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Hello! I’ve popped back in today to do my regular reading feature, because I can’t help myself. Will be back in proper capacity soon x
I knew the title A Young Doctor’s Notebook was familiar, and not just because it was written by Bulgakov, whose The Master and the Margarita I really enjoyed, but also because Notebook has been made into a television series with Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe (oh, my). The trailer is a lot of fun:
(Incidentally Radcliffe’s favourite novel is The Master and the Margarita, so I read in an interview once, so he gets another 10 points for… oh, nearly said Gryffindor. 10 points for WINNING IN TASTE then.)
I’m about a quarter of the way through Our Man in Havana. I feel like a traitor when I say this, I love his writing so much, I really do, but I find him hard to finish sometimes. The Quiet American was the one last I did (and amazing to boot), so I will keep up my persistence.
I met Walter Mason a year ago and he is one of the kindest, gentlest, most observant and receptive people I’ve ever met. Such a lovely soul. So prolific too – I’ve watched him during festivals, writing page after page of notes in a journal, always thinking. Destination Cambodia is his latest release and I’m hoping to pick up some travel writing inspiration/tips. It’s such a contestable area in writing – many people loathe it as a genre, whereas others find it the most enjoyable to read. I’m a relative newcomer, so need to read a lot more before I’m able to make an informed judgement.
What are you reading this month – almost November! How did that happen?
Karen Andrews is the creator of Miscellaneous Mum. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time).
Loved Our Man in Havana. Hope you persist with it because I’m keen on discovering your own thoughts.
Thanks for letting us all know about a Young Doctors Notebook. I absolutely needed to be informed and the TV series will be going in my personal notebook. I’m currently wading through Linda Jaivin’s ” A Most Immoral Woman” because I can relate to the title. I just finished PJ O’Rourke’s Holidays in Hell after a binge on David Sedaris.
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