A-Z of my blog!

I thought it would be fun to do an A-Z of my blog (too much time on my hands?) so here we go…

A is for ‘Awkward!’ A series I wrote about those slightly dodgy life situations. These posts are on my Writing page.

B is for Books. You probably know that I like them a lot. All my book reviews and bookish features can be found on my Reading page.

C is for Cats. I love cats. My favourite books when I was very little tended to feature cats. I love cats. Did I mention that already?

D is for Doctor Who. Everyone’s favourite family-friendly, exciting yet educational, sci-fi TV programme. I’ve written a reflective post about series 1 to 11 and a review of series 12.

E is for Emma by Jane Austen. One of my top thirty books and my favourite Austen, I also featured Emma in a ‘film of the book’ post (see below).

F is for ‘Film of the book’. A monthly series in which I compare a film adaptation to the original book, which has included The Shining, Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby and The Exorcist. The posts can be found on my Misc page.

G is for Garfield, Simon. I’ve read five of his books and reviewed three of them here: Mauve, Timekeepers and In Miniature.

H is for Horror. I wrote two scary stories, The Eye and Nightmare in Terrortubby Land. I’ve discussed clowns and the TV shows which scared me as a child.

I is for ‘Information Superhighway’. A series in which I highlighted some fun and yet educational free resources on the web. You can find these on the Misc page.

J is for Job interviews. To gain your sympathy / amusement, I have written about my worst ones.

K is for Kettering. The home town of comedian James Acaster. I’ve seen his live show and reviewed his book.

L is for Love. For Valentine’s Day, I wrote about actual hearts in fiction (not for the faint-hearted) and about songs with the word ‘heart’ in them (warning: contains Britney Spears).

M is for Music. I love music and have written about songs which spark memories for me, great songs with terrible videos, my favourite music videos and have started a series on my favourite albums.

N is for N S Ford. Hi there πŸ™‚

O is for ‘Ordinary people of the past’. A series in which I commemorate the folk who aren’t famous enough to be celebrated in a Google Doodle (nearly everyone, then). You can read the posts on the Misc page.

P is for Poetry. I’ve been known to share the occasional verse on subjects such as soup, procrastination, the lockdown and a bookish version of Hamlet’s ‘to be or not to be’ speech. I’m also a fan of Philip Larkin’s poetry.

Q is for Quite bizarre. I wrote a post about some weird books on my shelf and it’s still one of my most viewed.

R is for Recommended books. Go to this page to see a selection of books in various genres which get my seal of approval.

S is for Science fiction. I’ve reviewed sci-fi books such as I, Robot, Children of Time, The Illustrated Man, The Other Things and The Food of the Gods.

T is for ‘Time-travelling bookworm’. This series started out as an adventure to a particular month of a particular year. It was fun but time-consuming (ha) so now I just use a random generator to choose a book from my reading record and then say if I liked it or even whether I remember it.

U is for Ugly book covers. I know, I know, don’t judge a book by its cover…

V is for Vintage Books. This imprint is the publisher of Stella Gibbons’ reissued novels (yay) but was defeated in the mighty Battle of the Classics (boo).

W is for Writing. Visit this page to see my various bits of creative writing, plus posts about the writing process and blogging.

X is for Excel (sort of). I use this Microsoft programme to record my reading, plan my blog posts and choose what books to re-read.

Y is for Yangtze. One of the Sacred Rivers visited by Simon Reeve in his TV documentary. My reviews of many of his other shows can be found on the Misc page. My review of his book Step by Step is also one of my most viewed posts.

Z is for Zephaniah, Benjamin. One of ten writers I would have a coffee with.

19 thoughts on “A-Z of my blog!”

  1. Great idea for a post and good list! Yay for cats and Doctor Who and Excel which I have recently started using because my written-on-paper method is no longer keeping up with the scale of my reading (goals). My G would be for the other Garfield, the orange cat, of whom I have about 40 comic books of. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! Glad you liked it. Excel is very useful indeed. I like Garfield too πŸ™‚

  2. This post has made me smile! Your job interview post reminded me of a friend who was asked during an interview, “If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?” Her answer was, “Um, a dog?” She didn’t get the job.

    1. What a strange question to be asked… I would probably say a cat, for myself, just because it’s the first animal I think of, but it’s not relevant to whether someone can do a job or not.

      1. Well, it made a good story. My friend told it to a group of us and we all roared, but at the time she must have been humiliated to have been asked something so ludicrous.

      1. It does vary in quality, from the excellent to the OK to the ‘I won’t watch that episode ever again’ πŸ˜‰

          1. Yeah I’m not that keen on the Matt Smith one, he seemed kind of creepy… but I do like Peter Capaldi a lot and Jodie is quite good πŸ™‚

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