Newsletter: December 2018

 

In December, we were ...

Working on

Daisy:

  • assessing a middle grade fiction manuscript

  • editing a document on the phasing out of sunbeds in New Zealand

  • editing practical guidance for lawyers

  • editing a document on bowel cancer

India:


Reading

Daisy: The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter (with Maja, the Editor’s Daughter)

India: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, There There by Tommy Orange, The Book of Humans by Adam Rutherford


Doing

Daisy: Abandoning my pre-parenthood vow that I wouldn’t maintain any myths (from either of my children’s cultural backgrounds) about how Christmas presents appear under the tree

India: Before 12 December, telling everyone I was about to get my wisdom teeth out; on 12 December, getting my wisdom teeth out; after 12 December, telling everyone I had just got my wisdom teeth out


Loving

Daisy: Christmas mince pies and mulled wine of an evening 

India: All nine seasons of Peep Show on Netflix – the reason I haven’t read as many books this month as I should have


Tip of the month

Word nerds looking for a way to while away those obligation-free holiday hours: check out India’s recommendations on the best podcasts about books and language