Sharing is good

This year, I’ve signed up to the Goodreads reading challenge. That is to say, I’ve marked down in digital pixels a number of books that I’m hoping to read during the course of the year. I’ve signed up to read 25 books. I’ve not said what books. I’ve not said how long the books should be. I’ve not picked genre, author or title. Just a pledge to read that many books. And I hope to read more than that. Not because I want to ‘win’ the challenge, but because reading is goddamn cool. Because it’s not about quality, but about…

It’s 2016 and let’s not play Monopoly

First up – it’s 2016 (and a great, shining ball of Happy New Year-ness to you fine folks). I hope it’s treating you well and you’re holding the January blues at bay. Second up – it’s 2016 and hover boards are a thing, but they don’t actually hover and apparently occasionally blow up (so I’ve heard). Third up – it’s 2016 and there’s a new Star Wars film out (which, by the way, is a whole lot of fun if you’ve not had the chance to see it yet – new faces, old faces, and some excellent one-liners). And not…