The answer to Juliet’s epic question “What’s in a name?” is simple: A lot. Sure, yes, okay, The Bard was right about one thing – a rose will always smell like a rose even if you call it a pickle. But names of characters in our favourite books, well, that’s a whole different story (no pun intended) and writers put a great deal of effort into choosing their characters’ names.
Book Review: One Brother Shy by Canadian author Terry Fallis. A story about a man trying to find himself as he struggles with his personal demons. Witty and full of heart. This is a great read. Full review on my blog, The Baking Bookworm. #terryfallis #canadian #fiction #canlit
In Bryony Gordon’s second autobiographical book – Mad Girl – she gives us an insight into what it’s like to go to bed as a normal twelve year old girl and wake up the next morning inexplicably convinced that you’re dying of AIDS.In the first chapter, Bryony recalls some of her earlier memories of mental health problems (although she didn’t know what they were at the time) and makes the point that mental illness can affect anyone. You can read the first chapter here.