Franz Kafka

Kafka was an interesting author. He wrote a number of manuscripts and asked his friend, Max Brod to burn them all after his death, he didn’t seem to have any interest in having them published. I can’t begin to speculate on why this is so and I’m hoping some articles will come to shed some […]

Dracula, Squid Ink style

There have been many books and movies written about Dracula, but the best books are the original which I’ve scribbled a few words here about and Dracula – The Un-Dead written by a descendent of Bram Stoker, you can find the few words I’ve written here. Here is the Squid Ink version.

There’s Book Fairs and then there’s Book Fairs

I have this love/hate relationship with book fairs. On the one hand they’re fantastic places to browse among books, get more stock and maybe meet some fellow book lovers. On the other hand they’re fabulous places to browse among books, pick up kilos of books, stretch my arms and spend too much money. I tend […]

Teaser Tuesday: Truckers by Terry Pratchett

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading. Head on over to find out all about it, and how to join in! Truckers is actually a kids book but it’s one of my favourite Pratchett’s. It’s the first in the Bromiliad Trilogy and is a fabulous little book. I won’t tell you […]

Collecting Golden Hands Encyclopedia of Crafts?

How do you tell the different editions of the Golden Hands Encyclopedia of Crafts apart? I don’t have a definitive answer for you as it’s just way too complicated. I will give you some information I’ve gleaned from the lovely people over at Partworks and from my observations as I’ve been listing various parts of […]

The Tyger – William Blake

THE TYGER (from Songs Of Experience) By William Blake Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare sieze the fire? And […]

What are Partworks Magazines?

I wish I had a dollar (US of course) for every time I’ve been asked this question. I’ve grown up with the idea of them as I collected Stitch by Stitch when I was young so I just assumed everyone knew, it seems I was wrong. Partwork magazines were, and are, still being issued by […]