Weekend Reading

How are we up to the last bank holiday weekend already?  Cray.  At least it’s super hot (or at least… it has been this week and I’m hoping it stays so I can enjoy it a bit).  Next week is my last at my job, and then I’m off to have new adventures, so it’s all pretty exciting.  Four workdays to go!

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So much of joy is made worse by trying to make joy stay – Max Ritvo // Sign up for One Hundred Shadows at The Pigeonhole // This made me laugh: The Oral History of Santana’s Smooth (As an aside: NINETEEN NINETY NINE. WHATTTTT.) // Short stories are the sexiest // Craig David’s album is going to be a banger. CRAIG, WHERE IS IT?! (Also I love the 2016 update of the Born To Do It album cover) // When Wombats Attack // Justice for Barb (Yes, I’m still on this. Yes, there are spoilers.) // The Guardian was trying to find out what octopuses actually are, but we know. Aliens. //

Weekend Reading

I’m currently Fringe-ing it up in Edinburgh, but I did collect a nice lot of goodies for you to sit out in the sunshine with (I refuse to believe that I’m the only person who sits outside with her laptop in the sun)

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In utterly shameless self-promotions, I wrote about apologising too much and being more Beyoncé for TYCI, and had a poem in the new Black Fox this week! I’d love for you to have a read!!

In other links… Types of Guys I Would Like To Date, If Anyone Could Please Introduce Me To Them – I laughed too much at too many of these // A short story from Margaret Atwood // The Department of Energy had things to say about Stranger Things (spoilers!) // Your need for perfection is keeping you small // Ursula K. Le Guin on where ideas come from // Winona Forever // Reading makes you live longer // What are you actually passionate about? // People who don’t have children benefit our environment // Why are we so anxious all the time? // Margaret Atwood and Comic-Con // We need to stop glamourising other people’s lives // A Couple in Chicago // George Monbiot on the impact of veganism //

Weekend Reading

Ooer, an on-time Weekend Reading. I mustn’t be feeling well. Ha.

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Polly May‘s had a blog makeover // Sending Stranger Gifs to people is my favourite thing this week, after watching Stranger Things // I just want the Obamas to stay forever please // Stylist have launched a short story competition and are looking for gothic fiction // How did Instagram fool us into eating completely disgusting food? // (or you could eat this happy salad instead) // These are good: CuriosityCompetitivenessPossession. // Cinema needs women to get nastier // The best new books for August //

Next weekend I’ll be in Edinburgh, attempting to see six things at the Fringe at once, and generally being a sleep-deprived mess for two days. Tweet me things I cannot miss (I’m already planning book fest things, dance things, and eating too much).

And, oh yes, a Stranger Things playlist…