The Last Spell Breather

Books for July 2019

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most excited to read (or have already read and think you should be excited for). Fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books are all included. Fiction The Wind that Lays Waste (9781916465633) by Selva Almada Literary fiction set in the north of Argentina. Bunny […]

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Three Dark Crowns

Three Dark Crowns – Review

Three Dark Crowns is the start of a Y.A. fantasy series by Kendare Blake, and a good start at that, and for once I never got the twist until the end of the book, which leaves us on a massive (almost literally) cliff-hanger of a revelation. Kendare tells the story of Three Princesses, triplets that […]

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Mistakes

Mistakes And The Process Of Making

QUESTIONS TO YOURSELF Ask yourself these questions applying them to work you’ve already done or to work you are about to do. Or even they could be used on other people, seminars, etc. – have I made this work with the attitude of it being an experiment? – what am I trying out? what is […]

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Margaret Atwood’s Ten Rules

Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils. If both pencils break, you can do a rough sharpening job with a nail file of the metal or glass type. Take […]

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The Titanic Detective Agency

The Titanic Detective Agency – Review

Though the story does come with a well-known ending, The Titanic Detective Agency explores the story of the Titanic from a different angle. This is the story of Bertha and her dreams, travelling from Aberdeen to America she has to fill her time and sets up the titular detective agency. Mysteries, treasure maps, friendship, and […]

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