I’ve been taking the week off. Difficult to do when you’re freelance, but I let myself off the hook for a few days and it’s been wonderful.
What’s new in your world?
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I love Alyssa Pelish on The Bizarre Diary I Kept When I Was Sixteen and the smattering of gendered historical context it brings.
Great to see The Atlantic discussing why American Literature Needs Indie Presses. I lovelovelove what Graywolf and Coffee House Presses are doing.
Rosa Lyster again. This time, My Dad Reads ‘Wuthering Heights’ For The First Time.
Frivolity, Death, and Milena Busquets by Marta Bausells looks at the international marketing of a beach read, and the author behind it.
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I thought Zadie Smith’s Fences: A Brexit Diary was pretty excellent, but after a discussion with a friend I’m less sure. Either way, the way she exposes the how cloistered her own political community is and how it views other groups is illuminating.
I’m fascinated by medically unproven illness like hypsersensitivities so this beguiling piece, Allergic to life: the Arizona residents ‘sensitive to the whole world’, kind of scratched an itch.
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I’m still reading Stranger on a Train by Jenny Diski because OMG it’s so good and I don’t want it to end. I’m savouring it.
What’s on your nightstand?
Your turn! Read anything good this week? Hit reply or tweet me, won’t you?
Have a lovely weekend!