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!
–– ON ROBOTNIC.CO ––
ICYMI, the latest Bookish Blether is one for the serial book buyers. We talk about How to Read Frugally.
–– ARTS & CULTURE ––
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?
–– ON PAPER ––
^ 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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Your turn! Read anything good this week? Hit reply or tweet me about it, won’t you?
Have a lovely weekend!