Spending all day in a bookshop means I'm all booked up! Har-har-har. Puns aside, I really am reading a heap at the moment. It's fantastic. I come home with armfuls of books. Although I can barely keep up, I'm having a blast.
Some recent favourites are The Mother Wound
by Amani Haydar, Love &Virtue
by Diana Reid, Devotion
by Hannah Kent, Fault Lines
by Emily Itami, and From Where I Fell
by Susan Johnson. To read my reviews for Reid, Kent, and Itami's books check out my Instagram here
. Let me know your thoughts if you've read any of them!
I currently reading Roots: Home is Who We Are
, a collection of essays from the SBS Emerging Writers' competition. I'll do a write-up on it soon, as I am thoroughly enjoying snapping through an essay or three each lunch break.
And now that I've fully neglected to say hello - hello! - I want to ask how you are, and what you
have been reading. It's been a while since I was in your inbox, and I miss getting a whole host of fun replies. What stories are catching your attention and holding it? What is on your 'to read' pile desperately trying to catch your attention from its teetering position on your side table?
Also, my apologies for the late newsletter. I promise I'll write more soon. Until then, you'll have to settle for a recap of my Halloween and yet another cake (I'm nothing if not predictable).
Until next time!Marina(she/they)
P.S. The uni semester is almost at an end so I'll probably be hunkered down with marking for a few weeks. While I promise to write soon, if you find me here writing a newsletter it's because I'm procrastinating... so make sure to chide me if you see me in your inbox, haha! Still gon' do it though.