Greetings! It’s time for another Six Degrees of Separation post. This is a meme hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a common starting point and participants then link to six other books to form a chain. It is endlessly amazing to see all the different results and … Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation: From A Christmas Carol to Letters From Father Christmas
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." ~ Borges The internet generally, and social media platforms in particular, can sometimes be rather treacherous places. But overall, I like to think that they are mostly friendly community places where we can share common interests with both people we know, and people … Continue reading The Twitter Reading Community At Its Best: how a small question to Penguin Books resulted in life-changing reading results
“Books break the shackles of time – proof that humans can work magic.” – Carl Sagan. I have been writing about the benefits of finding moments of stillness and quiet in our busy lives over on my Leaping Tracks blog recently. Becoming absorbed in a good book is one of my favourite ways to find … Continue reading A few of my recent favourite reads…
"As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain, As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, To the end, to the end, they remain." ~ from The Fallen by Laurence Binyon Armistice Day is always a very important time for commemoration … Continue reading We will remember them: three tributes marking the centenary commemoration of the First World War
In my last post I wrote about becoming a first-time participant in the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon, which ran across this past weekend. Although I had seen social media traffic about previous readathons, I was not quite sure what to expect. But I needn't have worried - it was really great fun. I knew before … Continue reading “All time spent reading is time well-spent.” ~ W H Auden. The joys of participating in the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon
On 13 June 2018, I embarked somewhat rashly, or so it seemed at the time, on an art project that would last 100 consecutive days. I committed myself to producing and publishing a piece of digital art each day. Writing about it at that time, I wondered whether I would be able to complete the … Continue reading 100 Days of Creativity: it’s a wrap!