It’s still Sunday, so I’m quite proud of myself for managing to (barely) post this on time 😉
Added to my Wishlist
- Therese and Isabelle – Violet Leduc. A tale of two schoolgirls in love, this sounds like transgressive, feminist literature at its best.
- Voyage of the Dolphin – Kevin Smith. A comedic tale of three friends escaping 1916 Dublin to embark upon an adventure they are thoroughly unprepared for.
- The Splendid Years – Marie Nic Shuibhlaigh with Edward Kenny. The memoirs of revolutionary and founding member of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, Marie Nic Shuibhlaigh.
- Remembering 1916: The Easter Rising, the Somme and the Politics of Memory in Ireland – Richard S. Grayson and Fearghal McGarry (eds). I’m fascinated by the use of history and archaeology to build national identity and narratives. The ongoing 1916 commemorations are not as straightforward and simple as the government would like us to believe, and I think this book has the potential to be an amazing, if heavily academic, read.
- Asian Pepper Steak Kebabs. I love barbecuing but am pretty hopeless at coming up with tasty marinades, so this is getting put aside for use in better weather.
- Grilled Mushroom and Sirloin Skewers with Rosemary Shallot Marinade. Same as above but with the added bonus of rosemary (I love rosemary).
- Bacon, Onion, Potato and Sour Cream Tart/Pizza. This looks so easy and so, so delicious.
- Cinnamon Molasses Cookies. I’m always on the lookout for non-spreading biscuit recipes, so while I’m unlikely to make the suggested cloud cookies, the recipe itself will definitely come in handy.
- Cloud Cookies That Actually Rain. How freaking cute are these? The rest of the website looks adorable too.
Articles of Note
- Riddle of the Deer: Orkney Deer Arrived by Neolithic Ship, Study Reveals. So flipping cool. My inner archaeologist was delighted with this.
- Violette Leduc: The Great French Feminist Writer We Need to Remember. I’ve never heard of Violette Leduc, but she sounds fascinating. I’m also not familiar with the Feminist Press so I’ll be looking into their publications.
- The Writers Russians Don’t Read – And You Should. The only author I’ve even heard of on this list is Boris Akunin and his chosen genre of fiction doesn’t float my boat, although now that I realise that they’re set in Tsarist Russia, I’m slightly more interested.
- 10 Inspiring Female Writers You Need to Read. It doesn’t surprise me that there are people out there who think that men are the only ones who can have genuine literary talent, but it really does annoy me.
Want to Watch: Heartless
The vampire genre gets combined with the boarding school genre quite a lot these days, but I’m still a total sucker for it. Could be terrible, but I’m looking forward to giving this one a try.