‘The Papoose’ – A Short Story

A Man’s habitual hibernation into the London Underground – escaping the demands of modern life.  The London Underground is my safe haven. Many people hate it; it is a mere Limbo-land necessity to get you from important A to even more important B. But for me, there is no other place that could give me…

10 Top Books…

I was asked a few days ago to list my top 10 books, or at least, the top 10 that stayed with me in some way in a quick note without thinking, without forethought, and I have since considered that it would be very well suited to being on here, my wee blog. Maybe all aren’t fabulous…

Should we Still Believe in Fairytale?

Once Upon A Time, it was believed that a man and a woman would fall in love and live happily ever after. I wonder how true this really is, forgetting times past when women were extremely unequal and marriage was for social gain or monetary safely, but considering our modern age instead? I Googled ‘Fairytale’…

Do We All Become ‘Clones’?

Walking around the not-so-modest streets of London’s Victoria yesterday, I noticed a couple, hand in hand, walking in front of me. There were a number of things that particularly intrigued me about this couple and it has since made me wonder… do we all become clones? (…of one form or another, temporarily or otherwise.) I will…

‘A Great and Terrible Beauty’… and what women want…

When a book is so good, there is not the need to write reams about its accomplishment; a review could never recreate the beauty of a wonderful read, it must only be read itself. I was offered this book, A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray, as a ‘you must read this, it’s great… honest’ recommendation…

Reading ‘Desperately Seeking’

This was perhaps a little bit of a shameful scoop off the pdsa shelves; Desperately Seeking might suggest that the reader is also… desperately seeking. But, hey, who cares what your fellow tube travellers think of you! So, aside from occasionally hiding the front cover of the book for fear of emotionally unstable assumptions, I did…

Play The Good Game?

Love and football… they can both be tricky games… but should we play games in relationships? World cup ferocity is taking over, well, perhaps taking over is too strong a sentiment, we’re England after all, our expectations for a world cup win are (realistically) not sky high. But still, we apparently (I actually have no idea) have…

The Seven Year Itch… Don’t Scratch!

… A review of a book, and an irresistible (for me) review of the illusive itch. The Seven Year Itch, the second novel from Katie Morris, does exactly what it says on the tin… you may judge this book by its cover… Now that I’ve run out of phrases I will say that I enjoyed…