- Same as last week.
- E x a c t l y the same as last week.
- Although I did get my first Pfizer vaccination today. Finally.
- I booked this appointment back on the 23rd June. This was the first available time slot. It’s a huge relief to be on the road to protection.
What I’m Reading:
- Scary Monster | Michelle de Kretser (ARC from Allen & Unwin | October 2021)
- The Bombay Prince | Sujata Massey (book 3 in the Perveen Mistry series)
- Meditations | Marcus Aurelius (translator Gregory Hays)
- Committed Writings | Albert Camus (translator Justin O’Brien)
- Ariadne | Jennifer Saint (September book club choice)
- The Countess From Kirribilli | Joyce Morgan (bio)
Read But Not Reviewed:
- Émile Zola: A Very Short Introduction | Brian Nelson (non-fiction)
- Virginia Woolf | Nigel Nicolson
- Dropbear | Evelyn Araluen (poetry)
- Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today | edited by Alison Whittaker
- Holidays, day trips, visiting family & friends, eating out, reading my book in a cafe, meanders around the art gallery, going to a show, getting a haircut, a wedding (twice! Let’s hope their third date is the charm), browsing in a shop, hugging…
- Winter, Sydney, 2021
- B21’s 21st birthday party
New to the Pile:
On the Blog:
- I’m now a fan of Reusable Blocks.
- It took a while to work out how best to use them, but I think I finally have their number.
- The trick with reusable blocks is that, if you update it at any time, it updates ALL the posts that have this reusable block on it.
- I use one for recurring notes like the Wangal traditional land sentence at the bottom of this page.
- I’ve started using them for series updates – i.e. my Zola reads, rereading The Master & Commander books and all my Jane Austen posts. When I add a new review and update the reusable block, it then updates all the previous posts. Therefore, a visitor who happens to land on an older Jane Austen review, can then see all the reviews I’ve ever done, including the newer ones written after the post they are reading (hope that makes sense!)
- Readers Imbibing Peril XVI – seems to be a twitter and/or instagram event these days and I think it runs from the 1st September – 31st October. There’s a Bingo card.
- 14 September | Australia’s Reading Hour
- Angela Thirkell Barsetshire Reading Challenge with Kay – a book a month
- David Copperfield Readalong with Nick a chapter-a-day (starting now!)
Until next time, stay safe, and happy reading!
- This post was written on the traditional land of the Wangal clan, one of the 29 clans of the Eora Nation within the Sydney basin.