Links to read #7

Despite the fact that I consume article after article of great content, journalism, pieces whatever you want to call it everyday I haven’t pulled together a links to read post in a hot minute. My blogging mojo has been AWOL for a little while for a mix of reason but it is coming back. I had this great plan for 2018 that I would blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday but with the dark nights rolling in around 4pm, working fulltime and trying to have a social life on top of getting in exercise, sleep and trying not to burn myself out it didn’t happen. My schedule was busy. Luckily I missed it, blogging has been something I have done since 2007 and writing has been something I have done since I was a child so of course I knew I would come back to it – and I did!

The break allowed me to add to my vinyl collection enough to justify a new in to my vinyl collection post and it also has meant that I have a great bank of Links to read with you lovely folk. On top of sharing some great articles for you to devour I thought I would share some books that I have read recently and have loved because you can never have a to read list that is too big…

Links to read

Sali Hughes for The Pool “Banning Photoshopped make-up imagery is great, but we need to tackle Instagram, too”

Ella Masters “Can Love be found on Tinder” 

Caroline O’Donoghue for The Pool “How do you solve a problem like Ivanka?”

Dolly Alderton for Vogue “Lessons in Love”

Viv Groskop for The Pool “Ambitious women shouldn’t be afraid of the word “bitch”. Or the term “ambitchous””

Books to read

Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh

This was a random discovery one lunchtime in Waterstones, I wasn’t looking for anything in particular but I was looking for something. Set in 1890s Edinburgh, Wages of Sin follows medicial-student-turned-detective Sarah Gilchrist. She had to leave London society due to a ‘scandal’ and has followed her dream of studying medicine but is all as it seems… I was gripped from the get-go with this book and don’t actually think I can physically wait until the next novel comes out in Frebruary 2019. If you are a fan of a murder mystery, a novel set in a time gone by and a bit of feminism then this is for you. Go read, now.

Everything I know about love by Dolly Alderton

If you follow me on Twitter then you will be more than aware that am a huge fan of Dolly Alderton’s writing so of course I had to pre order her book ‘Everything I know about love.’ I tried my hardest to pace myself in reading it but eventually it was just far too good to put down. There have been so many YES moments and there have also been a couple of teary moments. If that isn’t a sign of good writing then I don’t know what is.

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

My live in bestie, Emma, read Reasons to Stay Alive and loved it so the name was on the radar. I want to read Reasons to Stay Alive but for personal reasons the idea behind the book scares me a little. How to Stop Time is about a man that has been alive for centuries, he has seen it all but the only thing he can’t do is fall in love. I haven’t read this one yet but I am very excited to get into it.

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

I have been a fan of Anthony Horowitz since I read House of Silk way back when, then came Moriarty which I loved just as much. When I saw Magpie Murders in Waterstones it had to come to home with me, there was no two ways about it. If you enjoy a bit of murder mystery told through great writing then this is for you. Infact all of his books are for you.

What have you been reading lately?