1. Harper Lee. Wow. Just wow.
2. Reading Ireland Month – March, of course. I’ve got at least seven Irish authors in my TBR stack, so I’ll be participating.
3. I love this ‘40 page test‘. Essentially, Michael Bourne decided to look “…at the same line — the first sentence of the fifth paragraph on page 40…” to see whether it would offer a “…window onto the author’s style…”. Try it.
4. The biggest news in Melbourne this week? The Nylex Clock is back on. Most Melburnians understand the significance and if they are/were also rowers, even more so. There was many a time I would look at the time and think “5.30am and 7 degrees… What am I doing?”
5. Hooray! The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival program has been released. So many events, so little time…
6. This video about having four kids. So true.
7. On my tele: Olive Kitteridge series. So good.
8. Also new series of Banshee. Can’t tear my eyes away.
9. Fairly certain I need a Pride and Prejudice cookie cutter set. Actually, am certain. And this one.
10. I’m a big fan of Gretchen Rubin. That kind of thing (being self-help and pop psychology) is ordinarily not my scene but Rubin’s words and ‘projects’ have stuck with me. She’s got a new book out about habits, so obviously, I couldn’t resist taking her quiz to see what kind of tendencies I have when it comes to habits (I’m an Obliger and the assessment is absolutely spot-on).
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Just took the quiz – I’m an upholder. Spot on as well.
*looks up qualities of the Upholder…* 😉
How have I made it this far without a Pride and Prejudice cookie cutter?
Thanks for the mention! Glad you’ll be joining in the craic!
Lining up my Irish authors now… thinking Emma Donoghue, Roddy Doyle, Colm Toibin, Maggie O’Farrell. Malachy McCourt.
Marvellous! I’m definitely reading The Woman Who Walked In To Doors and possibly a Maggie O’Farrell.
Pride and Prejudice cookie cutter set?!?!?! Hahahaha. Fun times.
Kitchen essentials, I think.
No surprise for me…upholder. Funny how that works.
I am excited about the new (old?) Harper Lee book.
Enjoy your week…and here is MY BOOKISH/NOT SO BOOKISH POST
I’ve pre-ordered the new Harper Lee but may wait a little to read it (to hear what others have to say).
I’m an Obliger, like you, and I agree that it’s pretty spot-on! LOL at that video! That’s why I stopped at three! 😉
I’ve read Rubin’s books…but I didn’t entirely groove with her….gonna try that quiz though. Have a good weekend!!
Hard to resist a quiz 😉
I was giddy with glee when I heard the Nylex clock was operational again. It was a travesty when it was switched off. I hear they’re making apartments in the silos, I wonder what they’ll be like.
I just finished reading Olive Kitteridge! I hear Francis McDermott is great.
Well worth watching if you get the chance. McDermott is the perfect Olive.