Hey All, Ghengiz here - I have been thinking about joining a writing forum for sometime, partly to soak up some industry knowledge (about which I am almost entirely ignorant) but also to share my own writing for constructive criticism. Now that I am enjoying regular idle time in my office and completely sick of the bbc website...Here I am! Writing a novel (fantasy of course) but I am considering starting my own blog/website/internet thing through which I will review books/movies/video games and discuss various topics, politics, football and life in general. No one will probably read it but I have some venting to do (hopefully these posts won't become one long rant). My interests in reading are fairly diverse these days and now adrift in my mid twenties I am still reconciling my interests with my adolescent youth. For the first time ever I actually enjoy non-fiction, historical (Anthony Beevor, Tom Holland) and otherwise. One book I loved recently was Homo Sapiens: A brief history of Humankind, my god was my mind blown! Probably my favourite book is Catch 22. A classic I actually loved. Um. I am also back into "smart" sci fi with the likes of Reynolds occupying my time (The man is a genius! if only his characters weren't so terrible!) Right that is as much as I have to say, nice to meet you all and looking forward to becoming a contributor to this amazing forum.