Tag Archives: reading

On libraries.

As an awkward and out-of-place teenager, books were my comfort, my inspiration and my solace. I was – and am – a voracious reader and we couldn’t possibly have afforded to buy enough books to meet my needs and so … Continue reading

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10 brilliant podcasts for writers and readers

I first discovered podcasts when everyone was talking about the first series of Serial towards the end of 2014. Up until then, I’d kind of assumed that they would be slightly amateurish, poor quality journalism and that they’d sound as … Continue reading

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Blogger Interview – Elaine Simpson-Long from Random Jottings

I’ve been blogging since 2006 – practically the Dark Ages in digital terms – and one of the blogs that I’ve read since the beginning is Random Jottings. Mostly reviewing books, and doing so in the least pretentious way, Elaine … Continue reading

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Are you a book-finisher?

The Husband always finishes a book once he’s started it. He moans and criticises sometimes but always sees it through to the bitter end and then chucks it aside with a ‘well that wasn’t worth the effort’.  I, on the … Continue reading

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