Whitefella Dreaming – R. B. Clague

I was given this book at the Book Expo last year and when I finally read it had conflicting feelings. Let me start with the description from the back of the book, a few links and quotes before I actually talk about the book. Basically, I’m talking myself into actually talking about the book. Just an average […]

Haunted Zine Launch

You know those times when you neglect to take your own advice? That’s me, today. I tell everyone when they’re blogging to make a schedule and stick to it but today I completely forgot about it and so I’m running slightly late. It’s not the end of the world, but it is rather annoying. Last week I […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

The Under Dog – Agatha Christie

The Under Dog – Agatha Christie

I’ve been collecting Agatha Christie for a very long time, if you’ve been reading here since the beginning you’ll have seen this little thought where I confessed they belonged to my sister first. I have a couple still to collect but they’re only three short stories so I’m just about there. I read The Under Dog recently […]

Children’s Literature

I’m taking two subjects in trimester three over summer. One is about media and I’m having to watch movies for homework, what a trial that is. The other is about children’s literature and it’s really opened my eyes. I’ve always said that children’s books are way too specialised for me and I’m now discovering how right I […]

RANDOMLY SHELVES OR SOMETHING

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

Lady, Lady, I did it! – Ed McBain

Lady, Lady, I did it! – Ed McBain

Picked this book up in an op shop in Frankston. I bought it for the cover and the age of the book, it’s very distinctive as having been published in the early 1960s. I love it for that alone, everything else is a bonus. Ed McBain published under several pseudonyms, including that of McBain as he was […]

NaNoWriMo 2016

Today I’m paying tribute to those people doing NaNoWriMo, those who are hitting their milestones and are actually on track to get to 50,000 words by the 30th November. I started well but have been waylaid by little things. We were away on day 1 but I didn’t let that stop me. The OH went […]

Independent Publishing Conference

I came home from Magnetic Island just in time for trimester 3 at uni and also to find how I’d been successful in my application to be a volunteer at the Independent Publishing Conference at the Wheeler Centre. It was fabulous fun. The first day was student day. If your application for volunteer status had been rejected […]

Magnetic Island

As is our wont we went on holidays a couple of weeks ago telling very few people. I expected to continue some online conversations while we were away, we’d checked and were confident we’d have phone/internet access using our mobile phones. How wrong we were. In our unit there were two spots with connectivity and […]

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