The Sunday Duvet Reading Series #1

The Sunday Duvet Reading Series is something I love to read on other people’s blogs and newsletters (What Olivia Did, I’m looking particularly at you). The nature of social media means we consume a huge amount on content on a daily basis so when I find a topic or series that stands out to me, it hugely shapes and inspires the sort of content I would like to produce. Here’s hoping the first Sunday Duvet Series will be an interesting read for you!

It’s been a somewhat television heavy week with my addiction to Love Island going strong. It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea so I won’t dwell on this for too long but Wes, really what are you doing and if Jack cheats on Dani than I am questioning everything I know about relationships. Favourite quote of the week was a real toss up between Laura and Alex – but Alex just topped it with this gem about fishing here.

I have also been watching the football with England actually winning their first two games (!) and being involved in the office sweep-stake. My only realistic chance of winning the office sweep-stake is with Belgium, so if everyone can keep their fingers and toes crossed for them, that would be brilliant.

HEARTWARMING STORY OF THE WEEK

Sometimes the internet can be great. That was certainly the case earlier this week when an independent bookseller made a desperate plea for customers following her “worst day ever” of sales. She’s been inundated with orders from across the country with her tweet going viral! Have a read of her story here.

THE FEEL GOOD SERIES

Queer Eye. If you haven’t seen this yet, where have you been? It’s on Netflix and is hand-on-my-heart, the best, most feel good series out there. The premise? 5 gay guys transform a person’s life – not just in terms of their looks but their home, their wardrobe, their eating habits and their confidence. The episodes are an hour long (yasss queen for fellow Queer Eye enthusiasts) and there are 8 episodes per season. It’s worth getting Netflix just to watch this series.

Also if you follow one person on Instagram today, it has to be this guy. Trust me, he will brighten up any bad day you are having.

DON’T MISS OUT ON

  • Shot from the Street’s post on The Drama Over Nipples. Lizzy is one of my all time favourite bloggers- I love her content and her style and thought this was a really brilliant read.
  • This short story written by  for Fearless Femme. Completely different subject matter from the above but an important message. Please note the trigger warnings at the start as the content is quite sensitive.
  • All the fashion vibes from Lucy William’s blog and Instagram.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I read Stay With Me for (my first ever) Book Club Meeting and thought it was brilliant. It was shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Prize and is published by the fabulous, Edinburgh-based Canongate. It is a heart-breaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, their marriage and to a family with key themes of deceit, shame, guilt, pride and tradition. One of my favourite reads of the year so far, go and have a read!

 

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