Anni’s Blog

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The Quality of Silence ~ Rosamund Lupton

I found it hard to put this book down! It tells the story of Yasmin and her profoundly deaf ten year-old daughter Ruby who go on a perilous search for Ruby’s father in Northern Alaska during the winter. It’s a thriller that draws you into its icy web and I […]Read more »

The Host ~ Stephanie Meyer

I’ve never read the ‘Twilight’ series, so this is my first encounter with Meyer’s work. I picked it chiefly because it was written in first person and in the past tense and I wanted to see what I could learn from it about this style. I am full of admiration […]Read more »

Hag-Seed ~ Margaret Atwood

This is one of the Hogarth Shakespeare project’s books, a series of fiction books based on the works of Shakespeare. Others include Macbeth by Jo Nesbo, The Winter’s Tale by Jeanette Winterson and Hamlet by Gillian Flynn. Felix Phillips is a middle-aged theatre director and actor, who was staging a […]Read more »

Third Act Blues

Editing the third part of ‘The Witch Woman’s Prophecy’ is proving to be the least enjoyable part of writing this novel. One of my writing buddies has told me that I have hit ‘The Dip‘ as defined by Seth Godin. Sometimes I feel that I’m not making any progress at all, and […]Read more »

The Craftsman ~ Sharon Bolton

Devoted Father or Merciless Killer? His secrets are buried with him. Thirty years ago three missing teenagers were found dead after being buried alive. Larry Glassbrook was the creepy, Elvis-lookalike, coffin-maker convicted of the crime by young WPC Florence Lovelace. After Larry’s death, the disappearances begin again. Was Larry the […]Read more »

Scythe ~ Neal Shusterman

This is one of the best YA books I’ve read in recent years. Not only does it have an exciting story, but it also poses lots of moral and philosophical questions in an understandable way. I’m convinced that this is going to become a standard text in schools over the […]Read more »

Girl in Snow ~ Danya Kukafka

I heard Danya Kukafka interviewed on DIY MFA and immediately added ‘Girl in Snow’ to my ‘Must Reads’ list. I loved the way Danya described telling this story from three completely different points of view. I love a good whodunnit, and enjoyed this immensely, despite it being more about the […]Read more »

In the Margin

I have posted another story onto Wattpad which you can find here This was a fun story to write and as I limited it to a thousand words it mean that I had to make every single word count. The garden in the story was inspired by my grandmother’s. Gran grew […]Read more »