Category: Books

Bullets in Scrivener

I’ve been rather quiet on the blog posts recently. There’s been a lot going on in my life, not least of which is the challenge that is Scrivener. For those of you who don’t know Scrivener, this is software that is hailed as the one package to make your writing...

Review: Fates and Furies

He longed for something wordless and potent: what? To wear her. He imagined living in her warmth forever.” – Lauren Groff Every now and again you get a book that is so delicious, you almost wish you could eat the words in it. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff is such...

Review: Before the Fall

Life is made of these moments – of one’s physical being moving through time and space – and we string them together into a story, and that story becomes our life.” Noah Hawley ~ Before the Fall The nature of coincidence is one that is treated really well in Noah...

Welcome to 2017!

Please excuse the hiatus, but even writers need a few weeks off! I’ve just come back from the most amazing trip to Cuba, which is an incredible walk back in time – have a look at the vintage cars you get to drive in (see the photo above). I’ve also...

Brain Games (II)

Following on from last week’s review of The Mind Club comes a non-fiction book by Henry Marsh. If ever you’ve wondered what it might be like to slice through a brain to save someone’s life, or wondered what a career as a brain surgeon is truly like, then Do No...

Paula Marais book review

Brain Games (I)

There are two kinds of perceived minds, each with its own type of morality – thinking doers and vulnerable feelers.”  (Wegner and Gray) I’ve been reading, rather coincidentally about both the physical brain and the thoughts, dreams and actions that result from it. Many talk about the difficulty of coming...