01. There’s already been many wonderful tributes to Gillian Mears. I won’t try to match them but will say that Australian literature has lost a great voice (also: a personal essay from Mears, published in Meanjin; Susan Johnson’s beautiful 2011 piece about Mears; my thoughts on the brilliant Foal’s Bread).
02. Paul Kelly singing Shakespeare’s sonnets – perfect.
03. I’m feeling a lot of love for the Wheeler Centre this week – we’re so lucky to have them and their excellent events in Melbourne. After my second author talk this week, hosted by the Wheeler Centre, I showed my love by adopting a word. My word is mayhap (adv. perhaps, maybe) – I chose it because it’s representative of 2016 for me.
04. The Wheeler Centre recorded the Hanya Yanagihara talk I went to – you can listen to it here.
05. The Book Club is back – thanks ABC, we were starting to get a bit tetchy given that it’s almost June… To make up for the slow start to the television-bookish year, The Book Club is now on every week (yay) and there’s a new online program, Bookish. From famine to feast…
06. This article about old friends. So true.
07. I’m still hunting for the perfect pair of silver boots. I spotted these yesterday and will have to pop back to try them on asap. Also these (but if the price is simply ‘enquire’ then it’s probably a no…).
08. Saw First Monday in May yesterday – loved it because people in the movie were saying things like “They’re a tour-de-force” about trousers, without irony.
09. Listen up biatches, Heathers the Musical was ace. In particular, the choreography was amazing – I’d forgotten how many grouse dance moves we had in the eighties.
10. Just to remind you of how sharp the movie was, check out this list of Heathers quotes.
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