The BookMonkeys

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Mark and Lauren looking happy...

Mark and Lauren are a couple of wannabe children's writers who scatter their hopes, dreams and neurosises around this site like pots of cursed gold. Book reviews, short stories, videos, pictures of kittens, other weirdness and more can be found in every corner, crammed against the buckling pixel walls. Most of it comes from Mark, Lauren is regretting ever getting involved.

The Moving Pictures Bewitch You!

Ah ah ah ah ah ah, me'ladie! You have a woman's website!Mark

A Story for You...


I drifted. It had been days. Weeks even. Not so much a a kitten's sneeze of wind. The water looked frozen it was so still. My little boat, shallow and leaky. Planks crumbling and creaky. Water tricking though the gaps, snaking along the joins and pooling around my red, raw feet. The sun was up there somewhere in the dreaded brightness. I needed a hat. And a coast line. And an idea. I'd left ...Read on

Latest Writing

Stuck in my cave. My Space Cave with lasers!!!!

Nick Cross wrote blog about coming out of his writing cave. It made me feel a bit guilty as, a bit like him but much worse, I haven't blogged for a donkey's yonk. Unlike him I haven't really been writing regularly, because my current writing cave zooms through space at super fast speeds and has lasers attached. It doesn't really involve writing. Last year I discovered that the remake of Elite ...Read on

Latest Reading

A World Between Us by Lydia Syson: ¡No pasarán!

A country is torn apart by civil war as a young woman serving as a nurse is torn apart by her conflicting feelings for two young men. As the battles rage around her Felix has to make her choices in this passionate historical adventure set in Spain. I'll admit historical romance books aren't the first ones I reach for when I'm choosing something to read but I've always had an interest in the ...Read on

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