The Week: 23rd – 29th July

Friday afternoon drinks on the patio near the lake at the National Library. Canberra put on a sunny and surprisingly warm day. It was a gorgeous end to the week. Australian Parliament from the car on Friday afternoon. There was a terrible fatal accident involving a truck, three cars, and many people right near where I live yesterday …

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The Week: 25th June – 1st July

Australian Parliament on Saturday afternoon. Winter in Canberra Yesterday we finally made it to the National Gallery for the Cartier exhibition. I’ll do a post about it next week, but – WOW. This wasn’t just random stuff; it was Kate Middleton’s wedding tiara, and some of the Queen’s favourite jewellery, and Grace Kelly’s tiara, and …

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The Week: 18th – 24th June

Winter sunshine in Canberra. And at the cemetery near the New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory state border on Friday afternoon. And Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday afternoon. R.I.P. Errol Pickford Happy Birthday to an Icon My review of Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott My review of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith Beyond my …

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The Week: 4th – 10th June

Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin – with the National Carillon (a gift from the Queen that she personally opened in 1970) – late on Saturday afternoon. It was a surprisingly dreary week here. Usually winter is really sunny, but the last few days felt like winter! At least it got sunny on Saturday afternoon! This week in the book …

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Book Stuffing and Author Ethics

If you keep up with dramas in the publishing world, you’ll probably have already heard about the scammers infiltrating the Kindle Unlimited program. You can go to this Twitter thread to understand in detail what is going on. Authors who enter their books into the Kindle Unlimited scheme must agree to sell exclusively through Amazon. They are …

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Why “outing” someone makes you an utter arse – #2

Following on from yesterday’s post about why Faleena Hopkins attempting to “out” the identities of authors she’s taking to court over her ridiculous trademark dispute, here is another reason why it’s such a terrible thing to do. In 2014 a self-published author – who pretty much embodies the stereotype of angry, entitled incel – received …

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