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Un Plan

Currently at the British Library in London, there is an exhibition on the travels of Thomas Cook and I have attended a few of the talks and discussions in connection with this. The most interesting to me was a couple of … Continue reading

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Birthday Books

For someone who loves book as much as I do, I am a lucky person that my birthday always falls around the same week as the annual book sale in Sweden. Every year I sit down with the special sales … Continue reading

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Protecting my writing time

I read this blog from Victoria Griffin about protecting your writing time from the many distractions, and I think that is something many writers struggle with when you have to juggle a day job, family and everything else that is going … Continue reading

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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a celebration of books, authors, reading – three of my favourite things and this year they are celebrating 20 years of encouraging children to read. So many books written and read in this time. There … Continue reading

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Cheating in reading

Can you cheat when reading a book for pleasure? The topic came up recently with my flat mates when one of them commented on how many books I get through. I explained that I read more than one book at … Continue reading

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Books, books, books

I decided this year that I should try to clean out my bookshelves. I live in a very confined space at the moment and having several piles of books on the floor, does not do much to improve on my … Continue reading

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Today’s letter lends itself to a shout out for Libraries. In times of austerity, the arts and other non-direct profit making institutions suddenly seem to become pointless to support. They are not! I cherish the library space and even though … Continue reading

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The Importance of Having Libraries

I attended the Chiswick Book Festival the other weekend and I noticed how one thing came up in several of the lectures and book talks. The importance of libraries. A common theme among authors is the prevalence of books in their … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo week 3

I have been busy lately adding to my NaNoWriMo word count, the story is shaping up. I think. I hope. Anyway I made it to week three and now I feel good being on the home stretch. Current Total: 39702 … Continue reading

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A week full of culture

Last night, I listened to Dorothy Koomson take about The Rose Petal Beach at the newly opened Wembley Library Centre and tomorrow night I’m going to my first live ballet performance. Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall. Watching not … Continue reading

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