It’s time for #6degrees. It’s unquestionably the least demanding bookish meme on the interwebs, so join in!
This month we begin with Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (thanks to Brona for the suggestion). My first link is to Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, Born to Run. That might seem an unlikely link but I’ve seen Springsteen twice in the last few years, and both times Hanging Rock was the backdrop.
I haven’t read Born to Run yet. Another musician’s book that is sitting in my TBR stack is Cyndi Lauper’s self titled memoir.
Lauper represents everything eighties – her bright, neon style reminds me of the cover of Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss.
Tuesday Nights is a story about art. The most recent story I’ve read about art (and I seem to read a lot of them, despite not seeking them out) was Sara Baume’s A Line Made by Walking.
A Line Made by Walking is spectacularly depressing, as is Cold Spring Harbour by Richard Yates.
Far more jolly (and linked by ‘cold’) is Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate.
From the Australian bush and rock legends to art and depression, that’s #6degrees for another month. I wonder where other chains will lead? Link up below (or add your link to the Comments section).
Next month (August 5, 2017), we’ll begin with the universally loved classic, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.