MONTHLY WRAP: March 2020

I can't believe I said that I was looking forward to Spring in my last wrap-up. What a naive fool. Books read this month: 12   Book of the Month:   Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry | 5 stars   I think this is the first time that an audiobook has made my pick … Continue reading MONTHLY WRAP: March 2020

THE WRITER’S BLOCK JOURNAL 2020: Week X

I have lost all rhythm, forgotten where and how to place my feet on the tips of hardboiled toe skin on carpet concrete grassland sinking mud clattering gravel the soft cheek of an upturned head bouncing from one to the next with something like a dancer’s leap, and with the departure of my weight I … Continue reading THE WRITER’S BLOCK JOURNAL 2020: Week X

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Bought Purely for the Cover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly tag by That Artsy Reader Girl, go check it out and get involved! Whenever I go book shopping, I allot myself one wild card purchase where I pick up a book based only on its cover. I've found some favourites and some stinkers this way, and don't mind shelling out the … Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Bought Purely for the Cover

THE WRITER’S BLOCK JOURNAL 2020: Week IX

Writing feels harder than ever without a storyline to pull from, without that rising wall that erects itself between me and my conclusions. Where there are no conclusions, there can be no wall. Once, Jethro, Nakedboy and Eddie Two Pairs walked with me. Now they are sunken knee deep in clay, slowly baking under a … Continue reading THE WRITER’S BLOCK JOURNAL 2020: Week IX

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE LONGLIST BOOK TOUR: Flèche – Mary Jean Chan

★★★★✩ | 4/5   In the foil and épée disciplines of fencing, a flèche is an offensive technique wherein the fencer lunges forward, hoping to use speed and surprise to land a hit on their opponent. The word directly translates to ‘arrow’ in French, being adopted due to its startling rapidity. It is also used … Continue reading SWANSEA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE LONGLIST BOOK TOUR: Flèche – Mary Jean Chan

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Female Authors of the Eighteenth Century

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly tag by That Artsy Reader Girl, go check it out and get involved!   This week we've got a genre freebie, and since I've got a good couple of years worth of experience with eighteenth century lit, I thought I'd put it to use and recommend some female authors from the … Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Female Authors of the Eighteenth Century

THE WRITER’S BLOCK JOURNAL 2020: Week VIII

Fear that which I should be inclined to love   Words that rhyme with love? Shove dove bruv above glove for some reason ‘in the charge’ is at the bottom of the rhyming dictionary and I wonder who submitted such drivel snivelling strange accents or useless algorithms which don’t take into account a northern tongue … Continue reading THE WRITER’S BLOCK JOURNAL 2020: Week VIII

REVIEW: Bobby March Will Live Forever – Alan Parks

★★★✩✩ | 3/5 This review was originally published on Bookmunch, click HERE to check them out!   Glasgow, 1973. Bobby March, contrary to this novel’s title, is dead. Having overdosed in his hotel room, the fading rock star will now never have a chance to debut previously unreleased demo tapes, his last gasp at a … Continue reading REVIEW: Bobby March Will Live Forever – Alan Parks