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After doing my BA in 1994-1998, I spent a year working as a legal secretary in London by day, while writing a novel by night. (You don’t need to know about the novel.) Then I did an MA and a … Continue reading
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What I want to use this blog for in future is for bits and bobs of thinking about reception, which is both my job (my main research interest is how people make sense of, use, and circulate the texts they … Continue reading
I haven’t been blogging lately for a number of reasons, but one particular one is that I’ve been between two worlds, and I’ve always found it hard to write when I haven’t got a clear sense of who I am … Continue reading
So I finished The Hunger Games, and rather than trying to give an account of my reading of the rest of the book, or even of some of the things that struck me as particularly annoying, tedious or problematic (Prim! … Continue reading
Tl;dr:* if you are feeling like reading The Hunger Games, just read Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed instead.** I’m about three-and-a-half chapters in to The Hunger Games now, and the main thing that strikes me – apart from the fact … Continue reading
Really, I am going to post about my book one day. I have drafts both in my head and on my dashboard. But this is just to post a link to the Call for Papers for Sarah Annes Brown’s and … Continue reading
So! This is going to be a food review. Which is not something I will do very often, or possibly ever again, but most of my foodie friends are in the UK and I miss them and I wish we … Continue reading
2pm: I look out of the window of my suburban house, hoping to find a plan for my book out there. Instead I see green parrots, flying low down the street.