Confessions of a Poet Laureate

By Charles Simic Around the World: Serbia This is a short collection of essays by the former U.S poet laureate Charles Simic. He believes that the secret to our identities is not in the big things, but in the little things- the observations we make, the quiet moments... Here we have a selection of his … Continue reading Confessions of a Poet Laureate


2018 Wrap Up

Wow- how time flies. Sorry for the absence- as I mentioned, I participated in NaNoWriMo in November- and so spent the month writing rather than reading, although looking back at my tally I did still get a few books in- just not any for my around the world reading Challenge. And I got rather inspired … Continue reading 2018 Wrap Up

October Wrap Up

October was quite a good month this year. I had a few social engagements already booked in- including a  1930s superhero costume party (I was Bullet girl- have you ever hear of her? neither had I but there weren't many female options who, you know, wore clothes.), and a Disney murder mystery dinner party that … Continue reading October Wrap Up