It’s Thursday! What better way to kick off the weekend than with some bookish and not so bookish thoughts? Bookish and Not So Bookish Thoughts is hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous
- I was sad to hear of the death of JP Donleavy this week – although 91 is a pretty good age to get to! I posted about his iconic novel The Ginger Man earlier in the year. Banned, blaspheming and beloved of Johnny Depp and it is now a literary classic, cementing Donleavy’s reputation as one of Ireland’s most important writers.
- At the moment I am completely enamored with enamel! Pins that is. The Literary Gift Company (regular readers will know I am an addict!) have a new range of bookish enamel pins and I have managed to whittle my wish list down to these three beauties!
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- I am seriously considering a trip to Dublin to see the stage adaptation of Let the Right One In which is on at the Abbey Theatre. This is one of my favourite movies (the Swedish version) and I’d love to see how it works on stage. It could be really wonderful – although that swimming pool set finale could prove tricky…
- Does anyone else follow the brilliant Robert Macfarlane on Twitter? If not, you should. His ‘word of the day’ tweet, featuring a little-known or vernacular word that celebrates our environment, is both fascinating and necessary. Macfarlane’s ‘word-hoard’ is reminiscent of the Seamus Heaney word-hoard we have at HomePlace.
- I am a musically a happy girl this month with new albums from two of my favourite artists – Iron & Wine and the incomparable Tori Amos. Her new album Native Invader is a real return to form, politically charged and technically brilliant. I’m working on a post at the moment about my favourite lyricists and Tori and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine would definitely make the list!
So what have you all been watching/ listening to/ hoping to buy this week? Do tell….
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!