The mining industry and their pals and puppets (I especially like the Popeye puppet) have already started their billion-dollar disinformation campaign about the Carbon Package unveiled yesterday. Thank god for GetUp! I’m about to send them some money. Here’s their modest but very clear video:
WP Bookblog Listing
- The Yield (Tara June Winch 2019) 10 July 2020This was a big winner at the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
- Netflix: Line of Duty season 5 (Jed Mercurio 2019) 10 July 2020This is lining up to be another great season of this British cop show. There's a twist at the end of the first episode overturns your assumption that you knew the story, so that you now think you know the story, but knowing the kind of beast that this show is, you really have no idea.
- Throat (Ellen van Neerven 2020) 6 July 2020Ellen van Neerven talked about this book in one of the 2020 Sydney Writers' Festival podcast sessions. I had to buy it.
- Disney +: Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda 2016) 6 July 2020Just broadcast now, this was filmed in 1916 with the original cast. People have to book years in advance and pay a king's ransom, but we got to see it for the price of a coffee and a hot chocolate. The casting of people of the global majority as the Founding Fathers of the USA is a visceral reminder of how Blacks, Native Americans and others were exclud […]
- The Accident (Jack Thorne, Sarah Goldbacher 2019) 6 July 2020Nine teenagers are killed in a tragic accident in a small Welsh village. Things unravel from there. It feels awfully familiar, but it's got terrific people in it, including Sidse Babett Knudsen from Borgen, and the writing is distinctive, even weird at times. It was voted the least popular TV series of 2019 in a UK poll, but I've seen a lot worse. […]
- The Yield (Tara June Winch 2019) 10 July 2020
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- AndAlso Books, All We Could Do
- Ellen van Neerven’s Comfort Food
- SWF 2020, Post 4
- Margaret Simons’s Cry Me a River
- Mirandi Riwoe’s Stone Sky Gold Mountain
- SWF 2020, Post 3
- My Brilliant Friend at the Book Group
- Lisa Gorton’s Empirical
- Proust Progress Report 10:
- SWF 2020, Post 2
- I didn’t go to the Vigil today …
- Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light
- Ruby Reads 21: Books lent by a blog reader
- Camperdown Cemetery
- Proust Progress Report 9: