Aoteoroa: The Land of the Long White Cloud. My country, my culture, my home, and the theme of Sunday night’s Donut Club. I have a difficult relationship with New Zealand literature. I love supporting New Zealand talent and culture and believe we have a phenomenal amount of talent for our small size, but when I […]Read more "The Literature of New Zealand: Donut Club. III"
Pixel Picks – weekly(ish) links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. This week’s picks feature witches, teenagers, alone time, and Patti Smith (sound like the inspiration behind a Lorde song to me). Enjoy. Sometimes, I just want everyone to leave me alone: inspired by a TED talk, Quiet Revolution is an online […]Read more "Pixel Picks. IX"
If I was to have a motto or a personal philosophy, as Snicket points out is “like having a pet marmoset”, mine would be “Read! and then re-read!” Reading is one of the most important thing one can do in their lives, for a variety of reasons that I will not explain now. But if […]Read more "Every Literary reference in A Series of Unfortunate Events that I missed when I was 10"
Pixel Picks – weekly(ish) links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. Enjoy. F is for Feminism: Lenny Letter is an awesome email newsletter, the most recent one has a sassy essay from Jennifer Lawrence about the gender pay gap. A Novel Outfit: from Sherlock to The Little Prince, kids in literary costumes. Hangover […]Read more "Pixel Picks. VIII"
When I finish a book I usually have one of two reactions: 1. I press the book to my forehead and wish I could unread it so I could begin again 2. I throw it on the floor and stomp away I obviously have strong reactions to books but find it hard to put my […]Read more "Haiku/Review. II"
A great little literary magazine, I first stumbled upon The Happy Reader whilst browsing in a cute bookstore-cum-cafe (the world needs more of these). The Happy Reader is a bookish quarterly magazine devoted to all things literary. Able to be read in one sitting, the first half is an interview with some kind of literary […]Read more "The Happy Reader makes me happy"
Pixel Picks – weekly(ish) links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. Enjoy. Better as a Badger: An article from The Atlantic about why Hufflepuff isn’t as bad as everyone thinks Twytter: The Twitter feed of the author who nearly turned me off literature The other side: A little part of me […]Read more "Pixel Picks. VII"