Aug 25

Birthday, review, eyes… yeah I couldn’t come up with a proper title

Well, had another birthday on the weekend. Where does the time go, oh my how it flies etc etc. Spent a lovely few days with close friends — baking the most evil delicious chocolate-stacked birthday cake ever! — and my wonderful husband. Don’t feel much older, definitely not any more mature, but I enjoyed celebrating another year with these people in my life.

Right, enough with the sappy! :)

Very excited to see a review of Shadow of Drought over at ScaryMinds:

Joanne Anderton’s first person narrative Shadow of Drought simply enthralled me from first word to last word. Anderton manages to conjure up the drought affecting rural Australia bush and is so economical yet provocative with her story that I had to read it twice to get the full nuances contained in the tale. The writer manages to tie in rural suicide, an epidemic in Australia, with the continuing drought, and follows a fine horror lineage from Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery through The Wickerman. Please note when I mention The Wickerman I am referring to the original movie not the one featuring Nicky Cage in a bear suit kicking lesbians in the bum left, right, and center.

Not just a positive review but a reference to possibly one of these most unintentionally hilarious movies of our time! Doesn’t get much better than that!

And lastly, as I type this I am currently not wearing my glasses. The great contact lense experiment has begun! So far so good. It’s been 15 years since the last time I tried them. So far so good. But I keep trying to adjust the non-existent glasses on my nose.


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  1. Rabia

    Great review!


  2. terry

    That’s a great review, well done! Good luck with them eyes.

  3. Joanne

    Thanks guys :)

  4. Janette

    economical AND provoctive – NICE!

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