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04/07/2011

What do you think of the colouring? I’m practising for my future graphic novel, if I ever manage to finish my literary one. And, what are you reading? Leave some comments, I haven’t heard from you in a while :-)!

 

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  1. Tim permalink
    04/07/2011 2:17 pm

    Cool man, very cool. If you must know I am reading ‘the book of basketball’ and yes it is awesome thanks. Now I know that Kareem is a cry baby and Larry Bird loves to win.

  2. 04/07/2011 2:23 pm

    I recently finished ‘As Always, Julia’, a collection of letters between Julia Child and her best friend/pen pal/cheerleader Avis Devoto. A gorgeous record of their friendship, of Julia’s interesting life and the painstaking 9 year process of writing her first book.

  3. Emma permalink
    04/07/2011 2:28 pm

    Yep, I like the colouring. Though I also like your more smeary watercoloury ones. Here are the books by my bed, in various states of (un)readness: Netherland (Joseph O’Neill), A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan), A Man Melting (Craig Cliff), Luminous (Alice Tawhai), Fosterling (Emma Neale), How Fiction Works (James Wood), Sport 39, Best American Essays 2010, Willesden Herald New Short Stories 5, Mothers and Sons (Colm Toibin), Taking Pictures (Anne Enright). On my iPod: Guardian short story podcasts, and Flannery O’Connor short stories. xx

  4. 04/07/2011 2:28 pm

    I’m reading a crime novel for work. It’s very serious. Here’s a sample: “She shifted in her sleep and Michael felt a moment’s bleakness stir, a familiar certainty that it would get worse before it got better. Since he was a boy, violence had trailed him like a scent. Now it had found her too.”

  5. 04/07/2011 2:37 pm

    Also, love the colour. x

  6. 04/07/2011 2:44 pm

    I am reading “Dark Night: Walking with McCahon” by Martin Edmond. It is brilliant

  7. Sarah permalink
    04/07/2011 2:57 pm

    Love the colour. Reading a visit from the goon squad on my iPad. Can you do e-graphic novels?

  8. Caren permalink
    04/07/2011 2:59 pm

    The colour is cool… I’ve been reading Home and Away, a book by a Canadian journalist about the homeless soccer world cup, and Jody Hanson’s The Business of Sex, which is interviews with sex workers. Next, Ali Smith’s latest short-story collection… I love Ali Smith.

  9. Ange permalink
    04/07/2011 3:12 pm

    Just re-reading A Fine Balance at the mo / also reading Writing Down the Bones – about writing, I LOVE this book, it’s 1970’s. Just read Rob Lowe’s book on my kindle out of pure voyeurism (lightweight) and I absolutely loved this book – Self Help (set partly in Russia) by Edward Docx (was Booker long listed). I really enjoyed The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, even thought it’s flawed & Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower is uber cool. I re-read Oryx and Crake so I could read Margaret Atwood’s sequel The Year of the Flood. Love that stuff, she is so clever. (Just going thru my kindle) Loved Keith Richards book, Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey, The Finkler Question, The Help, The Long Song, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Remains of the day. Loved The Happiness Project, A.A. Gill is Away, At Home by Bill Bryson.

    What are you recommending? Am book gobbler.

  10. melissa laing permalink
    04/07/2011 3:14 pm

    intelligent theory stuff & pulp fiction – the usual – never changes….

  11. Cass permalink
    04/07/2011 6:25 pm

    Love the colour! Can I pre-order your graphic novel? I’m reading The Deptford Trilogy (when I get the chance). Before that was The Little Stranger, which I loved.

  12. William permalink
    04/07/2011 7:07 pm

    Big thirst. It’s not how much water we have, it’s all about managing it wisely (at least in most of the world)

  13. Kirsten McDougall permalink
    04/07/2011 8:21 pm

    I love the colour. I also love the black and white. Can’t you do both? Or just some colour and most b&w? I wouldn’t mind a couch that particular green, actually.

    I’ve just read Pnin, Nabakov, and The Professor – an essay by American literary critic, Terry Castle. Both for my reading group. Both very funny and pedantic in their own way. A good pedantic though – close attention to life. Getting through Pip Adam’s Everything we hoped for. She is a terrific short fiction writer. Just ordered The Skating Rink, Roberto Bolano (I LOVE him) again, for my reading group. And Eudora Welty, for my other reading group.

  14. 04/07/2011 11:59 pm

    It looks good to me! I’m reading ‘Confederacy of Dunces’. It makes me laugh out loud! Next is ‘Wolf Hall’ for bookclub.

  15. TWM permalink
    05/07/2011 12:21 am

    A nice light summer read, Japrocksampler by Julian Cope.

  16. Stephanie permalink
    05/07/2011 11:56 am

    I have just finished “The slaves of solitude” by Patrick Hamilton depicting Post Blitz London and those left behind by the war effort. Have started “In a summer season” by Elizabeth Taylor (not the actress)!

    I do like the colours you have chosen – not pastel thank goodness (too docile) but enough boldness to make you look at it carefully.

  17. helen permalink
    07/07/2011 10:45 am

    I like the smeary water-coloury ones better. I just read ‘Wild Mary’ – biography of Mary Wesley – it was a romp, she led a scandalous, exciting life and wrote her first novel at 70! I’m also readinf Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and ’12 x 12′ by William Powers. xx Helen

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