I’ve spent a lot of time tucked away reading and writing over the last couple of months. Spring is quickly turning into summer here and we’ve had the perfect weather f0r sitting on the balcony with a cup of coffee and a book.
It’s been two months since my last post, that time feels as though it just slipped through my fingers. It’s been a quiet couple of months but I have been keeping busy writing, not here I did write a 70,000 word first draft of a novel and now I’m rewriting it. Writing a novel is something … More Hello Again // Hello Spring
Between his skin and hers, there was the smallest of spaces, barely enough for air, for this slick of sweat now chilling. Even still, a third person, their marriage, had slid in.
There is nothing better than snuggling up in bed with a book during the winter months. This winter I’ve been making my way through a hefty pile of books
I discovered Elena Ferrante’s writing relatively recently (much like a lot of people outside of Italy really) and I love it. The characters that she creates are complex and many of her narrators are female and cover different themes relating to being a woman.
Levels of Life by Julian Barnes is a book of three parts. The first is about a hot air balloonist and photography, the second about an ill-fated love affair and the third is a story about grief. It’s a small, powerful book and I loved it. The first chapter, focused mainly on hot air ballooning, is … More Book Review: Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
I am beginning to think it’s never going to stop raining here in Buenos Aires, it rained all weekend and it feels as though it’s been raining non- stop for the last two weeks. I don’t mind too much though, it’s been a good excuse to stay indoors and be lazy. When it does eventually dry up I … More A Few of My Favourite Things
It is autumn here and it has rained a lot lately, that means I’ve had a lot of time indoors to read. I’ve strayed outside of my normal reading habits the last two months. Some of the books I found in the office, one was given to me and a couple I chose myself. As … More What I’ve Been Reading Lately
It is almost the Easter holidays and as we have a few days off we will be heading to Mendoza. I am so looking forward to it. Mendoza is in the west of Argentina at the base of the Andes and is best know for its wineries. While there, when not enjoying sipping wine with the … More 5 great books to read on your holiday
These are the two books I have read in the last month. I normally just read fiction but this year I am trying to branch out in my reading tastes. These books share some common themes like creativity and work ethic and I was actually surprised by some of the similarities with these two books, however they … More Book Chat: On Writing vs Big Magic