I have had a terrific couple of weeks teaching creative writing classes and doing talks. Left me feeling high, but also aware that I have to do a lot more exercise to keep my energy up - hence my presence at the swimming pool at 5.15 this morning doing laps. Not a pretty sight. I have registered for the Association for the Study of Australian Literature's conference next month, so keep an eye out for me if you are planning on coming along. I always feel so painfully shy at those things.
Anyhow, here is this week's blog roundup:
- The World's Strongest Librarian has a soft spot for self-help, so I have a soft-spot for him. He gives us a really interesting review of The Shadow Effect.
- Arguments about the future of fiction get pretty boring, but when Paul Theroux weighs in it's worth taking notice.
- I'm often wrong, so was delighted by this article singing the praises of mistakes.
- Foodicles made me ache for Filipino food, the cuisine that is yet to become trendy.
- Getting me ready for my trip there in November, I was rather taken by this piece about train travel in Cambodia over at ThingsAsian.