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June 2017

3 Books, 3 Blogs

3 Books, 3 Blogs

30th June 2017

I’ve wanted to start a monthly round-up thing of stuff I loved/internet finds/blogs to follow, etc. Name ideas for this feature have included: Lorna’s Love List (I think that sounds a bit rude, though.  And not sarcastic rude.) Crap I Would Actually Buy (Maybe, if I remember to click the buttons.  And companies ship to the UK.  And while I’m at it Book of The Month, why aren’t you worldwide?) People I Want To Drink With –  See also: Where’s…

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How Mama Rolls Humor Life Writing

Of Balloons & Birthdays

28th June 2017

‘Happy Birthday, baby!’ ‘Go to sleep, Mummy.’ ‘Aren’t you excited?’ ‘Sleeep, Mummy.’ Isla crawled into bed between us, then well, went back to sleep. ‘What time is it?’ ‘Five o’clock.’ ‘Well, shit.  G’night,’ I said. Two hours later.  Stickers and balloons in bed. ‘What, no penguins?’ Isla asked.  ‘C’mon, guys!’ Her favourite thing of the early morning was a helium balloon that we bought in Inverness (more on that shopping trip later.  Because it was indeed a trip.) Back to…

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Books Humor Reading

25 Bookish Things About Me

23rd June 2017

 I am a flippant reader.  As soon as I read about a book that intrigues me, I MUST READ IT RIGHT NOW.  This leads to lots of piles.  Of books in various stages of readedness.  If a book grips me enough not to read anything else along  with it, that’s a GOOD THING. I usually have several books on the go.  A day book, a night book, a car book. Day books happen on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Audiobooks happen on…

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Writing In The Wild

21st June 2017

‘I don’t want to go.’ ‘Yes, you do.’ ‘What are you going to do for me in exchange for going out and speaking to people?’ ‘I’ll fix your phone screen.’ ‘Good deal.  I prefer messaging to speaking.  Actually, I hate people.’ ‘No, you don’t.’ ‘I don’t.  But how bout reading?  Can I stay home and read?’ ‘No.’ ‘Harsh, dude.’ But I left Neil in the kitchen with my phone, working on his end of the bargain. I got in the…

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Humor Life Writing

I Should Take My Own Writing Advice

19th June 2017

I’ve been writing for longer than you think.  I’ve been writing for longer than I think sometimes.  I used to write fiction, had five novels on the go.  Used to write short stories longhand.  On my bedroom floor.  When I was 25.  I used to draft things, even when people said to leave that shit in.  I used to type my writing at 3 in the morning, while blasting music I found on Napster.  That’s how far back we  go.…

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