Diary #3 – A Delivery from Egypt

This week I finished a book and started a new one, whilst enjoying the glorious sunshine, that conveniently disappeared every time I went to the park… I also booked tickets for a show I have wanted to see for ages so am incredibly excited!

Reading Update:

I finally finished Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – you can see my mini review on my Instagram – in the end I did enjoy it but it was a bit of a disappointment for me considering how famous it is.

I also started A Bite of the Apple, a part memoir, part history of the publishing house Virago by Lennie Goodings. I’m only 30 pages in, so I don’t have a huge opinion on it yet, but I’m very interested to hear about the journey of what is now such a huge publisher, and I always love a good memoir!

Book Post:

I’ve not bought any new books in quite a long time, as I have about a zillion already on my physical TBR, but this week I treated myself to some I’ve wanted for a while:

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall , I’ve seen lots of great reviews on this and most of my feminism reading has unfortunately been based solely around white women so I wanted to get this as a start to expanding my reading on the topic

Big Sister Little Sister Red Sister by Jung ChangWild Swans is one of my all time favourite books so I’m excited to read another of Chang’s books

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters – Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction this year, as soon as I heard about the plot and how lots of trans readers were saying how refreshing it was to hear this type of story written by a trans author, I immediately wanted to read it

Saturday June 12th:

After a day out in China Town eating murger soup from Murger and drinking a delicious crème brûlée bubble tea from Machi Machi, I booked tickets to see The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre later this summer. The Prince of Egypt was one of my favourite animated films growing up, my brother and I watched the VHS more times than I can remember, so I’m so excited to go to see the musical!

Have you made any new or secondhand book purchases recently? What were they and what made you want to buy them?

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