where she went, gayle forman (doubleday)
the golden day, ursula dubosarsky (allen&unwin)
press here, hervé tullet (allen&unwin)
chenxi et l’éntrangère, sally rippin (mijade)
outside of reading, there are lots of other lovely things to do this week:
• a friend of mine sent me this link to a video of sarah kay, a spoken word poet. wonderful. wonderful. watch it.
• can't wait to see howl, the allen ginsberg biopic starring james franco. if you want to go to the cinema, i would heartily recommend the new peter weir film the way back (and not just for the gorgeous jim sturgess) which was a fascinating film about a group of prisoners who escaped from a siberian gulag and walked to india (ye gads, i know!) read a review over at the joy of mediocrity.
• my reading is suffering a little because i can't stop watching outnumbered, with karen being my absolute favourite character.
karen: i think the world is unfair to women.
mum: well absolutely. i think you're right.
karen: because women can't grow moustaches or beards.
mum: do you want to grow a beard?
karen: well...i might want to be a...a...tugboat captain, or a...an ayatollah.
mum: you'd make a good ayatollah.
this clip never fails to make me laugh: