Imagine standing on a box in the middle of a busy city, dressed as a white-faced bride, and silently using your eyes to ask people for money. Or touring Europe in a punk cabaret band, and finding a place to sleep each night by reaching out to strangers on Twitter. For Amanda Palmer, actions like … Continue reading ‘The Art of Asking’ Amanda Palmer
The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act different. She s moody. She s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she s nearby. Abby s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries … Continue reading ‘My Best Friend’s Exorcism’ Grady Hendrix
Nothing remedies post-vacation blues better than being greeted by this upon my return. 500 followers, eh? 500 people who enjoy hearing what I have to say about books and writing...it's beyond surreal. I've met so many incredible people through blogging and I just want to take a moment to thank you all for your continued … Continue reading 500 followers!
Brenda is back! It's the 1930s, and Brenda (of Brenda and Effie fame!) finds herself in the old, medieval university town of Darkholmes in the North of England. She's a housemaid, and teams up with fictionalised versions of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, who are conjuring up monsters from other dimensions through their writings. Together, … Continue reading ‘Fellowship of Ink’ Paul Magrs
After receiving a £72 Amazon voucher from work, I thought I'd go ahead and treat myself to some books (and Japanese Kit Kats, of course, but they haven't arrived yet).
Has it taken you a week or more to finish a 300 page book? Is your TBR list growing rapidly out of control? Are you finding it difficult to concentrate when reading? Well, my friend *pats bed beside me, inviting you to sit down* (yeah, yeah, I'm blogging in bed today, just get in the … Continue reading Curing the reading slump
It's always lovely to play host to fellow writers, bloggers and bookworms here at I swoon over fictional men HQ and today I'm delighted to welcome Chauncey Rogers, who has written a review for Psycho. I recently reviewed Chauncey's incredible book, Home To Roost (you can check out my review here) so it's an honour to be able to share … Continue reading ‘Psycho’ Robert Bloch: GUEST REVIEW
Okay, I have been insanely busy these past couple of weeks and one of the reasons behind this business is my debut poetry collection, Sweet Oblivion! I initially published it last week but the formatting was all wrong, so I had to start over. The formatting has been corrected (I couldn't quite work out page breaks, but … Continue reading ‘Sweet Oblivion’ has been published! (finally!)
The classic novel about a daring experiment in human intelligence Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes - until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius. But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental transformation preceded his, fades and dies, and … Continue reading ‘Flowers for Algernon’ Daniel Keyes
Be sure to check out my review for The Darkest Lie here. *hesitantly knocks on your front door* Be calm, be cool, be collec- *door swings open* Oh heeeeeeeeeeey...long time no see, right? *laughs nervously* So, erm, I swoon over fictional men HQ told me things didn't work out with the other matchmaker? Everyone else is on … Continue reading Date Night with Gideon; Date Night feature, one off special!