01. Saw James Reyne last week at a very dicey venue. Not ashamed to say that we had the BEST night. Continue reading
Can I start out by saying that I hope I never have to read two books about communes in the space of a few weeks again? Probably not, but I did. It’s just not my scene, man…
And while this hippy commune story – Mireille Juchau’s The World Without Us – compares favourably to the last one I read, I need to stress that two coming-of-age-stories-set-in-communes-with-commune-destroying-fires-and-hippy-mothers-who-can’t-read-plus-a-side-of-paternity-issues on the one prize shortlist is just dumb. Where’s the diversity? Where’s the interest for people* who don’t like hippy commune stories that much?** Continue reading
1. I read Family Life by Akhil Sharma last week. Seems the various publishers around the world went into a cover war over this one (Australia got the first two of those covers).
A few notable bookish things –
2. This list of books that made us cry in 2014. I do love a good cry over a book.
3. NPR’s Book Concierge – a gimmick but fun.
1. EXAMS ARE OVER! EXAMS ARE OVER! AND IT’S WORLD GIN DAY TOMORROW!
2. There was a question on my biology exam about nits. It was worth seven marks. I’ll get 7/7 for that one (thanks to my vast experience with nits) but not so sure about the remainder of the 193 possible marks.