Judging a book

Judging a book

I love to read and I also enjoy reviewing what I read. I’ve been an active Netgalley user for several years and have discovered many wonderful new authors. I’ve also tried to read a lot of trash, but they always seemed a good idea at the time. Recently,...
The Book Keeper

The Book Keeper

  Recently, talented writer Linda Grant spoke in The Guardian about how she had to “kill her books” as she downsized to a new flat with much less room for bookcases. You can read the article here. Although for very different reasons, my husband and I are downsizing in...
Reader’s Block

Reader’s Block

I can’t read any more. I haven’t lost my ability to decode the squiggles on a piece of paper or computer screen, rather, I have lost interest in reading. And as a writer, that is worrying. I started a book a couple of weeks ago, Anno Dracula by Kim Newman. It’s a...
Reading a Book: it’s a journey, innit?

Reading a Book: it’s a journey, innit?

Are you a corner folder, an enveloper or a proper bookmarker? I want to know how you keep your place when you are reading. For years and years I would place whatever I had to hand between the most recently read pages of my book, reluctant to do anything to damage it....
Clean Sheets and a Handy Vine

Clean Sheets and a Handy Vine

[tweetmeme source=”nettiewriter” http://www.URL.com] My good friend had Sebastian Faulk’s Birdsong ruined for her because one of the characters managed to strip a bed, wash and dry the sheets and make it back up again in the course of an afternoon. “I have...

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