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Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang – Book Review

Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is as much a triumph of research as it is a call to arms for creatives to begin seeing resting as a skill, something that we should take seriously, to learn and improve at. Soojung-Kim Pang argues that resting well will benefit the quality of our creative output and, ultimately, lead us to live more productive, more fulfilled lives. Today I was so tired that I forgot...

Jurassic Peckham – Coming Soon

This is a short post announcing the unveiling of my latest short story, Jurassic Peckham, on Storygram (my fiction writing website).

I’ve added the prologue to the site now, and the first chapter will be live on Thursday 10th Jan. Watch this space, or signup to the newsletter to be notified as soon as it’s live!

The Sellout by Paul Beatty – Book Review

The Sellout is a deftly woven tale of one man who tries to put his hometown, Dickens (a little-known region of Los Angeles) back on the map after it is removed in a wanton act of gentrification. I’m not sure I’m qualified to write a review of The Sellout. It’s a book that made my head spin; full of eloquently written insanity, contradictions and tangents that lead you through a...

Finish by Jon Acuff – Book Review

This week I read Jon Acuff’s Finish. Unlike an earlier book of his (titled Start), Finish is aimed at people who have no trouble starting projects, but struggle to reach the end of their goals, for myriad reasons. (Hello!)
It’s a motivational book which has at its heart a simple premise; perfectionism is the enemy.

Newsflash!

It’s been quite a while since I wrote anything on this blog, especially considering the regularity with which I used to update it. So, here’s a few things that have changed on the blog, apart from the url (which is now blog.grahamo.com)… Friday review is no more No kidding, you say? It’s true, it has been over 7 months since I last posted my ‘weekly’ article. I’ve often considered...

Big tubes, Hamilton, and Email in Real Life

Welcome to Friday Review no. 15! Well this week has been a scorcher whilst stuck at work – but I’m off to Kent for the weekend and of course it’s going to rain. Such is life! Here’s this week’s Friday Review – a little short as I’ve also just finished my review of Hamilton (theatre), which has just gone live this morning. Interesting stuff If you like big machinery and impressive...

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