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Ooooh, the scarexcitement!

Happy, exciting, scary news!

The happy: Episode 11 of The Writer and the Critic podcast went live yesterday. The freshly-pressed ep is now sitting patiently in my iPod, waiting for me to listen to it and, inevitably, embarrass myself by giggling like a maniac while doing so. There should be a warning label that says something along the lines of “Do not listen while on public transport. Kirstyn McDermott‘s pointy stick + Ian Mond = guffaw”. Or something.

TW&TC gives me the happies. Which is why, when I discovered yesterday that Episode 12 will feature the following two books, I got a serious case of SCAREXCITEMENT:

Robert Shearman

 

The excitement: Bluegrass is being reviewed on TW&TC next to Rob Shearman’s wonderful new collection, Everyone’s Just So So Special!!

The scary: Bluegrass is being reviewed on TW&TC next to Rob Shearman’s wonderful new collection, Everyone’s Just So So Special!!

Rob’s writing is AMAZING. Full stop. If you haven’t read any of his short stories yet — actually, that’s too horrible to contemplate. Click on the cover, click on the link, do whatever you have to do to buy yourself a copy of this book. And also Tiny Deaths, which is one of my Top 5 favourite books of all time. And also Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical. Trust me.

Tune in next month for Episode 12 of TW&TC, and imagine the flutter of scarexcitement I’ll be experiencing (if I can bring myself to listen to it!!) while Kirstyn and Ian chat about Rob’s brilliance and my poor country folk.

This is SO COOL.

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