Regular readers of these pages may have read of my attempts in January of the last few years to read thirty books. That would amount to one book per day, with a day left over at the end of the month to perhaps finish reading an exceptionally long book. Continue reading The Great Read 2020: Half way there
Was it a drink or a medicine that was said to reach the parts others can’t reach?
Continue reading Hannelore Cayre: The Godmother
As all you literary types know, Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann was shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize and won the 2019 Goldsmiths Prize.
It is described in various places as, ‘ …1020 pages with 95% of the book made up of eight near endless sentences, ‘(The Guardian) ‘…a torrent of consciousness and intoxicating coziness…’ (Amazon) ‘a brave, unique, ambitious book…’ (Goodreads) Continue reading Mimi by Lucy Ellmann
Feast your eyes on Windjana Gorge in the Kimberley, West Australia Continue reading Here’s your New Year’s present
hat in hand
sandals on my feet
Yes, that’s the prize for Gert’s Xmas Pun-ch quiz. Give your guests a mental workout after the fourth helping of pudding with these brain-teasers, one for each of the twelve days of Christmas:
Continue reading Win a reindeer
Lilian Quick is forty years old and struggling. Her ability to see animal auras and incorporate them into pet portraits does not pay well and she can barely scrape up the rent on her Toronto sublet. Most of her life is lived digitally, and she is constantly taking selfies and deleting then because she doesn’t like the way she looks. Every matcha latte is Instagrammmed, and Yumi, with whom she shares a studio (for a small fee) is about the only person she sees. Continue reading Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky