Bloganuary: Has a book changed your life?

How many book blurbs have you seen which trumpet the claim that ‘this book will change your life’? Dozens, at least. And how many such books really have had a life-changing impact on you? One? Two? None? I can honestly say that there is no book (and I’ve read a fair few in my time)…

I’d sooner read a good book..

Today, WordPress’ ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’ seems to¬†want me to attach some kind of cosmic significance to toys: “Toy story. What was your favourite plaything as a child? Do you see any connection between your life now and your favourite childhood toy?” My childhood wasn’t deprived in any way, and I always had plenty…