The Writer’s Block Journal: XV

Maybe if I only write in Octameter I’ll make myself A poet. Force a rhythm through The middle of ordinary Sentences and play pretend at Being a modern lyricist.   Do I need a rhyme scheme for this? Some kind of A B A B with A C C thrown on the last lines Haphazardly? … Continue reading The Writer’s Block Journal: XV

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REVIEW: Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter

★★★★★ | 5/5 Sometimes, a lot of the time, all of the time, I’ll pop into a bookshop with the express intention of picking up one title and end up coming out with four or five, none of which are the book I went for in the first place. Usually my little haul will comprise … Continue reading REVIEW: Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter

REVIEW: I Remain in Darkness – Annie Ernaux

★★★★★ | 5/5 This review was originally posted on Bookmunch, please head over HERE and give them a like/a follow if you enjoyed the review!   I used to work nights in a nursing home. I was nineteen, and in my first year at university. Five years later moments from those long shifts still come … Continue reading REVIEW: I Remain in Darkness – Annie Ernaux

The Writer’s Block Journal: XIV

Here we are again. Thanks, Dan Leno. Watching that little line flashing, beckoning me to begin typing. Does it have a technical name? Did some developer in a back room give it its official title, declare it a property, place it between parentheses?   “We have to have something in our word processing documents that … Continue reading The Writer’s Block Journal: XIV

REVIEW: Heathcliff Redux – Lily Tuck

★★✩✩✩ | 2/5 Thanks so much to Grove Atlantic and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced copy of this book.   Heathcliff Redux is a prose collection made up of one novella and four shorter stories, the latest effort from experienced novelist and National Book Award for Fiction winner Lily Tuck. Somewhat fatefully, I … Continue reading REVIEW: Heathcliff Redux – Lily Tuck

[REVIEW] The Verdict – Olivia Isaac-Henry

★★★★✩ | 4/5 Thanks so much to Harper Impulse, Killer Reads, and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced copy of this book. Julia Winters’ current state of life is bleak. Ignored at her job by her younger colleagues, alone in a dingy flat with no funds to speak of, estranged from her husband and son, and … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Verdict – Olivia Isaac-Henry