From Hook To Book

Feb
05

And when they don’t do it for you, do you keep reading? I do. But… Life is short. Too short to persist sometimes. Back into the year and the weeks are zinging past. I’m already beginning to panic over my challenge to read a book a week. I can see these mini … Read More

Jan
29

In keeping with the promise of a fresh start to the year, setting new goals, tweaking the lifestyle, I thought a new theme for my blog would be cool. So here I am with a whole new look. (Hair cut next week too.) With a new year, new goals, new … Read More

Jan
20

Year of Reading: Week 2 Book 2 One book in particular has been crying out to be read from my TBR pile for twelve months. I’ve held off, but with the dread that someone or a casual word somewhere would give away the ending of a story and book that … Read More

Jan
12

~~~~ “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”                                                          … Read More

Jan
10

One-hundred years ago, my great-grandfather trekked down the pit road six and a half days a week, sometimes a mile into the gloom, to reach the current coal face of the Hamilton Palace Colliery in Lanarkshire, Scotland. (Those who lived in the colliery’s tiny pit village of Bothwellhaugh affectionately knew it … Read More

Jan
03

Waving 2011 goodbye, I’m grateful it was here, yet pleased to see it go. It’s been fun and frantic and sped by like no other. But, hey, don’t we always say that? The first half-year for me was head down and fully focused on finishing the final draft of my … Read More

Dec
20

Parlez-vous français? Mais oui! Gotta love a research trip. Mine is set to go. With flights to France booked for next year and a preliminary itinerary planned, it’s been made real. This week my French language course books arrived. Tres excitement! Flipping through the pages I’m already recalling my high … Read More

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