2019 Reflections: My #2019bestnine on Instagram

For better or for worse, the internet is where we live a lot of our lives these days, and I for one am quite a fan of Instagram. This year more people were moving towards Stories and away from the classic photos-in-a-grid way of using it, but I prefer to have something I can look back on in a more linear fashion. Continue reading

2019 Reflections: Books – Biographies

I’m reviving something I have done only once before, in 2016: the ‘biographies’ category of the book reflection posts, because I read some great ones this year and the non-fiction section was already looking pretty full. Continue reading

2019 Reflections: Books – Fiction

Here are my favourite fiction books from this year. (Note that not all of these were published this year, that’s just when I read them.)

The following are abridged reviews; where there’s a longer version on the blog, I’ve linked to it. Blurbs are either from the back of the book, or from Amazon. Continue reading

Half-Year Review

So, how’s the year going?

Pretty well, on the whole. At the beginning of the year I made some plans, so now that we’re halfway through I thought I’d take a look at how they’re moving along. Continue reading