• 2016,  Uncategorized

    I’m not going to title this post “must try harder”

    I want to title this post must try harder but I know that I shouldn’t. So I failed at the A to Z challenge. Think I gave myself too much of a tight theme for this year. Nevermind. And I haven’t blogged anything else this month either.  It’s not a case that I’ve not had anything to say as one where all the things I’ve wanted to say were probably a bad idea to blog about. On the whole it’s been a good month and there’s not a whole lot of news or developments to share.  But there were a few very stressful moments and bad days.  I did start…

  • 2016,  A to Z blogging challenge,  Uncategorized

    An A to Z of Books and Authors: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

    For the A to Z blogging challenge this year I’ve decided to have a bookish theme and share some of my favourite books and authors – ones that I’ve loved, those I revisit time and time again. Ones that made me laugh and ones that have been influential in other ways. B is for The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood I read this back in 2013. Really I could have chosen any Margaret Atwood novel (or at least any of the ones I’ve read) as I’m slowly working my way through her backlist and have found all the ones I’ve read so far intriguing and interesting.  They are enjoyable but…

  • 2016,  A to Z blogging challenge,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    An A to Z of Books and Authors: Jane Austen

    For the A to Z blogging challenge this year I’ve decided to have a bookish theme and share some of my favourite books and authors – ones that I’ve loved, those I revisit time and time again. Ones that made me laugh and ones that have been influential in other ways. A is for Austen. As in Jane Austen. Classics are something I read a few times a year.  Not on a hugely regular basis but enough to say they are a part of my reading loves.  I read some classics as a child – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one I read again and again one…