The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

By way of introductory remarks, I’d like to state Holly Black wasn’t really on my to read list at the start of May, and that list is longer than a conger. It does also tend to contain most authors with a certain level of popularity after a while; if nothing else, I am curious. Still, […]

#musicmonday – Red by Elbow

So next weekend my sister is getting married. It’s been a long time coming, but sometimes that’s what it takes to get things right, and I think my sister and their fiancée have got this one very right. As a little tribute, here’s the first song I thought of. It could have been one of […]

June 2022 Round Up

What’s this, a round up on time? What is happening here? Well what has been happening to me is I have sent my cat across the Atlantic, moved out of my flat while chucking most of my earthly possessions, flown across the Atlantic for a wedding, flown back, started packing for my trip back… and […]

Tune Thursday: Goldfrapp – Ocean feat. Dave Gahan

Hello all. Yes, Tune Thursday isn’t a thing. But I spent all day getting my Gollancz open call in (just minor tidying, but this month has been so busy this has been the first chance) and my streak is now at the number where I am reluctant to abandon it just because I don’t have […]

LGBTQ+ Historical Icons Tag

Hello everyone. Today we’ve got a tag that Laura at Corner of Laura came up with for Pride Month. I’m delighted to say she tagged me to do this, so here I am, just at the end of the month! Here’s the tag rules and I encourage everyone who sees this to give it a […]

Top 5 Books of 2022 So Far

Hello all. This week’s top 5 does exactly what it does on the tin. I have to admit, the way the year has been going, I don’t expect to find this easy… for the wrong reasons. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted @ Meeghan Reads The […]

The Mother of Sorcery: Exalted FanFic

As my string of holiday space fillers continues, here’s a little something I wrote for an Exalted game I played in online. For those who don’t know, Exated is an RPG about an epic world of god-kings and betrayal. Hopefully this story makes some sense to those who never played! “My tale?” Apsara says lightly, […]