This book made me cry three times and gasp with pleasure/surprise twice. It has no words. That is irrelevant to its storytelling power. The book is Shaun Tan's award-winning The Arrival. Tan's artwork is phenomenally beautiful. I am emotionally engaged with the characters within the first pages regardless of the lack of dialogue or actual words. I've… Continue reading Wordless Books
What are your best all time most favourite books? It's hard to choose, right? There are a lot to choose from but it is also a moving feast. If I commit to a top 10 and then find another sweet love which one to do I throw off of the list? So, as of June… Continue reading What are your favourite books?
This month the Pocket Book Club did not stray far. Sort of. We read Angela Slatter's Vigil, set in Brisbane but in a world far weirder than our own. Vigil is urban fantasy but owes a great deal to the detective novel. Verity Fassbinder's mother was Normal but her father was Weyrd. (As in child-eating-Weyrd) You… Continue reading Could the Angel Cake be nice than Angels?
I take sleep very seriously. I love sleeping. I hate not sleeping. All that advice about sleeping is important - avoid caffeine, have a set bedtime, a bedtime routine, don't fall asleep in front of the TV (which really makes me feel like a zombie the next day) I invariably fall asleep with my book… Continue reading Sleep tips for overactive minds
It is #6degrees time and I am here to play again. This month's starting point is Shopgirl by Steve Martin. Yes, that Steve Martin. I have learned that Steve Martin is an actor, comedian, banjo player and writer. Shop Girl is a novella published in 2000 and I have not read it. However, I have… Continue reading 6 Degrees of Separation: Shop Girl to Tirra Lirra by the River
The first play I went to was "Year 9 are Animals' when I was...in Year 9. Clearly, this was some time ago. The early 1980's. Some people say because I go to plays I am cultured. I say yes, just like yoghurt. I love story telling in every form - books, movies, television, around the… Continue reading From Year 9 are Animals to Lady Beatle
https://youtu.be/1Q8fG0TtVAY I asked the guy in the DC t-shirt if he was going to see the Wonder Woman movie when it came out. He said he wasn’t sure because...the costume designer…she’s not a sex object! I was surprised by his response. Then there is the Empire Magazine poster. The March poster was of Wonder… Continue reading Wonder Woman: Does Sex Still Sell?