Bookshop Bistro

By Syl Sabastian “Drought always ends in rain.” Sometimes, the profoundly obvious, is also profoundly impactful. We received rain last night, after half a year of no-rain. I love the rain. Rain...

By Syl Dinada Positive-negative, even good-bad. It’s just terminology really. Those in-between spaces like when painting, aren’t really negative spaces are they? They’re just different spaces. Like silence is essential to music. But silence is...

“Thing is, with our dreams, our goals, our aspirations, they are such a big deal to us, that we tend to assume it is a big deal to attain them. When...

Riley J. Froud

By Riley J. Froud. So I was happily browsing the internet this morning when I came across an article on the Independent website, all about Stephen Kingmocking James Patterson for praising his own work. It’s...

A debate between Riley and Omar Al-Masry. Omar opens this debate with the declaration that he would choose eBooks….but for good reasons. Omar: As digital technology became more prominent and accessible, the way...

Chissick Chat

Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and J D Cunegan Hello, Jeff Cunningham, American author writing as J. D. Cunegan, a series of murder mysteries featuring the character, Jill Andersen. Welcome...

Riley J. Froud

By Riley J. Froud. How’s your vocabulary? I don’t know whether it’s because I’m a bibliophagist or whether it’s because I’m scripturient, but I must admit that I often partake in...

A debate between Riley and Omar Al-Masry on books and movies. The debate over which are better movies or books has been going on for years. Here’s some more interesting points. Omar: Books...

You’ll no doubt be aware of the famous experiments conducted by Professor Pavlov on some dogs. Professor Pavlov managed to prove that dogs were capable of learning, that the same stimulus...

I’ve often pondered why writers write.  The question is a bit metaphysical and I think that the answer would often be ‘because I do,’ followed by a quizzical expression.  That in...

There’s nothing like a good book, sentiments shared by Alfred The Great. Shortly after we had visited Winchester and photographed his statue, BBC television screened programmes about him on consecutive nights....

Into Infinity Have you held to your New Year resolution to keep a diary? Many years ago I was given a five year diary which lasted at least a decade of...