Discworld Grand Tour

The beginning of this month was a whirlwind of excitement, fun, frolics and emotion. It was the 6th Australian Discworld Convention and I had all of the above words going through my life, then I drove to Adelaide for the Convention. The drive was fun as I had a co-pilot with me and we spent […]

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 […]

Young Herriot – John Lewis-Stempel

Young Herriot: The Early Life and Times of James Herriot by John Lewis-Stempel Published by BBC Books on September 1st 2011 Pages: 272 Goodreads The fascinating formative veterinary college years of the most famous vet in the world, the author of All Creatures Great and Small We had no antibiotics, few drugs. A lot of time was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Collectomania: From Objects of Desire to Magnificent Obsession – Claudia Chan Shaw

Collectomania: From Objects of Desire to Magnificent Obsession by Claudia Chan Shaw Published by ABC Books on November 1st 2012 Pages: 304 Goodreads Tin robots, classic cars, letters from celebrities and US presidents. Snow domes, first edition books, vintage fashion, contemporary art, Bakelite radios and wine. Claudia Chan Shaw admits to a fondness for all […]

Apologies in retrospect and advance

I’m over-committed, many people know this. Sometimes it catches up with me and things done get done. Early Thursday morning I drove to pick up my passenger and head off to Adelaide. It was the Australian Discworld Convention and we were preparing to have the time of our lives. It was a lovely drive with lots […]

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 […]

Dirk Bogarde The Complete Autobiography

Dirk Bogarde: The Complete Autobiography by Dirk Bogarde Published by Bounty Books on September 30th 1988 Genres: Autobiography Pages: 720 Goodreads Remembering I’d written about Dirk Bogarde before I popped his name into my search engine. Lo and behold it comes up with several entries: This one from May last year where I scribbled a […]

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, […]