strolling through the lit boulevards of the internet.

apr 11 2021 ∞
oct 26 2021 +

Comedy

  • Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
  • Money by Martin Amis
  • The Information by Martin Amis
  • The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge
  • According to Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge
  • Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes
  • A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
  • Augustus Carp, Esq. by Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man by Henry Howarth Bashford
  • Molloy by Samuel Beckett
  • Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm
  • The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  • The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  • Queen Lucia by EF Benson
  • The Ascent of Rum Doodle by WE Bowman
  • A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd
aug 22 2013 ∞
sep 2 2021 +
  • morocco, to see all the beautiful tiles, shady courtyards with fountains in, and to drink mint tea all day long
  • japan (on a 'weebs on tour' trip, as my partner and i have been calling it)
  • some kind of generic scandinavian interrailing trip (for maximum enjoying of cool scandinavian cities but also as much moomin-esque scenery and saunas as possible)
  • new york, or even better, a classic cross-country american road trip
  • barcelona
  • lisbon
  • italian places by the sea: venice, or palermo, or a lazy trip through the cinque terre
  • berlin, but much less of a flying visit
  • back to devon and cornwall, to look for secret rock pools and swim without being able to touch the sand and pick through charity shops in chocolate box holiday town...
jan 19 2018 ∞
jun 26 2021 +

with apologies to the person whose listography i nicked this off

  • Venison
  • Nettle tea
  • Huevos rancheros
  • Steak tartare
  • Crocodile
  • Black pudding
  • Cheese fondue
  • Carp
  • Borscht
  • Baba ghanoush
  • Calamari
  • Pho
  • PB&J sandwich
  • Aloo gobi
  • Hot dog from a street cart
  • Epoisses
  • Black truffle
  • Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
aug 27 2018 ∞
apr 11 2021 +

in order of book acquisition. under this roof we simp for meera sodha okay

real fast food, nigel slater (this was the first cookbook i ever obtained aged 18 and i more or less taught myself to cook with it which is HILARIOUS because it is objectively not a student cookbook. nevertheless, i am still very fond of it, and it still conjures up images of a glamorous, slightly old-fashioned world of tiny fancy cheeses, ripe apricots from the greengrocer and stylish solo dinners. in fairness it does also have some very useful and cheap storecupboard meals.)

favourites

  • parsee scrambled eggs, p33
  • baked cod with butter sauce, p55
  • mussels with cream and bacon, p76 (not to be dramatic but this would be my final meal)
  • anchovy mayonnaise, p95 (i make this with...
apr 11 2021 ∞
jan 23 2022 +
  • bitch - elizabeth wurtzel
  • the brief wondrous life of oscar wao - junot díaz
  • the vanishing half - brit bennett
  • sudden death - álvaro enrigue
  • go, went, gone - jenny erpenbeck
  • a tale of truths - berit ellingsen
  • the old ways - robert macfarlane
  • widespread panic - james ellroy
  • yes yes more more - anna wood
sep 3 2020 ∞
oct 10 2021 +

or: how i learned to stop worrying and not ENTIRELY, ALWAYS hate living in london. a vague semblance of a life in places since moving down here. (my full, but less rambly London places list is on foursquare here)

  • the OG nice part of london is hampstead heath, which provided the first opportunities to breathe when i first moved here, and which is pretty damn romantic and beautiful whichever way you look at it. i mostly mean the ponds, of course. go and get mugged in broad daylight by getting your picnic from highgate first, if you like.
  • thank god for pizza union, cheap and cheerful and always good. the calabrese is the best.
  • speaking of good, cheap, cheerful food, roti king is the classic. i have never heard evidence of anyone getting through the huge queue and getting a table, so best to go in the summer when you can get takeaway and...
feb 24 2020 ∞
jul 25 2021 +

for when someone asks you what you'd like for a present and you freeze and you're like 'I'VE NEVER HAD A LIKE OR DISLIKE IN MY LIFE'

  • & other stories hand cream, especially the swedish rhubarb one
  • magazines: the gentlewoman, loud & quiet, weird walk etc
  • fancy cheese and biscuits! like from neal's yard dairy!
  • a bookshop gift card
apr 11 2021 ∞
apr 29 2021 +

bold = seen live

  • belle & sebastian
  • los campesinos!
  • bombay bicycle club
  • big thief
  • everything everything
  • porridge radio
  • sufjan stevens
  • mitski
  • the national
  • alt-j
  • st. vincent
  • regina spektor
  • emmy the great
  • vampire weekend
  • frankie cosmos
  • japanese breakfast
  • the magnetic fields
  • yo la tengo
  • camera obscura
  • 'allo darlin
apr 11 2021 ∞
apr 11 2021 +
  • woollen pleated trousers from a vintage butterick pattern i have (the pattern's quite a bit too big for me so who knows if i'll pull off fitting them)
  • yanta overalls in an absolutely babby canvas fabric i have which has a pear pattern
  • a frilly trendy cyclamen shirt though not sure which fabric i'll use yet. this'll be my first time sewing buttonholes so we'll see how this goes!
sep 2 2021 ∞
sep 2 2021 +
  • sandwiches made from shop-bought guacamole and cold cooked salmon, with lime squeezed over
  • stir 1 tsp of mint sauce into some natural/greek yoghurt. dip mini poppadoms into it. they are also good with sweet chilli sauce
  • not really a treat-yourself snack, but in a similar vein: crunchy lettuce dipped in sweet chilli sauce
  • put plastic pre-grated mozzarella cheese between two pieces of bread. spread mayo on the outside. fry until melty.
  • the ultimate treat-yourself snack: mozzarella in carrozza. cut up balls of mozzarella. put slices between terrible white plastic bread. squish edges together. dip in milk, then flour, then beaten egg. fry in olive oil. eat it and weep.
  • spread tomato puree on tortilla wraps. put lots and lots of grated cheese on top. ...
may 8 2017 ∞
jun 14 2017 +

THE SIGNS AS CULT FILMS

  • aries: fear and loathing in las vegas
  • taurus: a clockwork orange (i've read the book so i'm counting this)
  • gemini: dazed and confused
  • cancer: ghost world
  • leo: party monster
  • virgo: rushmore
  • libra: the big lebowski
  • scorpio: donnie darko
  • sagittarius: velvet goldmine
  • capricorn: pulp fiction
  • aquarius: gummo
  • pisces: harold and maude
aug 28 2018 ∞
feb 24 2020 +

kind of an archive since i have obtained so many cookbooks i don't really need to cook from online recipes anymore (see my much more unhinged cookbooks list), but these all still look GOOD

soups stews n curries

oct 24 2016 ∞
sep 12 2021 +