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Galactic Suburbia 129

In which we explain the metaphorically violent nature of Australian politics, celebrate the return of Feminist Frequency and our faces are on the internet.
And I am late in posting this!
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These days I’ve been avoiding Proust like the plague, in which sense I probably join an old and obvious tradition – I think I have come across more people groaning about the idea of reading Proust than actually talking about, you know, the fact of reading him. 1,418 more words


Charmed Life, by Diana Wynne Jones

When Cat and his big sister Gwyndolen, a witch, go to live with her teacher in a country mansion, Gwyndolen is sure that all will be dazzled by her power and she will fulfill her dream of ruling over others. 30 more words


Tough Guide to Fantasyland #FridayFiveChallenge from @rosieamber1


noun wan·der·lust \ˈwän-dər-ˌləst\

  • a strong desire to travel
  • strong longing for or impulse toward wandering

This week I put in Wanderlust into Amazon as my search term. 1,172 more words


Secret knowledge: poems and songs in novels

When I was a kid and reading Redwall for the very first time, I was entranced by the poem that old Methuselah discovers graven into the wall behind Martin’s tapestry. 1,054 more words

Diana Wynne Jones

Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones

I didn’t like this book as much as the others and I’m not entirely sure why. The first thing that I think it was is that is was written in First Person. 206 more words

AkaShika's Books Blog


Once a star that enameled the sky
Came down to greet the folks who dwell on earth
That’s when a boy sensed its magic so spry… 247 more words