Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 12/9/22

A week with some unexpected twists for almost everyone. This week I’ve got some favourite authors and new to me books to share: A Carnival of Snackery (Diaries 2003-2020) by David Sedaris is the second volume of his diaries and once again, they are a fascinating look at the world. Whether it’s collecting Romanian insults... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris

In brief: A new collection of essays, set just before and during the pandemic. The good: It is hilarious! The not-so-good: I could not stop reading and laughing. Why I chose it: Thank you to Hachette, who got me into David Sedaris in the first place many years ago. Year: 2022 Pages: 259 Publisher: Little,... Continue Reading →

More of my favourites from 2018

Yesterday I published my list of my most memorable reads from 2018. In the name of more great reads, I'm following the lead of Australian radio station Triple J. They broadcast their Hottest 100, followed by 101-200 the following day. I'm not sure what to call this list, other than books you should check out!... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Calypso by David Sedaris

In brief: David Sedaris is back with new stories on family, getting older and feeding tumours to turtles. The good: Hilarious as always. The not-so-good: David, you can't get old! Why I chose it: Many thanks to Hachette for the copy, which I started reading approximately 2 seconds after opening. Year: 2018 Pages: 259 Publisher:... Continue Reading →

Theft by Finding by David Sedaris

In brief: David Sedaris' diaries in all their glory. 'Nuff said. The good: It's raw, funny, crazy, quirky…all of the things. He's an astute observer who overhears and gets into the most random of scenarios…I love it all. The not-so-good: I can never get enough David Sedaris. Why I chose it: Thank you to Hachette... Continue Reading →

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

In brief: David Sedaris discusses family, working as a removalist, learning French, the expiry date of food and Americans abroad in this hilarious collection of essays. The good: It's snortingly funny. The not-so-good: It finished! Why I chose it: David Sedaris is a funny, funny man and signed this copy for me. Year: 2000 Pages:... Continue Reading →

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