I love a good epigraph.A well-chosen, thoughtful epigraph can establish the tone for the book journey you're about to embark on. However many authors spend a lot of time and effort on finding the perfect epigraph only for it to be skimmed over by most readers.For the reader who does consider the epigraph, its true … Continue reading Epigraph Philosophy
I love a good epigraph.A well-chosen, thoughtfully considered epigraph can set just the right tone for the book journey you are about to embark on. However so many authors spend much time and effort on finding a fitting epigraph only for it to be skimmed over by most readers.For the reader who does consider the … Continue reading Epigraph Philosophy
Leap Year babies will tell you how special it is to be born on the 29th February.To celebrate a once in 4 year event - go to page 29 of the book you're reading right now and copy the first sentence onto your blog or into my comments section. Four years ago today I came upon … Continue reading Leap Year Book Challenge 2016
"Getting in touch with the beauty of nature makes life much more beautiful, much more real." You Are Here by Thich Nhat HanhHalong Bay is beautiful, magical and impossible to capture.There is a majesty in the simplicity of these limestone karsts. It's difficult to accurately capture their scale & depth.But there is another side to … Continue reading A few views from Halong Bay Vietnam….
Although it is strictly speaking, no longer Friday where I live, I figure it is Friday still somewhere in the world! Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader. This week I am reading 'Bring Up the Bodies' by Hilary Mantel. The opening lines (after several pages of cast of characters and family … Continue reading Book Beginnings on Fridays
Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on the 7th February 1812 in Portsmith, UK. He now has some of the most famous and enduring classic stories to his name. Can you pick them from their opening lines? 1. Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day. 2. NOW, what I want is, … Continue reading Happy Birthday Charles