To Nano or Not?

Next month is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which should now really be called InNoWriMo because the movement is now an international one. I've participated in the last two Novembers, each one successfully writing the requisite 50,000 words leading up to what exists as an unfinished over 100,000 word novel on my hard-drive. This year I'm … Continue reading To Nano or Not?

The Power of Reading (Neil Gaiman)

Just picked up a link to Neil Gaiman's Reading Agency lecture 2013. Fantastic talk on the power and importance of reading. Covers a wide range of topics from imagination, children, China, Apple, invention, pleasure, prisons, ebooks, libraries, empathy, truth, obligations, day dreaming, the future and the dead! Listening to this I repeatedly found myself declaring … Continue reading The Power of Reading (Neil Gaiman)

The man who turned his home into a public library

Just read this wonderful post on the BBC News website. I'd love to try something like that here! Tried a bring and share book scheme at church over Summer, but would love to expand it beyond to the local community in some way. BBC News - The man who turned his home into a public … Continue reading The man who turned his home into a public library