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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...
NOVEMBER 2021 FINDS

NOVEMBER 2021 FINDS

november 2021 finds is here. BOOKS 1. grayson perry the portrait of the artist as a young girl endearing straighforward not manipulative in that way so much of art is i feel like i’d give him a hug if we met. MAGAZINES 2. i was not interested in the cover story of british vogue. but...
OCTOBER 2021 FINDS

OCTOBER 2021 FINDS

october 2021 finds is late. first i had a lot of work and then went to london. BOOKS 1. i finished americanah by chimamanda ngozi adichie. it was an interesting and well-written saga about the nigerian diaspora. 2. i have been re-reading crash by j.c. ballard. i’m just as mind-blown as i was the first...
SEPTEMBER 2021 FINDS

SEPTEMBER 2021 FINDS

september 2021 finds is here. BOOKS 1. i finished death in venice by thomas mann. as everybody says, the homonym short story is the best of the lot. i enjoyed the technical part of the work more than the storylines. 2. i loved the language of cities by deyan sudjic. it’s a non-fiction work that...