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My Current Reading List PLUS! How to Survive a Solar Eclipse

Apparently there’s a solar eclipse happening right now. It’s so foggy out I can’t see anything so I’m here typing instead. Today is the last working day of my week off so I’m going to squeeze every bit of joy out of it I can. 677 more words


My Favourite Authors - Alan Garner

I’ve been toying for a while now with the idea of starting a new series of posts devoted to my favourite authors. There are a few writers whose work I turn to over and over, and who’ve all been huge influences on my own writing. 800 more words


Rereading John Gordon's The Giant Under the Snow

I was extremely excited by the news that Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel is about Sir Gawain. As anyone knows who has ever talked to me about literature for more than a few minutes, and particularly if we have talked about Alan Garner, my favourite medieval romance, by a long distance, is… 3,068 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favourites

I saw By Singing Light used this theme this week (originally from the Broke and the Bookish) and it made me start thinking about what my favourite books were in childhood (well, between the ages of 8 and 12). 974 more words

Re-seeing Red Shift - Still Brilliant After All These Years

Like many people of my generation, I first discovered Alan Garner through the medium of television, in this case the extraordinary eight part Granada adaptation of his fourth novel, … 2,029 more words


52 Fantastic Fictions - Week 3 - The Owl Service

This week’s choice is something a little different; certainly not something I’ll be sharing at bedtime with my son just yet, nor would I read it to a Reception class. 613 more words


Robin Jarvis - Fighting Pax

The best book I read in 2014 was Robin Jarvis’ Fighting Pax, the conclusion to his surprisingly awesome Dancing Jax trilogy. I’m fuzzy on the finer details since I finished it in August. 750 more words