Stuff around the traps

A topic on my mind, it’s been there for some time, is how is it possible to find a new story when so many books have been written about a particular topic. So much has been written about The Holocaust and I thought all the stories must have been told by now. Reading through this […]

1st Annual Galactic Bowlarama

Something very exciting is happening next weekend. Some fan clubs in Melbourne are getting together for a friendly bowling ‘tournament’. I put that in quotation marks as it’s more about having fun than winning. These are the clubs joining in: Doctor Who Club of Victoria Browncoats Victorian Discworld Klatch Austrek Star Walking STARFLEET USS Southern […]

Happenins Dude

So much happening in my life, things I don’t really want to share online. Instead I’m sharing three links I’ve just found. Very few words from me today. Amazon Alleges Violations by KDP Authors, Publishers This is a really complex thought. There’s ever so much involved with KDP or Kindle Direct Publishing. I’m wondering if […]

A thought about the life of a Book Blogger

I’m taking inspiration today from a fellow Book Blogger. I’m sure I’ve scribbled a few words about this kind of thing before but Debbish wrote about A day in the life of a book blogger this week. She has a linky on her article and it occurred to me you could go across there and see what […]

Proposed Alphabet

I was going to do more Oz Comic-Con stuff but I can’t remember what I wanted to say. I then decided to do the Dymocks shop post but I can’t find my photos. Instead you get a new alphabet my nephew is proposing. I’m trying to decide whether I agree or not. Please comment below, […]


We snuck away for a couple of days of nothing much. I was planning on spending my entire two days reading, walking and watching rubbish on the TV. I took several books and magazines as I wanted to ensure I had choice, I shouldn’t have bothered. Reading was minimal, we spent a lot of time walking and […]

Tree and Leaf – J. R. R. Tolkien

Tree and Leaf: Includes Mythopoeia and The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth by J.R.R. Tolkien Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd on February 5th 2001 Pages: 176 Goodreads This volume is a provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R. Tolkien’s imagination and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction. […]


I understand it’s an ambiguous title but I’d suggest the title is a little ambiguous until you know more. While it could stand for a writing implement called a ‘pen’ it has much broader connotations. It began as “Poets, Essayists, Novelists” but has since been expanded to include “Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, Novelists”. The organisation began […]

Promoting your book?

I had a moment while reading part of an article this morning and decided to share the whole thing with you. Bear in mind I’ve not read the entire article (it’s been released as a free 65 page ebook as well) so I’m just concentrating on one little part of it, just this heading: The Ghost […]