Books to give you Nightmares

I love reading most genres from sci-fi and fantasy to chick lit and non-fiction. However, there is one genre that I have to indulge in with caution. Reading horror, such as Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft always makes me a nervous wreck but I can’t resist the spine tingling books. At the moment, I’m readingContinue reading “Books to give you Nightmares”

The Natural Sleep Remedy

  I have recently started reading before bed, instead of watching TV or scrolling through the internet on my tablet. I started the New Year with a string of disrupted night’s sleep with fleeting nightmares that woke me up every few hours. I knew that this was triggered by watching too many late night filmsContinue reading “The Natural Sleep Remedy”

Writing and Reading Resolutions

  I only have one New Year’s resolution this year – to make sure I write and read every day. It doesn’t have to be much, just something. Even if it is just writing a sentence and reading a page! After the time off over Christmas and New Year I feel rusty when it comesContinue reading “Writing and Reading Resolutions”

The undercover Writer

I sometimes feel like I have a secret identity. ‘The undercover writer’ During work hours I sit in the office and dutiful work for my paycheck. But in the quiet moments, maybe during a rainy lunch break or while on an extended tea break, I write. While I type, the grey walls disappear and theContinue reading “The undercover Writer”

Time is never wasted on a book

I never feel like I am wasting my time when I am reading. I can sometimes feel like I am creating ‘dead time’ by browsing social media, internet window shopping and watching another boring program on TV, just because I have nothing better to do. But when I read, I feel like I am gainingContinue reading “Time is never wasted on a book”

Reworking The Classics “The Austen Project pairs six bestselling contemporary authors with Jane Austen’s six complete works: Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion and Mansfield Park. Taking these well-loved stories as their base, each author will write their own unique take on Jane Austen’s novels.” When I found out about the project IContinue reading “Reworking The Classics”

The Great Book Challenge I came across this list (plus a few similar) a few months ago and it was interesting to see it floating around on social media. Everyone started trying to out do each other by getting a higher ‘score’ and it became a competition to see who had read the most books. I wondered how many people wereContinue reading “The Great Book Challenge”