Bendigo and videos

I happen to have a little break from uni. While I have lots and lots of stuff to do with regard to the Discworld Convention and one or two million things to do with the book I’m writing and, and, and… I took some time to have a glance through some photos I have on my […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. Today I’m looking at a paragraph from National Velvet by Enid Bagnold. […]

The Spider Goddess – Tara Moss

The Spider Goddess (Pandora English, #2) by Tara Moss on January 1st 1970 Pages: 324 Goodreads It’s been two months since Pandora English left her small hometown to live with her mysterious great-aunt in a haunted mansion in Spektor – the fog-wreathed suburb of Manhattan that doesn’t appear on any map. With the help of […]

Whinge Day

I have this creeping suspicion that I’m over-committed. More over-committed than I should be. It’s leading to me dropping the ball some days. The most recent time was my blog for Wednesday. This week has been rather interesting. We launched the website for Nullus Anxietas 7: The Australian Discworld Convention. This meant a lot of […]

Zeitoun – Dave Eggers

Zeitoun – Dave Eggers

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers Published by Penguin on February 24th 2011 Pages: 349 Goodreads Dave Eggers’s Zeitoun is the winner of the American Book Award and the LA Times Book Award In August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in, the city of New Orleans has been abandoned by most citizens. But resident Abdulrahman Zeitoun, though […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. Today I’m looking at a paragraph from Growing Up Brady by Barry […]

Always Looking Up – Michael J. Fox

Always Looking Up – Michael J. Fox

Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox Published by Ebury Press on March 18th 2010 Pages: 288 Goodreads ‘At the turn from our bedroom into the hallway, there is an old full-length mirror in a wooden frame … This reflected version of myself, shaking, rumpled, pinched and slightly stooped, would be alarming were it not […]

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 […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. Today’s paragraph is coming from a location that I’ll reveal in my […]

The Freedom Writers Diary 10th Anniversary Edition

The Freedom Writers Diary 10th Anniversary Edition

The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell, Zlata Filipović, The Freedom Writers Published by Broadway Books on October 12th 2009 Pages: 316 Goodreads #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Straight from the front line of urban America, the inspiring story of one fiercely determined teacher and her remarkable students.As an […]