So the reading challenge commenced last Sunday (I have decided my reading week will be Sunday to Saturday) and the first book I have chosen is Replay by Ken Grimwood. This was an award winning book published in 1986 which I have had on my Kobo for about a year but never got around to reading. I discovered it after I’d been trawling online for books related to time loops; this was a topic that caught my imagination after catching Groundhog Day on the TV. Continue reading →
‘On the Decay of the Art of Lying’, is a short essay written by Mark Twain under the name of Samuel Clemens. Written in 1880 for a meeting of the Historical and Antiquarian Club of Hartford, Connecticut, it would later be published in ‘The Stolen White Elephant Etc’. It was entered for the $30 prize which it did not win.
I have just recorded an version of this essay that I love so much which can be found here!
I don’t particularly recall being read to as a child, nor do I remember listening to audiobooks back then. I really started to recognise the worth of audiobooks when I was in my twenties and working. Continue reading →
‘Thinks I to Myself: A Serio Ludicro, Tragico Comico Tale’, is a little known book written by Edward Nares, published in 1811. Due to its age it is in the public domain and so can be legally made into an audiobook without infringing any copyright laws; which is precisely what I am intending to do.
I’m going to be completing several daily or weekly challenges in an attempt to add a bit of structure to my little world and also improve in various disciplines. After all, no exellence can be achieved without constant practice, to paraphrase Lady Catherine De Bourgh. Some of the challenges I have been participating in for a while already, others I’m going to initiate over the next week or so and all will be documented here.
The 52 week illustration challenge is a blog and Facebook page that provides a weekly prompt for all budding artists. I originally found this blog in August and immediately decided to join in. As much as I love drawing, doodling and painting, I often struggle with an initial idea so having a focus has been very useful for me. It’s also challenging me to consider topics that I would never have thought up for myself. In fact the very prompt of “Peace” inspired the logo for this site.