A little something different today, a compare and contrast of the film adaption of the book and the book itself. I know these are normally fairly redundant but in this case I felt there was a precedent, in that the choices made for the film are entirely bewildering given the richness and multilayered complexity of […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge: Book/film compare and contrast: Under The Skin"
You roll your feet Imagine roots Dug down deep Searching heat at the core It would warm you from the Inside out A perpetual fire Stretch fingers to the sky Soak in rain Call sunshine down to hungry hands To meet fire with fire Co-mingle and spread Become a divinity You think it must be […]Read more "Poetic Interlude… Synergy"
Talking today about the four things I try to keep an eye on and a routine with because I know doing so will help keep me level. Those four things are: Diet: Not diet-ing, just what I eat. I hate salad (not all salad just can’t eat it too frequently because it’s boring and doesn’t […]Read more "MHM Recovery 5: Self Care 3"
This is the follow up to the wonderful Oryx and Crake. We see the events before, during and after the catastrophe from the point of view of two characters: Ren and Toby. When we first meet them, both are trapped; Toby in a health/beauty spa and Ren in the medical isolation unit of the exotic […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 22: The Yesr of the Flood by Margaret Atwood"
The email from my agent came hella late on April 7th, after I’d come back from viewing Furious 7 with my spawn (it was a touch magical realism, but we dug the hell out of it). I thought nothing at first, maybe just an update on subbing process, probably another lovely pass (I’d had two […]Read more "Life Stays The Same…And Then It Changes…"
Rather excited this week as my book deal was FINALLY announced on Publisher’s Marketplace. WOOT!! It’s a two book deal with Titan Books. The first book, ESCAPOLOGY, will be out in Autumn 2016 and VIROLOGY, the second, will be out in 2017! I’ll be popping up a blog about the whole thing next Monday or […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 21: Uprooted by Naomi Novik"
Talking in this one about pyjamas/relaxing time and how, when you’ve begun recovery from MH issues they can take on unusual significance. Not the normal wearing of pyjamas when asleep, the wearing of them once awake, even when you’re having a lazy day and have nothing left to do but relax. Thing is, you see, […]Read more "MHM Recovery 4: Self Care 2"