Where the Bookish Bed Down: Accommodation for Bibliophiles

When booking a hotel, everyone has a wish list.

Is there room service? Twenty-four-hour reception? A spa? All valid questions and indeed necessary to know.

However, no matter how fluffy the bathrobe or late the check-out, the one drawcard that never fails to entice the final digit of my CVC is a hotel with books.

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My Elephant Journal Piece

Hi there fellow Write Lifers!

Recently I contributed a piece to Elephant Journal and I’m excited to share it with you here. πŸ‘‡πŸ»


I received lovely feedback from their editors:

Thank you for putting yourself out there and sharing something that could be of benefit to many. This was beautifully written!

The piece explores my recent revelation about audiobooks. Let’s just say it has been life changing!

If you haven’t joined our community of Writer Lifers over at FB then we’d love to see you. It’s a fun and fresh place for bibliophiles and a pretty smashing group of readers and writers all in pursuit of The Write Life.

Join us here. πŸ‘‡πŸ»


Brooke πŸ’‹

Lost in Translation: A Monolingual Girl in a Multilingual World

by Brooke Hardwick

My days begin watching a woman whittle ginger and end with a pair of mischievous twins waiting for the bus to China.

In between these bookends I cross paths with a long list of people. They, like me, are performing the rituals of their day. The only difference between us is that we don’t speak the same language. Read More

What Brings Belief

by Brooke Hardwick

If you type β€˜Do writers have spirit animals?’ into Google the first two words will lead one into predictable territory.

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What Dreams May Come: Unleashing Creativity

by Brooke Hardwick

There are some cities that have only ever come to me in dreams. I am not talking about Paris or Prague. The cities that come to me are not real. They only exist in the garnet depths of night when I sleep.

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