The weekly herding: Man Booker longlist – who’s happy, who’s not?

I hope the weather is better where you are, dear reader, but here there’s a yellow weather warning and it is absolutely chucking it down. Just as well then that I have some absorbing reading material (in the form of a book proof I won of The Countenance Divine, a spooky and intriguing tale by newcomer Michael… Read More The weekly herding: Man Booker longlist – who’s happy, who’s not?

The weekly herding: the highs and lows of success

Last week, I skipped my weekly round up of shiny things because I was too lazy / feeling unmotivated / terribly busy. However, I reasoned that everyone would be too busy speed-eating ice creams or complaining about Pokémon Go heralding the End of Days to notice. The result is that I have a wealth of information stored up, all of which promises to unlock the secrets… Read More The weekly herding: the highs and lows of success

The weekly herding: embracing rejection and rejecting writing

It’s that time again/already, when I take a look at the most eye-catching nuggets of information that have crossed my path during the week.   To write or to read, that is also a question On the Books Ireland website, poet, writer and journalist Joe Horgan argues the case for reading over writing. Writing for him, he says,… Read More The weekly herding: embracing rejection and rejecting writing