It’s always a joy to discover new authors. In my case there’s barely a method to the madness. When I stumbled upon Vasily Grossman’s An Armenian Sketchbook in my library’s travel section I borrowed the book for no other reason than liking to read about places I know next to nothing about. Little did I know.
If we consider ourselves as beings that are part of nature, protecting wildlife and combating climate change becomes more than something that “has to be done”. It becomes an act of self-preservation. Or, how an evening with nature writer Mark Cocker provoked some surprisingly deep thoughts.
What is it that makes nature writing so alluring? Can nature, or even just reading about it, be an antidote to stress? On tree hugging, daffodils and karate.
How do readers choose what book to read next? As I’ve been brainstorming about a new publishing project, I’m sharing some thoughts on the unconscious choices readers make before making a decision.
I had been eyeing the book for months. Despite being published back in 2015 it stubbornly refused to leave the… Read more I’m Not Smart Enough to Understand this Book: A Review of Brian Catling’s The Vorrh
To me horror has always been more than “scary stories” and I have little interest in novels or films that… Read more Let’s Get Freaky: Five Great Horror Novels
Even for the most determined fiction lover, a careful foray into the land of non-fiction is always a good idea.… Read more Review: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas