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DECEMBER 2022 FINDS

DECEMBER 2022 FINDS

december 2022 finds is finally here! BOOKS 1. heaven by mieko kawakami is a dark story about bullying. it reminded me of lord of the flies. 2. deux soeurs by david foenkinos was a story of heartbreak with an unexpected ending. an easy read in the tiny folio format, perfect...
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NOVEMBER 2022 FINDS

NOVEMBER 2022 FINDS

november 2022 finds is here! BOOKS 1. i bought cher connard by virginie despentes in august. but i’ve just finished it. the book is made of 3 separate first person povs. that was a little confusing. expect a storyline of messy grown up stuff on a feminist background. i liked it. 2. nos by russian...
OCTOBER 2022 FINDS

OCTOBER 2022 FINDS

october 2022 finds is here! the month sort of got away from me. between lisbon and valencia, work and covid, the list is late. sorry about that! BOOKS 1. i have only finished one book this month, the 5th book from the cantina de medianoche series. i bought it in valencia, in spanish. i went...
SEPTEMBER 2022 FINDS

SEPTEMBER 2022 FINDS

september 2022 finds is here! i’ve been busy so my list is short. BOOKS 1. i bought living in rio for a pound in a thrift shop peckham. it has text by paolo thiago mello and photographers reto guntli and agi simoes. it’s the simplest way to visit a place that’s prohibited in real life....
AUGUST 2022 FINDS

AUGUST 2022 FINDS

august 2022 finds is here! BOOKS 1. i zipped through crying in the h mart by michelle zauner. when i first tried to buy the book in london, i was asked if i wanted to put my name on the waiting list. luckily, i found it in an indie book store. i agree, the hype...
JULY 2022 FINDS

JULY 2022 FINDS

july 2022 finds is late, as always. this time, the excuse is that i moved. BOOKS 1. i read si eu am trait in comunism by ioana parvulescu and a collective romanian author. it’s been 33 years since the revolution and i’m still not over it. i still get triggered. i guess i always will....
JUNE 2022 FINDS

JUNE 2022 FINDS

june 2022 finds has arrived on time. BOOKS my bookshelves hide the books i read and show off the ones i haven’t. the piles of unread books are always in my face. i spent this month reading in the sun. 1. i re-read crash by jg ballard. it’s wonderful, one of my favourites. 2. this...
MAY 2022 FINDS

MAY 2022 FINDS

may 2022 finds is a little late, but here. BOOKS 1. i managed to finish re-reading strangeland by tracey emin. it’s an unapologetic biographical story. it’s a version of femininity, of diversity, of otherness and i recommend it. MAGAZINES 2. i read both may and june british vogue issues. i also renewed my subscription. 3....
APRIL 2022 FINDS

APRIL 2022 FINDS

april 2022 finds is here. i’m late and the list is short because i was away again. BOOKS 1. mr loverman by bernardine evaristo was first published in 2013. it was easy to read and i can see it in film form. one question: why would an anglo-nigerian female writer write the story of a...
MARCH 2022 FINDS

MARCH 2022 FINDS

march 2022 finds is late. once again, i’ve had too much work. MAGAZINES 1. i made the mistake to buy vogue italia and vogue paris while i was away. apart from the donatella cover and story, not so much interesting stuff. 2. vogue paris has a good cover and story on laetitia casta. but both...
FEBRUARY 2022 FINDS

FEBRUARY 2022 FINDS

february 2022 finds is a bit late. MAGAZINES 1. the latest issue of british vogue has naomi and her daughter on the cover. naomi is 51 and vague about who birthed the child. i say it was a surrogate. 2. i bought the latest issue of vogue espana and i shouldn’t have. half the content...
JANUARY 2022 FINDS

JANUARY 2022 FINDS

january 2022 finds is here. it’s rather short because work galore. BOOK 1. i finished the story of things by deyan sudjic. i liked the story of cities and i liked this one, too. it’s like listening to a very smart and knowledgeable man. i recommend it. MAGAZINES 2. vogue uk january has a striking...
DECEMBER 2021 FINDS

DECEMBER 2021 FINDS

december 2021 finds is here. it’s a short list because i have been working a lot. BOOKS 1. i’ve read next to nothing lately. but i did go through tom of finland’s the art of pleasure. it’s a collection of 20 comics. i understood why he’s so famous. so many years later, his drawings are...