The Calming Effect

    This world is frantic. We’re forever running around; either with work, family, children etc etc. So how do we find our peace, our quiet, our stillness? I’m thinking about this type of thing after reading Matt Haig’s current bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive. Now that is one cracking read. Even if you haven’t experienced anyContinue reading “The Calming Effect”

Pulp Idol Firsts!

December 2013 will not only bring the usual merriment of Christmas and festive cheer, but also the publication launch of Pulp Idol Firsts 2013. This is a book filled with wonderful first chapters from up and coming writers, including myself, Clare Doran, and Sarah Tarbit. This will be an exciting event for not only thoseContinue reading “Pulp Idol Firsts!”

Young At Heart.

 What’s your favourite childhood book? Hiding amongst the array of books under the Influences tab you will see one called Hiding Out. Small blonde boy? Sitting by a camp fire? Wearing an orange jumper? Found it? Excellent! If you said to me, name a memorable book from my childhood, this would be number one. It’s every child’sContinue reading “Young At Heart.”

Reading Aloud, Reading Together.

  I mentioned in previous posts that I was soon to become a reading volunteer for The Reader Organisation’s Get Into Reading program. I have been with a group for the past seven weeks now and it has so far been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. My expectations have been succeeded. IContinue reading “Reading Aloud, Reading Together.”



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The Chaotic Writer

A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just begins to live that day. – Emily Dickinson


Personal site of Jane Davis, Founder & Director of The Reader. Mainly reading & thoughts about reading, plus some of my obsessions.

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Stories and other truths

Some Words That Say What I Think

a collection of words about my average, bog-standard life accompanied by some sub-par illustrations that depict selected moments in said life


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J T Weaver

When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose. — Dylan.


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