Here we are again everyone. Grab a cuppa and settle in for your weekly dose of Sunday Stories, where I share some of the things I’ve enjoyed most this past week.
This week I finished Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, which took me longer to read than I thought it would. I think it was a combination of just a slow feeling week but also the style of the writing meant I didn’t want to rush through it. On the opposite scale, I read Rest and Be Thankful by Emma Glass in two sittings, late last night, and finished off this morning. In a nutshell, I adored it. I can’t wait to write my reviews for both of these.
Off the back of Swan Song, I am also now completely and utterly obsessed with all of the women featured. So, naturally I’m Googling them and reading stories from the archives about Capote and his dazzling fall from grace. I really enjoyed Capote’s Swan Dive from Vanity Fair for a deep dive, although if you’re not familiar with the story then maybe hold off until you read the book.
You know what, my friends? I’ll be honest here – this week I’ve basically just watched reruns of Sex and The City and I’M NOT SORRY ABOUT IT.
Having recently read Exciting Times I was excited to see Naoise Dolan as a guest on the Adulting podcast. Her episode is called How To Write In The Time Of Corona with Naoise Dolan. I thought the conversation was really smart and insightful and Naoise gave considered, interesting answers. I particularly liked hearing her talk about her writing process, which I am always intrigued by. Her intelligence practically vibrates off of her, so I am hoping that a little bit has somehow transferred to me through some weird online osmosis.
Lastly, I have recently discovered the podcasts on Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s media company. There are three podcasts series on there, so I started listening to And Especially You. The premise of this series is that Sophia Bush (throwback to One Tree Hill!) shares inspiring stories to remind us that we’re all in this together. I loved the episode called You Have The Answers with Cheryl Strayed. I sent it on to one of my best friends (we both share a love for Cheryl) and it just feels very apt for right now, when we can all feel a bit lost.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Sunday Stories and I hope that you all had a good week. Let me know if you have any recommendations for me next week!