About

About the blog:

My name is Carol McGill.

I wanted a place where I could take the cool creative things I discover and talk about them as much as I want. I started it in an exam year, when I needed a new creative outlet. I needed something satisfying and sustainable. That wasn’t my only reason for beginning, but this blog served that purpose very well. Once I finished my exams, however, I was more creatively fulfilled and didn’t need it anymore. I will not be posting on here for the foreseeable future, but I’ll keep my list of much-loved books and publications up to date.

This has not been an author blog, exactly. More of an ooh-there’s-a-thing-that-is-lovely or argh-I want-to-talk-about-this blog. Things you can expect to find here include:

  1. Natter about books
  2. …and other writer-y things
  3. Descriptions of places (cities, cafés, shops…) I’ve visited and liked
  4. Descriptions of cool things I’ve found online, e.g. short films/web series, websites, online magazines, etc. So if you’re bored you can have a flick through and find something to look at.

That’s most of it. 🙂

About me:

Me: I live in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, where I spend most of my time waiting at bus stops.

Writing: I’ve always loved writing. I’ve been lucky enough to have a few little bits and pieces published (which you can see listed here).

Some books I loved (because I couldn’t list them all and I haven’t even mentioned any from when I was a bit younger):

  • Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • Robyn Schneider, Extraordinary Means
  • Holly Bourne, Am I Normal Yet?
  • Louise O’Neill, Only Ever Yours
  • Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
  • Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
  • Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones
  • Cornelia Funke, Reckless
  • John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
  • David Nichols, One Day
  • Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted

Very pleased to meet you. 🙂

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