I still haven’t finished my book. Last week my brain was fried and I couldn’t find anything to write about. This week I’m that much closer to finishing my book. I’ll write about it next week whether I finish or not, I feel you’ve all been very patient. We managed ...

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I finally did a Click and Collect at the library the other day. Now that Melbourne is out of lockdown and vastly reducing our restrictions I’m finally borrowing a book from the library. It makes no sense to have left it so long until you see the state of my ...

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Audiobooks are a challenge to create. They are an added expense and can take lots of time. I don’t have dollar figures for audiobooks but who you choose will make a difference as to the bottom line. Some people will read the book themselves, this is very time consuming but ...

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Almost every year I’ve received an email offering me a free media pass to the London Bookfair. Each year I’ve looked at this email while turning a distinct shade of green. They always send it out only a few days prior to the event. And the problem is organising tickets ...

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I had such fun with my Reading Challenge in 2020 I’ve decided to embark on three challenges this year. Yes, three. It’s not going to be as challenging as it sounds as there’s a lot of crossover. The three challenges I’m doing are The 2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge. Hosted by ...

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Early this year I joined a Facebook group for the Dymocks Reading Challenge for 2020. I had no expectations of actually finishing the challenge as I’ve never managed to complete a reading challenge before, but I decided to join the group and cheer people on. Over this past weekend I ...

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Something I used to do in the dim, dark past i.e. before I started studying at university, was to write an occasional article about what was happening in the book industry. I’ve had a couple of interesting things come across my desk recently so I’m going to share some of ...

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Washington DC is such an amazing place. You can spend weeks there just visiting museums. Last time we visited there it was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic speech. We didn’t realise until later that day otherwise we would have been with the masses. This time it was ...

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These pokkuri are Japanese. They are designed for a young girl. You should find bells inside the shoes so the girl tinkles as she walks. Bata Shoe MuseumA close up of one section of the TorahOne part of the TorahThe Village IdiotShoes made by the Noruba people in Nigeria As ...

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I have been offered all sorts of things as freebies if only I write about them on my blog. I’m really careful about what I accept as it has to make sense within the general theme of the blog. I jumped when the email came through to receive a pair ...

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It’s been a long time since I looked at the publishing world to see what’s happening. I feel quite out of the loop and it’s good to be getting back into it. Just looking at today’s offering I find lots to talk about. Comic-Con San Diego Announces 2019 Eisner Awards ...

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Something has come up so I’m digressing from the planned scheduled programme. You know those times when you see a book event on but you can’t make it. There might be many reasons you can’t make it. The event might be in the wrong hemisphere, in the wrong city, an ...

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Like Luxembourg it also has some Roman roots but in this case Trier was a key Roman village and it shows. We’d needed to do laundry in Luxembourg but couldn’t find laundrette so had to do enough washing by hand to get by until Trier. I don’t recommend washing by ...

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We stayed at the Hotel Simoncini. I mention this because of art gallery next door which you could enter either from outside or the hotel itself with some of their works were exhibited throughout the hotel. It was good and the staff was good, also the breakfast but let me ...

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