I’m reviving something I have done only once before, in 2016: the ‘biographies’ category of the book reflection posts, because I read some great ones this year and the non-fiction section was already looking pretty full. Read more
I read more non-fiction than fiction this year, I think, and a lot of the non-fiction I read was excellent. It’s been difficult to pare it down to a few that I liked the most, but here they are. Read more
Here are my favourite fiction books from this year. (Note that not all of these were published this year, that’s just when I read them.)
The following are abridged reviews; where there’s a longer version on the blog, I’ve linked to it. Blurbs are either from the back of the book, or from Amazon. Read more
At the end of 2018, I went to see the Dresden Dolls playing a gig again for the first time in years. They broke up ages ago, and we all thought they were re-forming for one night only, but now it sounds like there might be more coming up. VERY EXCITING. Read more
This is something I started doing last year*, as part of my end-of-year reflections posts. I read Postsecret every week, and whenever I see a secret that resonates with me, I save it and add it here. Then at the end of the year, I look back over them and see what I found relatable. Read more
Aka the best things I’ve eaten this year, in no particular order. Read more
At the beginning of 2018 I told myself I wasn’t going to do a lot of travelling, and then I went a whole bunch of places. At the beginning of this year I told myself I would be going several places, and then barely went anywhere at all.
This made me happy, because although there are things I like about travelling, really I prefer staying at home. Also, last year I flew back from Texas in a tropical storm and it was terrifying, and now I have developed a fear of flying, which is inconvenient for me but convenient for the planet. Read more
I don’t have a lot of time to spend on a large update like normal, so instead here’s a brief overview of November. Read more
Realities of a life spent doing many things: right now I am running on empty. It feels like less than empty, actually – like I’m in the minus numbers – but I suppose it can’t be, because I am in fact at work and just about upright in front of my computer.
I manage my life by themeing my days, which works well but means that it’s very difficult to take a day off without having a huge knock-on effect on everything else. And if anything moves in to disrupt the normal routine, it has a disproportionately large impact. Read more