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Back to basics - Collins White Circle paperbacks

This blog was supposed to be mostly about books, particularly vintage paperbacks.  It’s been rather taken over by theatre reviews and travel writing, but it’s time to get back to basics. 452 more words

Vintage Paperbacks

The Irony of Being An Indie Author

I think I first happened upon the idea of becoming a writer when I was in third grade. My reason for wanting to be a writer was probably the usual one: I loved to read. 515 more words


Stygian is an archaic word meaning dark and forbidding. When I discovered this word, I knew it was the one to use as a title for my book of poetry. 195 more words


Gypsies & Butterflies

This is some more from Ralph Rylance’s 19th century Epicure’s Almanack:

Gypsy encampments were well-established at both Norwood and Dulwich: at the Horns Tavern on Knight’s Hill Common in Norwood ‘ample provision made for the refreshment of the many parties who come hither to have their fortunes told, and gyspeying parties’ are seen as well at the Plough in Dulwich, where butterfly collectors also meet to exchange specimens.

Real Life

No. 591

Forty-Two. By CpSingleton © 2014

Have you ever had that feeling:
The seeing through a tube
Into a future that isn’t as
Far flung as you used to imagine it? 243 more words


Kids need to read. Dolphin Boy promotes literacy and QTE - quality time experiences.

Kids need to read and Dolphin Boy will help promote childhood literacy. Dolphin Boy will also create QTE – a quality time experience between children and their families. 690 more words

Don't Mind The Labels

In the broadest sense of the word, I think the vast majority of books are misclassified when genre is assigned to them. That’s not an indictment on the publishing industry but a simple fact that each book is unique and, though it may have some similarities to other books on the market, assigning a particular BISAC code to a book for marketing purposes may actually prevent a reader from finding a book they would enjoy very much. 830 more words