansey's spirit on the corpse road she knows there is only one reason why - either he is her true love or she has killed him. Determined to find out the truth, Blue becomes involved with the Raven Boys, four boys from the local private school (lead by Gansey) who are on a quest to discover Glendower - a lost ancient Welsh King who is buried somewhere along the Virginia ley line. Whoever finds him will be granted a supernatural favour. Never before has Blue felt such magic around her. But is Gansey her true love? She can't imagine a time she would feel like that, and she is adamant not to be the reason for his death. Where will fate lead them?
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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Recommendation for Writers: Reedsy Learning

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I have been a bit quiet recently. Life, as a whole, has firmly taken over. Paired with a dreaded case of writer's block, pages stayed painfully empty and my motivation went on holiday without me. Then I discovered Reedsy and now I'm slowly getting back into the swing.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Book Review: La Belle Sauvage - Book of Dust I

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .
(Source: Amazon)

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

2017 - A Year in Review


A year ago, for the first time in many years, I made some New Year's resolutions. Time to look back and see what I have accomplished.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Flying Home for Christmas - A Short Story

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We all have at least one journey that went horribly wrong and that only seemed funny in hindsight - if at all. Well, here is mine from quite a few years ago. Recommended listening: Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea