Stories & Shout Outs #36


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My Week:

Block editor – arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

I Am Reading:

  • Master & Commander | Patrick O’Brian
  • The Pea-Pickers | Eve Langley
  • Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
  • Dearly Poems | Margaret Atwood

Read but not Reviewed:

  • Outlawed | Anna North
  • My Love Must Wait | Ernestine Hill

New to the Pile:

  • The Wild Silence | Raynor Winn (Christmas present to self)
  • Doctor Pascal | Emile Zola (my last Zola – I now have all of the Rougon-Macquart books on my shelf waiting for me to read them in chronological order. I’m up to book five.)
  • Fire Flood Plague | Edited by Sophie Cunningham
  • Talking to My Country | Stan Grant (gifted by my book club’s Chris Cringle.)
  • Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 & How it Changed the World | Laura Spinney
  • The Garden of Monsters | Lorenza Piera
  • Beowulf | translated by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • The Rebel | Albert Camus

What I’m Struggling With:

  • I’ve been trying to adjust line spacing or find a block that would allow me to have a heading with dot points immediately underneath it. Instead I have to work with two different blocks and it looks like my dot points have no relationship to the heading above them as they are so far away from each other. It’s been driving me crazy for 2 days.
  • There is no help in WP – apparently line spacing is not something that can be adjusted or is not recognised as a legitimate search option.
  • Neither is wanting to have a heading with dot point underneath it.
  • Arghhhhhhhh!!

Shout Outs:

  • Gen III reading Week part II is fast approaching @The Australian Legend – 17-23 Jan. Start reading now so you have time review your book during the week.
  • Meredith’s Japanese Literature Week 14 is now here. Read those Japanese books lingering on your TBR between now and March.
  • Fanda is hosting a Nicholas Nickleby Readalong during February and March.
  • My very own Wolf Hall Trilogy readalong will also be starting in February. Detail to come soon.

14 thoughts on “Stories & Shout Outs #36

  1. Your heading/bullet points look good to me! (But, I understand being frustrated with technology!) Thanks for the shout out, and I’m curious to know more about your trilogy read along.


  2. Thanks for the promotion for AWW Gen 3 Week. I hope some of your readers drop across for a look. There’ll be lots of reviews of Australian women writers from after WWI to the end of the 1950s.

    Line spacing in WordPress has always driven me mad. Since the introduction of the block editor, to get single line spacing I switch to HTML and put to mark the end of the line (not needed for the last line). Don’t know if that will work with dot points. And what we have lost with the Block Editor is Indent, so I sometimes do a block using Classic to get it back (and page-wide lines).


  3. Yeah, the block editor is a pain. That formatting of bullet points under headings should be fixed, but is there anyone at WP who cares about such things? Sorry for the frustration.


    1. After having no attention at Blogger for 11 yrs, esp around the commenting issues, I’m used to my blogging needs not being met & having to make do with what’s in front of me. I’m probably just going through a readjustment phase with a new platform.

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    1. Thanks Cathy. I changed the font to a smaller one as I thought the old one was shouting at me. It made me feel happier about the look of the post. More font choices would be good though WP 🙂

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  4. there’s nothing worse than being sassed by your computer… mine is under the apprehension that it’s operating me… lol


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