Magdalena Ball runs The Compulsive Reader. She is the author of the novels Black Cow and Sleep Before Evening, the poetry books Repulsion Thrust and Quark Soup, a nonfiction book The Art of Assessment, and, in collaboration with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Deeper Into the Pond, Blooming Red, Cherished Pulse, She Wore Emerald Then, and Imagining the Future. She also runs a radio show, The Compulsive Reader Talks. Find out more about Magdalena at www.magdalenaball.com.
Lists include top 10 psychological journeys, books about outsiders, even smelly books. Of course, the 'Top 10 Tales of Metamorphosis' is subject to change.
Move over OED. The latest 'Collins English Dictionary' is ultra-modern and classic, attractive but not obsequious, serious but with a fun nod to lingo.
There is also an almost painful intimacy contained within this work.