The Other Mother; ‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman

Are Introverts life’s losers? Longman’s online dictionary describes an Introvert as someone who is quiet and shy, not enjoying the company of others.Longman’s Online While I consider myself introverted I would never be termed shy, and I am fairly certain, dependent on the situation, that I am not particularly quiet. Susan Cain wrote an article recently for the Guardian online on the importance of Introverts. My childhood was a myriad of being told to speak ………

Arrested Development; ‘The Sun Also Rises’ by Ernest Hemingway

“The… the other important joke, for me, is one that’s usually attributed to Groucho Marx; but, I think it appears originally in Freud’s “Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious,” and it goes like this – I’m paraphrasing – um, “I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member.” That’s the key joke of my adult life, in terms of my relationships with women.”Alvy Singer, Annie ………

Dead Duck Day; ‘About A Boy’ by Nick Hornby

No man is an island, or woman for that matter. A lot of us try, but eventually you need or want to build a life with someone (mostly so you stop talking to yourself) and expand your island into a country or continent; depending on how virile you are. I quite enjoy island life; it is a lot easier to look after yourself than other people. Making mistakes in your own life, that is fine, ………

Dracarys: ‘A Dance With Dragons’ by George R. R. Martin

“This is the end, beautiful friend, the end”The End by The Doors Patience, it’s not one of my virtues. Daily I ensure I do not give in to my need for instant gratification. I have even reached the point where I have to budget my finances or I will run out of money days into a month. So, I am sure you can appreciate that while this is not the last George R. R. Martin ………