Oh hey there! Fancy seeing you here. I’ve had a weekend full of fun and treats. We celebrated my stepdad’s birthday with afternoon tea & some prosecco yesterday which was glorious. Then this morning my boyfriend and I blew away the cobwebs with a blustery walk in a local park. Not a whole lot of reading, but there’s always tonight for that. Here’s my Sunday Stories of the highlights of the week:

Currently Reading

At the moment I am reading Intimations by Zadie Smith. I got this a few weeks ago, and I’m only on the first essay and I’m loving it. There’s something about Zadie Smith’s turn of phrase that is pure magic. I didn’t know what I’d think about reading pieces about this year because living it has been strange and hard enough, but so far I’m loving it.


Finger to the pulse as always, this week I started listening to The Michelle Obama Podcast. I won’t pretend to be an expert on American politics, but I do think Michelle seems pretty bad ass. Her first episode with Barack (starting with the big guns) was great and I found their conversation inclusive, intelligent and engaging. Looking forward to listening to some more.

Reading Recommendations #1

I loved To Love, Honor, and Share Fridge Space, an article by Samantha Irby in Food & Wine which I came across in Susan Resh’s (of The Book Satchel) newsletter.

“No one ever sits you down to soberly talk to you about sharing your grownup kitchen with another person.”

Reading Recommendations #2

A quick but interesting read: ‘You must spend a year in a bookshop before you get a job in publishing’ by Sharmaine Lovegrove.

“We should no longer be allowed to stipulate who the reader is unless we have experience of them directly.”

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Sunday Stories. I am starting to slowly gear up for my next year of Open University so I am currently thinking about how my blog will run alongside that as my reading might start to become a lot drier… (Unless you want recommendations on Shakespeare? Then hit me up.) But we shall see! 

I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and your Sunday is cosy and content. See you soon.


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    Oh I adore the Michelle Obama podcast!! Just the most graceful woman ever, ugh, I love her. I’ve honestly never read anything by Zadie Smith but would love to pick something of hers up someday! Also, that article by Sharmaine Lovegrove looks fascinating, I’m about to read it!! Hope you have a great week ♥

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    Deborah Klee says:

    Some really good recommendations here thank you. It sounds as though you had a perfect Sunday.

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