Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts


01. BEST weekend. Started with ten hours of gin on Saturday – a friend and I went on tour to the Melbourne Gin Company with the Gin Queen. We’re now BFFs with Caroline (the Gin Queen) – you know your people when you meet them – and obviously there will be more gin tours in my future.


02. On Sunday I popped into the Finders Keepers Market to make a start on the Christmas shopping (I’m organised, okay?). Picked up excellent things – tonic syrup, earrings and some sweet crochet.

03. Things I loved for myself at the Market but didn’t buy because I’m the embodiment of restraint*: this dress and a clutch from this store in a black and white Marimekko print.

04. A short story from Ottessa Moshfegh – she sure is dark.

05. How did I not know about Trip Fiction?

06. Book-to-film adaptions coming up that look good: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (didn’t love the book but the casting for the series is interesting); and Tim Winton’s Breath (saw something about this a few days ago – do you think I can find that reference now?!).

07. A friend alerted me to these literary tees.

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*stop laughing, people who know me IRL.

18 responses

  1. 2 – That crochet is adorable. I’m excited to learn Sydney has a Finders Keepers market too! I think I’ll pay it a visit when it’s on.

    3 – I wish you hadn’t shared that Partos and Pike link. I really like that green shirt they have AND IT’S ON SALE. I am NOT the embodiment of restraint.

    6 – I think I might have seen the same Tim Winton ‘Breath’ thing as you. I got really excited because Elizabeth Debicki is in it and I love her. Was it this article??

    7 – I think I want a tote to go with the thousands of totes I already have. Also, how does one go about selecting which book to go with? There are so many excellent ones.

    • 2 – Finders Keepers is always good. Certainly in Melbourne they keep a good mix of stall holders so it’s not all same same every time.

      3 – On sale? It would be rude not to…

      6. I saw that article but that wasn’t it… It was on Twitter and had only just been published. Think I saw it through a publishers website but can’t for the life of me find it. Oh well, at least we know Breath is coming soon (with a great cast).

      7. And scarves, I always need those…

  2. I’ve realised my life is sadly lacking a crochet doughnut 🙁

    Trip Lit is great – thanks for alerting me to it! It’s going to be a big help on my Around the World in 80 Books reading challenge (if my TBR could weep, it would….)

    • Seriously, how did we all miss Trip Fiction?! Apart from you killing your 80 Books challenge, it will also be useful for me to do a little Hong Kong related reading (planning a holiday there next year).

  3. I just did a search on Trip Lit. Turns out there are no horror or suspense books set in Melbourne. (I was thinking of Halloween coming up). So there is a niche waiting to be filled, by either a review or a novel!

    • I was quite surprised to see what a big name cast they had for Big Little Lies. Apparently the producers have also bought the rights to her latest, Truly Madly Guilty (which I haven’t read).

  4. Breath should be interesting….

    I met Caroline years ago. I think she had another blog then and was just starting The Gin Queen. Am not a gin drinker myself! 🙂 #champers #redwine #only

  5. This would be the first Liane Moriarty book that’s been adapted, right? I’ve read all her books now and would love to see movie versions of them. Hopefully, Truly Madly Guilty would work better on film (It was the first of her books that I didn’t enjoy)

    • Must admit that I’m not a huge Moriarty fan but that’s because I spend too much time trying to guess the twists! Apparently the producers of Big Little Lies have also bought the rights to her latest, Truly Madly Guilty (which I haven’t read but my book group did, with generally poor reviews).

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