Friday, 18 March 2011

Japanese tragedy

I was horrified to receive jokes about the terrible events in Japan. How can anyone be so sick as to make jokes about massive loss of life and suffering?

Sunday, 13 March 2011

New Blog

Well, this is a milestone in  my life, my very own blog. I didn't realise it was so easy. I have a twitter account as well. So, what am I going to write? Ah, that is a problem I face everyday. Deciding what to write about. Writing I suppose. And reading. And books. Possibly about the joys (?) of a Creative Writing MA.

I was a World Book Night Giver. It sounds a bit evangelical but the message was given along with free books. Reading is good for you. Enjoy. 48 copies of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell are now circulating the reading populace straight from my hands. Entertaining, informing and possibly perplexing readers in a frustrated, throw the book across the room sort of way. You either love it with a passion or totally do not get it. I am in the passionate loving camp but totally understand the other point of view.

Still waiting to receive a free book from the million that were given away. Life of Pi anyone?

Today's book

Hello bloggers

This is my new blog and I am going to be mainly writing about books. Books that I have read, would like to recommend and perhaps the odd review. I will also be confiding in my blog friends about my writing, not writing, performing, the pleasure of listening to talented writers reading. All the fun of the literary fair. I may offer an opinion or two on teaching Creative Writing and the experience of being an MA Creative Writing student.