Hey friends, happy Friday! I’m writing this from a high speed train from London to Glasgow. Isn’t it cool how we can put ourselves in a metal pod and hurtle through space?
I’ve been on a flying visit to attend to some personal business and to catch up with some friends. How was your week?
As ever, links incoming!
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Over on YouTube I published my March Movie Club video about the films of Céline Sciamma, and a Q&A / Giveaway to celebrate my video-making anniversary.
ICYMI, the latest Bookish Blether is one for the serial book buyers. We talk about How to Read Frugally.
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Three great interviews this week:
You Can Do Anything if You Just Do it Slowly: An Interview with Lauren Groff.
‘My Model for Writing Fiction Is to Replicate the Feeling of a Dream’ – Danel Clowes chats to Longreads.
And finally, The Rumpus Interview with Meghan Daum and Elliott Holt on choosing not to have children.
I also enjoyed Anne Helen Petersen on The Unbearable Sadness Of Ben Affleck.
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I was feeling really down last week so I really needed The Depressive’s Guide To Getting Out Of Bed from Sadie Stein.
Are you a runner or a gunner? Claire Vaye Watkins is excellent on the urge to / How to Escape Your Hometown.
I loveloveloved Leena on The Women Who Went Missing From Sport… [VIDEO, 4 mins]. Amazing how this universal female experience is one we bury post-high school and try not to think about ever again.
How a shorter working week is becoming a reality. Don’t you wish it’d hurry up a bit, though?
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^ A few sneaky new purchases, and a proof from my trip to London. ^
Reading has been difficult this week. I’ve been muddling my way through two novels that I like but don’t love, and have been occasionally bored by: The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy, and For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian.
I think I’ve earned some Ferrante this weekend.
What’s on your nightstand?
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In a bid to get motivated I’ve been listening to some business-related podcasts I’d abandoned for awhile. If you’re curious, have a look at Being Boss, Zen Founder and Social Authority.
Your turn! Read anything good this week? Hit reply or tweet me about it, won’t you?
Have a lovely weekend!