Reading – it’s something that most of us never do enough of. There are so many great books out there in the world, and there are always… Read more “Reading List 2018”
Poetry is one of those things that I’ve really come to love and appreciate as a writer, but it’s not always the easiest thing to write. The… Read more “A Dark Side of Art”
Last Saturday of the month means it’s the final post for this latest set of collaborations with Give It Some Geek and Holly Quills and Ivy! We… Read more “Collaborations: A Nightmare In Winter (Micro Fiction 4)”
The writers have been at work again to give you a brand new set of micro fiction to read. The more often we do this the easier… Read more “Collaboration: The Bucket List (Micro Fiction 3)”
Another week means another collaboration and we’re back to writing our own interpretations of a set prompt. Last week, we all wrote roughly 600 to 700 words… Read more “Collaboration: Hold My Hand (Micro Fiction 2)”
It’s been a couple of months since we’ve worked together – it’s amazing how busy our lives have become – but we’re back again for another four… Read more “Collaboration: Dispute At The Beach (Micro Fiction 1)”
With everything that happened in Manchester several days ago, I haven’t been sure how to feel. Putting it all into words is hugely difficult and it’s been a long time since I turned to poetry to get my feelings out, but I couldn’t think of any better way to express myself.
It’s a mix of old and new crime this month as my novels originate from both this century and the last. I love seeing the contrast between how crimes are solved with modern-day technology and increasingly complex and crafty plots, with the simpler stuff from middle to late 1900s where the genius of the protagonist is what really helps them catch the killer. There is no one style that’s better than the other, but simply a progression in the way that they’re written.
It’s a very slim selection for March’s reading list thanks to the release of Breath of the Wild at the beginning of the month. Between playing that and maintaining this blog, there’s admittedly not been a great deal of free time for me recently, but that’s okay. Although I only made it to the end of one book, it was a good’un.
It’s the beginning of another month which means it’s time for me to look back at the books I’ve read over the last few weeks and give you all my thoughts on them. I didn’t found the time to read as much as I would have liked in February, but I’ve still got a couple of great books here to talk about. Besides, it’s always about quality over quantity.