Short & sweet: Happy weekend!

As much as I love spending hours tapping stories on here, there’s something to be said for the ‘insta-blog’. I see these a lot on other websites; swift tales that are more like diary entries than fully-fledged articles. So I thought I might do something similar and start a series called short & sweet, which will basically be a place for my Friday night ramblings and wee life updates. … Continue reading Short & sweet: Happy weekend!

On my bookshelf: 3 for dark nights

To me, there is nothing more self-indulgent and introspective than reading. It’s a selfish and complete escape. It has nothing to do with work, no bearing on my blog (which, really, is another form of work) nor does it involve other people and their unpredictable behaviour (I say this flippantly, of course). It’s just you, paper, words, and pure imagination. As we come into autumn, … Continue reading On my bookshelf: 3 for dark nights

On my bookshelf: New favourites

Three things have happened since I left university. First, I’ve rediscovered my love of literature. Thriller, chick-lit, literary fiction… I don’t care what genre it is; if it’s good, I’ll devour it. There’s no lecturer looking over my shoulder in disdain at what tome is open on my lap. It’s utter book freedom, and it’s great. Second, I actually have the time to read. Now I’m … Continue reading On my bookshelf: New favourites

On my bookshelf: After university

What a bizarre feeling. Life as I know it — trapped in my room, suffocated by notes, a stifled social life — has disappeared overnight. I woke up on Wednesday morning and there it was: The Rest Of My Existence stretching before me. I honestly had a vision of my twenties disappearing in a swirl of office chairs and rented flats; my middle age punctuated by screaming … Continue reading On my bookshelf: After university