Perspectives on Identity in Short Stories

Perspectives on Identity in Short Stories

I often get to the end of a novel and think Now I know where it’s going, I’d love to read it again. But, as a book blogger reading around 150 contemporary novels a year, I rarely do. But short stories are different. There’s always time to reread those we particularly... Read more
Landscapes in Modern Myth

Landscapes in Modern Myth

Landscapes have a tendency to set off questions in my head, about what lies below the surface of a place and what possibilities there might be.   Can Fairy Tales Be Set in The Real World? I live in a beautiful part of the world, near glens could be taken straight... Read more
8 Women In Translation for 2019

8 Women In Translation for 2019

Why Should I Read Translated Works?If you agree that reading diverse benefits your brain, you’re probably open to reading novels in translation. If language affects thought, there can’t be a better way of accessing a mindset different to one’s own. Unfortunately, far... Read more
Does Diverse Reading Benefit Your Brain?

Does Diverse Reading Benefit Your Brain?

Reading As A Form Of Self Care?You’re probably familiar with the ethical arguments favouring diverse reading. Celebrating marginalised stories is part of what Inspired Quill is about. You might not be aware, however, that reading diverse makes sense from a self-care... Read more
Why would you even want a Damsel?

Why would you even want a Damsel?

One of my favourite animated series was, and still is, The Mysterious Cities of Gold. It aired on the BBC in the very late eighties and it has always been a huge comfort and inspiration to me. Aside from the character of navigator Mendoza’s gravity-defying cape and... Read more

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