Broadening my Book-Buying Horizons

I like a lot of things about Amazon. It's fast, generally reliable and it almost always has what I'm looking for. What I don't like is that it means I never physically buy books in shops, especially independent ones. So for 2018, you might remember, I set a resolution to buy books from anywhere but…

Is there more to #Bookstagram than judging books by their covers?

If you have the misfortune of following me on Instagram, you might have noticed that since the New Year I've been making a pathetic, desperate and not entirely successful attempt at being accepted into the enigmatic world of #Bookstagram. Social networks have always fascinated me, I wrote 5000 words on Twitter for a project at…

A Note on Writer’s & Reader’s Block

Inspiration has been a hard match to strike this week. Actually, that's not entirely true. I'm working on a slightly different (and secret!) project at the moment and I'm pumped for that, but when it comes to reading and writing, my usual motivations have simmered. So true to form, I thought I'd write about it…