Robservations: Of smartphone addiction…

Very strongly do I feel, that the smartphone is the most invasive and controlling invention that humans have ever created. We have become mindless slaves to the technology, and it's a sad sight to behold. Don't get me wrong. I find my smartphone … [Read more...]

Philip Hensher’s depressing observation for the lover of pen and ink

Recently, I've been dipping into Philip Hensher's latest book, The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting, and Why it Still Matters (Macmillan), in which he bemoans the loss of handwriting in today's technological age, where it stands little chance … [Read more...]

Robservations: Of checkout blindness…

Conscious of the fact that I want and need to improve my own personal essay writing skills, I'm launching my own weekly essay series, entitled Robservations. In these essays I will endeavour to mainly cover the subject of reading and writing, but in … [Read more...]

NaNoWriMo: A title for my novel and the quivering begins

Something I’ve never really spoken about much on RobAroundBooks so far are my own aspirations to write fiction. I do not, by any stretch of the imagination, consider myself accomplished or particularly talented in this area, but nevertheless I’m … [Read more...]