November verse 10: Wiggle and Jiggle at the Library
For Scott Morrison
We're here to sing and dance and jiggle,
mums, a dad and sundry grands,
toddlers primed with twinkle-twinkle,
row-row, incy-wincy hands.
'Welcome all, here's bells and shakers.
Let's go where the songs will take us.
We'll have great fun this afternoon
though sadly I can't hold a tune.'
That was no lie. She sang with gusto,
high and low but always wrong,
We tried and failed to sing along
fell silent on that all-day bus. To
sing together lifts the heart
but badly led, song falls apart.
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WP Bookblog Listing
- Gideon Falls Volume 3: Stations of the Cross (Jeff Lemire and others 2019) 29 March 2020Now we have some idea of what's going on in this beautifully rendered, ingeniously told horror serial. Definitely not my cup of tea, but I can see why horror fans might love it.
- Gideon Falls Volume 2: Original Sins (Jeff Lemire and others 2019 29 March 2020The story continues. Catholicism and horror and 'mental ilness'. Not my cup of tea, but well done.
- Gideon Falls Volume 1: The Black Barn (Jeff Lemire and others 2019) 29 March 2020So much reading time and so many Significant Books on my TBR shelf, but this and its sequels were birthday presents, and I have a duty to read them quickly so the giver can have them soon.
- ABC & iView: The Capture, Season 1 (Ben Chanan 2019) 29 March 2020This is a terrific British police procedural / thriller, involving the surveillance state. we stated out watching it in weekly instalments free to air, but the suspense got to us and we're watching it on iView.
- Netflix: Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (DeMane Davis, Kasi Lemmons 2020) 27 March 2020A four part series about the US's first female millionaire, African-American Madam C J Walker, who built her fortune on products for African-Amarican women's hair. This is based on a book by a descendant, and takes some massive liberties such as the introduction of a fierce and bitter rivalry with another Aftican-American entrepreneur who is ' […]
- Gideon Falls Volume 3: Stations of the Cross (Jeff Lemire and others 2019) 29 March 2020
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- Philip Pullman's Secret Commonwealth
- NSW Premier’s Literary Awards short list announced
- Proust Progress Report 7: more about the Guermantes
- Clive James’s Gate of Lilacs
- G K Chesterton’s Incredulity of Father Brown
- Diane Menghetti’s Red North
- Ruby Reads 18: buckets from the stream
- Jeff Lemire and others’ Black Hammer vols 3 & 4
- Annabel Crabb’s Men at Work
- Ruby Reads (17): Mardi Gras
- Vicki Hastrich, Charlotte Wood, Night Fishing on the Weekend with the Book Group
- Journal Blitz 5
- Proust Progress Report 6: halfway through the third book
- Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Everything I Don’t Remember