Reading: “Goodbye Things: On minimalist living” by Fumio Sasaki

Reading: “Goodbye Things: On minimalist living” by Fumio Sasaki

I started reading about the concept (or rather concepts) of minimalism quite a while ago because in the end, I hate clutter. I'm not much of an interior design aficionado, I'm not interested in decorations and I'm all about efficiency when it comes to using the space I have. Though we live in a beautiful [...]

Reading: “Apology for the Woman writing” by Jenny Diski

Reading: “Apology for the Woman writing” by Jenny Diski

Her father's library in Gournay was the place of escape from her present and from her preordained future. She slipped through the dark panelled door at every possible moment of the day and night, whenever she could avoid being tutored on how to be someone's wife, some house's keeper, some child's mother. 'I'm not ill, [...]

Reading: “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Reading: “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

  Leo had been avoiding his wife, Victoria, who was barely speaking to him and his sister Beatrice who wouldn't stop speaking to him—rambling on and on about getting together for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving. In July. Leo hadn't spent a holiday with his family in twenty years, since the mid-'90s if he was remembering correctly: he wasn't [...]

Reading: “Autumn” by Ali Smith

Reading: “Autumn” by Ali Smith

"All across the country, people looked up Google: what is EU? All across the country, people looked up Google: move to Scotland. All across the country, people looked up Google: Irish passport applications." " As she passes the house with GO and HOME still written across it she sees that underneath this someone has added, [...]

Reading: “The Diary of a Nobody” by George and Weedon Grossmith

Reading: “The Diary of a Nobody” by George and Weedon Grossmith

May 9: The Blackfriars Bi-weekly News contains a long list of the guests at the Mansion House Ball. Disappointed to find our names omitted, though Farmerson's is in plainly enough with M.L.L. after it, whatever that may mean. More than vexed, because we had ordered a dozen copies to send to our friends. Wrote to the [...]