Hi friends and happy Sunday. In classic Welsh style, It’s been a wet weekend after a scorching week so I am cosied up under a blanket listening to the wind howl around outside. Is there anything better than having nowhere to go in weather like this? Today I’m going to have a Sunday roast, make banana bread and write some posts for the next week. So with no further ado, let’s catch up on this week’s Sunday Stories.
This week I finished reading Circe by Madeline Miller (which survived the bath incident). I also read Just So You Know which is an essay collection edited by Hanan Issa, Durre Shahwar and Özgür Uyanık and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The latter was in preparation for the first Let’s Get Classical book club meeting tonight! It’s run by the lovely Jess over on Stuck In The Book and I’m looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts.
Some links to things I’ve been reading online:
- You’re Never Too Old or Too Young to Start Writing by Natalie Holborow. Read this if you want to write but you’re putting blockers in your way.
- This week’s Conversations on Love newsletter which featured an interview with Amelia Abraham. I am now keen to get her book Queer Intentions: A (personal) journey through LGBTQ+ culture which is published in August.
Another week of top-notch viewing. My boyfriend and I went on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and watched some Roald Dahl adaptations after discussing our top 3. (I’m still undecided if I’m honest.) We watched Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (the proper one with Gene Wilder, obviously) and Matilda. Can’t beat them.
My favourite listen this week was Intersectionality with Ione Gamble & Olivia Graham on the Adulting podcast. The guests work together on Polyester, a feminist zine which sounds so good! I enjoyed their conversation and I am now going to start listening to the podcast they do together.
I hope you had a great week and enjoyed this week’s Sunday Stories – I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.