You know how you have weeks where nothing happens and weeks where everything seems to happen? Well this week is one of the latter for me.

To start with I’m getting fast and furious with my new writing project – trying to up my daily word count and get some plot happening.

Next, it’s a big week for the not-for-profit organisation I support. The founder of Room to Read, John Wood, is in Sydney, making a number of appearances. On Thursday I’ll be attending a book signing at Berkelouw’sĀ Paddington where John will be signing copies of his new book Creating Room to Read. And on Friday night I’ll be attending the annual wine gala which is Room to Read Sydney’s biggest fund-raiser. The nice thing about this is I usually attend as a volunteer but this time I’m actually attending as a guest along with a few of the other long time volunteers. It will be great to be sitting at a table rather than waiting on one, although that’s always been a great experience too.

Students at A Room To Read Program School in Northern India

Students at A Room To Read Program School in Northern India

If you’re in Sydney (or maybe even if you’re not) you can catch John Wood this afternoon on 702 chatting to Richard Glover. Here’s the link if you’d like to tune in: http://www.abc.net.au/sydney/programs/listenlive.htm

And my other big event of the week is seeing The Boss, Bruce Springsteen. I haven’t seen Bruce since the mid eighties and while I’m not all that familiar with his more recent music I have fond memories of his earlier albums, The River and Born in The USA. I vaguely remember dancing on tables in a Port Macquarie night club to Dancing In The Dark so thought I’d take a trip down memory lane. Please join me!

Here’s Dancing in the Dark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfk0uMLhXqY

And the phenomenal Born to Run: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxuThNgl3YA

Enjoy!