What you could be reading

Tom Carlisle
(or, how reading fiction changed the way I think, see and understand the world)
Created 30 Oct 2019
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  • Monthly round-up: November 2021
    01 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Morning folks, And welcome to this first, new-look monthly round-up. Below you'll find a list of the best books I've read in the past month, and a set of the best articles I've read. There's also some...
  • Discussion thread: what are you reading?
    22 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Morning folks, It’s Friday again, so here’s the usual two questions: What are you reading? How is it? You’ll need to hit ‘like and comment’ to leave a message - I don’t think you need to create an acc...
  • Discussion thread: what are you reading?
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Morning folks, As promised, two questions today: What are you reading? How is it? Post your answers in the comment box below. Feel free to be as brief as you like. Until next time, Tom
  • "and know the place for the first time"
    10 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Folks, I started writing blogs in 2008, back when the blogosphere was still a thing. Things felt easier back then. You didn’t have to think so hard about attracting people to your blog - it was easier...
  • "and the waves, of course"
    19 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Folks, Here’s what I’ve been reading this last couple of weeks… Tokyo Redux - David Peace Where, when and why I bought it: I bought this from Waterstones, in hardback, this July. It's even signed by D...
  • "so they think I'm probably a chimera"
    05 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Folks, Apologies for the fortnightly rhythm of these newsletters lately. It's for a good reason - I sold my novel to a publisher last week, and so a lot of my time at the moment is taken up with makin...
  • "a great idea in the hands of little people"
    22 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Friends, Here’s what I’ve been reading this week… The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - John le Carre When, where and why I bought it: I bought this in a charity shop in Bristol for 50p, after reading J...
  • "we're from where we're from"
    15 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Friends, Here’s what I’ve been reading this week… Stephen Graham Jones - The Only Good Indians When, where and why I bought it: in paperback, from Waterstones, with a book token. It's one of the few h...
  • "fear and big white eyes inside a suit of dirty skin"
    01 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Friends, Here’s what I’ve been reading this week… The Book of Accidents - Chuck Wendig When, where and why I bought it: with this month's audible credit. I've listened to a lot of highbrow literary fi...
  • another week without a proper letter
    25 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    Folks, Today’s another day without a newsletter, and here’s why: We are currently trying to sell our house, which is exhausting - not just the paperwork, or the cleaning, or organising viewings, but t...
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