Book Fix

Wordless Books

This book made me cry three times and gasp with pleasure/surprise twice. It has no words. That is irrelevant to its storytelling power. The book is Shaun Tan's award-winning┬áThe Arrival.┬áTan's artwork is phenomenally beautiful. I am emotionally engaged with the characters within the first pages regardless of the lack of dialogue or actual words. I've… Continue reading Wordless Books

Writing Fix

About the old lady who swallowed a fly, molly coddling and gender bias

This might turn out to be a bit of a double rant. One of my all time favourite songs/stories when I was a kid was There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly. It's ridiculous, and funny and dark and I always loved the shock of the last line She's dead of course! I… Continue reading About the old lady who swallowed a fly, molly coddling and gender bias