Category: Ideas

Novels in the Time of Dystopia

There are some news stories circulating that say Orwell’s 1984 is trending on Amazon and that publishers are having to print more books to keep up with demand (one story is here). Whilst 1984 is one of my favourite books, I view it as a companion to  Huxley’s Brave New World, kind of like two ends of…

By Shanutopia January 26, 2017 0

The 100 Page Rule

In book club we are often faced with reading books we would not normally choose to read as they are not our normal taste in books. We do vote for book choices, but sometimes your choice isn’t the winner (even if you’re the organiser). I always ask at the beginning of a book club meeting…

By Shanutopia January 25, 2017 0

Poetry? Goth Teen Much?

2016 has proven to be a difficult year (and it’s not even over yet). Work has been slow and unchallenging. I moved from a furnished flat to an unfurnished house and that took me a month.  Others dear to me have had some life trials: cancer, divorce, children with emotional issues, you name it. Oh all…

By Shanutopia September 23, 2016 0