Shake the book angrily. Maybe the right words will fall from the pages and into your head.
‘At the heart of the coverage of Tay-Tay/Hiddleswift are themes as old as the Bible: suspicion of successful women, resentment of unapologetic women, a need for women to know their place.’
Feel outraged on Taylor Swift’s behalf.
Wonder why your feminist self can’t get excited about the new, female prime minster. Remember that she is unelected and serves a party that is destroying the country and killing poor people. Ignore lingering sense of concern at total lack of good feminist feelings.
Get really excited when books arrive in the post.
Type and delete at least ten paragraphs.
Look up recipes for overnight oats.
Lament that you can’t have overnight oats right now.
Just write the bloody thing.
Hate every word that you’ve written.
Wonder whether how much you struggled to find something to say about the book is a reflection of the book, or your shitty writing.
Go for a lie down.