- Same as last week, except I am now double vaxxed!
What I’m Reading:
- Mrs Marsh | Virginia Feito
- Bewilderment | Richard Powers
- 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)
- The Countess From Kirribilli | Joyce Morgan (bio)
- Julia and the Shark | Kiran Millwood Hargrave (middle grade)
Read But Not Reviewed:
- Scary Monsters | Michelle de Kretser
- The Magician | Colm Tóibín
- Flowers For Algernon | Daniel Keyes (short story)
- Two Stories | Leonard & Virginia Woolf
- Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today | edited by Alison Whittaker
- Mr Books birthday this week.
- 10 years of the Stella Prize – a free zoom event – book here – and check out their new look at the same time.
- Yet another family gathering for another family birthday…
New to the Pile:
On the Blog:
- I’ve started using the ‘edit in HTML’ option to help me tidy up old pages and old posts.
- It can be somewhat time-consuming, but it fixes the glitches properly.
- It allows me to feel like I’m back on Blogger, playing with basic coding (that’s a good thing by the way! And one of the reasons why I was so reluctant to make the change – I love being able to tweak the coding.)
- As I get more confident with this option, I hope to explore what else I can edit/recode.
- For instance, my old A-Z of book titles from my Blogger blog – I have cleared it of all the old invalid links.
- As I wordpress-ise (thank you Sue for this very useful word) old posts I will add the link to their new URL here.
- In the meantime, posts older than Jan 2021 can be found by using the SEARCH box.
- I have found it much easier to convert these older posts from classic view to the new block editor, as I now find the classic view very clunky to use, especially having to scroll to the top of the page to find the options bar every time I want to adjust formatting, add links etc.
- Having it sit just above the block I’m working on is far more convenient and practical.
- I’m thinking of turning my many posts about moving from Blogger to WP as well as how to use block editor into more user-friendly pages accessible from the menu tab.
- My very own AusReading Month 2021 is coming up in November
- Novellas in November 2021 with Cathy & Rebecca is also in November. Combine the two for hours of family fun!
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. This Reading Life acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are this land’s first storytellers.