Q2 2020 round-up

Wow! We're six months into the year! Halfway...and four months at home. I hope you all are doing well and staying safe. Life certainly has changed in the last months, moods vary, some days are ok, others not so much. Travelling feels like a distant dream, but I don't give up and keep hoping to …

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Art & Lies – Jeanette Winterson – Quotes

The doctor's surgery is full of men and women who do not know why they are unhappy. 'Take this,' says the Doctor, 'you'll soon feel better.' They do feel better because, little by little, they cease to feel at all. Of course we have romance. Everyone can see how useful romance is. Even the newspaper …

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Art Objects. Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery – Jeanette Winterson – Quotes

Art takes time. To spend an hour looking at a painting is difficult. The public gallery experience is one that encourages art at a trot. The average reader (and we must remember that the average reader does not exist before the late nineteenth century) is a product of modern schooling and conservative taste. T be …

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Art Objects. Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery – Jeanette Winterson

I do love the title of this book, with its subtle double meaning that is accentuated more and more in every single essay. This book is a collection of ten essays by Winterson on art, writing, reading, creating and collecting. To be honest, I expected it to be more focused on art in the classic …

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Gay’s the Word – 12 bookshops for 12 months – October

Gay's the Word was my third stop in October bookshop-crawl, it was not a planned one either, it just happened to be on the way from Judd Books to Atlantis. It was definitely less crowded than Judd Books, more like Housmans, just with a different theme. The bookshelves again were beautifully curated, focusing on LGBTQ …

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson

I probably already mentioned in five other posts how I bought Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? by complete accident and absolutely fell in love with this book. A logical consequence of that had to be reading Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. It took me almost two years but finally I made the step. …

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