The Paris Review solution is called The Culture Diaires, “a week in one reader’s life.”
This week’s installment is with Maud Newton.
9:47 A.M. Wake early (for a Sunday). I still haven’t replaced the French press that shattered week before last, so I make tea the Muriel Spark way: warming the pot first, measuring out loose leaves, drinking from china. Absurdly precious, I know, but I give myself a pass because, really, if you’re going to start the day without coffee, you’re going to need to distract yourself somehow.
Later that day, Ms. Newton resumed work on her novel.