Get up and go

Duckieees! It’s nearly GO TIME here for us – we’re soon off to Taiwan to see ye olde Moshi family, huzzah! It’s going to be a long-ass trip so I bought 4 e-books for my kindle. Yes Please, Words That Matter, Someone Like You and Henry Sugar (I love Roald Dahl short stories). I am so ready. I am going to Eat All The Things in Taiwan.

The past couple nights we’ve watched the extended edition of the first Lord of the Rings (Fellowship of the Ring) and now I’m all hankering to see the rest – The Two Towers and Return of the King. I was a humongous fangirl for LotR back in my teenage days. SUCH GOOD TIMES. Billy Boyd, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Bean (“seen been” haha). And watching it made me get this in my head

They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard! ga ga ga ga gard

An update on the painting for my aunty, for those of you playing at home… The painting is FINISHED, below are the final in-progress photos. I will post pictures of the finished painting when we get to Taiwan. I hope it can be framed and everything in time, if so I can post a picture of it framed and hanging properly on the wall and everything. Woot!

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The Paying Guests

Welcome to December! Who is freaking out??

I finally finished reading The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters the other night and I have to say … I really spoiled the reading experience for myself. I’m not sure if what I’m going to say counts as a spoiler but to be safe I’ll put it under the cut.



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Book talk at Fika Talk

I’ve just finished reading The Circle by Dave Eggers. It was incredible and exhilarating.

The Circle is an extremely powerful company, much like Facebook or Google, except even more all-encompassing and further-reaching with its end goal being for every single person to have one account, one online identity, to do everything you have to do.

It’s like if you had to go through Facebook to pay your taxes, or to do your online banking … or even to vote.


It was staring at me like this in the library Source

The book takes us into this world – already disturbingly similar to the world we’re really living in today – through the eyes of main character Mae Holland, who begins working at the Circle, and we follow her progress as she finds her footing then gains power and influence. Very real questions around issues of privacy, democracy, and our capacity for/right to knowledge arise.

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