A hasty dispatch to keep you apprised of my second day at Hay.
My first brief update from Hay Festival 2018.
‘Twas the night before Hay… This year I will join the throng of Hay-goers heading for Britain’s most famous book festival – an event famously described by Bill Clinton as “The Woodstock of the mind”!
The challenge of creating a zero-sum book collection. Can you create a one-hundred-book library?
It is 130 years since the publication of Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy, a novel about the unfulfilled lives of Victorian women. We look back at the short but controversial life of its author.
Everyone in the book blogging community seems to be jumping on the My Blog’s Name in Books bandwagon, so why not me, too?
In the second of our occasional features about Wales to be posted in the run-up to Dewithon 2019, we look forward to International Dylan Thomas Day on 14th May, and look back at a memorable performance from 2003.
This is a literary wish-list, but absolutely not, in any way, shape or form a book bucket list!
Memories of a remarkable visit to the Keats-Shelley House in Rome, almost 18 years ago.
This is the first in a series of occasional features about Wales, its people, history, culture and, most importantly, its literature, to be posted in the months leading up to the first ever Dewithon, or Wales Readathon, which is taking place from 1st to 31st March 2019.
Welcome to DHQ (Dewithon Headquarters), the nerve centre for Reading Wales 2019. We have 12 months in which to prepare, so now is the time to plan your schedule.
I have completed the fourth and final week of my online course, How to Read a Novel, in which we turned our attention to setting.
So ends week three of How to Read a Novel, the month-long online course I’m taking courtesy of FutureLearn and the University of Edinburgh.
I’ve successfully completed the second week of my free online course, How to Read a Novel, in which we examined characterisation.
I have completed the first week of my free online course, How to Read a Novel, and I’m relieved to report that I’m making good progress.
Follow my progress as I take part in a four week online course with the University of Edinburgh on How to Read a Novel.
This is the start of an occasional feature in which I highlight a small selection of books that I read and enjoyed at some point before publishing this blog.
This is a first! Brittany, a fellow book critic over at Perfectly Tolerable, has picked me, along with several others, to take part in her book tag.
What a wonderfully diverse and gratifying reading year 2017 turned out to be!
Father Christmas left these beauties under my tree. Did you receive any long-coveted titles in your stocking today?