Category Archives: Reading

Re-Reading Project: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

My good friend Emilie is hosting a Re-Reading Project over on her blog, Jill of all Genres. Each month a fellow writer or blogger re-reads a book from their youth and discusses the differences between reading the chosen novel as … Continue reading

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Careful Where You Click

Mat Honan, a writer for Wired magazine, did an experiment to find out what would happen to his Facebook feed if he ‘liked’ everything. He states: I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook … Continue reading

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1000 Hours on a Bus

I’ve lived in St Andrews for seven years, and I’ve been working and studying in Dundee for five years. The two cities are about twenty miles apart, and it takes me an hour (door-to-door) to travel from home to work/University. … Continue reading

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NOT Reading. It is acceptable sometimes.

Not just a week ago, I wrote a post on the importance of being a reader as well as a writer, but I shall now do what I always seem to do — contradict myself. Perhaps writers shouldn’t read.

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Childhood Reading

Back in February 2010, The Guardian asked several authors to give their top tips on writing. While some of the responses were fairly standard – ‘Keep your exclamation points ­under control’, – it was Zaddie Smith’s suggestion that, ‘When still … Continue reading

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