Groke is a word for our times: “gaze at somebody while they’re eating in the hope that they’ll give you some of their food”. This old Scottish word needs to come back into everyday usage. I’m looking forward to doing my bit by using it soon #wordoftheday
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I loved Mills and Boon as a tween/teen and avidly consumed this sub genre of romance novels on a frequent basis. So much so that they were battered beyond recognition. Now I look at that time and think, why don’t I read that genre as much now. Why are some of my old favourites out of favour?
Who isn’t fascinated by words?
If you’re ambivalent about it then this post if for you. Hopefully my enthusiasm will rub off and you will find one or two that you like.
A brief introduction to why I like words so much and which ones are taking my fancy. Hint – the more obscure the better!
Living life dangerously, once again I make plans for the year ahead. Take a peek at what they are to see if I’ve incorporated lessons learnt from the pandemic blues of 2020?
Did I meet my reading goal for 2020? What did I watch during the pandemic? Read on to find the answers to this and more including the winners of the annual book awards
Christmas 2020 as expected was different to ‘normal’ but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t celebrate.
When you notice you’re in a reading slump, what do you do? In my case, I navigated my way through by listening to music and other distraction tactics. Read on to find out how well that worked.
2020 looks unplanned, open to opportunities and new developments. I like the sound of that.
I started this blog in October 2019, so really a bit much to be calling it an end of year wrap. But you get the gist. It’s the best and worst of the last three months.
Here we at Christmas Eve and finally I’m into the swing of things. Today I finished the audiobook of A Christmas Carol, this classic tale is always worth revisiting.