Archive

29/4/2013:    Review: 'Minotaur' by Benjamin Tammuz
15/4/2013:     Review: 'The Hunger Games Trilogy' by Suzanne Collins
14/3/2013:     Review: 'My Brilliant Friend' by Elena Ferrante
15/2/2013:     In Which I Have Some Quiet Time...
 31/1/2013:     Review: 'The Mussel Feast' by Birgit Vanderbeke
25/1/2013:     Peirene Press Readathon, No. 12: 'Small Epics' Discussion Post
22/1/2013:      Review: 'The Island of Last Truth' by Flavia Company
17/1/2013:      Peirene Press Readathon, No. 11: 'Sea of Ink' by Richard Weihe
10/1/2013:      Peirene Press Readathon, No. 10: 'The Murder of Halland' by Pia Juul 
3/1/2013:        Peirene Press Readathon, No. 9: 'The Brothers' by Asko Sahlberg

2012

20/12/2012:   Peirene Press Readathon, No. 8: 'Male Dilemma' Discussion Post
17/12/2012:   Review: 'Christmas Pudding' by Nancy Mitford 
13/12/2012:   Peirene Press Readathon, No. 7: 'Maybe This Time' by Aloid Hotschnig
11/12/2012:    Links and an Update
06/12/2012:   Peirene Press Readathon, No. 6: 'Tomorrow Pamplona' by Jan van Mersbergen
04/12/2012:  Review: 'The Inimitable Jeeves' by P.G. Wodehouse
29/11/2012:    Peirene Press Readathon, No. 5: 'Next World Novella' by Matthias Politycki
22/11/2012:    Peirene Press Readathon, No. 4: 'Female Voices' Discussion Post
19/11/2012:    Review: 'The End of Everything' by Megan Abbott
15/11/2012:    Peirene Press Readathon, No. 3: 'Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman' by Friedrich Christian Delius
08/11/2012:    Peirene Press Readathon, No. 2: 'Stones in a Landslide' by Maria Barbal
01/11/2012:    Peirene Press Readathon, No. 1: 'Beside the Sea' by Veronique Olmi
29/10/2012:    'A Suitable Boy' Readathon, the Final Post
17/10/2012:    New Arrivals
15/10/2012:    Review: 'Lizard' by Banana Yoshimoto
08/10/2012:   'A Suitable Boy' Readathon, No. 3
28/09/2012:   My New Column: 'Small Island Culture' at Side B Magazine
26/09/2012:   'The Widow of Charroux' on Inkapture
24/09/2012:   Review: Anna Karenina (2012)
19/09/2012:   Review: 'Frenchman's Creek' by Daphne du Maurier
 17/09/2012:  Guest Post: 'The Music Behind the Written Word' by Lenore Skomal
14/09/2012:   Peirene Press 'Sea of Ink' Event
13/09/2012:    Review: 'Sea of Ink' by Richard Weihe
07/09/2012:   Review: 'Tolstoy: A Russian Life' by Rosamund Bartlett 
28/08/2012:   Review: 'The Sisters Brothers' by Patrick Dewitt
 24/08/2012:  'A Suitable Boy' Readathon, No. 2
 24/08/2012:  Blogaversary Giveaway Winner!
17/08/2012:    Blogaversary Series: Day Five
16/08/2012:    Blogaversary Series: Day Four
15/08/2012:    Blogaversary Series: Day Three
14/08/2012:    Blogaversary Series: Day Two
13/08/2012     Blogaversary Series: Day One
06/03/2012:   'A Suitable Boy Readathon, No. 1
03/08/2012:   Blogs You Must Read 
30/07/2012:   Review: 'Everything is Illuminated' by Jonathan Safran Foer
20/07/2012:   Review: 'Reading like a Writer' by Francine Prose
13/07/2012:    Guest Post: From Hack Blog to Hot Job
09/07/2012:   Review: 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' by Truman Capote 
06/07/2012:   The Million's Most Anticipated List
29/06/2012:   Bookish Art: Galerija Umjetnina, Croatia
 25/06/2012:  Review: 'One Day' by David Nicholls
22/06/2012:   Lana Del Rey Loves Whitman, Ginsberg and Nabokov...
15/6/2012:      The Dickens Statue on Chasing Bawa
11/6/2012:      'Deadlocked' by Charlaine Harris
8/6/2012:        The Great Gatsby: The Trailer
5/6/2012:        The Millions and Kevin Barry
1/6/2012:         In My Mailbox: Holiday Edition 
14/5/2012:      Politics of Book Purchasing: Guestpost on 12 Books, 12 Months 
9/5/2012:         The Book Blogger Files - About Me!
04/05/2012:   Review: 'Surfacing' by Margaret Atwood
28/4/2012:      Review: 'South of the Border, West of the Sun' by Haruki Murakami
20/4/2012:      Review: 'Ashenden' by W. Somerset Maugham
16/4/2012:      The Rejection Generator
13/4/2012:      Review: 'Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World' by Simon Callow 
6/4/2012:        In My Mailbox, No. 6
2/4/2012:        Review: Bulgakov's 'The Master & Margarita' - the Novel and the Play
26/3/2012:      B*tches in Bookshops and the 'On the Road' Trailer 
23/3/2012:      Friday Miscellany 
19/3/2012:      Review: 'Molotov's Magic Lantern' by Rachel Polonsky (video review)
16/3/2012:      Review: 'Girl Reading' by Katie Ward
12/3/2012:      Songs that Feature Bits of Literary Text
9/3/2012:        Dickens from the Start, No. 4 - Oliver Twist, or a Railway across China
5/3/2012:        Review: 'A Year in Japan' by Kate T. Williamson
2/3/2012:        Emotional Reactions In Reviews
27/2/2012:      Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (video)
22/2/2012:      Storyville: The Love of of Books
 13/2/2012:     Review: Everyman Library Pocket Poets - Edna St. Vincent Millay
10/2/2012:      Songs about Writers
7/2/2012:         200 Years of Dickens
3/2/2012:         In My Mailbox, No. 5
30/1/2012:      Songs about Writing
27/1/2012:      Review: 'Charles Dickens: A Life' by Claire Tomalin
23/1/2012:      Lyndsay, Put the Pen Down...
21/1/2012:       A Review: 'The Artist'
19/1/2012:       A Guestpost: 'What I Did to Promote my Book'
16/1/2012:       A Miscellany: Stamps, Book Clubs and Blog Carnivals
13/1/2012:       'Date a Girl who Reads' - A Critical Reading
9/1/2012:         Tolstoy's Facebook Page
6/1/2012:         Review: 'The Death of the Adversary' by Hans Keilson
2/1/2012:         In My Mailbox, No. 4

2011

 23/12/2011:     So...2011!
20/12/2011:     Review: 'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern
 19/12/2011:    Is It Misogynistic if it's of its Time?
 16/12/2011:    Wedding Poems
13/12/2011:     The Christmas Gift-Picker
9/12/2011:       Dickens from the Start, No. 3: The Pickwick Papers
 5/12/2011:      Last Night I Dreamt I Went to Manderley Again...
28/11/2011:     10 Lessons on Nanowrimo, from a Non-Winner
 28/11/2011:    Being a Writer is Perilous...
 25/11/2011:    Writer's Block is a Bitch
21/11/2011:     Whilst Searching for Wedding Poems with a Friend...
 18/11/2011:    How to Create a Plot Twist
 15/11/2011:    Nobody Tells This to Beginners...
 11/11/2011:    For All Those Doing Nanowrimo
9/11/2011:       This is Why Writing is Awesome.
 7/11/2011:      In My Mailbox, No. 3
 4/11/2011:      "A Woman Should Know Only How to Do 3 Things: Tell the Truth, Ride a Horse and Sign a Cheque."
 3/11/2011:      The Book Drum Book Map
31/10/2011:    Writing, Blogging and Stephen Fry
 28/10/2011:   'I am a Literary Sensationalist!'
 24/10/2011:  Yes, I'm Crazy: Nanowrimo 2011
21/10/2011:    Some Great Advice from Charles Bulowski
 19/10/2011:   A Hundred Seas Rising
 17/10/2011:   A Review: Midnight in Paris
14/10/2011:   Dickens from the Start, No. 2 - Pickwick's Prefaces
 10/10/2011:  An Open Letter to all Writers of Books
 7/10/2011:     My Life in Poetry, on National Poetry Day
 3/10/2011:     In My Mailbox, No. 2
30/9/2011:     Book Quote Friday: Dior by Dior
26/9/2011:     This Week I Have Been Mostly...
 23/9/2011:    Dickens from the Start, No. 1
 19/9/2011:    How Not to Approach a Blogger...
 16/9/2011:    Book Quote Friday: 'The Tiger's Wife' by Tea Obreht
12/9/2011:     Esquire's 75 Books Every Man Should Read
 9/9/2011:      Review: 'The Quality of Mercy' by Barry Unsworth
 6/9/2011:       'That's What the Water Gave Me' and 'Radioactive'
5/9/2011:       In My Mailbox, No. 1
2/9/2011:       Back to School Again...
 29/8/2011:    #100 Blog Fest
 8/8/2011:       Ta Ta For Now
 5/8/2011:      An Obvious Truth
1/8/2011:       Confessions of an Elle Fan
 29/7/2011:   Book Quote Friday: The Happy Ending
 25/7/2011:   Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want
 22/7/2011:  The Holstee Manifesto
18/7/2011:    Kindle-icous!
 15/7/2011:   Book Quote Friday: 'The City of Bohane' by Kevin Barry
 11/7/2011:   Calling All Book Bloggers!
 8/7/2011:     More4 TV Book Club Review: 'The Book of Human Skin' by Michelle Lovric
 4/7/2011:     Over-Egging the Pudding
 1/7/2011:     Book Quote Friday: Returning to the Book
27/6/2011:   Warpaint: Harnessing a Mood

24/6/2011:  The People's Novelist

20/6/2011:  Literary Locations - Will your Work always be Better if you Live in Paris?
17/6/2011:   Book Quote Friday: Why Limit Yourself?
13/6/2011:  Pledge your Allegiance
10/6/2011:  A Bit of Character Inspiration?
6/6/2011:    That Strained Silence at the End of Songs...
3/6/2011:    Book Quote Friday: One Day in the Life
30/5/2011:  The Truth About Creativity
28/5/2011:  Why Do People Go To Literary Festivals, Exactly?
23/5/2011:  The Book Club Book Club Book Club Club
20/5/2011:  Book Quote Friday: Hiding the Big Stuff behind Vampires and Wolves
16/5/2011:   TheNextBigAuthor.com
14/5/2011:   Literature in Art, Part Two: The Cult of Beauty
9/5/2011:     Vintage Classics Day
6/5/2011:     Book Quote Friday: Kew Gardens
2/5/2011:     7 People I'd Like To Be [Friends With] When I Grow Up
29/4/2011:   A Royal Wedding Tribute
25/4/2011:   Is this Machine Lying To Me?
22/4/2011:   Book Quote Friday: Searching for the Apolitical
18/4/2011:   100 Things...
15/4/2011:    Literature in Art, Part One: Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A
11/4/2011:    You Never Know Who You Might Inspire
8/4/2011:     Book Quote Friday: Cracking the (Da Vinci) Code
4/4/2011:     App-ing Around with Egan and the Goon Squad
1/4/2011:      Virtual People Can Be Your Friends Too
28/3/2011:   Does Writing Have to be Political to Matter?
25/3/2011:   Book Quote Friday: Releasing Your Inner Bitch
21/3/2011:   Find the ideas You Want to Work With
18/3/2011:   Some Things Don't Get Lost in Translation
14/3/2011:   Floating Over Tokyo
11/3/2011:   Book Quote Friday: Perfecting the Voice
7/3/2011:     Vote for Me: 3 Quarks Daily Art & Literature Prize 2011
4/3/2011:     Flash (Fiction?)
28/2/2011:   Show Me Something New
25/2/2011:   Book Quote Friday: Unlocking the Doors
21/2/2011:   Sweet Team Tolstoy
18/2/2011:   Lessons I Have Learnt From Gaga This Week
14/2/2011:   *Sigh*
11/2/2011:    Book Quote Friday: Making your Mother Blush
7/2/2011:     Approaching the Big One
4/2/2011:     Tolstoy's Got a Brand New Look
31/1/2011:    How Pathetic is your Fallacy?
28/1/2011:   Book Quote Friday: Captain Corelli's Many Voices
24/1/2011:   The Ten Commandments of Reading, Writing and Publishing
21/1/2011:    Flash Fiction: Snow
17/1/2011:    Who Needs Books, Anyway?
14/1/2011:    Book Quote Friday: Shanghai Baby
10/1/2011:    My Resolutions for 2011
6/1/2011:      Screw January, Stay In and Write


2010


31/12/2010: Book Quote Friday: The Hours
17/12/2010: Flash Fiction: Fruh
13/12/2010: Your Song
10/12/2010: In Defence of Writing Courses
6/12/2010:   Nothing Changes
3/12/2010:   Book Quote Friday: Sounds
29/11/2010: Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Thirteen
26/11/2010: Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Twelve
24/11/2010: Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Eleven
22/11/2010: Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Ten
19/11/2010: Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Nine
17/11/2010: Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Eight
15/10/2010: Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Seven
12/11/2010: Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Six
10/11/2010: Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Five
8/11/2010:   Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Four
5/11/2010:   Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Three
3/11/2010:   Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part Two
1/11/2010:   Short Story Serial: 'Saturday Afternoon, Odessa' - Part One
29/10/2010: Book Quote Friday: Firework
25/10/2010: A Preface to November's Short Story
23/10/2010: Flash Fiction: Jazz
20/10/2010: Marina - the Burger Queen Tour
18/10/2010: A Tonic: 'Get Better'
15/10/2010: An Update
8/10/2010: Tolstoy is my Cat?
6/10/2010: Art
4/10/2010: Short Story Serial: The Spirits - Part Twelve
1/10/2010: Short Story Serial: The Spirits - Part Eleven
29/9/2010: Short Story Serial: The Spirits - Part Ten
27/9/2010: Short Story Serial: The Spirits - Part Nine
23/9/2010: Short Story Serial: The Spirits - Part Eight
20/9/2010: Short Story Serial: The Spirits - Part Seven
16/9/2010: The Spirits
16/9/2010: Short Story Serial: The Spirits - Part Six
13/9/2010: Short Story Serial: The Spirits - Part Five
12/9/2010: Bestival 2010
7/9/2010:   Short Story Serial: The Spirits - Part Four
7/9/2010:   Short Story Serial: The Spirits - Part Three
7/9/2010:   Short Story Serial: The Spirits - Part Two
4/9/2010:   Short Story Serial: The Spirits, Part One
27/8/2010: Film and Pie Friday
25/8/2010: Armenian Women 1910
24/8/2010: Flash Fiction: Kyoto Station
23/8/2010: Lessons in Lifemanship - How To Be The Bounder...
20/8/2010: The Funniest Thing In The World
19/8/2010: Pensively Planning
18/8/2010: How To Be Alone
16/8/2010: Flash Fiction: Preface/Sandbag/Crash
16/8/2010: My New Blog

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