It’s time for s #6degrees hosted by Kate at booksaremybestandfavourite. “The Outsiders,” by SE Hinton is one of those books people read in English class. Is that right? Not me. I read it long, long ago because I wanted to, not because I had to. The first book I remember being ‘set’ for English was Alan Marshall’s autobiography … Continue reading # 6 degrees from Rebellious Boys to Naughty Girls
Pocket Bookclub is not enamoured with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or the monster in the book. This a story we retell and reimagine over and over. In fact, Frankenstein is 200 years old this year. It has captured our collective cultural imagination but the source just did not stand up for us. Let’s start with who … Continue reading “I left the baby on the bus and now I’m going to fall into a delirious fever”
There have been tears at my desk. The apparently easy migration from wordpress.com to self hosted wordpress.org has been fraught. Every step has been a drama. I don’t know why. As the result, I have two Pocket Bookclub events to write about. Tim Winton’s, The Shepherd’s Hut and Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton. Lucky … Continue reading Two Books, One Story
My son is a computer programmer. He contends he is better at computers than me because he ‘grew up with them’. What young people don’t understand is that rather than growing up with computers, computers grew up with me. We are siblings. That is why I am ‘good’ at computers. I was in my last … Continue reading Tears and Floppy Disks.