Jo Roderick's Blog

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Paste & Post

Write, copy, paste, post, and repeat senselessly. Is this what the new world is about? We post at each other, but where is the social aspect in that? The world is facing what I call ‘Mad Post Syndrome’. The text...

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The Show for Wordiness

The Show for Wordiness I’m allowing myself to be drawn into the debate for wordiness. In ‘showing’ my support, I may be ‘telling’, but I will face the fallout without despair. I shall sail the turbulent sea that sprays a...

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Reviewing for Non-Dummies

Reviewing for Non-Dummies Many readers avoid reviewing the books they read, and this is detrimental to authors. In this article, I’m going to explain, in optimistic and layman’s terms, the fundamentals of why it is important to review books, and...

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Book Review: Miss Fortune by Albina Hume

An unexpectedly entertaining read Albina Hume has led an interesting life and she has a great story to tell. At first glance, one might think that this is yet another memoir, but it is much more than that. One often...