Books, LGBT

Pages For You, and Pages For Her – Sylvia Brownrigg

‘Some fans’ – Flannery’s voice had both hint and humour in it – ‘just won’t quit.’ Continue reading “Pages For You, and Pages For Her – Sylvia Brownrigg”

Adventures, Books, Recommendations

Daphne du Maurier, or, finding out what I’ve been missing

I’m going to Cornwall this summer. I’ve never been, and I’m excited. I’ve got a google map with loads of places saved on it already. With any luck, I’ll get to swim in the sea, which is a joy, always.  Continue reading “Daphne du Maurier, or, finding out what I’ve been missing”

Adventures, Books, Recommendations

The Road From Coorain – Jill Ker Conway

The primal force of the sun shapes the environment. With the wind and the sand it bakes and cleanses all signs of decay. There is no cleansing by water. The rivers flow beneath the earth, and rain falls too rarely. Continue reading “The Road From Coorain – Jill Ker Conway”

Books, LGBT, Recommendations

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz


I got to thinking that one of my jobs in the world was to laugh at Dante’s joke‬s. Continue reading “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz”


Postcards From The Edge – Carrie Fisher


I’m still firmly in the denial stage of grief when it comes to Carrie Fisher. After Star Wars being present but mostly insignificant for most of my life, it grew from casual interest to deep love when The Force Awakens came out. And then Carrie Fisher was everywhere. She was amazing. Every interview, every appearance, every story about her was a gift. What a woman. Continue reading “Postcards From The Edge – Carrie Fisher”

2015 reading challenge, Books

Book challenge #19: A book with magic


Tom’s Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce

I can’t remember what prompted me buying this. I vaguely remember having a conversation about it with my girlfriend, but I think it was to illustrate a point about something else. I haven’t read it, though, since primary school, and I couldn’t remember the author, so I asked in the Waterstones near work, while picking up something else. They didn’t have it, though, so I went home with the book I’d actually gone in for. Then, a few weeks later, I went in again – again, for something else – and notice this beautiful edition sitting on the shelf. So of course I bought it. Continue reading “Book challenge #19: A book with magic”