Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links 27.07.20

JUST FINISHED reading Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng and didn’t really like it. After finishing Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, which was beautifully written, Little Fires seemed much more utilitarian in its writing style, which is fine if things hadn’t ended so abruptly and with so many things unresolved. While still unsure of my feelings on the ending of Crawdads, the story itself was so wonderfully told and the heroine so perfectly vibrant and irrepressible, it felt as if you were being pulled into an impossibly sad, beautiful journey. A favourite line in the book gives you an idea of the writing style: “I wasn’t aware that words could hold so much. I didn’t know a sentence could be so full.” While being unsure what to expect at the beginning of Little Fires, I decided to keep on, getting more and more drawn into the intricate storyline. By the end, however, I was left feeling a little cheated of some sort of resolution somewhere. Little Fires Everywhere has no resolved issues anywhere. After this debacle and Normal People (which I also didn’t like), think shall have to avoid the New York Times’s Best Sellers List from now on and go back to selecting my own books…

This week’s links include diamond pendants and soft jumpers for summer nights; the prettiest Amalfi towns to visit, linen shirts and wicker market totes and much, much more.


{p.s.} past weekend links

A few lovely links :


* The Prettiest Amalfi Coast Towns to Visit

* For summer days: this Voluminous Wrap Midi Dress & these dainty Gold Hoops

* The Most Stylish Bali Airbnb Villa

* For summer nights: this Soft Jumper & this Triple Diamond Pendant

* Hotel Le Sud In The South Of France

* At the office: this pretty Linen T-Shirt & this Wicker Market Tote

* 10 Stays in the Uk that Contribute to Conservation Projects

* For the weekend: this Shirred Sundress & these Leather Heeled Shoes