Road Dahl was one of the iconic figures and lasting voices of my childhood. And so in honour of what would have been his 102nd Birthday, here are some excellent quotes from the master author himself.
I knew instinctively what the 7am phone call was about but wanted only to slip back into sleep. And somewhere an alarm clock would not stop ringing and it was driving me to despair. Perhaps something inside me knew that I should be awake and ringing too. But I was not. I wasn't anything. * … Continue reading The Last Passing for Muster
Before I give you this week's photo, I'd like to share a few lines of Keats. I found a paperback of his complete works for four quid in the bookshop so I picked it up, being painfully aware of how little literature I read. So the poems of Keats have been my holiday reading and … Continue reading Colours
Sadly this week I haven't had time to do the photo challenge so I'm posting one from about a month back if you'll forgive me. Here is my contribution to the family theme: Not the best photo ever but it's only the beginning of the year. I hadn't realised what a motley crew we … Continue reading Family
Hi guys! Just wanted to say that you are all invited to come and study God's word this advent with She Reads Truth, an amazing resource. It's been a real blessing to me over this last year and just as my best friend shared it with me, I'm passing it on to you guys. We're … Continue reading #SRT Come Join Us at Advent!
Hi guys! It's been a while since I posted anything other than the writing challenges so on the subject of literature, I thought I'd share my top ten books with you. There's no particular order but they should all be on your Christmas list and if you've read them, go read them again. 10. Inkheart - … Continue reading Ten Worlds You Need to Visit
Hello lads! This week's writing challenge: write my essay for me :) Alternatively try this: Pick something that you know little or (preferably) nothing about and use it as the focus of a piece of writing. Could be fun and you can learn something in the process. Happy Writing! Shorty
Hello lads, Having been up until fruitcake o' clock several nights this week doing university essays (the first was my fault for not being more diligent, the second was just too interesting and I kept going off through warrens of too-complex-for-a-BA-student style thoughts) I haven't really felt like either reading or writing this week. I … Continue reading Writing Challenge – Week 13
Hello lads! I'm not sure how widely publicised it is where you are, but here it is hardly mentioned that this week (February 26th to be exact) the new film adaptation of Markus Zusak's Book Thief is to be released. It is pretty low profile here in the UK as far as I understand but … Continue reading Book Thief