1. I’m a bit sick of my self-imposed-book-buying-ban now. But I’m holding out until at least the end of June.
2. NetGalley win – got an ARC copy of Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia (which I wanted to read after Rory’s great review. Obviously I couldn’t race out to buy it – see above).
3. NetGalley fail – ARC of Bellweather Rhapsody available to read on all devices except Kindle *cries*
4. Before my book-buying-ban started, I pre-ordered a couple of books. I’m counting down for The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison to arrive.
5. Just when you thought all of the major book prizes had been announced for the year, up pops the Miles Franklin, Australia’s most well-known literary award. The shortlist was announced last week – I haven’t read any of the books on the shortlist (a first in years) but The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane is in my future. The winner will be announced in June.
6. I’ve had to do a number of dissections at uni over the last few weeks. I don’t consider myself squeamish at all. But mice… I hate mice. I don’t want them close to me. At all. Ever.
7. And speaking of uni, I really must start revising for the exam. If I post lots over the next few weeks, you’ll know that I’m procrastinating like a master.
8. My friend Leanne has recently started a blog. Check out how clever she is at The Second Hand City.
9. Our Prime Minister has been a first-class, arrogant grub* this week. His carry-on has bred a whole bunch of hashtags, including #winkgate. He’s even making world news. Nice behaviour coming from the man that appointed himself Minister for Women. Who voted for this twerp?
10. And I can’t finish on such a sour note, so let me tell you about my new favourite nail polish for winter – this.
Christine at Bookishly Boisterous started this meme – get amongst it.
* Thanks to Government Minister, Christopher Pyne, ‘grub’ has a whole new meaning now. Google it.