Approaching a significant birthday and without a real job for nearly ten years, I thought I’d do what any fantasy reading, Star Wars loving, ex-computer programmer would do, and start a blog. A former bookseller, I have a passion for all things printed, and have been reviewing books on Amazon for several years. This blog is a way of making it a little more personal. I would dearly love to write my own original fiction, but probably don’t have the talent, and certainly don’t have the dedication. So like many frustrated novelists, I criticise; it’s easy to do that when you don’t produce anything. This blog is also a way of absorbing time I could spend writing. I’m a few months in to blogging now, and I’m still not 100% sure where I’m going with it. At the moment it’s all I can do to read and review my books, but one day I hope to add more variety. Sometime around 2034.
I have a wife and three children, and take my role as house-husband, full-time dad and loafer very seriously. So this blog will mostly be about books, but there may be the odd parenting tip in here too. I read a lot of dystopian fiction, which is a depressing thing for a parent to do. In theory I like crime fiction, but in practice, I moan about it. A lot.