This post isn’t about me. It’s about my friends who are having anxiety attacks because of piracy. Friends who are thinking of quitting because the piracy is out of control. Friends who depend on book sales to have a roof over their head and food on their tables. Friends who wish they could depend on books to give them a roof over their head and food on their tables. It could be friends who self-published, or friends who are traditionally published. It doesn’t matter.
I hate piracy with a thriving passion. So much so I did all the math (which I also hate), to show you the breakdown of time and energy spent, and the cost of stealing. The numbers used in terms of hours spent is very very very low, and in reality, the number is probably double that. And still.
Please share this post. But mostly, please don’t steal books.
These are some heroic maths.
high res. #Cumberbatch
punt road, listening to Archie Roach & Hilltop Hoods on the way to feminist jello-wrestling with Judith Lucy. this is not a bad way to spend the day.
S1.E02 (Train Job) - I never do
Book Review Saturday - ‘The Magic Thief’
I actually read ‘The Magic Thief’ a little while ago, but I’m currently enjoying its sequel so the story-world is on my mind and fresh in my memory. Here, have a look. Isn’t it pretty?
One of the many things I loved about this book (because I’m a tactile creature) is the way it feels. It’s a wonderful shape, slightly more square than an ‘average’ paperback – not…
ISPCC Shield Campaign - Standing Up to Bullying
If you’ve been following me on Twitter over the past few weeks, doubtless you’ll have seen me making mention of the #ISPCCShield hashtag from time to time. In case you’ve been wondering what on earth that means, then wonder no more. Today is the ISPCC’s (the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s) National Day of Actionagainst bullying, and the Shield is the logo they’ve chosen…
World Book Day!
Thank the gods and little fishes – it’s World Book Day 2014!
What a marvellous idea, don’t you think? A day devoted entirely to the celebration, promotion and enjoyment of reading and books and stories. A day when children can go to school dressed as their favourite storybook character and the whole day is storytime (well – not really. But you know what I mean.) A day when…
We are the Wall Breakers, and we strive to end bullying and discrimination among the youth. Our first video project was centered on victims, but our main goa…
Don’t stand by and let others be victimised.
March 7th - ISPCC Childline’s Day of Action on Bullying. Wear an ISPCC Shield, and show that you’re an Ally.
#End Bullying Now
Vivien Maier, a nanny in the 1950s, had a unique and undeniable talent for photography—which she kept to herself. After over 100,000 of her negatives were discovered at an auction, she has been said to be “possibly the most important street photographer of the 20th century.” Vivien’s mysterious and secret talent makes you think about the importance of exploring our curiosity and doing what we enjoy, whether or not it’s recognized by many.
Wednesday Write-In #81
This week’s words for CAKE.shortandsweet’s Wednesday Write-In were:
drawn :: sitting comfortably :: sag :: hiss :: ship-shape
I Am As I Am
I am sitting, comfortably tucked into my favourite chair.
I am watching the world pass, the people outside like clouds on a breezy day.
I am here. i am here i am here i am here
My house is ship-shape; I know where…