What We’re Reading posts

What we’re reading: Wakefield, Irby & Strout

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving. Ellen Cregan is reading We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

I’ve been reading We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby. This hilarious collection of essays makes for delightful reading – Irby is a comedian who runs the…

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What we’re reading: Hardy, Caletti & Dahl

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving. Bronte Coates is reading How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days by Fiona Hardy

This is exactly the kind of book I would have loved as a nerdy and creatively-fired-up child. After a year of planning and a bittersweet financial boon, Hayley is set t…

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What We’re Reading: Meyer, Gaitskill and Vuong

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Georgia Brough is reading A Superior Spectre by Angela Meyer

Jeff is dying; slowly, painfully. He escapes from overcrowded, overheated Melbourne to the wilds of the Scottish highlands. In his possession is a tab – a device that allows him to jump back in time …

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What We’re Reading: Flook, Reeve and Spoon

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Paul Barr is listening to Ancora by Flook

This dynamic Anglo Irish band have not had a release since Haven in 2005. It’s now 2019 and they are back with a vengeance. All the original members are here. The flute/whistle playing is as wild as ever and the powerf…

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What We’re Reading: Nussbaum, Hadley and Lindelauf

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Bronte Coates is reading I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum

Emily Nussbaum has long been a writer I admire so I was very excited to get stuck into her new book, I Like to Watch. This work brings together a collection of…

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What We’re Reading: Winn, Makkai, Leckie

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Mike Shuttleworth is reading The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

Right now I’m at home resting my right foot following surgery to remove a raw nerve. So it’s the perfect time to read the true story of a couple’s 1000-kilometre walk along England’s southwest coast. So…

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What We’re Reading: Hassan, Vuong and Shanbhag

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to.

Jeremy George is reading Uncontained: Digital Disconnection and the Experience of Time by Robert Hassan

I am currently reading Uncontained: Digital Disconnection and the Experience of Time by author and University of Melbourne professor Robert Hassan. The boo…

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What We’re Reading: Hale, Grann

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Declan Murphy is listening to Heroes to Zeros by The Beta Band

Finally available again on vinyl for the first time since 2004. This Britpop-era Scottish band produced brilliantly skewed pop music that set them both ahead and outside of their pack mates of the …

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What We’re Reading: Jones, Cusk

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to.

Julia Jackson is reading An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

This isn’t the sort of book I’d normally pick up for myself, but I’m really enjoying An American Marriage. In case you didn’t know, Tayari Jones is this year’s winner of the Women’s Prize for Ficti…

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What We’re Reading: Sedgwick, Ziffer, Campbell and Morris

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to.

Mike Shuttleworth is reading Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick and Alexis Deacon

I’m squeezing in Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black, an illustrated novel for teenagers by brothers Marcus and Julian Sedgwic…

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