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What have you been #reading ?

Reading novels and short stories has been my salvation for as long as I can remember. In the past few months, I’ve struggled with travel and other family issues, and reading has once again come to the rescue. These novels and short stories have been on my bedside table: I’ve dipped into one or the…

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What have You Published Recently? #writing #reading

Writing and getting published are both challenging. Some people call it fun. For me it is work. Occasionally joyful work, but work, nonetheless. Most of my joy comes right after I’ve finished writing something. Publication brings validation, the much-needed pat-on-the back that we fragile creative souls need from time to time. I received a small…

Have You Mispronounced Words Cos You’ve Only Ever Read Them? #AmReading

Reading has been a lifelong passion, and English not my native tongue, so I’ve had a few embarrassing moments of not knowing how to correctly pronounce words that I’ve read and written often. (I used to mispronounce ‘vehemently’ as ‘Ve-He-mently’ for some time before I heard it spoken in a TV series.) So it was…

What’s the Best Book You’ve Ever Read? #AmReading

What’s your ‘best book ever’ — this was a question I came across in a reading group. A lot of readers named the Potter series, some listed romance and scifi titles, and the rest came down hard on them, for not appreciating ‘the classics’ and ‘literary’ books. To me, the word ‘best’ is subjective, in…