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Blogger’s Question Time

Blogger’s Question Time

It’s been a while since I answered any of the queries I receive in search engine terms. I get fewer of them these days — more and more search engines are able to hide that information from WordPress stats, presumably for privacy reasons, and I’ve been having fewer hits lately anyway. But I think I’ve accumulated enough to be able to enlighten a few people on important and significant ideas. Why now? Well, it’s midnight. I’ve dozed on and off…

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Britishly Opinionated

Britishly Opinionated

An observation: I don’t have strong opinions about things. A second observation: I have strong opinions about a lot of things, and can seem very passionate about them, so that people call me ‘opinionated’. A third observation: somehow, both of these statements are true. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m British or whether it’s just me (a phrase that could sum up most of my life), but I don’t tend to exist at one end of a scale or…

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Floorless (The Dry Rot Saga)

Floorless (The Dry Rot Saga)

Saturday Dad dropped me off in Cambridge. It was a bit later than we’d planned, because I started feeling unwell while packing and had to take some time out to recover, but we made it. While we were unpacking, he did his usual thing of looking around the room to see if there was anything he could fix or improve, and noticed that part of the skirting board had fallen off. So of course he went to investigate. On retrieving…

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New To Me, Dear To Me

New To Me, Dear To Me

Hello, internet! I’m now back home for the Christmas break, and while I’ve got work to do, I promise I’ll actually blog on a semi-regular basis from now on. I totally got out of the habit this term — actually, I got out of the habit of a lot of computer-related things, like actually replying to emails or reviewing books or editing vlogs. I filmed one in week five of this term and still haven’t edited it, but that’s going…

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The Knights Are Shifting

The Knights Are Shifting

I’m a fast writer, but even so, it feels like I’ve been working on The Knight Shift since… well, since forever. Okay, so maybe not forever. But I feel like I’ve been working on this draft for ages and this book for a seriously long time, and as a result I decided to work out how long it’s been. BECAUSE TODAY I FINISHED IT. I forgot to mention that part. I finished it. I wrote THE END and added some…

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Miriam Vs Spider Beasties

Miriam Vs Spider Beasties

IT’S FRIDAY. How is it Friday already? How did the week go by? I mean, some parts of it seemed to take FOREVER but suddenly it’s OVER and I’m so confused. Let me tell you a story about a time I was a completely pathetic child. Picture the scene. It is around half past one in the morning. I have been reading a book (Chaos: I Bring The Fire Part III by C. Gockel, because I may have left Old…

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Humour, Tears, and Nerdiness: 5 Recent Reads

Humour, Tears, and Nerdiness: 5 Recent Reads

It turns out this whole having a job malarkey is actually really hard work. Imagine: after six hours in the library yesterday, I came home so exhausted I couldn’t do anything except sit in a chair dozing and reading a book. All evening. I didn’t even turn my computer on. MENTAL. Today probably would’ve been the same if I hadn’t been taken ill yesterday evening (a flare-up of stuff probably related to my coeliac disease). Instead I spent most of…

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Thieves, Queer Knights, And Libraries

Thieves, Queer Knights, And Libraries

I think the theme is all fixed. Which is to say, I gave up trying to mend the theme I’d used before, and found a new one that did approximately what I wanted it to do, then spent several hours narrowing ‘approximately’ to ‘almost exactly’. Let me know what you think — I particularly like the new fonts, but I’m eager to hear your thoughts. This is a number of blog posts all smushed down into one. YAY. Because I’m…

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Thoughts On Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’

Thoughts On Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’

Over the last few days I’ve started watching Marvel’s Daredevil. As you may be aware, this is a Netflix-based show where all the episodes are available to stream online, and since I didn’t have anything currently on the go having finished the first series of The 100, I decided to check it out. People liked the list format of my last post, so I thought I’d use that again, kind of. Things I like about Daredevil: 1. The characters. The…

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Insta-Lust And Sassy Comebacks (TCWT)

Insta-Lust And Sassy Comebacks (TCWT)

The Teens Can Write Too! blog chain is back for the month of January and I’m using it as an excuse to procrastinate on my essay. Absolutely nothing has changed in the last four years (except, perhaps, the subject of the essay). “What is something you feel is generally written well in fiction? What is something you feel is generally written poorly?” Well, because I’m a miserable so-and-so, I’m going to start with the negative aspect of the question. Though…

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