Dinch. Or Lunner

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Permalink

I have to say I’m a little disappointed in the great minds of our universe. While focussing on frivolous things like climate change, Ebola, how to land a comet on Kim Kardashian’s butt and the like there are some very important issues which have gone unexamined.

It’s Monday. What am I reading?

Monday, December 1, 2014 Permalink

Apparently it’s 1 December, which is kinda scary cos I’m pretty sure I’ve failed parlously re my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions. Well, I would have if I’d made any.

But more importantly it’s a Monday (not to mention the birthday of a friend’s daughter, so Happy Birthday Jaz!) and time to share my weekly reading.

Old school: TV on DVD

Sunday, November 30, 2014 Permalink

I tweeted this from my local Twitter account on Saturday evening:

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And got no responses. I wasn’t sure if people are just ridiculously self-absorbed and unhelpful; or…. if most on social media thought to themselves… “What the fuck is a video?”

Book review: Five by Ursula Archer

Thursday, November 27, 2014 Permalink

I’ve had a few unfortunate experiences with books translated from other languages – particularly those written by Scandinavian crime writers. They’ve usually been more obscure authors and I know one in particular was on his third book in the series and using his third different translator. The words themselves can make or break a book and understandably someone who writes beautifully in one language may not translate as well into others.

As a result I have to admit I tend to shy away from translations unless others I know have been gushing about a book’s magnificence. ;-)

Finding my voice – NaNoWriMo

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Permalink

I’m participating in NaNoWriMo as planned. And for the first time ever, I may well ‘win’ – which means I’ll reach the required 50,000 words during November. (I’m up to 39,951!)

I love writing and I’ve talked about this several times before… but I usually struggle for ideas, so the notion of a novel has always been a bit out of my reach.

Cruel & unusual punishment: visiting the dentist

Monday, November 24, 2014 Permalink

Over 25 years ago one of my best friends accompanied me to a dentist appointment. She hoped to come in with me – which is less weird than it sounds as we’d travelled the hour from Brisbane to the Gold Coast to my uncle’s dentist surgery. From memory we had an early dinner with my aunt and uncle and all headed into his surgery one evening. I was working at the time so I suspect we were working around each other’s schedules.

It’s Monday. What am I reading?

Sunday, November 23, 2014 Permalink

I’ve had to cope with a self-imposed reading ban for the last couple of nights. Again. By Friday I had 5-6 book reviews to do and so didn’t let myself open another book until at least half were done.

I’d had a pretty good week though so still got through four books. #sortof