James woke with a jerk, the manic beeping of his solar powered-waterproof to 250m-potentially explosive watch with HD video communication being the only sound to pierce the gentle throbbing of the breaking waves. And the less gentle throbbing of his hangover. Damn, he thought.He had to meet Q at 0800, and judging by the country’s… Read More 00-Melon
Right, blogosphere. I’m at a bit of a loose end, what with the culmination of exams, but I’m in a bit of a writing rut – and this is where I need your help. I want – NEED – y’all to comment writing prompts, first lines, words, whatever, and I’ll write a post/story including those… Read More Writing Prompts?
Happy birthday, Olivia Hope. I know your full name, you know mine. You know that I’m a ‘book nerd’, ‘pretentious git’ and will sell my soul (and yours) for food. On the upside, I know that you enjoy flashing your breasts everywhere, loved pepperoni pizza before you turned down the dark path of vegetarianism, and… Read More Dear Livi 19/06/2016
In accordance with W H Smith, the super popular – and apparently super human – vlogger Zoella has started a book club. Yaaay. Another multi-million corporation attempting to reel in the cash through sneaky marketing. Yaay. I have many, many problems with the aforementioned corporation. Sorry granddad – as a former manager, he’s probably rolling… Read More Zoella’s Book Club
Dear Livi, RE: English Language exam. Let’s not talk about it. I managed to write in the completely wrong register, as well as insult a large portion of the population. I just hope that my examiner isn’t fat. I’m dreading results day. RE: Bookshelves and TBR piles. Brilliant! Soon you’ll view book-rearranging as an exciting… Read More Dear Livi 09/06/2016
The inspiration behind this is this post from Always Opinionated Girl, and as I’m stuck in a general life rut (anyone want to sit a Computer Science exam for me on Wednesday?), I thought that I’d give this a go! These are the five words, when seen on a book cover, will leave me with lots… Read More My Top Five Book Buzzwords
Tip one for buying books: don’t. Tip two: don’t buy a book simply because it matches your jacket. I still have the thigh-high TBR pile, which has grown over the past couple of days because I’ve just bought some more books. Sigh. And I wonder where all my money goes. I’ve been looking forward to… Read More Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover: Pocket Penguins!