Book Club: Let’s Talk About Books, Baby

With love and thanks to Sally and Anne, our Book Club is now two years old. We began in April 2012 and we have 23 books (we took two months over one very long one!) under our belts. Our authors have included Elizabeth George, Marina Lewycka, Anne Tyler, Hilary Mantel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Julian Barnes, Emma Donoghue, Viktor Frankl, S.J. Watson, Leo Tolstoy, Jonas Jonasson, Adam Haslett, Caitlin Moran, Anne Lamott, Taiye Selasi, Jane Austen, Diana Gabaldon, Khaled Hosseini, Donal Ryan, Eleanor Catton, Kate Atkinson, Colm Toibin and Susan Hill. I’ve read sixteen books I would not have done otherwise […]

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My 500th Blog Post: Word Wordy Word Words

Actually my 500th blog post was yesterday, but who’s counting! Everything is perfect just exactly as it is. At this blogging milestone I wonder about why I write and I think it distils down to this: I love words. It really is that simple and it really is a love. OK, as an accountant turned coach I always loved (and still love) numbers but my first love, way before the delicious logic of maths, was words. As a child and later a teenager up in my bedroom in the school holidays, decades before electronic geekery was the first route to […]

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