The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Book by Sarah Perry

This book was a find in a charity shop just along the local row of shows. It threw me off a bit finding it in a charity shop because it is a relatively new book and has received such high praises but of course I know that some people read a book and put it […]

My Goals For 2018

Artwork and quotes on a motivational wall

After writing my brief and rather shamefully dull review of my life during 2017 I decided that I wanted to create some actually sensible targets for 2018. The issue with sensible targets though is that they end up being fairly dull because they are realistic and achievable and with that are sort of a bit less […]

Che Guevara’s The Motorcycle Diaries

Reading has not exactly been my strong point over the last couple of years but with my mind increasingly clear and able to focus I hope 2017 will be the year of getting back into it.  So I started simple with something that did not involve too much thought in terms of uncommon words, phrases […]

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

So many people seem to have read Frankenstein, or at least sections of it, during their time at school. I never watched a film version of it either, to my knowledge, so my thoughts on it were completely skewed. It somehow managed to pass me by and I only ever knew of it because of […]

Recent Reading

The first thing I ever really focussed on writing about was books. I did book reviews and discussed issues that books raised or were raging on in the book community over on one of my old blogs (that is now well hidden). It is also where I first got a real ‘journalism break through’ as […]

Running by Ronnie O’Sullivan

This books might not seem to fit in eith my usual posts but hang on with me as it makes me think about lifestyle and mental health quite a lot. There is something about snooker that fascinates me. I cannot play snooker or pool for the life of me as my hand just struggles to […]

All Made Up by Penny Dade

Browsing through a local library gives you a chance to find some real gems and interesting pieces. Sometimes it can be finding a book on something you are fascinated by but want to know more or on something you have never heard about but really captures your interest. During a hunt through the fashion and […]