Book Review: GCHQ by Richard J. Aldrich

Hello everyone, How are we all? Sorry I was away from this for a lot longer than I thought I would. Next time, it won't be so long. Where do we begin with a book like GCHQ? I've mentioned in a previous post, how much I love history because of such a great history teacher. With …

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Book Review: Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Of course, I'd be an idiot if I sat here and said this wasn't funny. It is funny - in places. It's also warm, tender, weird, unsettling, and makes my lot look normal and quite restrained - that's even on a good day. To be honest when I first read this, I had no idea …

Book Review: The Nature of the Future by Marina Gorbis

Hello everyone, How are we all?   "There's no better futurist to learn from today than Marina Gorbis, who taps her vast social network of innovators and researchers for the biggest, most disruptive ideas that are changing how we work, solve problems, and create value today. This book is a thrilling and insight-packed guide to …

Book Review: ‘Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius’ By Dave Eggers

Hello everyone! How are we all? I'm back again with another book review. This time a second read of 'Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius'. The Blurb: 'A virtuosic piece of writing, a big, daring, manic-depressive stew of a book that noisily announces the debut of a talented - yes staggeringly talented new writer' Michiko Kakutani, …

Announcement: BooksGoSocial Book Blog Tour – Wise Before Their Time By Ann Richardson

“As Powerful As Any Great Classic Of Fiction”   So said Sir Ian McKellen in his Foreword to my book. And it is. Do you remember the terrible times of AIDS and HIV in the 1980s and 1990s? If not, are you curious to learn what it was like for those diagnosed? Wise Before their …

Volunteering at Birmingham Weekender – Thursday 21st September 2017

Hello everyone, How are we all? I'm back again. This blog will be the shortest out of the lot. In the morning, we carried brochures across the centre of town to local businesses in the hope that we could gain more interest from them. In the interim whilst waiting for jobs we handed out brochures …

Volunteering at Birmingham Weekender – Wednesday 20th September 2017

Hello everyone, Here is the first blog post at long last. It has been a long weekend and I'll be honest I'm still cream-crackered. They weren't wrong about how much walking was involved. Most of the team walked at least the length of a marathon over the course of the weekend - I count myself …