I have a handful of books that I've almost finished, so dammit I am about to go and sit down and finish them all. I have heard it's a bad habit to read more than one book at once, but I simply must. I only try not to mix up my genres - so only one novel, one autobiography etc. Seems to have worked for the past 20 years or so. Or if you'd rather not read, here are some interesting things on the net:
- My other half, the dear Mr. Noodlies, reviews Flying Fish in Pyrmont.
- I always get excited when the Blake Prize comes around every year and here is a podcast with finalist Khadim Ali.
- The ABC's Religion and Ethics page brings us the ever-exasperating Gail Dines. But I just can't stop reading her!
- Buddhist monks and nuns learn to swim in Taiwan. Focus Taiwan tells us it's all symbolic, apparently. I disapprove of mixed bathing for the celibate religious. Call me old-fashioned.
- Jean Cocteau and his cat - just before. From the lovely Writers and Kitties.
- A woman ditches her publisher in a fit of fury at being pigeon-holed.
- Book Buzzr is always useful, and this is a great article on using Facebook ads to promote e-books. I obviously am planning on producing a few e-books. Also from them, a wonderful list of podcasts for writers.
- People all-too-often forget their manners on-line, and Diana Adams has a lovely piece on being a nicer person on Twitter.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor is coming to Australia! I'm in heaven! From the Star Observer.
- Apparently it's not Justin Timberlake's penis.
- Kolorkube has pushed me guiltily along with this terrific article about moving ahead and getting things done - one key action every day, people!