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Random sick musings

I did one of these the last time I was just wrecked by being sick. Realised it’s all I had the energy for. So what have I been up to? I’m glad you asked. Watching I’ve caught up on a … Continue reading

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Random sick musings

I am sick again. I’m not super super sick — just some sort of cold I optimistically insist will not move into my sinuses — but it’s the sort that makes your brain all fuzzy, which is not that useful. I … Continue reading

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Antonio D’Agostini

I pulled some of my old storybooks out of storage a few weeks ago, since my child has embraced Disney with open arms but hasn’t actually been given any traditional fairytales (we’ve been reading her a lot of Dr Seuss … Continue reading

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Setting the scene

Currently reading The Casual Vacancy. Being a Harry Potter fan, had been wanting to read it for a while and a friend brought me her copy the other day. I can’t decide if I’m enjoying it or not. I don’t … Continue reading

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My fourth #aww2012 review: Up The Duff

The baby arrived a week early. So you get a rushed fourth and final review for the Australian Women’s Writers challenge, while she’s sleeping. Given the circumstances, I thought it appropriate to take this opportunity to rave about how helpful … Continue reading

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My third #aww2012 review – Finnikin of the Rock, by Melina Marchetta

My third review for the AWW2012 challenge has come quite a long time after the second one, but I have two excuses. One, I’m pregnant AND renovating; and two, I had a bit of a block because I both wanted … Continue reading

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#aww2012 update

When I signed up to the Australian Women’s Writers Challenge at the beginning of the year, I committed to reading 10 books by Australian women writers, across several genres, as part of the “Franklin-fantastic”, and review at least four of … Continue reading

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