Some days I want to write something really awesome and prophetic, something that will bring in loads of hits, and more importantly loads of comments…….and then my mind goes blank and / or I second guess the tangent I’m heading toward.

So instead of reading this junk I’m writing, go read one of these blogs because they’re all awesome and completely worth your time;

I met lexiphanic on a number of different websites, namely Suicide Girls and Twitter, and since we’ve been chatting online he’s given me so much advice, so many ideas, and plenty of laughs too. On top of that lexiphanic also shares some really interesting articles via Google Reader.

Kristarella, she’s my Thesis ‘go to guy gal’ as well as being a great contributor to the internets

Definatalie, who creates the most awesome desktop artwork that adorns my computers every month. I also wish I was even half as talented as her at drawing, her ‘whimsy’ also makes me chuckle…

Duncan Riley from The Inquisitr, coz he broke away from a safe & easy place to build his own start up….and it’s definitely amongst my most read RSS feeds each and every day.

Leo Babauta has been authoring one of my favourite blogs, Zen Habits, for a while now and whilst I’ve found some of his suggestions hard to implement they’ve always been the sort of things that have opened up my mind…..and particularly of late when I’ve been trying to simplify my life and get back to the things I enjoy.

and last but certainly no least, Darren Rowse of Digital Photography School, ProBlogger, and TwitTip fame…Not only has he set the bar when it comes to blogging in Australia, he’s also one of those guys that is very approachable and quick to offer help and advice….not to mention he’s a Carlton fan so that’s like a super win right there….oh wait I think Duncan’s a Carlton fan too.

Definitely go check out all of those links, you’ll certainly find some great reading.

Some days I want to write something really awesome and prophetic, something that will bring in loads of hits, and more importantly loads of comments…….and then my mind goes blank and / or I second guess the tangent I’m heading toward.

So instead of reading this junk I’m writing, go read one of these blogs because they’re all awesome and completely worth your time;

I met lexiphanic on a number of different websites, namely Suicide Girls and Twitter, and since we’ve been chatting online he’s given me so much advice, so many ideas, and plenty of laughs too. On top of that lexiphanic also shares some really interesting articles via Google Reader.

Kristarella, she’s my Thesis ‘go to guy gal’ as well as being a great contributor to the internets

Definatalie, who creates the most awesome desktop artwork that adorns my computers every month. I also wish I was even half as talented as her at drawing, her ‘whimsy’ also makes me chuckle…

Duncan Riley from The Inquisitr, coz he broke away from a safe & easy place to build his own start up….and it’s definitely amongst my most read RSS feeds each and every day.

Leo Babauta has been authoring one of my favourite blogs, Zen Habits, for a while now and whilst I’ve found some of his suggestions hard to implement they’ve always been the sort of things that have opened up my mind…..and particularly of late when I’ve been trying to simplify my life and get back to the things I enjoy.

and last but certainly no least, Darren Rowse of Digital Photography School, ProBlogger, and TwitTip fame…Not only has he set the bar when it comes to blogging in Australia, he’s also one of those guys that is very approachable and quick to offer help and advice….not to mention he’s a Carlton fan so that’s like a super win right there….oh wait I think Duncan’s a Carlton fan too.

Definitely go check out all of those links, you’ll certainly find some great reading.

Just got this email from Amazon, nice one…..

Hello,

Good news! Due to strong customer demand for our newest Kindle with U.S. and international wireless, we are consolidating our family of 6″ Kindles. As part of this consolidation, we are lowering the price of the Kindle you just purchased from $279 down to $259. You don’t need to do anything to get the lower price–we are automatically issuing you a $20 refund. This refund should be processed in the next few days and will appear as a credit on your next billing statement.

We’ll also send you a follow-up e-mail to confirm the refund once it has been completed.
We hope you enjoy your new Kindle. Please send us your feedback at: Kindle-feedback@amazon.com

Sincerely,

The Kindle Team

Just got this email from Amazon, nice one…..

Hello,

Good news! Due to strong customer demand for our newest Kindle with U.S. and international wireless, we are consolidating our family of 6″ Kindles. As part of this consolidation, we are lowering the price of the Kindle you just purchased from $279 down to $259. You don’t need to do anything to get the lower price–we are automatically issuing you a $20 refund. This refund should be processed in the next few days and will appear as a credit on your next billing statement.

We’ll also send you a follow-up e-mail to confirm the refund once it has been completed.
We hope you enjoy your new Kindle. Please send us your feedback at: Kindle-feedback@amazon.com

Sincerely,

The Kindle Team

With the impending arrival of my Amazon Kindle I’ve started to look around for some books to read. I’ve been racking my brain to come up with a list of authors I used to read regularly, ie. before I turned into this ridiculously busy person, and somewhat struggled.

In the end I scraped together a smallish list and fortunately most of the authors have new books, or at least new to me, for sale in the Kindle book store. Here’s the list for far;

Richard Laymon, Ben Elton, Poppy Z Brite, Nick Hornby, Elmore Leonard, Louise Welsh, Daniel Handler, Kim Jeeble, Dean Koontz, Steven King, Chuck Palahniuk, James Patterson, and Jonathan Kellerman….

I ended up ordering Nick Hornby’s book Slam;

Just when everything is coming together for Sam, his girlfriend Alicia drops a bombshell. Make that ex-girlfriend—because by the time she tells him she’s pregnant, they’ve already called it quits. Sam does not want to be a teenage dad. There’s only one person Sam can turn to—his hero, skating legend Tony Hawk.

DHL just can’t get here soon enough, I’m like a little kid at Christmas…..I want my Kindle now. waaaaaah…haha pretty sad hey. So my order’s been sitting in the DHL warehouse in LA for about 12-14 hours now, I guess it’s probably waiting for a flight to Sydney…..hopefully there’s one later tonight / today.

Anyway, got any suggestions of books / authors I should check out?