Currently reading: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro πŸ“š


Finished reading: Do Earth by Tamsin Omond πŸ“š


Currently reading: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu πŸ“š


Currently reading: The Snows of Kilimanjaro and other stories by Ernest Hemingway πŸ“š


Currently reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman πŸ“š


Currently reading: Introducing Buddha by Jane Hope & Borin Van Loon πŸ“š


Currently reading: How Did We Get into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature by George Monbiot πŸ“š


Currently reading: Sissy by Ben Borek πŸ“š


Distracted from distraction by distraction


You look around. A strong case could be made for it being heaven. A strong case could be made for it being hell. That is what IKEA is like.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Here I Am πŸ“š


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

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