The Write Balance; How to Embrace Percolation, Revision & Going Public – Bonni Goldberg #blogblitz

Just for reassurance, Goldberg makes it clear early on that ‘this book is for anyone who writes.’ As a writer herself and as a teacher of writing, she is best placed to know that many authors suffer with a version of Imposter Syndrome, and this guide speaks to the sense of embarrassment some feel when stating … Continue reading The Write Balance; How to Embrace Percolation, Revision & Going Public – Bonni Goldberg #blogblitz

Wanderers; A History of Women Walking – Kerri Andrews

This book gathers together a marvellous collection of intrepid women who walk, or walked, usually alone, and who write about the intellectual and physical freedoms afforded by getting out by themselves. Some of the feats of physical exertion are incredible - Dorothy Wordsworth walking 33 miles from Kendal to Keswick in one day, Sarah Stoddart … Continue reading Wanderers; A History of Women Walking – Kerri Andrews

At the Pond; Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies’ Pond (Daunt Books)

Land-locked in a Lock-down (and probably kidding myself I’m brave enough anyway), this is the book I needed to read this week. It is such a joyous collection about the impact of swimming outdoors – and about the body – that I’m going to be pushing it at friends at every opportunity. And next time … Continue reading At the Pond; Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies’ Pond (Daunt Books)

70 Reviews: 8. Nothing Bad Ever Happens in Tiffany’s – Marian Keyes (Pocket Penguins)

I'm a firm believer in every book having its day. I'd started this series of reviews back in June 2018, keen to work my way through Penguin's boxed 70th Birthday collection that doubles up as a doorstop. It's a brilliant set of reads, usually from longer books, that draws upon Penguin's long and varied history … Continue reading 70 Reviews: 8. Nothing Bad Ever Happens in Tiffany’s – Marian Keyes (Pocket Penguins)

52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner – Mariëlle S. Smith #review #giveaway

I've had a brilliant idea for a novel. I'm not telling you what it is in case you steal my idea and end up winning the Booker. I haven't written it yet because, well … because. Because although I come up with nuanced, clever sentences in my head, the words become wooden and lumpy as … Continue reading 52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner – Mariëlle S. Smith #review #giveaway