It’s more on the ‘bookish’ side of things this week…
1. It’s almost time for the Melbourne Writers Festival. I’ve got tickets for Sonya Hartnett, Dave Eggers and some stuff for the kids. My wishlist is also eleventy billion miles long, so I’m just working out how I can put life on hold for two weeks while I go to #ALLTHEEVENTS.
3. Currently re-reading (for Lianne’s re-reading challenge) Donna Tartt’s The Little Friend. I read it when it was first released in 2002 but it coincided with the birth of my first baby and consequently, the whole thing is a blur. In fact, there are elements of the story that I have no memory of whatsoever.
4. The only thing I don’t understand about this article is why the title says ‘former’. You know where I stand* on these books, people.
5. My book group met last night. I thought I would be the only one who really didn’t like the book we’d picked** (a recent Australian release that has been getting lots of media attention). Turns out no one liked it.
6. There are a few books by some Australian authors on the horizon that I’m looking forward to:
- Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett
- Dress, Memory by Lorelei Vashti
- This House of Grief by Helen Garner
- When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett
Book buying ahead.
7. Graeme Simsion has penned the sequel to The Rosie Project – The Rosie Effect. When I heard Simsion speak last year, he mentioned that sequels to rom-coms are notoriously difficult to write because there’s really only two outcomes – they live happily ever after (boring) or they break-up (well that sucks). Will he pull it off? We’ll have to wait until September to find out.
8. Eton Mess cupcakes. I know, right?! File those under ‘Delicious’.
9. I love these photographs of Germany from the air.
Christine at Bookishly Boisterous started this meme – get amongst it.
* Love them.
** Not telling which book. If you’re desperate to know, you can play detective – the answer is on this blog.