Favourite books from childhood and why I’ll never reread them

Image from flickr.com/photos/peonieandthistle/8184709931   As a child, there was rarely a moment when I didn’t have my head buried in a book. Of course, they were simpler times—BC (before computers)—but I imagine I would have been a bookworm regardless of other distractions. My kids still manage to read voraciously despite the constant lure of screens.…… Continue reading Favourite books from childhood and why I’ll never reread them

Literary talismans and writerly superstitions

A close-up of my writing desk, and my bowl of Jacaranda seed pods. Superstition is a funny thing; it creeps up on you. One moment you consider yourself a perfectly rational individual, scowling at those who read horoscopes and place their faith in the power of fate. The next moment, you find yourself adhering to…… Continue reading Literary talismans and writerly superstitions