I was reading this article the other day…

I haven’t posted one of these in quite a while. Why? Probably because I’m a lazy sack of crap! Who is always busy, tired, writing, prepping to apply to writer’s workshops, chasing a puppy and who sometimes just wants to stare at the TV instead of blogging…. Yes,… Read More

Book Thoughts: The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

There are a number of really beautiful, insightful reviews for Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At The End of the Lane. This is not one of them. That is not to say that I didn’t love the book, because I did. It’s just that this book stirred me up… Read More

Genre

I was reading this great piece up on Robert Brockway’s blog the other day. It’s about the way that genre fiction is looked at as  ‘less’ than literary fiction. How people don’t think you can find deep meaning or profound lessons in Speculative Fiction just because it’s thought… Read More

I was reading this article the other day…

Weekends are so amazing. Two whole days off work in a row just bursting with potential. There so much you can do with those two precious days… That is, of course, if you don’t get your ass and lower back tattooed for three hours on Saturday morning. That… Read More

The Shining Girls

I finished Lauren Beukes’ The Shining Girls a few weeks ago, but have been too busy with various life junk (Writing a novel! Dating! Exploring new and giggly dimensions! Being a complete fucking nutcase despite all  good shit I’ve got going on! Having tantrums when I don’t get… Read More

I was reading this article the other day…

It’s been ages since I blogged, but I have totally legitimate excuses. Being uninspired! Doing activities with friends! General laziness! Karaoke! Sake! The flu! – Even though it’s not even Monday, it has been quite some time since I posted any articles of interest, so here are some… Read More

Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis

I finally finished the two-part time travel series Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis today. My reading of these two books was a little disjointed due to the double calamity that I now refer to as the “Great Kindle Debacle of 2013”. Broken and lost Kindles aside, I’m finally… Read More

Ready Player One

A friend of mine (the best Canadian I know) sent me this book as a gift, and I was super excited when I unwrapped the package  because I’d been meaning to read Ready Player One for quite a while. Ernest Cline’s much-lauded first novel is the story of… Read More

The Vertical Lines of Death: RIP to my Kindle

Yesterday morning, inexplicably, I switched on my Kindle and found the screen to be obscured with a bunch of weird lines, thus rendering it utterly unreadable. Nooooooo! As you can imagine, I was pretty upset. I freaking LOVE my kindle and despite my various fears when I first… Read More

I was reading this article the other day…

How was your weekend? Mine was lovely. I stayed on the coast (first time in weeks, my cat was extremely pleased!) and had a number of evening ‘alone-parties’ that involved good food and films and cider. I met up with friends, watched movies and went on a hike… Read More