Currently reading: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam πŸ“š

Ancestors by Alice Roberts review – a story of movement and migration πŸ”— πŸ“š

Currently reading: Ancestors by Alice Roberts πŸ“š

Currently reading: Jack Kerouac: King of The Beats by Barry Miles πŸ“š

Currently reading: Medical Grade Music by Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi πŸ“š

Sunny day β˜€οΈ - trying to colour coordinate drinking and reading πŸ“š

Currently reading: The Beats: A Graphic History by Harvey Pekar, Ed Piskor et al πŸ“š

Interesting and informative podcast series from the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and Keats-Shelley House. John Keats’ Bright Star 1820: read by heart with analysis is one of the highlights for me. πŸ“šπŸ”—

Jazz audiences are always On the Road πŸ”— 🎡

Michael Rosen blog post on Reading for Pleasure πŸ“š πŸ”—

A child
A book
A read
A chat.

This is the way
the mind grows.

Not with a test
but a tale.

He’s writing for teachers and children but I think a lot of his points are applicable to all readers.

Currently reading: Jews Don’t Count by David Baddiel πŸ“š

Kazuo Ishiguro: ‘AI, gene-editing, big data … I worry we are not in control of these things any more’ πŸ”—

For the Ishiguro household, 5 October 2017 was a big day. After weeks of discussion, the author’s wife, Lorna, had finally decided to change her hair colour.…

Currently reading: Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline πŸ“š

Currently reading: The Ruins by Mat Osman πŸ“š

The piles of books I posted a photo of yesterday have been re-housed upstairs. According to Apple Health on my phone, in moving them I did 4752 steps, covered 2.8km and climbed 41 flights of stairs (I think this is an underestimate!). A literary workout. πŸ“š

Bookshelves

Moving four large bookcases. Trying to prevent our books from descending into chaos. 😊 πŸ“š

Mary Wollstonecraft finally honoured with statue after 200 years. πŸ”—

It shows a silvery naked everywoman figure emerging free and defiantly from a swirling mingle of female forms and, thanks to a 10-year slog of fundraising, is the world’s only memorial sculpture to a woman known as the β€œmother of feminism”

Mary Wollstonecraft Tate portrait

Currently reading: The Fire of Joy by Clive James πŸ“š

Currently reading: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman πŸ“š

Clive James: ‘The poems I remember are the milestones marking the journey of my life’ πŸ”— β€” Excerpt: What makes great poetry? An exclusive extract from the late critic’s final book The Fire of Joy celebrates the poems he loved most. πŸ“š

‘He returned to what he really was’: Clive James’s daughter on his poetic farewell πŸ”— β€” Excerpt: Ten months before his death last year at the age of 80, Clive James underwent an eight-hour operation to remove a tumour on his face. Already very frail – he had been suffering from leukaemia for a decade – afterwards it took him almost a week to emerge fully into consciousness.

Currently reading: Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present by Yanis Varoufakis πŸ“š

Currently reading: Talking to My Daughter: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis πŸ“š

Currently reading: Bob Willis: A Cricketer and a Gentleman by Bob Willis and Mike Dickson πŸ“š

Finished reading: Matilda Infantry Tank 1938-45 by David Fletcher πŸ“š