It's #WorldPoetryDay! So I thought I'd put together a quick post about my poetry book collection that has been building up slowly since last year. This genre seems to be everywhere these days, not only in terms of being able to buy books from so many hyped and great writers, but in terms of workshops being held by Nellie that I'd love to attend one day, and even talks and performances that you can go to during this years Birmingham Literature Festival.Read More
Books & Literature
Synopsis: We live in the age of the individual.
We are supposed to be slim, prosperous, happy, extroverted and popular. This is our culture's image of the perfect self. We see this person everywhere: in advertising, in the press, all over social media. We're told that to be this person we just have to follow our dreams, that our potential is limitless, that we are the source of our own success.
Synopsis: At twenty-three, Alice Hare leaves England for New York. She falls in love with Manhattan, and becomes fixated on Mizuko Himura, an intriguing Japanese writer whose life has strange parallels to her own.
As Alice closes in on Mizuko, her 'internet twin', realities multiply and fact and fiction begin to blur. The relationship between the two women exposes a tangle of lies and sexual encounters. Three families collide as Alice learns that the swiftest answer to an ancient question - where do we come from? - can now be found online.
It had been a while since I'd sat and read a good book, but then Fran approached me and asked if I wanted to read a collection of mini adventures from her travels in her first eBook. This offer came at the right time, because my car has been suffering from god-knows-what and Run Away Moments seemed like the perfect getaway I could have asked for.Read More