There was a very nice surprise waiting in my inbox this morning. A couple of friends (obviously earlier risers than myself) had alerted me to the fact that Madigan Mine was favourably reviewed in The Age newspaper today. So favourably, in fact, that fearsome literary critic Cameron Woodhead actually made it his Pick of the Week! Needless to say, there was much bouncing about followed by a quick trip to the local newsagent to verify this for myself.
Earlier this week, my beloved also found a smashing review which had been posted on the Goodreads website back in early June. I wish I’d seen this earlier. Not only because of the review itself, but also because Goodreads is an awesome site! I’ve made an author profile over there and will definitely be using it to keep track of what I’m reading from now on. I’ll also try to find the time to retro-fill at least my reading list for the first half of 2010 (for which I’ve actually kept a record for the first time in ages). I’m always stumbling into conversations about books and reading — can’t fathom why! — and it will be fantastic to have an easily accessible list of books that I’ve really enjoyed and really want to recommend.
Plus, you know, there’s oodles of potential for productive procrastination!