Tag Archives: writing

Reflections on the year that was

So 2017 is in the rear view mirror and the road of 2018 is nearly all before us. I spend most of my time (as I think we all should) looking forward. If we stick with the driving analogy, by far and away the safest

The Curiosity Index: Books edition

I’m an unrepentant and incurable bibliophile so here are a bunch of articles on how fantastic books are. Books to read 50 Books That Will Make You a Modern-Day Polymath – I’ve read 2 from this list   What I Learned From the Seven Most Important Books

A bibliophilia special

I’m an unashamed bibliophile and I used to run a regular links post called bibliophilia. So as I clear out my links, here’s a special – all you could possibly want related to books Reading Can you really read a book a week? The Rise of Digital

Another great book link list

I seem to have over the past few weeks collected a sizeable collection of links to the writing, reading, owning and consuming of books. It seems of the linking to reading there is no end (well, after 13 of them in this post there is)

10 years of blogging

It’s become a bit of a habit in recent years. Christmas rolls around and I decide to have another crack at writing more consistently on this blog. What I do next, is to not, you know actually write something, but to mess around with a new theme

Book Review: On Writing

On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have a very simple test for deciding whether a book about writing books is any good or not. It’s not a complicated test. Very simply during the reading

Why reading and writing are good for you

We live in the age of distraction – it’s hard to concentrate and there’s no space to think. Yet if we can carve out regular time to read and think it will do us the power of good. Gregory Ciotti outlines several of The Psychological Benefits of Writing which include