Writing Mojo #amwriting

In a book review I wrote recently, I talked about getting my reading mojo back. Sometimes it’s dangerous to make a bold claim like that, especially so publicly. For some people, it becomes a commitment and spurs them on. My brain works differently, and it can...

Let’s Go Party #BarbieMovie

  In case you didn’t watch it, the trailer for Barbie says: If you love Barbie, this movie is for you. If you hate Barbie, this movie is for you. Which does beg the question: what if you’re indifferent to Barbie? It was the first thing that popped...

Oppenheimer

It’d be unfair to say I was dragged kicking and screaming to Oppenheimer. But it would be fair to say it wasn’t high on my list of must-see movies. Having said that, there aren’t that many movies out at the moment that I do want to see. The school...

Dead Reckoning

While I was at Harrogate Crime Festival, I attended an interview with Lee Child and his brother Andrew, who’s taken over as author of the Jack Reacher books. The interview helped explain the rationale behind that move, and I found it reassuring. I’d been...