On writing and publishing

I’ve been a little slack with writing over the last few months. I’m part of a writing group and we meet online every two weeks to catch up and discuss each other’s writing. When I say ‘discuss’ I really mean ‘pull it apart and give each other ideas on how to make it better’. I […]

I thought I was all newed out

I was struggling with reading new books. I tried several books in a row but either didn’t like them or couldn’t read them. I put it down to being all newed out.  This is a term I coined a few weeks ago to explain why I couldn’t read anything new. It all started with my […]

I am apologetic

This is yet another apology. I’m finding I’m swamped with work and not over-endowed with energy and time. I see a couple of options for ensuring I get all the important things done. One is to sleep less and the other is to drop my blog. I have considered dropping the blog altogether but the […]

The Swan Book – Alexis Wright

The Swan Book – Alexis Wright

The Swan Book by Alexis Wright on 2013 Pages: 354 Goodreads The Swan Book is set in the future, with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the north, in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change. It follows the life of a mute young woman called Oblivia, the victim of gang-rape by petrol-sniffing youths, […]

Second year uni

As at the time of writing I am that close to finalising the last couple of assignments to complete second year uni it’s not funny.  One assignment I just need to make it look pretty and then submit. I should just bite the bullet and do it so I can call that one finished. The […]

I think I’m back

Hello and thank you all for your patience. I’ve not felt good about ignoring the blog for this long but it’s been a necessary thing to do. When a university subject (Website Design) decides to take a twelve week syllabus and squeeze it all into six weeks I find it challenging. I have managed to […]

Another uni update

It’s now the beginning of Trimester 3, 2017.  I’ve successfully completed 14 units of a 24 unit course, I feel like I’m on the home stretch. If all goes well over summer I’ll have two full years under my belt and only need to complete eight units to have my full Bachelor of Arts degree. […]

The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett

The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett Goodreads In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet…That’s the old story everyone knows and loves (even if they don’t really believe it). But now the Carpet’s home to many different tribes and peoples, and there’s a new story in the making. The story […]

Terry Pratchett Guilty of Literature edited by Andrew M. Butler, Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn

Terry Pratchett: Guilty of Literature by Andrew M. Butler, Edward James, Farah Mendlesohn Published by Old Earth Books on August 1st 2004 Pages: 343 Goodreads Terry Pratchett is a publishing phenomenon. Every new book becomes a best-seller, and every book gains him more fans. Despite this — or perhaps because of it — he has […]

I’m stepping back a little

As you may know I’ve been over-committed for a while now. Last week I gave in and took a few days off the blog, it should have been more days. Instead of a week I should have taken two or even three weeks off to give myself time for my uni work. Things have not […]