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Lost the Plot – Episode 29 – Halloween Horror Special

Halloween Special featuring award-winning author Kaaron Warren speaking about writing horror fiction

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Show Notes

“The Adventurous Princess and other Feminist Fairy Tales” by Erin-Claire Barrow
Lost the Plot – Episode 18 – Feminist Fairy Tales
Erin-Claire’s Kickstarter Page
Erin-Claire’s Website

“Capital Yarns: Volume 2” by Sean Costello
Lost the Plot – Episode 25 – Short Stories
Sean’s Pozible Page
Sean’s Website

Sisonke Msimang talking about “Always Another Country”
Sisonke

Australian Reading Hour
Website

Australian Reading Hour

What other people were reading:

  • “The Psychology of Time Travel” by Kate Mascarenhas
  • “The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson’s Cancer Con” by Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano
  • “Beneath the Mother Tree” by D. M. Cameron
  • “No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus prison” by Behrouz Boochani.

Dickson Library Works
Lost the Plot – Episode 26 – Book Disasters
Dickson Library Facebook post
Dickson Library website

Indigenous Literacy Day
Website
Great Book Swap

Reading in Timor Leste
National Library of East Timor
Xanana Gusmao Reading Room
Reading in Timor Leste

Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist
Man Booker Prize website

“Matilda at 30”
The Guardian article
Quentin Black website
Penguin Books website

“The Helpline” Trailer from Text Publishing
Youtube channel

“My Brilliant Friend” Trailer
Vulture article

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Nagini Controversy
SBS article
Vanity Fair article
Pottermore article

Lifeline Book Fair Theft
ABC article
The Riot Act article

New Harry Hartog at the Australian National University
ANU media release

Man wins bookstore in raffle
The Guardian article

Grimms’ Fairy Tales
Wiki page

Snow White and Rose Red
Wiki page

The Snow Queen
Wiki page

The Little Mermaid
Wiki page

“Trying to Save Piggy Sneed” by John Irving
NY Times full essay

“The Grief Hole” by Kaaron Warren
IFWG Australia

Lostprophets
Wiki page about lead singer’s arrest

World Fantasy Convention 2018
Website

Australian Gothic

Windmill Story
I’m not 100% sure, but it may be “Windmill at Magpie Creek” by Chrisobel Mattingley. If anyone knows, send me a message! 

The Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum
Facebook page

“Tiger Kill” by Kaaren Warren
CSFG 

Kaaron Warren’s Website
Click here

The Black Tides of Heaven
My review

Frankenstein of Baghdad
My review

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Lost the Plot – Episode 28 – Memoir

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Show Notes
Future Library
Website
Handover ceremony of Elif Shafak’s book
Han Kang announced as 5th author

Love Your Bookshop Day
Facebook page

Love your bookshop 1Love your bookshop 2Love your bookshop 3Love your bookshop day 4

Zoya Patel’s book launch of “No Country Woman”

Zoya Patel

National Library of Australia’s 50th birthday

NLA 50th birthday

Feminist Fairy Tales Kickstarter
Episode 18 – Feminist Fairy Tales
Kickstarter link
Erin-Claire’s website

Capital Yarns Volume 2
Episode 25 – Short Stories
Pozible link
Sean’s website

Street Library stolen from Franklin
Facebook post

Hugo Awards 2018
TOR media release
My review of “The Stone Sky” by winner N. K. Jemisin

Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2018 – Shortlist
Readings website

“The Lucky Galah” by Tracey Sorensen
My review

2018 Miles Franklin Award
Perpetual website
The Guardian article

Ancient library discovered in Germany
The Guardian article

Title Quest 2018
Atlas Obscura Article
New York Public Library blog post
/r/whatsthatbook

Shakespeare’s Library
ABC Radio National article
ABC News articles

New covers for Georgette Heyer novels
EW article
Romance Reads

“Ball Lightening” by Cixin Liu
Harper Collins webpage

“His Name Was Walter” by Emily Rodda
Harper Collins webpage
ABC News article

“The Barefoot Investor for Families” by Scott Pape
News.com.au article

Adaptation of “The Time Traveller’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger
Deadline article

Who Magazine’s list of 2018 films based on books
Who article

The phonics controversy continues
The Australian article (if you can even access it)

John Marsden wouldn’t write the Tomorrow Series
ABC News article
QANDA Youtube video
“The Rabbits” by John Marsden and Shaun Tan

“Bear Finds a Voice”
The ABC’s interactive story
The ABC’s analysis of top 100 kids books

Should Book Week be banned?
The Mercury article
Facebook discussion

Chinese crime writer who based his books on his own murders
NY Post article
All That’s Interesting article

Librarian steals public money to pay for mobile game
CNBC article
HJ News article
“A Million Miles in a Thousand Years”

Quizzic Alley
Her Canberra article
The RiotACT article

Inquiry into ACT Libraries
Terms of Reference

$60M funding for NSW libraries
SMH Article

Dream book job in the Maldives
The Guardian article
First The Bookseller article
Second The Bookseller article

“No Country Woman” by Zoya Patel
Zoya’s website
Gaysia” by Benjamin Law
The Hate Race” by Maxine Beneba Clarke
Hunger” by Roxane Gay
Feminartsy website

August Reads
“Oathbringer” by Brandon Sanderson
“No Country Woman” by Zoya Patel
“City of Brass” by S. A. Chakraborty
“Cicada” by Shaun Tan
“Love and Other Inconveniences” by Rhea Arielle

 

 

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Lost the Plot – Episode 27 – School Library

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Show Notes

Women, History, Journey – my first live book event
Muse Canberra website

ACMI Alice in Wonderland Exhibition
Website

The adventure continues

Painting the Roses Red

Harry Hartog Fantasy Trivia
Website

Tamora Fierce

“Capital Yarns: Volume 2” by Sean Costello
Pozible page
Episode 25 – Short Stories

Street Library set on fire
Canberra Times article

Street Library burned

Ned Kelly Awards
Australian Crime Writers website

National Biography Awards
State Library of NSW website

Golden Man Booker Prize
Winner announced

Man Booker Prize 2018
Longlist announced

Alternative Nobel Prize
The Guardian article
Website
Finalists

Author’s name dropped from award
SBS article

Harry Potter book sells for 56,000 pounds
Metro article

“Early Riser” by Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde website
“Shades of Grey” by Jasper Fforde
Lost the Plot – Episode 1

“Tales from the Inner City” by Shaun Tan
Allen and Unwin website

“The Rosie Result” by Graeme Simsion
Text Publishing website

“Snugglepot and Cuddlepie” by May Gibbs – 100th anniversary edition
May Gibbs website

“The Well-Read Cookie” by Lauren Chater
Facebook announcement
Website

“Saga” by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples on hiatus
Newsarama article

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Trailer

Harry Potter in the Cursed Child: Melbourne 2019

In the queue for presale tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for Melbourne 2019 and there are 6,000 people ahead of me  😦

Tinted Edges shared a post — feeling delighted.

30 July at 12:53 ·

TICKETS BOUGHT TO Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!!!!

JK Rowling Trolls Trump
SBS article

Queensland Essential English Curriculum
Daily Mail article
Queensland article

Broadford
Wiki page

First graphic novel nominated for Man Booker Prize 2018
The Guardian article

“Digger” by Ursula Vernon
Wiki page

“Broadford: A Regional History” Edited by B J Fletcher
NLA Catalogue entry

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Lost the Plot – Episode 26 – Book Disasters

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Show Notes

My first live event: Women, History, Journey: Robyn Cadwallader & Eleanor Limprecht
Buy tickets via the Muse website

Chifley Library flood appeal
Browse books they’re looking for or make a donation here

Once sentence novel wins International Dublin Literary Award
The Guardian article

2018 Miles Franklin Award Shortlist
Shortlist announcement via Perpetual website

2018 Environment Award for Children’s Literature
Shortlist announcement via the EACL website

2018 Carnegie Medal winner slams publishers for “accessible” language
The Guardian article

2017 Stella Count
Stats via the Stella Prize website

May Gibbs artwork discovery and 100 year publication anniversary
The Canberra Times article
May Gibbs 100 year anniversary projection video at Vivid Sydney 2018

Poisonous books
The Conversation article

Game of Thrones Prequel
BBC article

Film Adaptation of “The Little Stranger” by Sarah Waters
Trailer via Virago Press’ Facebook page

TV adaptation of “The Wheel of Time” by Robert Jordan
TOR website article

TV adaptation of “Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie
Hollywood Reporter article

Nintendo Switch adaptation of “Blacksad” Graphic Novel
Nintendo Everything article

Donald Friend abuse survivor seeks compensation from National Library of Australia over diary publication
ABC News article

Gemma Collins’ Terrible Book Publicity
Celebs Now article
iNews article

Trace Podcast
ABC Radio’s Trace webpage

Hong Kong Librarian Gone Rogue
Coconuts article

Things that Roxanne Missingham and I talked about:

National Library of Australia
Parliamentary Library
CSIRO Library
Menzies Library
Hancock Library
Chifley Library
Queen Elizabeth II Opening the Menzies Library in 1963
Queen Elizabeth’s speech
50th Anniversary Of Chifley Library
ANU Print Depository
Design and Desire Paths
Canberra Flooding
Chifley Library Flooding
Chifley Library Salvage Canberra Times article
ABC article
ANU article
Microfiche (not fish!)
DISACT
Industrial Cleaning
UTAS Law Library Disaster

Hail at ANU 2007

Canberra Hail Storm 2007

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My damaged books 😦

“The Stolen Bicycle” by Wu-Ming Yi

Delightful video on fixing wet books

Mylar

And, again:

Chifley Library flood appeal
Browse books they’re looking for or make a donation here

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Lost the Plot – Episode 25 – Short Stories

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Show Notes

My Birthday Presents

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My book skirt!

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My most beautiful book 😦

Murder in the Mail and Magic in the Mail
Felicity Banks’ Facebook page
Murder in the Mail Kickstarter Campaign
Magic in the Mail
Lost the Plot Episode 22 – Interactive Fiction

Street Library Interviews
ABC News Story – Curious Canberra
Lil Street Libraries
Lost the Plot Episode 9 – Street Libraries

Sekolah Gunung Merapi campaign
SGM’s facebook post
SGM’s website post
Lost the Plot Episode 13 – Books for the World
Books for the World website

Hugo Awards and
2018 Hugo Awards Finalists
1943 Retro-Hugo Awards Finalists

2018 Nebula Awards
Winners Announced
My Review of “The Stone Sky”
Peter S. Beagle newest Grand Master

2018 Stella Prize
Winner
My review of “The Fish Girl”
My review of “Terra Nullius”

2018 Australian Book Industry Awards
Winners
My reivew of “Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow”

20 Books by Women that Changed the World
Full List

2018 Vogel’s Award
Winner

Nobel Prize for Literature
Canberra Times article

Diary of Anne Frank – hidden pages
CNN article

Upcoming Releases
“Any Ordinary Day” by Leigh Sales
“The Fall of Gondolin” by J R R Tolkein
NOT the Winds of Winter, by George R R Martin
“Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty

TV and Film Adaptations
ABC’s Shakespeare Retelling project
Choose Your Own Adventure
The Bookshop
The Secret Garden

Describe Yourself the Way a Male Author Would
Electric Literature article
Bored Panda article
Electric Literature Male Author Description Chart

Children’s Book Author takes on Fashion Giant Zara
9 News article

Fake News: Children’s Books NOT Banned by Victorian Councils
The Guardian article
Victorian Liberals Statement
SBS article
University of Melbourne page on ANU study

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2017
Full List

 

 

 

UTAS Law Library Book Disaster
The Mercury article
ABC article

Canberra Streets named after Librarians
Ten Daily article

Story Time From Space
Facebook page
Website

Things that Sean and I talked about:

capital-yarns
Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories
Stephen King’s short stories
“On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft” by Stephen King
“The Tommyknockers” by Stephen King (don’t read this, I implore you)
Road Dahl’s short stories
The darker side of Roald Dahl BBC article
“Go the F*** to Sleep”

“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing.” – William Faulkner

The quote I referred to is often attributed to Mark Twain, but has apparently been used by many people. Mark Twain himself said “You’ll have to excuse my lengthiness—the reason I dread writing letters is because I am so apt to get to slinging wisdom & forget to let up. Thus much precious time is lost.”

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
“13 Reasons Why” by Jay Asher
“Decoding the Opposite Sex” by Sean Costello
Send in your requests to: http://www.capitalyarns.com.au/who/
“Capital Yarns” by Sean Costello
Definition of ‘yarn
I have also partaken in yarnbombing
“Hey Sister” by Sean Costello
Human Brochure Campaign
Mocan and Green Grout
Capital Yarns Podcast
Arranged Marriage for the Modern Indian Man Podcast
Audiocraft Podcast Festival
“Anzac Day” by Sean Costello
Trace Podcast
Serial Podcast
Evil Genius TV Series
Welcome to Nightvale Podcast
Hello from the Magic Tavern
This American Life
Birdman
“Dreamsnake” by Vonda N. McIntyre
Biopunk
“Birdman” by Sean Costello

“The Anchoress” by Robyn Cadwallader

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Lost the Plot – Episode 24 – Sydney Writers’ Festival Special

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Part 1 – Friday Afternoon

Sydney Writers’ Festival
Kendall Kirkwood
The Rest of Us Just Live Here” by Patrick Ness
“Release” by Patrick Ness
Terra Nullius” by Claire G. Coleman
Canberra
“The Trauma Cleaner” by Sarah Krasnostein, narrated by Rachael Tidd
21st Biennale of Sydney

Events:
Eileen Myles: To Dig a Hole in Eternity
SWF Gala: Power
Sarah Krasnostein: The Trauma Cleaner
Writing for YA Books and Film
Leigh Sales: On Doubt
Annabel Crabb’s BooKwiz
Recognise
Gay for Page
Power Play: Toxic Masculinity in Storytelling
Eileen Myles: Straight Expectations
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Part 2 – Friday Night

Eileen Myles

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Eileen and Kendall, Photo by Kendall Kirkwood

SWF Gala: Power

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Tayari Jones
BookScan
Judy Blume

Part 3 – Saturday Morning

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My skirt!

Sarah Krasnostein: The Trauma Cleaner

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On Doubt” by Leigh Sales
Biography of Stella Miles Franklin
Brokeback Mountain

Part 4 – Saturday Middle of the Day

Writing for YA Books and Film

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Me, Earl and the Dying Girl” by Jesse Andrews
Chaos Walking” by Patrick Ness

Part 5 – Saturday Afternoon

BookWiz with Annabel Crabb
Tim Minchin
RocKwiz
Richard Fidler
Julia Zemiro

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Photo by Kendall Kirkwood, who took very good care of my book

Ghost Empire” by Richard Fidler
Saga Land” by Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason

Part 6 – Saturday Night

Recognise

Stan Grant
Nakkiah Lui
Marcia Langton
What I meant to say was Racecraft, not Racehunt!
Orlando” by Virginia Woolf
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J K Rowling
The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams
The Night Bookmobile” by Audrey Niffenegger

Gay for Page

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Photo by Kendall Kirkwood

Masha Gessen
Christos Tsiolkas (sorry for mispronouncing his name)
Eileen Myles (preferred pronouns are they, them)
Sally Rugg
Carmen Maria Machado
Yrsa Daley-Ward

Book recommendations
The Sailor Dog” by Margaret Wise Brown
Mister Dog: the dog who belonged to himself” by Margaret Wise Brown
Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
Jennie” by Paul Galico
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” by Edward Albee
Kama Sutra” by  Vātsyāyana
Enid Blyton
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C. S. Lewis
Madeline” by Ludwig Bemelmans
Sarah Waters
Jeanette Winterson
A Restricted Country” by Joan Nestle
The Motion of Light and Water” by Samuel R. Delaney
The Color Purple” by Alice Walker
Shirley Jackson

Junot Diaz Controversy

Part 7 – Sunday Afternoon

Eileen Myles

Power Play: Toxic Masculinity in Storytelling

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Gabriel Tallent
Ceridwen Dovey

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

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Sorry for the terrible photo – I was listening so intently, I didn’t bother checking it.

Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms” by Anita Heiss

Part 8 – Sunday Night

Books we bought:

An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia” Edited by Anita Heiss
Eileen Myles

Authors I saw:

Kate Forsyth
Tom Keneally

#MeToo event with Tracey Spicer and Eva Cox

Virginia Woolf’s actual quote:

Think of a book as a very dangerous and exciting game, which it takes two to play at.

 

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Lost the Plot – Episode 20

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The new Lost the Plot logo was designed by Louise Brooks
Brooksy Design

Jólabókaflóð
About

Jolabokaflod

The Jungle Books, Penguin Clothbound Classics
The Jungle Books

Bookish Christmas Presents
Book LampNovel Journal

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Australian Women Writers Challenge
Sign Up for 2018
November Round Up

ACT Lit-Bloggers of the Future
Hope in Dark Times, An Evening with Michael Leunig
All the blog posts

Whispering Gums
Blog Website

Street Library Australia
Website

Our New Street Libraries
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The Green Shed
Website

Street Library Vandalism
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Article on Street Library Vandalism

The Foxall Street Library Brothers
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Asia Bookroom Christmas Tree
Episode 19 – Giving Books

Worldbuilders
End of Year Fundraiser

Storytime Pledge
Alan Finkel’s Pledge
Australian Library and Information Association

My Storytime Pledge to my Niece
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2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
Shortlist

2017 Goodreads People’s Choice Awards
Full List of Winners

2018 Indie Book Awards
Longlist

2017 Bad Sex Award
The Guardian’s Article

Charles Darwin Annotated Origin of Species
Daily Mail Article

“The Shepherd’s Hut” by Tim Winton
Cover Released

“Transcription” by Kate Atkinson
Facebook post

Sydney Morning Herald List of 2018 Book Releases
Full Article

The Green Books
The Guardian Article
Publisher

Trailer for adaptation of Tim Winton’s “Breath”
The Guardian Article

Jennifer Lawrence starring in Hannah Kent’s “Burial Rites”
The Guardian Article

The Age’s Good Weekend interview with Hannah Kent, October 2016
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Miniseries Adaptation of Little Women
Stan Facebook post

“The Public” film
Youtube Trailer

Harry Potter news
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game
Harry Potter and the Portrait of what Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash
Harry Potter and the Creaky Cabinet
J K Rowling on Grindelwald Casting
Amber Heard on JK Rowling’s Statement

Backlash against To Siri With Love
Bookriot Article
Observer Article

Is the senior English syllabus too depressing?
ABC News Article

Cat Person
The Guardian Article
“Cat Person”
The BBC’s “Cat Person: What Robert (Probably) Thought”

Max the Cat
Washington Post Article

Tiny Books
Video

Annie’s Pie Charts                                                 Angharad’s Pie Charts

/r/fantasy Subreddit
Link

The Australian Human Rights Commission reports 11% of Australians identify as LGBTIQ
AHRC Website

“Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurty
The Best Book Ever Written

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
Annie’s Second Top Read

“The Sellout” by Paul Beaty
My review

“Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeliene Thien
My review

“On Doubt” by Leigh Sales
My review

“120 Days of Sodom” by the Marquis de Sade
Wikipedia link so you don’t end up on a watchlist
“Quills” starring Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet

Sorry about my dog barking! She wasn’t even sorry.
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Scratch Map
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Book Bingo
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Should I review the religious text I read?

The Economist’s 2017 Books of the Year
Article

The Guardian’s Best Books of 2017
Article

Barack Obama’s top reads of 2017
Facebook post

ACT Writers Centre Christmas Party
Blog Post

Muse Christmas Sale
Muse Christmas Sale

“Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan
My review

“La Belle Sauvage” by Philip Pullman

“The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” by Haruki Murakami
My review

“Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow” by Jessica Townsend
My review

“Joe Cinque’s Consolation” by Helen Garner

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