Paula’s Post #72 – So, this will be an uber short post this evening. Sorry, but it has been a long day, in a long week in a very long month in an oh so long year.
Today was ‘Moving Day’ at my house. Moving-in day at our ‘not-quite-finished-being-renovated’ home in the picturesque coastal town of Gibsons Landing, British Columbia. Almost 9 months ago, way back in August, we sold our home in West Vancouver and waved good-bye as the moving truck pulled down the driveway.
At the time, we had no idea where we’d be moving next. Almost everything we owned just went into storage!
But like many a good story, this saga too has a happy ending, and after months of upheaval, we are ready to settle into our new home.
With a jumble of a hundred or so still packed boxes filling the garage, there is much to do before we are ‘settled’, but already we are content. We’ve met new neighbours, caught up with old friends and are looking forward to welcoming more friends, old and new, into our new home.
In future, I hope to once again have a chair, a desk and a ‘writer’s room’ – the lack of which has severely vexed me these past 9 months.
But, all of that is still a dream a vision on a distant horizon, because for the next few weeks, (months?) we will be unpacking and unpacking and unpacking, trying to make some semblance of order from chaos.
So, not much time for a ‘real’ post today. So rather than not post at all, I thought I’d post not only my little ‘news flash’ about our move, but also some ‘literary news’, together with a question?
Where do you like to get your ‘news’ about authors, books, book deals, writing and all things literary?
My usual source is the New York Times, but from time to time I’ve also consulted and found several interesting articles by combing through everything from the predictable (Publishers Weekly) to the arcane
Where you can check out a list of the best summer reads of 2014
Where you can read of the life and death of legendary Canadian author Farley Mowat.
Where I found a fascinating article on a special inscribed book given by Oscar Wilde to his gaoler.
WaterisLife is developing a ‘Drinkable Book, that not only will teach water safety, but also can be used to actually treat drinking water to make it safe. Each page can be torn out and used as a filter. The book’s pages are coated in a bacteria killing substance that kills the bacteria that cause E.coli, typhoid and other diseases.
How cool is that?
Oh, and one more cool thing? I hate to admit it, but I suspect we writers can get a lot more accomplished without internet. Before my internet provider showed up earlier this week, I found my self trapped in our empty new home with no TV, no radio and no Wi Fi. I did, however, still have electricity and a laptop.
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