Monthly Archives: December 2010

And a fabulous Winter Veil to all!

MERRY HAPPY, EVERYONE (who celebrates it)! Continue reading

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Mutant Tastes.

I plan to make the terrifying Schadenfreude Pie for Christmas dinner – if there were ever a better time for a pie composed entirely of sugar and fat, I don’t know it – and of course ran into manifold difficulties acquiring the ingredients. Continue reading

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Serious Discussion

I would like to have a serious discussion of pie. Continue reading

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Scandalous Shopping

I feel sorry for small businesses who are being hit hard by the recession, but I’m not sure why I should feel worse for them than for their customers. Mortgage rates have gone up. People have much less to spend. So when I hear, “But people aren’t spending enough on discretionary items!” I mentally translate it as, “But people are being financially responsible!” Continue reading

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Getting My Girly Geek On

Internets, as you know, since I address you constantly as “internets”, I occasionally like to get my geek on.

For “occasionally”, let us read “all the time”. Continue reading

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Teenagers With Bite

I recently wrote a two-part article on why vampires in young adult fiction are awesome, with a selection of some of my recent favourites. Continue reading

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The Morris Award.

The William C. Morris Debut Award. No more than five young adult books by first time authors, selected by librarians from the American Library Association, are finalists every year. Continue reading

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What’s Going On

Jolisa is a terrific person, and I really enjoyed this interview, which dug into topics like location, location, location and why YA is awesome even when it gets no respect. Also, The Shattering tidbits. Also, also, and! There is a Booker Prize winner talking in the comments section. I feel all fancy. Continue reading

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Holiday Season

It is well and truly social season in Melbourne, where everyone I know emails each other and swears that we MUST catch up, really we MUST. On Tuesday I attended the Allen and Unwin end of year party, which, it has to be said, is pretty much the gold standard for Karen socialisation. Continue reading

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