Friday, March 25, 2011

Less than one week until I can get my hands on Twilight's Dawn!

I have just realised it's less than a week now until Anne Bishop's latest Black Jewels book is released here in Australia! Although I was to rant and rage about how unfair it is that I have to wait a month longer than the rest of the world, and then pay three times as much for the book, I am still mega excited to read this book.

Ever since I was introduced to the works of Anne Bishop I have been in literary love. I can't believe I had to be pushed into reading her books! And now, finally, in the book 'Twilight's Dawn', I hope to find some closure for the characters I have come to fall in love with. 

You can be sure that, come April 1st, I will be locking my self away to devour the book (yay, it's a Friday, so I can dedicate a whole weekend to reading). Squeeeeeeeee!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Japanese Tradgedy - How You Can Help

The world has been rocked by the enourmous tradgedy that struck Japan late last week. Rattled by several enormous earthquakes and a gigantic tsunami the likes of which has rarely been seen, tens of thousands of lives have been dramatically lost, and thousands more wrenched apart.

Now begins the difficult process of recovery and rebuilding.

Perhaps what has struck me the most is the reaction of the Japanese people. There is no looting or theft, and the people are selflessly sharing the last of their food with strangers. Humanity can learn a lot from such a dignified, strong race. 

People seeking information about Australians in the disaster affected areas, can also contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 (within Australia) or +612 6261 3305 (from outside Australia).

If you would like to make a donation to the Red Cross you can do so by following the link - or by calling  1800 811 700

Images used in this post were taken from, sourced 17.03.11