Books That Have Touched Me

Here’s one that’s been doing the rounds on Facebook: “In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard – they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you.” Here […]

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A Festival-Goer Field Guide

The Auckland Writers and Readers Festival kicks off tomorrow. I have spent the equivalent of a small Third World country’s debt buying tickets to the various workshops, author talks and seminars on offer. I can’t wait. They’re a funny lot, W & R Festival-Goers. It’s worth the admission price just to sit outside the various […]

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A few of my favourite things

See my list of Goodreads just over there to the right? I thought it was about time I shared my thoughts about some of my favourite books. I do this hesitatingly, because I’m a tad cynical about “my favourite anything” lists. I suspect people angst over making one because they’re worried about what others will […]

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