01. The bushfires burning out-of-control across vast areas of New South Wales and Queensland are unprecedented for this time of year and are of unprecedented intensity, yet still the politicians in power won’t mention the ‘c’ words… (image by photographer Martin Von Stoll).
02. How did a new book by Bri Lee escape my attention until now? Beauty is Lee’s reflection on body image.
03. I really loved the graphic recording of proceedings at Broadside: ‘Memory is a Creative Act’.
04. John Irving regularly shares the quirks in his writing habits. Now I have to go back through all of his books looking for semicolons.
05. Speaking of Maine (we weren’t but fans will understand the jump from Irving), what’s with my obsession with Maine Cabin Masters? It’s not like I’m ever going to own a cabin in Maine…
06. Someone mentioned yesterday that it’s nearly the end of the decade and I was all ‘What?! Where did ten years go…?!”
07. We often have a jigsaw puzzle on the go at our house – if you like jigsaws and need a challenge, this.
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I’m very fond of semi-colons myself: they are one of my favourite ways to punctuate:)
I’m hoping for a return to form with the new Irving. I do love his Dickensian tendencies.
I almost always have a jigsaw puzzle on the go, but I have a bad habit of leaving them 5% done, or 50% done, for months and months until house guests come and finish for me.
Echoing Rebecca on that hope for a return to form.
When Liz Truss’ Eats, Shoots and Leaves, all about punctuation, was published here in the UK. I was a reviews editor at the time and had to deal with a sudden rash of colons and semicolons.
Our politicians are similarly head in the sand over climate change, it’s beyond ridiculous.
That’s fascinating about Irving & could drive readers mad looking at his punctuation 😀 I’m also quite tempted by Maine Cabin Masters, I’ll see if I can get it…
Where did the ten years go? I can’t believe we’re hitting the twenties!
I love reading about authors and their craft, so that was fascinating from John Irving; and I agree with him I too love chapter titles!