Art: Tom Gauld and Nasreddin Hoca

ere are two ancient posts from the blog that I'm reposting!   The first features illustrator Tom Gauld : A book I've loved is cartoonist and illustrator Tom Gauld 's latest, a myriorama, inspired by the works of Laurence Sterne . "Myriorama, or 'Many Thousand Views' consist of numerous cards depicting fragments or segments of landscapes that can be arranged in a multitude of different combinations. This 'entertainment' for young ladies and gentlemen originated in France. The first English version in 1824 was a set of 16 cards which depicted Gothic ruins, castles, cottages, a lighthouse, a man fishing and a gypsy encampment. These landmarks had a backdrop of mountains with islands and a lake to add extra texture and depth. Whenever the cards were taken out and arranged upon a table, they produced a landscape of harmony which was variable, compatible and satisfying to the user without being geographically identifiable. This first myriorama see

IWSG Day and Reflections: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

ello! It's Insecure Writer's Support Group Day! Insecure Writer's Support Group A database resource site and support group for writers and authors. Featuring weekly guests and tips, a monthly blogfest gathering, a Facebook group, a book club, and thousands of links – all to benefit writers! #IWSG Website / Facebook Group / Twitter  / Book Club Reedsy Discount /  Past Issues The awesome co-hosts for the May 4 posting of the IWSG are Kim Elliott,   Melissa Maygrove,   Chemist Ken,   Lee Lowery,  and  Nancy Gideon! This month's question: It's the best of times; it's the worst of times. What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the crappy times)? That's a fun question! The highest high is the sudden inspiration of a new idea, that feeling that I must put pen to paper right away before I lose it all. Drafting is also a high. Moments of synchronicity, when something I've researched or a feeling I've ha

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: Z

or the first time since 2017, I’m doing the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge ! In 2017, I collated all my blog posts up till then In 2016, I focused on JRR Tolkien and the Inklings In 2015, I featured books I’d read based on a reading challenge In 2014, I didn’t have a theme !   In 2013, I collated all my Twitter favourites up till then (it was a LOT easier to organize Twitter back then) In 2012, I listed all my favourite books This year I’m going to focus on fellow authors and bloggers !   I’ll cover all the guest posts, blog hops, cover reveals, interviews, and more, that I’ve featured over the years (mostly sorted by surname, with some sorted by title). Please share your favourite blog hops and blogging events and book covers in the comments! Plus a photo (or a few) for each day, taken by my daughter (or of her!) on a visit to the canton of Schwyz (one of the founding cantons of Switzerland, in 1291)! This year's A to Z team is : Arlee Bird (founder) at To