Adding to the library: First my latest haul from the local library. They have a wall shelf of books they have de-listed – for only $1 each. Adding my collections of Nancy Drew, Buffy archives and a book of dicourses and articles on cyborg and cyberpunk (for the research library of course).
Shopping at the specials table at QBD: two more books for the research shelf. Incredible Elements has an updated periodic table (and history on the discovery of various elements).
Old and new: I have a lot of second hand reference books. I can’t afford a new book every time, so I search out good condition pre-loved ones (especially if they are out of print). The Dickens Dictionary of London has contemporary descriptions of many everyday places and people. Squee! And I collected the latest Writing Magazine this week from my standing order at the newsagent.
A bit of fun: Last weekend we dropped in on the ABC Garden expo and collected a new set of ‘support our ABC stickers’. Couldn’t resist this poster. Do it; Retaliate! Tell our government to return funding to our ABC. Also saw a unique aerial safety end in a local shopping centre carpark.
Videos: And lastly, spend a few days grappling with a new video editing program (it will be amazing when I learn how to use it) – cropping, pulling out the narration from garbled background noise and condensing video of our recent writers’ talk at Adelaide Oz Comic Con. Thanks to Matt J Pike for the title graphics.
And finally, my Oz Comic Con video is live.
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