Category Archives: reading out loud

Scraptember Day 8: Book in My Bullet Journal

Hello! Welcome to Day 8 of Scraptember and the start of week two – feels like it’s been longer somehow! Today, I’m sharing a page in my new bullet journal. As I go through bujos fairly quickly, I don’t want … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Exercise: Writing Slowly

One of the things I experience when I’m anxious is an increase in the speed of whatever I’m doing. It doesn’t matter whether that’s talking, walking, eating or even writing – it all just gets faster and more frantic. I … Continue reading

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#52librarybooks: Are You Watching Me?

I should have written this review a couple of weeks ago when I finished the book, but I got sidetracked by zombies again. Anyhoo … Are You Watching Me? by Sinéad Crowley was Book 6 of my 52 Library Books … Continue reading

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#52LibraryBooks: The Day of the Triffids

Book 5: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham I think this story might have been where it started: my love of all tales apocalyptic. As a kid, I remember watching both the 1962 movie (Not in 1962 I hasten … Continue reading

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#52LibraryBooks: The Stories So Far

So, I started my #52librarybooks reading challenge on 11 April 2016 by borrowing Chattering: Stories by Louise Stern. This is a touching yet somewhat unsettling collection of short stories revolving around the themes of communication, dislocation and isolation. Most of … Continue reading

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#52LibraryBooks: A New Challenge

It must be something to do with the warmer weather and longer days – as the vegetable seeds germinate in my planters, the urge to take on a new challenge germinates in me. It’s the same every year. This year, … Continue reading

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#AmWriting #AmReading News – February 2015

It’s almost the end of February and therefore time for another reading and writing round-up. This time of year seems to fly by, which is not a bad thing as I’m not a fan of Winter. I do like the … Continue reading

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#BookReview: Change the Ending (curated) by Dawn Reeves

What would the world look like if care home workers were paid a decent wage? What would the world look like if teachers refused to play the work-till-you-drop game? What would the world look like if every cog in the … Continue reading

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#BookReview: War, Conflict and Resolution

In February this year, Ryan Thacker and Alex Gallagher, Creative Writing students at Edge Hill University, put out a call for stories of between 150 and 500 words inspired by the themes of war, conflict and resolution, and this is … Continue reading

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#BookReview: Rapture and What Comes After by Virginia Moffatt

Rapture and What Comes After by Virginia Moffatt is a collection of 30 paired flash-fictions. The first half of the book is comprised of 15 flashes chronicling the ever-hopeful beginnings of love: the rapture. The second half of the book … Continue reading

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