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Artist You Should Know: Joy Williams

State the obvious – I’m Taylor Swift’s biggest fan. Anytime she releases a new song, I eagerly jump to learn every detail behind it. A few years ago, Taylor Swift released a song for The Hunger Games soundtrack (well, two songs, actually), but I’m talking about Safe and Sound featuring The Civil Wars. 317 more words

The Daily Song: Ordinary World/Joy Williams (Duran Duran)

This haunting cover of Duran Duran’s Ordinary World vibrated through my bones this morning like it contained secret messages about the world, about my life,that I was meant to decode.   320 more words


on writing

“Good writing never soothes or comforts. It is no prescription, neither is it diversionary, although it can and should enchant while it explodes in the reader’s face.” 18 more words


The Book Trail: From 'The Girls' to 'Death is Not an Option'

I have decided to use a novel which I very much enjoyed reading last December as the starting point for this Book Trail.  As ever, I have used the ‘Readers Also Enjoyed’ tool on Goodreads to come up with this list, which is largely comprised of beguiling short story collections. 1,325 more words

Song of the Day: "Ordinary World" by Joy Williams

Originally recorded by Duran Duran (1993), this melancholy version of “Ordinary World” by Joy Williams is today’s song of the day.

Song Of The Day

Review: The Best Small Fictions 2017

What do you read if you don’t have the time to read a book like War & Peace? Luckily, much like the modern world, where immediacy and quick fixes are all the rage, literary greatness can be found in writings of a much more digestible length. 1,113 more words


After Christmas

How are you? Have you survived your Christmas Day?

Have a look around you, is there wrapping paper everywhere, toys scattered over the house, a pile of dirty dishes stacked in the sink and the bin full to overflowing? 141 more words