Please accept my humble apologies for the lateness of my glorious return to Culture Coaching. You see, the reason I’m a week late is that I got sick, and my eyeball fell out, then my house burnt down, and my mum flew up into space, and I was abducted by giraffes and then I married a squid, and then I broke my favourite mug. But I’m all better now. So please accept my cultured offerings for this week:
Book: The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll. JSC is a marvellous writer and an absolute favourite of mine (and way underrated if you ask me). This is my favourite of his books. It is romantic and funny and sweet and exciting and sad and all the good things. I like how JSC writes women. Delicately and lovingly. He is wonderful. And once sent me an unprublished short story in an email </humblebrag>.
Music: Awake by Tycho. Sparkly, shiny, sunny loveliness. I listened to this a lot while cycling through Vietnam recently. It’s perfect for your upcoming spring/summer weather.
Film: I can’t remember if you’re doing films or not, but in case you are, you should totally watch Moonrise Kingdom if you haven’t already. If you have, good - you have perfect taste as usual. If you haven’t - good, you get to watch it for the first time, you lucky thing. Dreamy swoon love-fest.