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12 Books in 12 Months

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What I’ve Been Reading – February 2019

Happy March to you all. Here’s a roundup of what I read last month, because excitingly it was ‘some stuff’! I hope you’ve experienced similar joy.
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What I’ve Been Reading – January 2019

In a bid to read widely/critically/at all I am going to try and continue my ‘[insert month here] reads’ posts in 2019. I have a vague notion I’ll even include a sentence or two by way of a review – imagine that! I expect I’ll give up around April. But in the meantime here are my January reads…
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December Reads

I feel like the time for reviews of last year is past, but in lieu of that here are my December reads with a few observations about gaps and possible things to address in my 2019 choices.. Continue reading “December Reads”

Little Kicks

There now follows a transcript of a short conversation with my husband held on the day I first felt the baby move (at the end of May, week 23 if you’re interested). Continue reading “Little Kicks”

November Reads

Holy Moly, it’s my November Reads! And some other updates too.

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Ten Writing Rules For Jonathan Franzens

On Thursday people on Twitter were losing their minds over one thing and one thing only – Jonathan Franzen’s ten rules for aspiring writers.* I’m not linking, they’re on Lithub if you want a look and included such gems as ‘when information becomes free and universally accessible, voluminous research for a novel is devalued along with it.’ What a legend. Continue reading “Ten Writing Rules For Jonathan Franzens”

Permission to Parent-Blog

This blog began life as a chronicle of my attempt to write 12 books in 12 months back in Ye Olde Dayes of 2011 (7 years ago, woah there). These days it’s a far more sporadic account of what I’m reading and writing, and other loosely connected topics in that area. Generally speaking, I’ve tried to keep my personal life separate, except when there’s a clear connection (e.g. When Writers Move House). BUT, this year in particular, that has meant I’ve just not really updated very much. Continue reading “Permission to Parent-Blog”

October Reads

Funnily enough I didn’t get as much reading done in October as in previous months. I didn’t get as much anything done, to be honest. Here is a synopsis of what I did manage to get through (TL;DR – it was mainly keeping a tiny human alive). Continue reading “October Reads”

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