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My Challenge


I rarely go in for all of this sort of thing but after the glorious Nailya nominated me I could hardly so no. This is where I pour a bucket of ice-cold embarrassment over myself and – that’s right – list the ten books which have influenced or “stayed with me” the most throughout my increasingly-long time on this sickening and horrendous planet. 203 more words


The Moon So Draws The Tides...

I’m going to post a silly little video I made of myself reading one of my favourite passages from a book called Parades End.
It is one of my favourite all time books but it is incredibly long. 55 more words

Pictures And Words

A few thoughts on James Joyce's 'The Dead' (study notes)

James Joyce is considered by many to be the single greatest writer to emerge from the modernist ‘avant-garde’ that took place early in the 20th Century. 927 more words


An Evening With Ian McEwan

Today sees the UK publication of Ian McEwan’s latest novel, The Children Act. On 1st September I attended the Guardian Reader event at The Cadogan Hall at which Ian McEwan was interviewed by journalist and novelist, Jonathan Freedland. 1,969 more words

My quotes, the true meaning to life

I go through a bunch of blogs and see people hanging all kinds of little quotes,so I figured I´d make a list of my own that if your able to understand your life will be much better. 251 more words

English Literature

The Kills by Richard House: Books One and Two.

Even though I’m only halfway through the novel, I’m going to post a review of The Kills by Richard House.

The Kills is one thousand and three pages long. 821 more words

Book Review

Wedding morning


I arose even before the sun in anticipation:

The chill air afterthoughts of the night,

Dew-drop promises; the shifting colour of light

From the back door where I prepared, unsteadily… 178 more words