Monthly Archives: January 2011

Old Harlequin romance novels.

Picked up a few old Harlequin romances at work today. (They were sitting forlornly in the lunchroom, ignored and dusty.) I am rather amused by the titles and the covers. Both are Mills & Boon reprints. Did early HQN establish … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m alive.

Sick with a sore throat at present, but also writing daily. I’m at the Big Climax part of my novel, and it’s taking all of my concentration. A couple of books to recommend to you (both romances I’ve read recently): … Continue reading

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Feeling voyeuristic?

I don’t have too many photos of my living space, but I have taken a couple of photos of my bookshelves. If I had more space, I would have more shelves, and many, many more books. This apartment has its … Continue reading

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Book review: Haunting Warrior

…by Erin Quinn. (twitter, website) This is the second of Erin Quinn’s series (the first was Haunting Beauty, the third and upcoming is Haunting Desire). I am nearly always wary of novels with time travel, particularly ones with a more … Continue reading

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David Bowie is 64 today.

Not that this really matters to anyone, but I’ve been a Bowie fan for most of my life. Being a fan of his music and films has also led the way to learning about other artists and musicians: Brian Eno … Continue reading

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Brian Eno: 77 Million Paintings

“Classical music comes from the divine; pop music comes from the testicles.” “Art is everything we don’t have to do.” “Art is the punchline.” “Art is safe.” The talk was 2.5hrs that I wished would last even longer. There’s no … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Black Swan

All I hoped for when I bought a ticket to this film was that it wasn’t going to turn me off the ballet ‘Swan Lake’ for the rest of my life. Fortunately, it didn’t.

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