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I’m royal AF 👑📚: my little castle (fortress) of solitude is coming along nicely. Build ‘em up, build ‘em up, build ‘em higher...designed to keep out the onslaught of the media bombardment of this monarchical bleh-ness.

“I guess you think southerners are somewhat anachronistic.” Joan Didion is a revelation, ok? A book I’m forever coming back to. #bookmateriality #southandwest

Currently reading: Julian Barnes’s The Only Story. “Whereas it seemed to me, back then, in the absolutism of my condition, that love had nothing to do with practicality; indeed, was its polar opposite. And the fact that it showed contempt for such banal considerations was part of its glory. Love was by its very nature disruptive, cataclysmic; and if it was not, then it was not love.” - Julian Barnes

#chroniclesofacasualteacher
Further to my post yesterday about tactility over technology, it was refreshing to hear what the Yr 9 girls I took to play AFL yesterday had to say about the rise of technology and the impact that the reliance on social media/phones is having on their cohort of peers. We sat on the bus back to school discussing the issues that affect them. They said that constant use of technology is making their generation dumber and that we are regressing in terms of learning. We are losing concentration faster and are so affixed to these implements that our connections with nature and people are suffering. One student said that she would much rather be outside, running around. Yr 9 are currently sitting the NAPLAN tests and I asked them what they thought about standardised testing - they understood what the purpose was (albeit, a vague purpose), but they agreed that teachers know so much more about their students than one test can compute. We talked about government funding - all they want are resources (that private schools seem to have ready access to). Simple things like textas to use in Geography.
Aus Govt @turnbullmalcolm - you need to listen to your kids.

My reading is really out of control right now but in an awesome way. I’m trying to prep to go back to school in a few months so I’m training my brain by reading a lot and am enjoying it. Some books are a quick “sprint” like a James Bond novel and some are a “marathon” like the Roman history novel, SPQR. But I feel like my brain’s getting into decent shape and I’m having a hell of a time 🤓📚. Recommendations are always welcome! All genres, all time periods, fiction or non-fiction! 📸: Canon QL17 GIII; 🎞: Kodak Tri-X 400
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#analogfilm #canon #canonql17 #35mm #rangefinder #kodak #trix400 #grainisgood #canonet #filmstagram #believeinfilm #analogphoto #kodakfilm #thefilmcommunity #sharefilm #film #bookprep #monochrome #bnwfilm #streethoney #myfeatureshoot #intercollective #wasteoffilm #fndit #phornograohy #valtimmermans #kodakblack #kodakmoment #bookstore #bookmateriality

📚📖Slide to see more 👉 Today I feel very sick and I can do nothing 😪 Because of it, I glance at my old books and I found this History of Art manual.
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I used it to my bachelor and it's so complete!
______________________________________________📚📖Desliza para ver más 👉 Hoy estoy enferma y no he podido hacer gran cosa durante el día 😪 por eso, he echado un vistazo a mis antiguos libros y, entre ellos, he encontrado este libro de texto de Historia del arte.
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¡Lo utilizaba en bachillerato y es super completo!
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#creativeminds #simplicity #minimalistphotos #bookmateriality #bookshelf #yalovin #artbook #handbook #historyofart #history #bookstagram

New fave thing to do: sit in the cafe adjacent to Kinokuniya, read, and watch everyone else buy books. Book masochism.
#bookcurbing

Why is it that I feel myself justifying why it is I don’t want to socialise with people and at the same time feel guilty and somewhat abnormal for not wanting to do this and then have people get angry at me for being too frank when they don’t put the effort in anyway; when they don’t communicate. As you get older, you realise that relationships and friendships are fleeting, and you know what, that’s frigging okay.
Books are honestly the stoic constant in my life and I’m okay being that weirdo who has no friends but books. Evolution skipped a few processes when I was being incubated: that we all inherently want to socialise and need to connect and have people in our lives. Nah, mate. Just the books and the people with whom I can have endless conversations about books. That’s it.

Elif Batuman’s The Idiot: initial thoughts - she is a clever clever writer and I’m too dumb to understand her literary smarts. Which makes the title of the book all the more pertinent because I feel like the idiot. Did anyone else find this? Also, Batuman’s writing is accessible, but I feel like a whole layer of understanding I am missing because she is too bloody good!

Repost from @penguins_life18 🐧❤

Anche quest’anno, il Salone del Libro è pronto a fare scintille! Dal 10 al 14 Maggio, saremo con gli Editori del Piemonte nel Padiglione 2, settore JK142-K141! Nuove uscite fresche di stampa con noi di ETImpresa aspettano di essere sfogliate!
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#salonedellibro #ticonsigliounlibro #consiglidilettura #igreads #letteratura #libriccino #letture #read #leggere #bookstagram #book #books #libri #libro #romanzo #booklover #booklove #bookworm #bibliophile #bookish #bookishfeatures #bookporn #lavitainunoscatto #etimpresa #ebook #igersitalia #bookaddict #booknerd #bookishpeople #bookstagrammer

Comenzamos una nueva semana y yo vuelvo a estar rodeada de libros y alumnos. Un apetecible rincón de lectura en mi biblioteca, aunque no, no voy a sentarme a disfrutar de un relajante momento, más bien toca la parte menos glamurosa de este trabajo tan necesaria para que el documento llegue fácilmente a su destino, las futuras mentes pensantes de nuestro país. Feliz lunes .
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Next Read: Elif Batuman’s The Idiot. I scavenged high and low for this particular copy of The Idiot in Sydney and found it in Paris.
Reviews for Hot Milk, The Body Where I Was Born, The White Book, Jealousy, and The Bluest Eye to come...very slowly. Part of me would love to go back to uni and study literature again, and creative writing; but part of me wants to just revel in the fact that this year I am less stressed, have more time to pursue the things that I am passionate about and deeply invested in, and am reading and writing more than I have in a very long time.

@Instagram bts messages with bookish peeps are the best: @haileyhandler (France) and @jonathangolding (USA) most recently. Where we can banter about feminism, masculinity, Stephen King On Writing, Clarice Lispector (and the fact that I need to read her as soon as possible), women and writing, diversity, women are better writers, Roxane Gay and Simone de Beauvoir, Oscar Wilde, why men need to read more, what Junot Díaz’s despicable conduct means for the rest of the literature world...
Keep those conversations going, whether on this platform or outside it.

"Non avrebbe mai più detto che uno è così o cosà. Si sentiva molto giovane; e al tempo stesso indicibilmente vecchia. Affondava come una lama nelle cose; e al tempo stesso ne rimaneva fuori, osservava. Aveva l'impressione costante, anche ora guardando i taxi, di essere lontana, lontanissima, in mare aperto, e sola. Sempre aveva l'impressione che vivere, anche un solo giorno, fosse molto, molto pericoloso. Non che si sentisse particolarmente intelligente, o straordinaria. [...] L'unico talento che aveva era di riconoscere la gente come d'istinto, pensò, riprendendo a camminare."
Da 'La signora Dalloway', che sta con eleganza superando aspettative e timori.. #bookreccomandations #bookmateriality #bookworm #consiglidilettura #leggereclassici #leggere #lasignoradolloway #mrsdolloway #virginiawoolf #instabook #instareading #inlettura #actuallyreading #springbook

One of us just returned from Paris and brought home too many books, and the other is saving for her exchange in New York. One of us walked out without exchanging any money for books, the other will be drinking instant coffee and eating carrots for the foreseeable future...@writeem 😅

Such fantastic conversations were had both inside and outside of the new @carriageworks venue.
Saw @jennybagel a second time for her talk on her collection of short stories, Sour Heart, and on the ‘My Feminism Will Be Intersectional Or It Will Be Bullshit’ panel, along with @zinziclemmons, @aminatou, @nakkiah and @jamilarizvi.
Both sessions were top-notch.

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