AUGUST 27 2021
Gosh, another new web site. Yet again, I had to build it myself because I could find no man-bunned snowboarding hipster with the courage to do the job, but that's fine. At retirement age, I now have another skill I can monetise if I have to.
And the main point of this site's existence is to get you all signing up for my newsletter (also a relaunch) so that I'm not reliant on the shifting whims of big tech for you to find my new books.
I've made various attempts to get back to being the regular blogger I once was, but I don't think that's going to happen. For a start, I cut myself off from mainstream media and news-oriented forums in August 2020, and if the Martians have invaded since then, I haven't found out about it yet. It's exceptionally hard for a former TV and newspaper reporter to abandon the news, especially politics, but I feel a lot better for it, the world is still turning, and it's vindicated my worst fears –– that journalism is finally, utterly, and completely dead. I can do without that, thanks. So having no external irritant to enrage me, I have little ranting to do, and therefore not as much to blog about. My blog was mostly news on books anyway. So, I thought, there's no point in having a blog page and a news page, so I've decided to put it all here. This is what's going on in my head and what's landed on my desk. Well, not everything
that's going on in my head, obviously, because I'd get arrested, but it was a case of either writing it down here or telling the houseplants all about it, and they're fed up with me.
Anyway, on to important stuff. I have some sturdy shishito pepper plants growing on the windowsill, and some of the flowers are a little… mutant. On the same plant, I have five, six, and ten-petal flowers. They're good listeners, though.
For those who want to see the old blog posts, I'm working on it. I've got a new blog plug-in to replace news and blogs as separate entities, but it can't import the previous archive. So I'll probably just fish out the FAQ-type posts and remove the rest. I'm still blogging, albeit it more succinctly, on Goodreads
, mostly about anime and K-dramas rather than books.
The interesting stuff will be in my newsletter