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12 Books in 12 Months

writing books and blogging about it

Four Favourite Rejections

As a writer you have to get used to rejection, even if you’re pretty good. ‘No’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘give up, you terrible excuse for a human, and go live in a hole somewhere whilst you think about what you’ve done.’

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The time for dithering is past – A Book Review

I don’t write a lot of book reviews anymore, because it’s hard to write them without spoilering and I hate to be spoilered. Occasionally though, I read a book that catches my attention so fully that I need to tell people about it. Continue reading “The time for dithering is past – A Book Review”

Are You A Sexist Reader? #IWD2017

When you pick up a book, do you think about the gender of the author?

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What Do Your Literary Heroes Say About You?

Have you ever sat down and made a list of the main characters in books and pop culture you identify with? It can tell you a lot about yourself. Why not grab a bit of paper or the notes function on your phone and do it before you click read more? I’ll wait.

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Monkey Business

When I was about 9, I was involved in an altercation with an authority figure that turned out to be quite formative for me.

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A Bookish Valentine

I’m not really interested in Valentine’s Day. However, it is a time of year which brings out a lot of mush on the internet, particularly mush that draws on books. Books are, as you may already know, my bag. Having said that, Dear Reader, I find the complete absence of context contextualising some of these quotes quite galling.  Continue reading “A Bookish Valentine”

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