Drinks on the lake in Canberra on hot Saturday afternoon
The end of summer here…
I read Defiant by Pamela Clare this week, and it made me cry. I wish I could find more historical romance like that!
My new Kindle arrived, but honestly, what is the point in a touchscreen Kindle? What was wrong with the original model (which was much lighter, may I point out!). I want to read a book, not play – and I certainly don’t want to play on a greasy screen! And that silly screen is so sensitive I spend more time accidentally adjusting the font size and turning to the wrong page than I do reading stuff!!
On the plus side, at least I can get back to my review books.
I’ve signed up – PAID – for the Australian Romance Readers Convention that starts on Friday. I’m already regretting it because I’m just turning up on my own! However, we own two apartments in the building next door to the venue, and my brother lives two buildings from there, so if I panic I have options to go and hide!
Skip if you must, but my political rant for the week coming up!!
RIP Boris Nemtsov, the anti-Putin Russian politician executed on Friday night. Here he was with Ukrainians in Odesa last year:
Putin is executing his opposition, in the middle of freaking Red Square. Nemtsov had just said he knew he would be killed, and so he was. Killed while walking with a Ukrainian woman. How much more evil does Putin have to get before anybody – apart from Ukraine – actually tries to stop him?
41% of Ukrainians from the Lviv region (where some of my family lives) who are fighting the Russian invasion are women. That’s a pretty amazing statistic, especially as women were told not to enlist when the war first began.
And shame on Cyprus giving Russia a military base in the Mediterranean. If you get invaded, don’t say you weren’t warned. Shame on you for supporting Russia.