I’ve been a little slack this week. One day I only did three comments. Another day I did none at all… But that means there have still been 27 comments besides. Here’s a list of some of my favourites – articles, not comments.
“Book Launch: After America by John Birmingham, Ariel Books Paddington” on With Extra Pulp gives the usual personal twist to a literary event – a great read.
“My ideal writing desk” by Shari Green shares some of Shari’s ideas about the perfect place to write – I want the driftwood desk!
Steph Bowe’s “The Road to Publication”: talks about publication as part of a journey instead of an end-point.
Jenna Sten’s “Erotic Fan Fiction at the Wheeler Centre” on Virgule covers an event I went to this week but was too lazy to blog about – Jenna did it better than I would have anyway!
Ella’s “PHUN” on Cellophane Teeth celebrates some fantastic film trailers. My favourite is the dancing from Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
In other news, I’ve spent today book-shopping. I now have all my schoolbooks for next semester, apart from two. One of them is on order to be picked up Friday, the other… The other is just about impossible. “Beloved” by Toni Morrison is not available in Kill City Books, that used-book-shop on Flinders St with the yellow signage, General & Academic Books on Swanston, Tim’s Book Shop in Kew, Borders, Dymocks, Readers Feast, or Angus & Robertson.
After returning home and having a Facebook status-whinge, I had a chat with the ever helpful Keith Redgen from Bluebird Books and Records, who is supplying me with the book I need, as well as a copy of a very hard-to-find book for a friend. If ever you get stuck, Keith’s got it 90% of the time.
It’s been a long day… I think I need to curl up with a good book!
14/07/2010 at 2:57 pm
You’re doing much better than me. I have off days and then go on sprees leaving comments. Problem is that wordpress.com and blogspot blogs are blocked at work so read all my blogs at work via Google Reader and flag it, intending to come back later to comment and then forget or don’t know what to say.
14/07/2010 at 3:02 pm
Well, that’s at least one down for today, Ben!
That sucks that work blocks blogspot and wordpress… Not knowing what to say is often an issue for me too, especially in places where saying “great post!” isn’t exactly helpful or respected, but I really want to let them know I enjoyed it… I need to learn to think more critically rather than just absorbing… Makes commenting easier.
14/07/2010 at 3:32 pm
Hi Sam, Thanks for the mention!
14/07/2010 at 3:39 pm
No worries at all, your write-up did the event justice.
14/07/2010 at 6:17 pm
I love how you rank them at a 90% success rate 😛
Also, 27 comments is pretty good – but come on, pick it up for the rest of the month! 😛 😀
15/07/2010 at 2:14 am
Oh thank you for the linklove! And you have put me to shame on my commenting 😦
Don’t feel too bad!
15/07/2010 at 4:00 am
You’ve got more books then me.!. I have Beloved, Jane Eyre, The Secret River, The Tempest and the man who loved children. I don’t know if I will buy Breath, I’ve already read it before so possibly will just borrow from the library.
15/07/2010 at 4:50 am
Mmm I prefer to own my books if I can, so I saved for ages coming up to the start of semester and bought all but one of the AU Lit books new. After I did it, I wondered why, haha.