Archive for November, 2010

November 30, 2010

Just a little peep from me: a review of Kirsty Murray’s India Dark on Radio National’s The Book Show.

Also, something a bit novel. If you’d like to read a book with me, and hear me discuss it with some special guests (very special guests!), get cracking on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned. I’ll be reading it for the Kill Your Darlings Culture Club podcast. Believe me, you want to read this book. It was Fitzgerald’s sophomore book, and it actually features a scene in which one of the characters refers to his first, extremely successful, novel, This Side of Paradise. It’s just like staring into a tortured soul. Seriously. The podcast airs on Tuesday December 14. Get thee ready!

She had a beautiful voice but was a depressed or possibly bipolar person and spent massive amounts of time alone in her Lower East Side apartment, doing freelance copyediting at night and sleeping away her days.

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November 1, 2010

Good people, I have been sick as a dog. So I present to you my Convalescence Culture Diary:

Monday to Thursday: Read Sleepers Almanac #6 for interview with Zoe Dattner (coming soon at Killings).

Friday: Don’t read anything, because for some reason everything seems to be shimmering before my eyes.

Saturday: Watch three episodes of Mad Men Season 1. Eat baked eggs. Watch three episodes of Spooks Season 6. Eat pork and carrot congee. Watch seven episodes of Mad Men Season 2. Blink a hundred times to moisten my papery eyes. Eat four-day-old Japanese curry.

Sunday: Wake up from a tax return-related dream. Watch six episodes of Mad Men Season 2. Watch two episodes of True Blood Season 1. Watch one episode of Spooks Season 6.

Happy Cup day, Melbournites.