November was a busy month, what with the launch of my book, The Other World, It Whispers, a trip to Ireland and many goodbyes and gatherings with friends and family. I didn't get to read much this month as I was just so busy, but I stole a few stories from the complete collection of Zora Neale Hurston's shorts, which helped keep the fires burning.
"The Complete Stories" by Zora Neale Hurston
"Rise Sister Rise" by Rebecca Campbell
The songs I wanted to put on repeat this month are all old favourites except one,(Civilian). Joni Mitchell and The Kinks can always stir a narrative from me and I believe there'll be a few short stories written whilst they play in the future. The Cure have a particular influence on my upcoming novel, The Heart Note and so I'll be listening to them plenty during December as I crack on with writing my next book.
1. Civilian by Wye Oak
2. All I Want by Joni Mitchell
3. Boys Don't Cry by The Cure
4. Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks
5. Whole Wide World by Wreckless Eric
6. Hands Open by Snow Patrol
As we now have evenings indoors to fill during these colder climes of Slovenia, Norman and I have decided we will start a new tradition of watching an old movie after dinner, we've only managed two so far since we arrived, but I get the feeling December is going to be full of great films.
Roman Holiday (1953)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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