📚The Best Australian Essays of 2017, edited by Anna Goldsworthy 📚 Essays are one of my favourite forms of writing. When they're done well: they inform and enlighten. This rich collection features both new and established writers on topics such as Trump (like so 2017), domestic violence, the working class, endangered species, language extinction, millennial "peasant dreaming" and even about writing itself (always a topic to geek out on!). 📚I thought I would offer some excerpts from my favourites, but it wouldn't be fair to the essays. They need to be read in entirety. But the good thing is that, like short stories, you can dip in and out to your heart's content. 📚I know I'll be returning to these again and again throughout the year; as both teaching tools and mind expanding medicines.
Special thanks to @thebookbird_geelong for always stocking quality reading materials!
“ I wish you could be kissed, Jane,’ he said.’ Because I would beg just one off you. Under all this.’ He flailed an arm toward the stars.
@maggie_stiefvater is working on art for a raven cycle box that will fit all of the hard covers inside. I am so excited and cannot wait for it to be on sale! I love this series so much I have to collect anything to do with it. That makes me sound a bit crazy but that’s ok 😂
this necklace is from @marslitslime and it comes with the Gansey slime which I highly recommend because it is so fun to play with plus it’s gorgeous.
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I’m pretty sure this is one of my favorite book club books ever. It didn’t make it in my top 10 for 2017, but the depth, amount of social issues, and different moving parts to this book made it a perfect discussion book.
If you remember my review post of this book, I was upset with the ending because a lot of storylines dropped off and questions were left unanswered. But all the parts I hated about the ending were perfect to discuss because everyone was able to state their opinions about what they thought would happen; we were able to create a scenario where our book club wrote the ending for Patchett.
So I think I’m a big fan of this book now after enjoying the book club discussion.
Also, one thing I didn’t write about before that is very unique about this book is that it was written to be a female protagonist version of Heart of Darkness. Pretty cool. 🙂 and Ann Patchett’s writing (again) is incredible. Made for an overall extremely entertaining read.
And yes, I did just post about book club yesterday. 🙃 the two I’m in happened to be scheduled right next to each other. Shoutout to my husband for taking care of the kids two days in a row so I could fulfill my bookish commitments. ..
I wanted to do something different today. Here we go.
Hopefully you like this picture. I’ve been a bit nervous about adding more pictures like this because I’m not sure how receptive people are.
Sorry it is so late in the day. I was meeting a friend and never got around to posting anything.
Thank you @lalantiamakana for hanging out and talking today. It was so amazing to catch up and talk. We need to do it more often.
I had a pretty busy weekend. Did some fun shopping yesterday. Now if only I could find some time to read.
The pillow you see peaking in the corner is from my December @litjoycrate.
"She saw that there was a light ahead of her; not a few inches away where the back of the Wardrobe ought to have been, but a long way off. Something cold and soft was falling on her. A moment later she found that she was standing in the middle of a wood at night time with snow under her feet and snowflakes falling through the air."
I've seen so many narnia post this winter and I love them all! Figured I'd take one of my own and the snow made it perfect! If you could go to any fictional place where would you go?
Sadly the snow has all melted. I love snow and I wish it would last longer here. It can always snow again though! Fingers crossed it does!