Flashback Friday (see what I did there? :D) Originally published on Write Club. It is no secret that the Friday Night Lights TV series is one of my absolute favourites, if not the most favourite. And now the book that inspired it, goes down, without a doubt, as one of the best sports books I’ve … More Friday Night Lights – H.G. Bissinger
Having randomly picked up and enjoyed Amy Tan’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter from my library in Spain back in 2014, I was keen to read more from her. Especially her debut novel, which many said was one of her finest work. It took me until mid-2016 before I could get a copy of The Joy Luck Club, … More The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
Originally published on As We Think Is a few years ago, but since modified and updated. For Martina Navratilova, arguably the greatest women tennis player ever, Wimbledon is like coming home – “Wimbledon is like a drug. Once you win it for the first time you feel you’ve just got to do it again and … More The Hallowed Greens
I’m not a poet. I write and read the occasional poem, but I’ve always been strongly inclined towards the prose form. Which is why this National Poetry Month has come as a bit of surprise where I had not one, but two of my poems published! I’m also working on a collaboration, so watch out … More Music and Silence in the City of Shadows
Apart from writing on the blog, I’ve had the good fortune of having one short story and a micro-poem published this month. Ink In Thirds (@inkinthirds), a new and upcoming magazine, published my three-line poetry in their very first issue (page 2 of actual issue) – https://issuu.com/inkinthirds/docs/issue_1 They are quick to respond with personal feedback, have … More Published work (March 2016)
This coming Sunday, April 10, celebrates the 91st anniversary of the release of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. It’s a book that refuses to let go of its hold on my mind and heart and below is a piece I’d written a while ago trying to dissect why. It’s a bit more quote-heavy than my … More Throwback Thursday – Why The Great Gatsby Will Always Be Great.
The danger of reading multiple books from a similar genre in a short span of time is saturation. And when many of those books are by the same author, it isn’t surprising when certain patterns start to emerge. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when the writer is hyperly self-aware about utilising those patterns … More Looking for Alaska