Blog Challenge: 10 Things About Me

I’ve been tagged twice recently in a blog challenge to tell you all ten things about me. SO, just for fun, I put it in a video. It’s plenty awkward, but if you’re interested in knowing more about me, you probably want to know what I look and sound like, right? Click below to watch.…

Scraped Knees by Kristine Brown

Poetry is a funny thing. It’s kind of forced on us in school, and becomes something we love or hate, something that bores us to tears or moves us deeply. It’s also something that, well, a lot of modern hipsters like to think they’re poets, right? Poems are a lot like man-buns, lumberbeards, Mac laptops…

Survival Lessons with writer Alice Hoffman

As you probably know, this year I’ve been reading all Alice Hoffman’s books, which has been a lovely experience, and I’m quite sad that I’ve nearly read them all. Thankfully she’s still writing more, with another coming out soon. Hoffman often writes about small town, suburban America, with magic realism often a  theme. Her books…

Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming

In this book, Barbara Leaming has looked deep into the archives to discover the life of a woman who captured the hearts and imaginations of millions before her tragic death. Oddly, the book is untraditional in that it starts with her meeting Arthur Miller for the first time. Perhaps with so many books about the…

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

A fictionalised account of the real life murder of Elizabeth Short in LA in the late 1940’s, James Ellroy explores the unsolved case and LA’s seedy underbelly in the Golden Age of Cinema. You might recognise James Ellroy’s name from his best seller LA Confidential, (which was made into a really good film which I…