Category Archives: reading

Improving My Mind, Understanding My Body #reading #nonfiction

I suppose it’s no surprise. This pandemic has been a forced education for a lot of us as to how the body works, or doesn’t, what antibodies do, what are T cells and RNA based vaccines. It’s a bit ghoulish, … Continue reading

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Verse Or Worse

I blame Robbie Cheadle. Something she wrote anyway. You couldn’t blame Robbie per se. Far too nice. The thing is she started me thinking about poetry. My poetry. Writing prose is a joy but often writing poetry is hard. Really … Continue reading

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The Amateur Reviewer: crime and mystery

Noelle Granger has given us a neat readable crime novel with her Death In A Red Canvas Chair The protagonist is Rhe Brewster, mom, wife, resident of Pequod in coastal Maine and works at the local hospital. She also happens … Continue reading

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The Amateur Reviewer

I started my indie book reviewing career recently and here we are at book two already. This time we move from memoire to futurism and sci-fi – at least that is how I would categorise this excellent debut.   Second … Continue reading

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Reviews – another non resolution

One of the joys of absence from domesticity is the luxury of guilt-free reading. I can usually persuade myself that most things are essential because they are linked to some task. Long walk to plot a chapter because Dog needs … Continue reading

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