Posted in November 2013

#2: The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman

The second book in His Dark Materials trilogy. Pullman is an artist. This book really showcases his command of the English Language, and his ability to string beautiful and poetic sentences and pieces of writing. For example, “Trees blazed like torches; the sap in their veins boiled and split them asunder, the pitch in the … Continue reading

#1: The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman

I’ve read this book before, but only now have I grasped the wonderful undertones that Pullman employs in this story. It is described as a children’s spin on Paradise Lost by John Milton. As I read, it unfolded before me. Lyra is the protagonist, and I think it is rather curious to note that her … Continue reading


Pride is a deceitful thing. If someone comes to you, on their knees, asking for forgiveness and you say no; you are not a strong and indifferent wonder. You’re a damn coward. To ask for forgiveness does take courage, yes; but to accept that request is to put away your own pride and hurt and … Continue reading

I Made it Past 10K!

For those who don’t know, I started NaNo very late, with an intention of short stories and not a novel (well actually, maybe an anthology). But hey that is still writing and I’ve written more than I think I ever have before!! Head up, other nano’ers 🙂 Word Count: 10 129

Write In

On Thursday evening, I attended my first Write In. I was so nervous. I don’t consider myself a painfully introverted person, but I hate walking into situations that I am unsure of. And I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I arrived at the cafe a few minutes late, and the introvert within me … Continue reading

Bad Day

Today is turning out to be awful. I am inclining toward the idea of punching someone in the face. Firstly, I just found out that I am expected to be working a function in town. I have clearly stated twice at previous functions that I do not wish to work functions in town ever again. … Continue reading

Ten Random Thoughts

Inspired by 1. I wonder what my high school English teacher would say if she read my writing today. Either “excellent” or “you were a waste of my time.” 2. I should really wash my work shoes. I think it’s getting to the point where they will be highly unpleasant if I don’t. 3. Hostages … Continue reading

15 Reasons NOT to date a bartender

Originally posted on bezerkskrankenhaus:
Seriously, would you trust these people? As a bartender I am no stranger to giving advice. At last count there were at least eight weddings, three divorces, two children born out of wedlock, five children born in wedlock and four very happy same sex marriages as a direct result of advice…

Looking for Some Inspiration

Today I was feeling devoid of inspiration. I have an exam tomorrow – the subject is Geography of Tourism. Ultimate bore fest. Not only that but I have a story to polish. So, I took some advice I have seen around to take a walk, and I found some pretty flowers in my garden. This … Continue reading