Kia ora. I am the Kaiwhakaraupapa Hōtaka [Editor] of the Digital Library Web Team. I like all shades of books - chunky literary novels (oh hai The Luminaries, IQ84 and The Goldfinch), biographies, comics, and slim tomes about history. Am particularly interested in art, fashion, history, and radioactivity.
Reading and watching
Hanging out for NEW:
- American Vampire
- Magnus MILLLLLSSSSS (and would you believe it's called The Forensic Records Society and is about vinyl?)
- Guy Delisle's latest Hostage loved his books about Jerusalem and Pyongyang.
- Somewhere in Time - time travel faves
- New Zealand's best book covers of 2016
- Best reads of 2016
- Sound and vision faves of 2016
- Perfume, genius
- Music Memoirs by women who rock
- Autobiographical comics
- More of my booklists.
Spotify's Discover Weekly, 8K online radio, RDU98.5FM and National Radio. Listening - and occasionally watching - John Campbell on Checkpoint RNZ. Mediawatch is a must listen, and often listen to Kim Hill on Saturday and Wallace Chapman on Sunday.#showusyourstacks Tweets
TV and movies: Excalibur, Sapphire and Steel, Curb your Enthusiasm
Art and music: Nick Cave, Belle and Sebastian, the Pre-Raphaelites, Vivienne Westwood
Writers and poets: Dan Rhodes, Magnus Mills, Sylvia Smith, John Donne