This is my second post in what I hope will become a regular feature on this blog, with a round-up of the best book-related posts I've read this week. To start things off, I can't recommend Book Riot's Reading Diversely FAQ enough. They're only partway through the series, but the questions and answers have been … Continue reading Literary Linking 31/01/15
As I've mentioned, I've been reading about writing productivity recently, as well as general strategies for improving the quality of one's writing. One of the things I've stumbled upon is Rachel Aaron's post on how she went from writing 2000 words a day to 10 000 words a day. As she states in her post, … Continue reading Rachel Aaron’s From 2k to 10k
I used to pride myself on reading widely. I studied English at university, where we were required to take courses on works ranging from the mediaeval era to the contemporary, from drama to poetry to novels. In high school I was in the International Baccalaureate programme, and we studied works from international authors like Isabel Allende … Continue reading Do you read widely?
This is a feature I've been meaning to add to this blog for a while. I read a lot of bookish blogs and sites, and I'd like a place to share some of my favourite posts. So without further ado, here's my first literary linking post: From the Scottish Book Trust, How to get agents … Continue reading Literary Linking
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I did a lot of reading on writing habits and writing productivity. Two-and-a-half years ago I posted about how I was noticing the benefits of a daily writing habit and yet I still haven't really made daily writing a long-term thing. I've managed it for a few weeks … Continue reading The Importance of Routine
The Girl with All the Gifts is one of those books I picked up on a whim. I was looking for something to read, and it was in my mum's library pile. It's set twenty years after an event known as the Breakdown, when Ophiocordyceps unaliteralis has mutated to infect humans, turning them into zombies … Continue reading The Girl with All the Gifts, by M. R. Carey
It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Sarah J. Maas. HUGE. So, of course, I loved this post from The Midnight Garden. I loved it even more when I saw the giveaway. Yes, that's right, The Midnight Garden have an ARC of A Court of Thorns and Roses, the first book in a … Continue reading ACOTAR ARC Giveaway!