Monthly Archives: January 2020

Hugo nominations are open

The CoNZealand email that popped into my mailbox last week mentioned that Hugo nominations were open. I can only nominate stories I have read and liked. Here are some novels I am thinking of nominating. The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons. This is one of those books I picked up, read a bit, flicked…

The Untamed

It’s hot It’s super-muggy here. We’ve just had a massive hailstorm (hail as big as golf balls) but the temperature didn’t drop so now it’s so muggy, and even the big hailstones are gone. The hail was so loud the first few landing on the roof sounded like gunshots. As more arrived it that changed…

Money as a stereotype

Today I paid cash for a notebook to write in. It’s the first time in six months I have paid cash for anything.  Tap and go is a boon for me. I no longer have to worry about finding an ATM, or always having to check if I’ve been to a bank before I go…

I have internet

I didn’t plan such a long blog silence, but I mucked up on the internet connections here and New Zealand, and refused to pay shipboard prices for more internet. Not only that, I forgot to download many of the books I planned to read onto my iPad. Arrgh. I have internet back now, and it…