The Weekend Reading List

Weekend Reading List 250

I’ve been putting together Weekend Reading List posts, every Friday, for a number of years now. And I think this might be one of the best yet! I really love the selection of links that I’ve compiled, this week.

A Cup of Jo shared a fabulous piece on body acceptance during plus-size pregnancy – a topic that I haven’t seen covered anywhere before. The Guardian profiled the women of colour shaking up the world of comedy. Gal Meets Glam provided some great tips on getting started with film photography. And the trailer for Little Women was released.

Find all of these links below, along with more of the week’s top life and style stories…


The legal aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein’s death: what happens next.

Meet the women of colour shaking up comedy.

“I thought I’d accepted my body. Then I got pregnant.” – I loved this post on A Cup of Jo about plus-size pregnancy.

How to roast tomatoes.

Julia Engel’s (AKA Gal Meets Glam) husband Thomas shares his helpful tips for getting started with film photography.

The Glitter Guide founder, Taylor Sterling, is one of my online icons. And I loved this post she wrote about making work that is authentic to you. (You know how I’m super into authenticity, right now…)

How to trick yourself into shopping less.

Podcast recommendation: journalist Lauren Duca joined the Bad on Paper girls, this week, to discuss political activism, confidence and coming out.

Would you combine finances with your partner? To me, this seems like a bigger commitment than getting married. And The Every Girl are sharing some tips about what to consider before taking this step.

10 of the best beach reads of all time!

Have you seen the trailer for the 2019 remake of Little Women? It stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Meryl Streep – among others – and comes out at Christmas time. I’m SO excited, as the book and the 1994 film both hold a special place in my heart.

Who has time for matching underwear?

How to spend a day in Brighton, by the gal who knows: Anna Newton!


  1. Vanessa says:

    I’m 37 years old and, right now, I wouldn’t dream of ever combining my finances with a partner. I’m very protective of my finances and I can’t see myself giving them up to someone else, no matter how much I loved and/or trusted them. I suppose it’s because my Mom spent most of her life working in a bank and I grew up listening to horror stories about what went on there between her customers. She never revealed her customers’ names (because of confidentiality), but man, if you heard what I heard, you’d never ever combine your finances with ANYONE, even if you’re married to them.

    • Ella Gregory says:

      Oh gosh, I can only imagine. I don’t think I would ever combine finances either. Maybe set up a joint savings account or joint account for larger bills etc, but never a complete merging!

  2. M says:

    My husband and I have not combined finances. My parents have had combined finances for as long as I can remember. My partner and I know what’s happening with each other’s finances. We know how much debt we owe (hello home ownership!), and our relative plan, but our bank accounts are still separate given we both came into this relationship as financially independent.


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