Just driving past and happened to be in a good position to take a photo of Flemington Library…as I was starting to drive off so you’re very lucky to get a decent photo.
Sitting at some red lights I looked up and noticed this building was called Shakespeare Terrace. All the hundreds of times I’ve sat at that intersection in Richmond and never looked up before.
A little pop culture in the form of Zing at Chadstone. I had no idea they were a chain.
I’ve really put off reading this book as long as I possibly could, not because Pratchett died last year and there won’t be any more books and I want to put off reading the ones I haven’t read as it makes his death seem less real but because it has my favourite character. Don’t ask me why I like a conman, there’s little sense in these emotions. In Going Postal Moist von Lipwig is given the choice of either walking into the scorpion pit or getting the Ankh Morpork Postal Service up and running again, his theory is never choose death when there’s another alternative and does a very good job of bringing the Postal Service back from the brink of death.
Making Money is the sequel and he’s not given the choice of turning down the job of revitalising the Ankh Morpork’s Royal Mint and the bank next door and being the Chairman’s personal assistant. The Chairman is a dog and if something happens to him then his personal assistant is dead meat…literally. This book is all about how von Lipwig takes the situation by the horns and turns everything around in his usual showy fashion. We even see how he invents paper money, it’s a logical progression for someone who’s already invented stamps and as it turns out there gold in the vault is a myth.
I’d better stop there before I do all the spoilers.
Is it worth it? Of course it is, what a strange question. It’s Pratchett at his finest, bringing so many aspects of modern society together in one book and illustrating for us what conmen might do when they’re settled and bored.
Can’t remember the name of this town. We stopped here for lunch on the way to Port Fairy. This Public Library is now the Information Centre.
I don’t like embarrassing companies when they can’t spell their own company on the package so you can use your own eyes to figure out what it should be.
I truly suspect this should be ‘suburbia’ rather than ‘subrubia’. I’m sure they proofed the poem but just didn’t see the previous line.
Picked this book purely for the author. Clifton is multi-talented, she acts, she sings and now she writes. I first remember seeing her on Prisoner in the 1970s and was pleasantly surprised some years later to see her sing so when I saw her name on this book it was a must read.
This is not a G rated read, I warn you of that upfront. The sex is blunt, the violence is there and death is not shied away from. Our protagonist is in the prime of life, she has a job, a husband, a son and is happy with all of that so why do her hormones help her to succumb to the charms of Lawrence Konitz? She’s not sure but they do and they land her in a heap of trouble when she’s there the night he dies and then his body disappears and things get worse and worse.
This book is competently written, it’s her first so I expect better from her second. The characters are well drawn and I have little difficulty picturing where she’s writing about. I do find myself relating to Ronnie and wondering how she’s going to get herself out of trouble.
We stayed in a cabin at the Big4 Caravan Park while in Port Fairy. No, this isn’t an ad for them just an explanation. They were more geared towards families with young children who don’t mind being in close quarters and with activities for young children complete with pancakes for breakfast on Saturday morning. Apart from the Amenities Block which I recall from many holidays spent caravanning with my family they also had a mostly open-air building with barbecues and a kitchen, and this little library. If I’d known I would have taken a couple of books and left them there.
I can understand how this typo came into being. I know it’s spelled ‘pomegranate’ but that’s not how it’s pronounced.
I was so excited to find this little treasure. It belongs to a friend and is Wizard of Earthsea in Japanese, I would have borrowed it but it’s a graphic novel and in Japanese…I don’t look at the graphics and I don’t read Japanese, only a slight problem.