People still speak of the music from Oregon Bay. For some it exists merely in whispers, rumours floating through the air. Others swear to have heard the music themselves, as if it were long ago imprinted into their brains and seeps into their thoughts without a moment’s notice. Either way, no one can agree on … Continue reading The Music From Oregon Bay: Short Story
This past weekend, the annual Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) was held at Olympia, London, whereby I attended two out of the three days the convention was held. This event is a celebration of YA literature, and what a celebration it was! A typical day at the convention involves meeting your favourite authors, running around … Continue reading YALC 2017
The BBC have recently announced that actor Jodie Whittaker will be playing the 13th Doctor in the long running television show Doctor Who. Whittaker (Broadchurch, Attack the Block) will be the first female actor to play the title character in the show. The role of the Doctor has been previously played by white, male actors, from … Continue reading The Future (Doctor) is Female!
Nowadays, when I'm not at work or at a bookstore, you will find me on the ice. Ice skating is a recent hobby of mine and I started as everyone does; by landing face first on the ice. Not the smoothest of introductions to the sport, I will say. However, from the moment I put … Continue reading Why Ice Skating Matters
As some of you may know, I have been running a book review Youtube channel since 2012, under the name EmRBrownie. This has been a passion project of mine for many years, and was started with the sole intention of finding people to discuss books with (as at the time of starting the channel, I didn't have … Continue reading My Life on Youtube
Noise. It's everywhere. Always has, always will. At first you don't notice, It creeps up, slowly, Like water waiting to boil. Then BANG! It explodes in shouts and screams and Secrets and squeals until It's all just noise in your head, Just noise. Then Silence. An echo of the past, A … Continue reading Noise: A Poem
Each place the lonely traveller leaves And to each place he arrives, He carries with him the weight Of what he will leave behind. He adds each goodbye to the bag on his back And, hunched over, he soldiers on To the next hello, the next welcome That will greet him along his path. … Continue reading The Lonely Traveller: A Poem