Category Archives: Books

Fantastic artist’s date: Anna Barriball

Those of you who are Artist’s Way followers may have realised recently that I haven’t been talking much about Artist’s Way-related things on the blog recently. That’s because I rather fell off the wagon. My intention to do Walking in … Continue reading

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Poetry at Blackwell’s

At the writing group I go to, we’re encouraged to bring in details of ‘writery’ events in Edinburgh and one that turned up was a flyer for a fab poetry reading in Blackwell’s last night. It was a great line-up, … Continue reading

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Book review: Her Fearful Symmetry

I feel a bit of a fraud when I title something as a ‘review’ because really what I’m writing is ‘what I thought about this book’ rather than an objective-ish account.  A bit more like the book reports that we … Continue reading

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I love my libraries

I couldn’t let National Libraries Day go by without a quick wee post about libraries. I think that libraries are magic. I am still amazed by how brilliant they are. Every time I go in and bring away a load … Continue reading

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A serene loop

I’ve spent most of the last couple of weeks in grumpy sleepless mode, with a horrible cold that means I’ve been getting to sleep at 4am and waking every 20 minutes thereafter.  So I’ve been looking for something to read … Continue reading

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Planet (please spell-check this) Word

I have to ask, did anyone else get the book of the Stephen Fry series ‘Planet Word’ for Christmas?  If so, did you read it with gritted teeth and an overwhelming urge to go at it with a red pen? … Continue reading

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Christmas reading

I was lucky enough to be given a fine stack of books for Christmas: I understand that there is also a marvellous knitting book still making its way through the postal system (thanks, in-laws!) I only just got round to … Continue reading

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