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Apologies

Oh great....my what a great blogger I am...Not!

I have just been going through the comments on my posts & replying in the modest way...then i went back & thought right time to clear all this up & so i clicked on delete & somehow this has now managed to delete ALL the comments on my blog....i thought it would just delete them from the comment box in my settings menu.

So all those comments from my readers have gone. Disappeared into thin blogger air. I'm sorry my readers...i even had some witty replies from me as well! grrrr. lol.

I now know that i can never delete comments from the comment box setting thingy in the design & settings menu....that sucks though as it looks so much neater & cleaner when it's empty lol. Oh well....i shall live & learn.

Sorry again my readers....i shall avoid the delete button like the plague in future :o)


Fiction or non-fiction?

Another prompt on: http://nablopomo.blogher.com/ was: Would you rather publish fiction or non-fiction?
Fiction. Hands down every time. I had thought one time ago about trying my hand at writing non-fiction but I couldn’t get my real thoughts/feelings down onto the page. Then two years ago when I was doing a creative writing course I had to do a piece of non-fiction writing.
It was the hardest piece of written work I’ve ever completed. Yes I did complete it & received quite a good mark for it but I changed my mind so many times on the subject matter as I couldn’t decide what I wanted to write about.
I wanted a story that held my tutor’s attention but one that didn’t feel too cliché, even for non-fiction. I was going to write about my grandfather but every time I tried writing it I became stuck. I couldn’t get the right words down on the paper. I couldn’t structure the sentences to how I wanted them written. It was just too tough to write. I remember even ringing my dad to confirm det…

Banning books.

One other prompt on: http://nablopomo.blogher.com/  was: What do you think about the act for banning books?
Why would ‘higher authorities’ ban books? It actually annoys me that they think books need to be banned. Surely if they ban books it will actually make people go out & find that book.
If they publicise the banning of certain books that it will make them all the more popular as readers will be intrigued as to the reasons for banning it in the first place & they will therefore find it, buy it & read it. This defeats the idea of having a book banned.
It’s just the same as when they try to ban films, people go out of their way to find banned films which then makes them popular & years on they show them on TV or bring them out on DVD.
So why go through all the trouble of banning books? It seems a pointless task to me & involves unnecessary paper work, laws etc. So why bother? It will only make people discover the books either in other formats or from another paying/se…

Paperback or an e-reader?

Last book I read.

False blinkers

Trusting.

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Places to read.