Month: December 2019

My Reading Year 2019

As is usual at the end of December, I’m looking back on my year of reading during 2019. This is made much easier than it used to be, thanks to Goodreads and its handy ‘your year in books page’. According to it – I have read 35 books this year, and 9,460 pages. This is actually underestimating my reading, as I don’t tend to read short stories – which I’ve read a lot of this year. But for novels, it should mostly cover it (I may have missed logging one or two, but not more). I’ve not quite made my …

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Quiz Books

Quiz Books I’ve co-written several quiz books with my wife which are available on the Amazon Kindle store. You can find these on the links below, the main link is to, the one in brackets is to Frosty’s Christmas Quiz Book  (USA link here) – This is a mix of Christmas and non-Christmas general knowledge quiz rounds. Quizbites Science Fiction & Fantasy Quiz Book (USA link here) – A mix of SF & Fantasy quiz rounds, covering TV, film and books. Quizbites Food & Drink Quiz Book (USA link here) – Loads of food and drink themed quiz …

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Christmas in the Trenches – a short story

I’m not in the habit of self-publishing stories, but it’s Christmas Eve and this is rather fitting for the occasion. It’s an old story of mine that I wrote several years ago, and has been languishing on my computer ever since. Hope you enjoy. Christmas in the Trenches by Steve Haywood   Christmas Eve 1985 It was nearly midnight on Christmas Eve. The rest of the family had gone to bed and now the whole house was quiet. The glowing coals in the grate were still giving out a fair amount of warmth and the twinkling of the fairy lights on …

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