Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

01. I did get to the German Film FestivalBalloon was brilliant. Tense, but brilliant (and I drove home feeling like the Stasi were following me). Hoping to get to at least one more Festival film. Continue reading

Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

01. Yay! Favel Parrett has a new book coming in September – There Was Still Love.

02. And there was a hint from Heather Rose about her new bookContinue reading

Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

01. It makes me very happy to think that most of these kids (approximately 30,000 at the Melbourne Climate Change protest) will be voting within five years (pic above taken by my 16yo son. Pic below via Twitter).

Continue reading

Podcasts worth listening to

I was late to podcasts but when the podcast app appeared on my phone after a software update a couple of years ago, I was curious.

I started with Serial. In retrospect, a dumb move because Serial is so goddamn good and for a while, I didn’t think much could match it. Since then, the podcast world has exploded and I’ve discovered lots of great things to listen to.

As I’m always asking others for their podcast recommendations (and suggesting good places to start for those new to podcasts), I thought I’d put together a list of the ones I think are truly worth listening to. Continue reading