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Serial Killers, Aliens, & Very Angry Zombies

A book chat containing surprisingly few books, but some thoughts about changing reading patterns and book love.

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Things to Distract You

Not all distraction is bad. It can be a way to reset, to let the subconscious tinker for a bit …

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Lemon Squares for Dragonish Cravings

A tart and tasty lemon bar recipe, perfect for distracting police officers and soothing anxious dragons.

A Crime Wave & the End of the World

An overdue reading chat involving a lot of fun crime fiction, a bit of horror, and the end of the world.

A Moment of Absence & the Naming of Dragons

A dog called Shorty, a trip to Fiji, an unexpected smoked fish and an expected loss, among other things. Also dragons.

Gobbelino London Book five 5 a worry of weres cats PI

A Worry of Weres, Chapter 2: A Brush With Something Vast & Distant

Read the second chapter of Gobbelino London’s fifth adventure here!

Gobbelino London Book five 5 a worry of weres cats PI

A Worry of Weres, Chapter 1: Rabies is the Least of Our Worries

Read the first chapter of Gobbelino’s fifth adventure here! (Just mind SharkDog …)

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Spiced Carrot Loaf Cake, Because Easter

A quick and easy carrot loaf cake that’s perfect for an everyday treat – or an Easter one.

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Werewolves, Weddings, Court Politics, & Other Eldritch Horrors

A March reading chat and the delights of dedicated reading time. (Plus the tūī are still hiding …)

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No One Ever Talks About the Book Wolves

A deleted scene from the fifth Gobbelino London book, featuring two of his least favourite things …