Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs

“Those who have always disliked reading, or who have been left indifferent by it, may find little of interest here. But those who have caught a glimpse of what reading can give – pleasure, wisdom, joy – even if that … Continue reading

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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang

Translated from Korean by Chi-Young Kim. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is a fairy-tale-like book about a hen called Sprout. She is an egg-layer on a farm – living in a small cage with only a glimpse of … Continue reading

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Launch of the WoMentoring Project. Exciting!

Today, Tuesday 15th April 2014, is the launch of the WoMentoring Project. It’s very exciting! I wish I was at a point in my writing where I was ready for a mentor because this just sounds brilliant. The project offers … Continue reading

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Struck by Genius by Jason Padgett & Maureen Seaberg. Review & Giveaway

You can win a copy of Struck by Genius by leaving a comment below by 16th April 2014 (UK only unfortunately). Struck by Genius is the story of what happened after Jason Padgett was violently mugged and left with a … Continue reading

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Burial Rites & Hannah Kent at Waterstones York

It’s a mark of a good book that, even though you know what will happen in the end, you are compelled to keep reading. Burial Rites is one such book. It’s based on the true story of Agnes Magnusdottir, the … Continue reading

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