Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly distractingly 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 due to the books both containing words such as ‘and’ or ‘the’, although having said that it’d be really awesome to now find two books totally missing both of those words.

The books I chose last week were Literary Trivia: over 300 curious lists for bookworms by Audrey Malone and Uncorrected Proof: The True History of the Australian Book Scene by Nikki Gemmell. Stay tuned to find out if I’ve actually got a link.

The Books

Literary Trivia: over 300 curious lists for bookworms. This is just a book of lists but the lists of literary in nature. They cover the A-Z of literaryness type stuff including things such as bed, block, guns, journalism and unfinished works. Maybe I should be dipping into this for ideas for future articles.

Literary Trivia: over 300 curious lists for bookworms by Aubrey Malone

Uncorrected Proof: The True History of the Australian Book Scene. I am going to quote from my own blog for this book. I wrote about it in January last year and see no need to write anything more.

If I understand this book correctly this was an actual website or publication put out regularly from Spring 2001 to Winter 2005 and this book is a compilation of some of the words written during this time.

Uncorrected Proof

The Link

You’d expect a link other than literary for today and in this case you’d be totally wrong, brimming over with wrongability. I’m tired, my brain is leaving the building and going to live elsewhere because it’s the end of the trimester and I have only one more assignment due in. I’m so tired and distracted I actually completely forgot it was Wednesday and this was due.

The link today is the book scene. They are both about books, books about books…a little meta but that’s what you get today.

Next Week!

This is the last week of Randomly Shelving or Something. I have an idea for something else. I plan on taking a paragraph from a book and writing something about that paragraph. It might be about the spelling, the grammar or just how much I like a particular sentence. I won’t know until I get there. Hopefully I’ll have something more catchy than today’s title.

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