It's been a while since I did my Maths/Art History degree (don't ask) with the Open University and I've just been remembering how much I loved it.
I would love to go back to part-time studying with them and this time it would be an English Literature and Creative Writing degree.
So to achieve this I've changed my goals on here and Patreon, and will be using any donations to fund this.
At www.indiebookshops.com I'm building a resource highlighting the work that Independent Bookshops do, the hard graft that goes into these shops, the love and dedication.
Each shop is different and they shine a light on lots of different styles of writing and books, from lovely cosy children’s bookshops to radical bookshops that challenge the status quo and get targeted by the far right for their efforts.
I will also be looking at Independent Publishers and the work they do to keep new and challenging writing flowing.
This Ko-Fi will have reviews of books, films, and music. There will also be a bit of traditional blogging on here where I talk about food, gaming, and my feeble attempts at writing.
I also have a several other projects which will be linked to here as well, a website for my photography/art if you want to see more of that and it can be found at www.ephemeral.co.uk, a gaming blog at www.potentiallylethal.uk, a website for my writing at www.wickedwords.co.uk.
But through it all I'm the Big Bearded Bookseller.
I will pop little posts on here of the bookshops and publishers I visit.
There will also be mini-reviews of the books I'm reading.
Occasional competitions and give-aways and anything I'm thinking of at the time.