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Emilymdxn
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed some essays and wasn‘t sure about others, unsure if it‘s a pick or a soso. I adored her writing about Virginia Woolf and Gertrude Stein, but I‘m not so sure about her bias against computers, which might just be that this is an outdated book and her views have moved on (how will we appreciate beauty when the whole world is on CD-rom??), and her essay on sexuality didn‘t leave a lot of room for bisexuals which always bothers me.

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Emilymdxn
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Art theory, the Thames and a family of geese to look at this lunchtime. After reading Choked yesterday I can‘t stop thinking about all the emissions and litter here even tho the Thames is one of the world‘s cleaner urban rivers (I think). This is a lovely calm place to read but there‘s SO MUCH litter 😞 I might try and come back with a plastic bag and a litter picker if I can borrow one one lunchtime

KathyWheeler David Sedaris talks about his compulsion to pick up litter in his latest book; he walks for hours doing just that. It has always been beyond me why people trash their environment. What‘s so difficult about taking your trash with you and throwing it away in a trash can? (Sorry— pet peeve.) 1mo
Emilymdxn @KathyWheeler yeah and the south bank has SO MANY litter bins with signs saying don‘t drop litter, you‘re genuinely never more than 10 metres from a litter bin 1mo
Tamra 😑 1mo
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KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn That‘s even more frustrating! One of the beaches I go too makes it really hard to find a trash can — there‘s only one dumpster in the whole area — but, weirdly, there‘s not a lot of litter on that beach. It is a national park though, so maybe the staff come through and pick it up? 1mo
TrishB My Mum was always red hot on us not dropping litter and this was years ago! I carried on with my kids and it was always a standing joke about carrying litter around. I hate that people think it‘s acceptable to throw in the river/out of car etc.... 1mo
Emilymdxn @KathyWheeler @TrishB @Tamra my school was so strict about littering and telling us never to do it! I‘ve only ever littered when I dropped something and couldn‘t chase it it fast enough in the wind. We get a lot of school trip groups and people who work nearby (like me) eating packed lunches on the riverbank and the amount of packaging left here is ridiculous. It‘s why they put out the extra bins but People Need To Use Them 1mo
Tamra @Emilymdxn so thoughtless. 1mo
julesG 🙈🙈🙈 I always have a small binliner in my bag for any trash we might produce while far away from a trash can. 1mo
KathyWheeler @julesG me too. 1mo
KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn my mom was very strict about it — we wouldn‘t have dared to litter! 1mo
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Fridameetslucy
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Reading this at same time I‘m doing a close read of David copperfield - I think that there‘s equally “a gap” that the reader brings to the story. Different but still a place where we can bring our silences #dickens #winterson