Monthly Archives: April 2010
If You Live on Earth or Know Someone Who Does
Ah, Mitchell and Webb … one of my favourite skits … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP-rkzJ6yZw
Where’s Dr Who when you need him?
Would someone please …
… feed that kid who plays Merlin a burger?
Am I the only one who notices this?
It’s bothering me more than the dialogue and the crappy, repetitive plots …
Good Karma: Indigenous Literacy Project
Forego a pair of shoes or two and contribute to the Indigenous Literacy Project – more readers can’t be a bad thing.
The Book Buzz project aims to raise literacy levels of young children living in remote communities by recognising the need for early experience and contact with books.
You can make
What is expected of you when you ‘become’ a writer? Or rather, you’re published – you’ve received an advance, got copies of your book sitting on the shelf, people are asking for your autograph, and dear old Aunt Enid has stopped muttering about you being a drain on society and isn’t it time you
Yes, I’m behind (as always – why do you look so surprised?), but below’s the list of the 2010 Locus Awards Finalists. Some great names there (very happy to see Mary Robinette Kowal there!), but what I’m really looking forward to is the showdown between Mieville’s The City & The City and VanderMeer’s Finch … I have it on good authority there
Insert Earth-Shattering Kaboom Here
The Earth Gods be angry: Eyjafjallajokull kicking up a stink and a whole load of ash, courtesy of the Boston Globe – more here http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html
Terrific Post from the Well-read Rabbit on Being Mean
From the clever Katherine Battersby
The Benefits of Being Mean
Being mean isn’t something I’m naturally good at. I try to be a good person. Try to be thoughtful of others and unselfish. In my writing pursuits I expected this would always serve me well, but not so. It turns out that being mean is a core requirement of writing. Why? Because
Madigan Mine – you want more?
Oh well, alright. Ze blurb is below:
OBSESSION NEVER DIES.
When Alex meets Madigan again everything changes. His childhood sweetheart is beautiful and impulsive, but there is something wrong with her. Something dangerous.
Then she commits suicide.
Now Alex can’t get Madigan out of his head. Is it all in his mind, or is she communicating with him?
To save himself and those he loves,
Make Space on Your Bookshelf
Yes, space on the bookshelf.
Shuffle that beloved, dog-eared copy of Jane Eyre aside … or indeed anything else … coz this is going to totally kick the collective asses of everything on the shelf … so make a little moat around it.
Kirstyn McDermott’s first book will be released into the wild in August of this year (from Picador). Madigan Mine is a