Author Interview with Vineetha Mokkil

Who or what inspired you to write short stories and when did you begin writing? All the writers I read and digested inspired me to write. I was a voracious reader as a child. I started writing when I was in middle school. Some of those stories were written for competitions held at school and … Continue reading Author Interview with Vineetha Mokkil

Grief, Loss and Creativity

Yesterday the world lost an incredibly talented comedian and actor. He was a man who saw me through my childhood, teens, twenties and beyond with an equal measure of thought-provoking moments and good humour. But it was no surprise to hear that the star of Dead Poets Society and Goodwill Hunting had also been battling … Continue reading Grief, Loss and Creativity

Space to Read and Relax: Bookshop Cafés and Bars Around the World…

What is there more enticing for any book lover than to find a combination of books and coffee (or cocktails)? I often see images of bookshop cafés,  and I idly begin to dream about finding a corner (and some time) to while away a few hours reading with a mug, or a glass of something, in … Continue reading Space to Read and Relax: Bookshop Cafés and Bars Around the World…

#bookadayuk Hooked you into reading: The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen and The Brothers Grimm

For those of you who have been following the #bookaday posts, I've been up in the Alps for a week. I'm back and refuelled, and will pick up with the posts and get back to writing. We drove the length of the Grossglockner Pass, which is the highest and one of the most beautiful roads … Continue reading #bookadayuk Hooked you into reading: The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen and The Brothers Grimm

#bookadayuk A book you pretend to have read. I haven’t. And a confession about Romeo and Juliet

  Why would you pretend to have read a book? I've never lied about what I have read, because what's the point? I do have a confession, though. We studied Shakespeare at school. I first read his work at the age of eleven and struggled with A Midsummer Night's Dream. Then at fifteen we looked … Continue reading #bookadayuk A book you pretend to have read. I haven’t. And a confession about Romeo and Juliet