currently reading (‘Roads to Santiago’) and some unadulterated thoughts

I was going to begin this post by saying ‘it’s been a while since I’ve read some fiction’, but that would be a lie. It’s been approximately a week since I’ve read some fiction, because that’s the foundation of my degree and although I am yet to fully understand the draw of Middlemarch, I like fiction.… Read More currently reading (‘Roads to Santiago’) and some unadulterated thoughts

CR: The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson (and my three year anniversary!)

There’s a missing link in my brain which can never remember who Robert Louis Stevenson actually is. The person who wrote Treasure Island and the person who wrote Jekyll and Hyde can’t be one and the same, right? Wrong, because he wrote those two AND The Master of Ballantrae, which combines the best of the two and has,… Read More CR: The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson (and my three year anniversary!)

books and bribery: encouraging kids to read

Contrary to popular opinion, I wasn’t born quoting Shakespeare. Although after 16 hours of labour, Dante’s Inferno may have been a more appropriate choice for my mother, I still didn’t get round to the actual business of reading until I was around 4 years old, lisping my way through Polly Pig and the Bee. The technicalities were left… Read More books and bribery: encouraging kids to read