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Game of Thrones review

November 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

You may be wondering if I’m talking about the book or the HBO series. Well, I read the book first, so the TV show paled in comparison, as is usually the case. I was optimistic at first, mostly because of the glowing reviews and comparisons to Lord of the Rings. Peter Jackson undoubtedly won the […]

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My review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

March 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

I’m a little late to the party, but I finished reading this Swedish crime thriller last night. It’s been on the best seller lists for a while and thought I would give it a go. The story centres on a downtrodden journalist, Mikael Blomkvist as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of a girl who went […]

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The writer’s bane is…writing

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

I’ve just finished reading Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, a wonderfully humourous book full of advice on how to write and how to overcome those challenges all writers face. Here’s an excerpt I particularly like: “But how?” my students ask. “How do you actually do it?” You sit down, I say. You try to sit […]

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