I hope everybody enjoyed the weekend 🙂

Work is slow right now, which is perhaps not that much of a surprise, but I hope it picks up soon 🙂

The US cover for Garth Nix’s Goldenhand has been revealed, and the article linked from the author’s tweet indicates a release date of 11th October — it seems reasonable to assume that this is the US release date for the novel, but it’s likely that the UK release will be around this time as well. I’m really looking forward to it! 🙂 Once it’s released and I’ve read it, I may well construct a review or two — of the Old Kingdom series as a whole, of each book individually, or maybe both…

Aside from epic fantasy novels, I’ve also recently been looking at ‘art of the movie’-type books, specifically those relating to Crimson Peak, Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World. These three movies rank among my favourites because they’re very enjoyable to watch and are visually gorgeous besides, so getting behind-the-scenes information on the design process should be fascinating ^^


Our top picks for APA Pacific 2016 – Are You Ready? — The Philosopher’s Eye

This year’s American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting is drawing near. You’re likely combing through the program or app (yes, there’s an app!) squinting at the small font wishing you could split yourself in two in order to attend all the things you’d like AND be able to explore the beautiful city that is San […]

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Quiet weekend?

Things haven’t calmed down, exactly, as regards my inbox, but the specific flow of the work has changed a bit such that my daily word count is less erratic. This makes things a bit easier to manage.

As far as the four-day Easter weekend goes, I will be available as usual. Do not hesitate to get in touch with me via email ( if you wish to discuss a proofreading project.

Work and books

It’s been a pretty intense month so far, work-wise — though getting the opportunity to see some potential best-sellers before they’re published certainly makes up for the exhaustion! It’s one of the perks of being a proofreader 🙂

I’m fairly close to finishing working through ‘The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight’, which I reviewed some time ago — the food is delicious and is definitely working as advertised ^^ I can’t wait to get started on the next book 🙂

Speaking of books, I was very happy to learn that the fifth full-length ‘Old Kingdom’ novel now has a title — ‘Goldenhand’ — and a tentative release date of October 2016. The ‘Old Kingdom’ series is one of my favourite fantasy works, so this latest instalment should be immensely enjoyable ^^


I hope you’ve enjoyed the stories of my grandfather’s that I’ve been posting over the past month 🙂 It’s reassuring to know that they have, at last, had some sort of publication.

If you’ve just found this blog, the stories to which I refer can be found here: They are the only surviving fragments of works by my late grandfather, which were never published in his lifetime.