READ: My physical imperfections: a semi-comprehensive list by Samantha Irby, a fat person with visible varicose veins. | How a relationship brought me halfway around the world and back again. |The worst women writer can write a better man than the best male writer can… | “… many male characters have strikingly attractive female love interests who also possess a host of other characteristics that make them appealing. Their good looks are like a convenient afterthought.” | Living with forever empty. | Jean has “ceased to equate aloneness with loneliness.” | I’ve started slowly putting together this READ.LOOK.THINK. reading list of books I love.

LOOK: Transcendent audiobook experience listening to Netherland by Joseph O’Neill, narrated by David Thorpe. | “Welcome to a revolutionary new kind of book club.” Emily Books Reader.| This is my neighbourhood! | My new breakfast, thanks to Natalie. | Preparing for winter and stocking the pantry.

THINK: As my mum used to say while making me try on clothes in the aisles of op shops rather than the changerooms, no one’s looking at you. | Why good-quality clothes matter, by Margaret Howell. | “If you study what the really big things on the internet are, you realize they are masters at making things fast and not making people think.” | “I’m looking for a face stand-in, someone who can join the event who enjoys having their photo taken, and wouldn’t mind being tagged online as me.” | Shamanic powers of insight and the power to bring order out of chaos. Is the detective a priestly figure for our times?

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