Rating 5/5 I’m writing this having just put the book down and therefore with a swelling heart, which is often (though not always) the case in the moments after I finish a good book. Time usually makes me a little more critical, but I’ll honour this book with a review from within its beautiful presence. … More Book Review: Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge
I’ve missed a couple of weeks, but I’m back with a little Friday Flash from the MacBook. This is another story written for my writing group. I’ve held on to it thinking I might offer it up to be published elsewhere, but actually I’d just like to share it now. Inspired by mothering life…again 🙂 … More Friday Flash: Spilt Milk
Rating: 3/5 I got really excited about In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan, when I stumbled across it on Goodreads. After deciding it was clearly a must-read YA fantasy and something I should read for research and for fun, I bought a second hand copy immediately. Sadly, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations, … More Book Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Here’s this week’s story from the MacBook. A short one written (again) for writing group and inspired by my mothering as many of my stories are! I’m liking the Friday rhythm I’m finding here, so I’ll be making this a regular slot. Friday Flash Fiction for a little alliterative satisfaction! Back next week! ________________________________________________________ Always … More Friday Flash: Always is a Long Time
So following on from my last post here’s my first story pulled from the depths of my MacBook and ready to be shared. I wrote it for my monthly Writing Group last year when I was in the midst of wedding planning and LOVING Fleabag on catch up! The inspirations are pretty obvious but it … More Here Comes The… Shameless Friend
Happy 2020 to you all! I learnt an important lesson last year about New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a conclusion that I’ve heard a lot of people come to – simply put: don’t make them, then you won’t disappoint yourself. I agree to a certain extent, but with a slight difference. I think it’s important to … More Time for Resolutions Again?
RATING: 5/5 Margaret Atwood can do no wrong in my eyes. Perhaps it is a mistake to be so uncritical, but to me the scale of her contribution to literature, her years of experience and her dedication to producing intelligent, thought-provoking and culturally necessary stories means I’m not going to write a bad word about … More Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood