Monthly Forecast: August 2016

 Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons
Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons

Contemporary
kənˈtɛmp(ə)r(ər)i
adjective
1. Living or occurring at the same time.
“the event was recorded by a contemporary historian”
2. Belonging to or occurring in the present.
“the tension and complexities of our contemporary society”

noun
1. A person or thing living or existing at the same time as another.
“he was a contemporary of Darwin”

Hello, I am back from my month long hiatus in order to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo, now while I wouldn’t consider my July Camp NaNoWriMo a success, it was significantly better than my April Camp NaNoWriMo attempt. However, the month is now August, this means I shall be reading Contemporary fiction for the month.
Which is a good coincidence because, due to VU and time-table problems, instead of doing Screen and Script (something I was really looking forward to), I am now doing Reading Contemporary Fiction. These are the books I’m going to attempt to read this month, though I offer no guarantees.

Beloved Beloved by Toni Morrison
Goodreads and Book Depository

Game Day Game Day by Miriam Sved
Goodreads and Book Depository

Loaded Loaded by Christos Tsiolkas
Goodreads and Book Depository

The Natural Way of Things The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
Goodreads and Book Depository

My Sister Rosa My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
Goodreads and Book Depository

I know I probably won’t get through all of those within the month, especially since I still have so much work on my Writing Project to complete, but I figured I’d give it a go. Let me know if you’ve read any of the books mentioned or if you would like to read any of the following books mentioned in the comment section below.

Now, time for some Shameless Plugging!

My friend Kim has written articles for Twilight School: These Are The Words, One Little Word and Tears of Inclusion please go check them out and share them (if possible). Kim has also published one of my articles on the Twilight School website as well. The article is Open Letter to a Teenager, the article was previously published in an edition of Platform, you don’t have to check it out, in fact Kim and Bruno think it’s fine if you read it but I’d rather people read Kim’s stuff.

One of the class units I’m taking this semester is Writing From The Edge: Creative Non-Fiction and one of my lecturers for my class unit is Natalie Kon-Yu, she has co-authored and co-edited Just Between Us and Mothers and Others. Both these novels are short story anthologies from a collection of Australian Women Writers, so if you’re interested in those topics or like to read short stories by Australian Women Writers, then I recommend you check them out. Natalie Kon-Yu will also be involved with the Melbourne Writer’s Festival, here’s a link to the events she will be involved in.

2 comments

  1. So I’m on the backend of Twi School checking out the day’s hits (don’t ask me how many times a day I refresh the site stats page) and I’m all, “Hey, somebody’s reading our stuff! Awesome!” Then I have the really freaking surreal moment of seeing it all linked here.

    Thank you for the promotion and the GLORIOUS LACK OF PRONOUNS. NB fist bump!

    However, I do have to tell you: you are entitled to post a link to something you’ve worked hard on without saying that people don’t have to read it. We do believe people should read it, which is why we posted it, and I hope your followers feel the same way. We post what matters to us (Bruno and I, the Twi School community, the community at large) and we’re serious about doing that. So if anyone scrolls down to the comment section and bothers to read rambling from the peanut gallery: the aforementioned Kim wants you to read Julia’s piece, because it’s deserving of being read.

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