It’s been a good long while since I posted a blog about my novel work-in-progress project that’s been bubbling away quietly in the background. The great/excellent/amazing news is that just over three weeks ago, I typed “THE END”. At the end. Having written all the bits between the beginning and the end at least once.Continue reading “Novel update: Project Songbird Draft 1!”
I’ve been making Booktube-y monthly reading wraps, so here are the videos for May, June and July.
I review ‘The Calculating Stars’ by Mary Robinette Kowal, a masterclass in alternative history, characterisation and compelling narrative.
I consider my journey as a recovering book snob – through phases of reading exclusively and broadly, all the way to reading goodness-knows-what and loving almost all of it.
I review the four books I finished in April, waxing lyrical about complex prose I listened to, and interesting philosophical questions about how to approach life in the not-so-distant future.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of the stars of the contemporary African writer world, tackles a narrative of love, race and displacement across continents in Americanah (2013).
I can’t work out if this book is a symptom of my heightened interest in Victoriana or one of the causes; I review Sarah Perry’s “The Essex Serpent”.
Better late than never, here’s a (video) run-down of all the books I read in February.
Seven days back to writing fitness: a writing experiment set up to get me back in the swing of writing and to make some progress through my novel.
Piranesi, Susanna Clarke’s long awaited second book, is a confusing but deft work of literary fiction. This review discusses some of its merits without giving the game away.