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On Procrastination

The very first concept plan for The Paperbook Collective, circa June 2013 It feels surreal to be finally putting together the contents page for Issue Eight of The Paperbook Collective, but that is what I am doing this morning. This issue has sat in pieces for so long that it became the elephant in the computer – that one massive project that I have consistently avoided over the past six months. But now that I have dived into it again it is coming together as though not a moment has passed. I’m sure there is some lesson on procrastination in there but I will studiously avoid that for now. There are some incredible pieces of work in Issue Eight. I was distracted for hours last night reading through them all, caught up in each one as I scrolled through the pages. And each piece is so vastly different, which is exactly what I was aiming for when I begun this crazy project 15 long months ago. So much has changed in my life in that …

You’re Now a Raging Success

I don’t even know how to begin this post… The last time I typed words into this blog was one day before my birthday, all the way back in April. Two days later, I ended my four and a half year relationship, and all the words disappeared. It has taken me close to seven months to actually open up WordPress again, but here I am. About a month ago I dug out my battered original copies of The Paperbook Collective, and started again. I hadn’t actually realised how much I missed it, and how happy it made me feel. My life is now filled with work and events and committees and obligations, but I am determined to make time for The Paperbook Collective once again. So I have been working hard, and Issue Seven is now officially a zine! If you had ordered a copy of Issue Seven before I dropped off the face of the earth, please send me an email to jayde.ashe@hotmail.com. I will do my best to get them mailed out to …

A Bookstore and a Dream.

Some of you may remember my list of ‘resolutions’ for 2014, typed in a fit of energy and self-righteousness several weeks ago. Some of them have been a complete and utter failure…Let’s be honest, I haven’t read a single book from my Christmas tree. I am still determined to delve into my Encyclopaedias, but it may have to wait for a time this year when I don’t have quite so much going on. Riiiight…. Getting The Paperbook Collective printed in colour and finding advertising are still very possible, but they are a slow burn project that probably won’t take off until later this year. However, I am very happy, no, completely ecstatic to announce that resolution number five is well and truly underway! Believe it or not, I have managed to start a Book Exchange in my city! I wrote about the tragic closure of two of our bookstores in Issue Six of The Paperbook Collective. In a city of roughly 68 000 people we were left with a total of one bookstore, and no …