35. READ. LOOK. THINK.
READ: Remember So many feelings? Molly Fischer is back at N+1 with a follow up: On Ladyblogs | Kate Zambreno, a writer used as part of an example in the N+1 pieces, asks “How can Molly Fischer think of this as anything less than a feminist, empowering, moment?” | Style blogs now aspire to be “part Jezebel, part Vogue.” | My grandmother died from an eating disorder. What a horrible title xojane’ve chosen, but a lovely piece of writing. | Through a Cloud by Sadie Stein. | Great articles that became films on a good blog for longreads, The Electric Typewriter. | On “personal-essayish relationship writing.”
LOOK: Eefje De Connick’s photos of women’s creative spaces. | All my holiday photos are up: Portofino | Cinque Terre | Snake dream, Tuscany | Italian mistakes | City in the clouds, Ravello | Napoli | Wolverine stew, Tuscany | Rome and then, finally, home.
AND, JUST THIS ONCE, MORE READ: Exciting times in Australian publishing, with Penguin Books Australia’s Monthly Catch and Allen & Unwin The Friday Pitch giving writers at least the feeling of opportunity. If I was in publishing in Australia though I know what I’d be trying to buy the rights to: my friend and colleague James Ross-Edwards‘ The Moderation Hotel. It’s a series on pubs, ostensibly, but really it’s about being a man (I think) and being Australian (definitely). It’s made me cry! And laugh of course. Why this isn’t a book already I couldn’t tell you.