Let’s be honest; I thought I’d be finished by now. Which, in retrospect shows how clueless I was, and probably still am, about the amount of work, and writing in general, needed to make it happen. … More Kodiak the Rewrite: One Year Update or 5 Things I’ve learned about writing
I love houseplants, apart from their air cleaning qualities I believe they bring life and vitality to your home. Especially for me, living in a cold climate, they help to bring a healthy dose of green during the long, long winter months where everything outside is either covered in white or barren. That’s not to say I have particularly green fingers, but they’re getting steadily greener as my interest grows. … More 5 Things I’m Loving Right Now: May 2018
I concluded my review of the previous book, The Great Hunt feeling optimistic. I felt energized, believing that after a fifteen hundred page introduction and “setting the scene” the story was now finally kicking off. I was wrong. … More The Wheel of Time Reviews: The Dragon Reborn
So, really, I don’t think I should be blamed for needing a little pick-me-up. That pick-me-up came in the form of an additional five titles in the Discworld Library Edition … More Happy Mail: Discworld Novels 6-10
The Forsaken are loose, the Horn of Valere has been found, and the Dead are rising from their dreamless sleep. The Prophecies are being fulfilled – but Rand al’Thor, the shepherd the Aes Sedai have proclaimed as the Dragon Reborn, desperately seeks to escape his destiny. … More The Wheel of Time Reviews: The Great Hunt
There are some situations where the correct response is to display the sort of ignorance which happily and wilfully flies in the face of the facts. In this case, the birth of a baby girl, born a wizard – by mistake. Everybody knows that there’s no such thing as a female wizard. But now it’s gone and happened, there’s nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin… … More The Discworld Reviews: Equal Rites
The relationship between plot and characters is something I find very interesting; how to get a good balance between them. In any media, I’ve always been drawn to stories centered more around the question, why than what. … More That age-old question: Character vs. Plot?
This was, without a doubt, one of the most frustrating reads of my entire life! I can say, with absolute certainty, that had it not been for the audiobook I would never have finished it; I would have thrown it into the nearest wall and never picked it back up again. … More The Wheel of Time Reviews: The Eye of The World
I wasn’t going to do an introductory post to this series because honestly, I’m still not sure I will read the whole thing. But, then I began an outline for the reviews of the two books I’ve read so far, and it just got out of hand. So here I am, writing this introduction. It’s for the best; no one wants to read a 10K book review. … More The Wheel of Time Reviews: Introduction
The story begins in the city of Ankh-Morpork just as it’s inhabitants are about to experience something new and unfamiliar, a tourist.