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Sorry I have gone a little off the air these past couple of weeks. Uni is back and I am racing to keep up with my Koine Greek studies. I am actually already a week behind (hoping to catch up on Monday with 10 hours of solid work).

On top of this I have been on a wonderful reading spree, and to get much read, one has to close that computer and social media and focus on just the book (and the steaming cup of tea). As I already mentioned, I enjoyed Cursed Child very much - very, very much. And after that nourishing jaunt back to the Potterverse, I needed more Harry Potter to cure my Pottery cravings. Thank heavens for drinkingcocoa's 'Snape: A Definitive Reading'. Exactly what the doctor ordered! I have been sneaking away to read another page. And another page. Loving it so much. If you like Snape, you absolutlely ought to read this book. It is fabulous.

In other news, today was National Bookshop Day here in Australia, and there is a very big push to save the Australian publishing industry and its authors after Treasurer Scott Morrison announced plans to allow mass import of books published in other countries when there is an Australian publisher who has the territorial rights to be the publisher for that book in Australia. The implications are massive and potentially devestating.  But I am so proud of the Australian publishing industry and its authors for pulling together so magnificently - their plan has been excellently executed:



National Bookshop Day, and so many people making a trip to the book shop, and there are lots of things happening at book shops, like facepainting, author readings and meet and greets, and artists creating artwork in store. Fabulous! And every person who walks in gets a free book:
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In this book the issue is thoroughly explained, and then well-known authors write their thoughts on the matter. This book was also given away with many newspapers. And the hashtags #saveozstories and #bookscreateaustralia are dancing around the internet. It's so impressive how the industry and the authors have made themselves heard in loud and organised and intelligent ways. These people are strong and clever and loved. I feel such a wonderful sense of community in the book-loving echelons of Australia right now. Job well done! Awareness raised! And for anyone inclined to be generous with petition signing...
https://www.change.org/p/scott-morrison-save-australian-literature-stop-parallel-importation-of-books

So, this means, of course, I bought another book today. *eep!*


Sounds amazing. Can't wait!!


Img credit: http://booktothefuture.com.au/?p=2979

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drinkingcocoa
Aug. 13th, 2016 12:38 pm (UTC)
I woke up this morning to your new review on Amazon. What a wonderful gift you have given me. Thank you so much. <3 <3 <3
french_rhubarb
Aug. 13th, 2016 12:48 pm (UTC)
You are so welcome! As I was reading I kept having to stop and make a note because another phrase had come into my head that I wanted to put in a review. I don't think I have ever been so eager to review a book. LOVE. IT. And I am not just being nice. I absolutely LOVE IT. What a wonderful gift YOU have given ME! ^_^
drinkingcocoa
Aug. 13th, 2016 12:50 pm (UTC)
I am magicking this comment straight into my heart. Thank you.
french_rhubarb
Aug. 13th, 2016 01:08 pm (UTC)
<3
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A little 'ello

Hello,
Just a little about me...
I'm a girl in my mid-20s. I adore reading and writing and music, but most of all I love exploring the Spirit.

I have been brought up an Anglo-Catholic Christian, but I love the beauty of all forms of spiritual expression, even atheistic expression. "God" isn't the only name for that great something behind everything.

I currently am studying Tibetan Buddhism, reading heavily about Universal Sufism, and undertaking my novociate to enter the Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis.

This is the path I walk. May you all be blessed on yours.

~Rhuby~

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord.

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