#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee… On July 23

Hello my lovely booklovers,

how are you? Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, a blog hop by the lovely Diana over at Part Time Monster. Every weekend we get together for virtual coffees and a little casual chat. How has this past week been for you?

I have been off work this week to focus on my M.A. thesis. And it’s coming along. I’ve still got loads to write, but at least I’ve now read all my Australian novels for it.  I’ll have next week off too, and I’m hoping to add one chapter per day so that the bulk of it will be done by next Sunday.

I really have to recommend Tim Winton’s Breath to you. It’s a phenomenal book, capturing a childhood in small town, 70s Australia, the urge for something new and dangerous, and the social maze that is adolescence. It’s about surfers and risk-takers, and finding an older mentor who tries a bit too hard to stay young at heart. There are not many books I look forward to seeing adapted to film, but I know Breath the film is in the works (currently filming) and it’s one I can’t wait to see. Now, i know nothing about surfing, but I know the screenwriter, director and star of the film has been an avid surfer since his teenage years, so I feel like it’s in good hands in that regard.

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