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Angury

Angury's Reading & Writing Log 2019

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I have Flowers for Algernon on my ‘to-read’ list too and had heard that it’s very sad. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

 

I’m glad your writing is going so well too, that’s great! I have no doubt that you’ll have work published soon :) 

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A bit late but happy reading for this year Angury and I am very interested to know that you are writing not one but two novels! You seem to be pushing steadily ahead, good for you!

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Thanks vodkafan!

 

I have just finished reading 'A History of Capitalism according to the Jubillee Line' by John O'Farrell. It's a short fiction novel that uses a story of being trapped in the london underground to explain the idea of capitalism. It's brilliantly written and hilarious. You can easily read it in a day and I would highly recommend it to anyone who just needs a bit of a laugh (and to learn a bit about capitalism as well).

 

I've got my eyes on 'How we Think' by John Dewey which I might read next. I've got a few novels on my TBR which I've been wanting to read for a while so it's a  bit of a balancing act deciding what to read next.

 

On the other hand my writing is coming along nicely. I have just had another article accepted for publication in a journal which was a nice confidence-boost and am just finishing an article for a magazine which has an upcoming themed issue entitled 'What is the purpose of having children?' which made for some fun writing!

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A History of Capitalism According to the Jubillee Line sounds like an interesting read :).

 

Congratulations on the article acceptance!

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O'Farell's book does sound interesting, it's always good to have a bit of a laugh too!

 

Congratulations on the article publication! I'm interested to know what you wrote about the purpose of having children now!

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Well my argument was mainly against having children so may be a bit unpopular. :P 

 

I just finished reading Becoming by Michelle Obama. I'm not one for autobiographies and even less enthusiastic about celebrities but I came across an interview with Michelle and became drawn in to what she was saying about life as a woman/ethnic minority/from a poor background and the constant question through life of "am I good enough?" 

 

This is exactly what her autobiography covers. It's not an advertisement of her glamorous life in the White House or her celeb friends - it's a very touching and personal book about what it means to grow up being loved and fighting the stereotypes from others and ourselves. I think a lot of us can empathise with her.

 

My next to-read is Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. I actually have no idea what it's about - it just came up on my Instagram feed and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive so I thought I'd see what all the hassle was about. :P 

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On 19/05/2019 at 10:31 AM, Angury said:

Well my argument was mainly against having children so may be a bit unpopular. :P

 

Intrigued. If we don't have children, what happens to the species? (Which admittedly might be a good thing from the planet's point of view!).

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There have been a few times lately I have wondered why I had children!

If they could just go from 12 straight to 20 and miss out the teenage part.....:unsure:

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