Yes, this is a PMS & Period GIF Post

A lot of people don't like talking about periods and PMS or don't want to listen to girls talking about it, but that won't make it go away. And let's be honest, PMS sucks and having your period kinda sucks too, so I think every girl has the right to talk and yes, even moan about it. 
I don't know about you, but I can (unfortunately) really relate to these PMS/Period GIFs, especially the "I'm hungry" one :D

Easy Paper Money Heart Folding Tutorial

A few days ago a good friend of mine got married. It was a lovely day, despite the shitty weather, and a beautiful wedding. Of course, I didn't want to come with empty hands. They were specifically asking for money if somebody wanted to give them anything, so that's what I did. 

Just putting some bills into an envelope seemed a bit boring though so I've looked for something more creative and came across this super easy money folding tutorial. Those paper money hearts look so cute and are the perfect gift for a wedding. 

Today I want to share this paper money heart folding tutorial with you because I think it's a lovely way to give money but still make it look a bit more personal and nice. 

Let me know in the comments if you like it! 

10 Great Books For Rainy Days

One of my favourite things to do on a rainy day is to snuggle up on the couch or in bed with a cup of hot tea and book I can get lost in. Today I want to share with you ten books I've loved that are perfect reads for those grey and rainy days where we don't want to go outside.

10 Books For Rainy Days

REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
„Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…“ Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate, Manderley, on the Cornish Coast, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers. 

HISTORY OF THE RAIN by Niall Willams
Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling rain, in the margin between this world and the next, Plain Ruth Swain is in search of her father. To find him, enfolded in the mystery of ancestors, Ruthie must first trace the jutting jaw lines, narrow faces and gleamy skin of the Swains from the restless Reverend Swain, her great-grandfather, to grandfather Abraham, to her father, Virgil - via pole-vaulting, leaping salmon, poetry and the three thousand, nine hundred and fifty eight books piled high beneath the two skylights in her room, beneath the rain.

First, there were ten - a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal - and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion. 

Wuthering Heights is the tale of two families both joined and riven by love and hate. Cathy is a beautiful and willful young woman torn between her soft-hearted husband and Heathcliff, the passionate and resentful man who has loved her since childhood. The power of their bond creates a maelstrom of cruelty and violence which will leave one of them dead and cast a shadow over the lives of their children. 

DARK PLACES by Gillian Flynn
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice" of Kinnakee.” She survived, and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.

NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl
On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova—a man who hasn’t been seen in public for more than thirty years. 

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Oskar and Eli. In very different ways, they were both victims. Which is why, against the odds, they became friends. And how they came to depend on one another, for life itself. Oskar is a 12-year-old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. He dreams about his absentee father, gets bullied at school, and wets himself when he's frightened. Eli is the young girl who moves in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. She is a 200-year-old vampire, forever frozen in childhood, and condemned to live on a diet of fresh blood. 

HOUSEKEEPING by Marilynne Robinson
Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphans growing up in the small desolate town of Fingerbone in the vast northwest of America. Abandoned by a succession of relatives, the sisters find themselves in the care of Sylvie, the remote and enigmatic sister of their dead mother. Steeped in imagery of the bleak wintry landscape around them, the sisters' struggle towards adulthood is powerfully portrayed in a novel about loss, loneliness and transience. 

SHUTTER ISLAND by Dennis Lehane
U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new -partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Multiple-murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this barren island, despite having been kept in a locked cell under constant surveillance. As a killer hurricane bears relentlessly down on them, a strange case takes on even darker, more sinister shades--with hints of radical experimentation, horrifying surgeries, and lethal countermoves made in the cause of a covert shadow war. No one is going to escape Shutter Island unscathed, because nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is remotely what it seems.

THE CLUB DUMAS by Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte
Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.

Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? I'd love to hear about your favourite "rainy day" books! Tell me about them in the comments! 

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April Favourites

Happy May! Hope you're all having a great Sunday. It's time for my April Favourites, so here we go :-)


Audiobook: The Humans by Matt Haig - Very funny and lots of wise words.

Book: Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith - An excellent modern poetry collection and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Event: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - It’s always amazing to see Noel live. He’s such a great musician.

Online Event: Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon - International online reading event that takes place twice a year (April and October) and is always so much fun.

Social Media: StumbleUpon - I got really into StumbleUpon last month and discovered so many great articles thanks to it. Follow me if you like.

Instagram Account: @silkreads - If you love books and pretty pictures I’m sure you’ll love Silke’s Insta.

Etsy Find:  Printable Daily Planner - I love the colours and style of this daily planner sheets.

Buy: This cool ASOS llama shirt.

Tell me about your April Favourites in the comments!

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