A Bookish De-Clutter.

Getting rid of books may sound like sacrilege to some of you, but I would very much recommend it. As beautiful as books are, they take up a lot of space and I don’t know about you, but I often buy books that I’m really excited about at the time but when I get it home I’m just… never in the mood to read it. And if I haven’t been in the mood to read a book for 6 months, it’s got to go.

Here’s a few books I’m getting rid of and why.


The Stolen White Elephant by Mark Twain, The Night is Darkening Round Us by Emily Dickinson, Circles of Hell by Dante, Wailing Ghosts by Pu Songling.

I bought these Penguin Little Black Books in my ‘I’m going to have a beautiful book collection’ phase, before I realised how much I dislike clutter. These were purely shallow purchases, bought for their good looks, and I’m not interested in what lies beneath the surface.

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty.

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My Bookish Wishlist.

I’ve been neglecting my book blog lately, haven’t I? I’ve been excited about fashion and have had lots of ideas for that blog, and although I have been reading, I’ve not had much to talk about in the way of books. I’m thinking of combining my book blog and my fashion blog on a new site. I still think WordPress is great but its limitations are starting to show – I feel like it’s hard to make your blog look unique on this platform. What do you think?

Anyway, here’s my bookish wishlist. I could go on all day and talk about my dream library but these are the books I’m actually planning on buying, and which won’t need their own room.


Beloved Authors

Origin by Dan Brown.

Robert Langdon returns this October in Origin, to solve more mysteries and break more codes. A lot of people think the Langdon books are silly and low-rent (read my D is for… The Da Vinci Code post to see why I disagree) but I was so excited when I heard we were getting a new book. These books are the definition of page-turners and I’m sure Origin won’t disappoint.

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory.

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New Blog!

Just a very quick update today to let you know I’ve started another blog. If you’re interested in beauty, skincare and fun things like that, please take a look and follow if you like what you see 🙂

https://flowerinadversity.wordpress.com/

I actually created this blog a couple of years ago but have never written any posts on it! The name comes from a quote from Mulan:

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I can’t remember the thinking behind it – I think I wanted to mix my love of Disney and beauty and this quote seemed to fit. Even if it’s a bit vague, I like it!

(I will be carrying on with The Bookish Underdog of course. I did consider just doing a few beauty posts on my book blog, but I felt like it might be annoying for people who aren’t really interested in that sort of thing.)

Thanks for stopping by!

Top 10 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes.

According to Facebook, everyone is talking about the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reuniting (don’t get excited) for… an interview. (I told you not to get your hopes up.)

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I mean, you can’t tell who half of those people are. They could have just grabbed people off the street. (Except Angel. Angel looks EXACTLY the same. Which means still gorgeous.)

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 Apparently the interview took place because it was recently the 20-year anniversary of the Buffy premiere – how mad is that? The show is nearly as old as me.

I’m a huge Buffy fan, and I was actually considering going all non-bookish and doing a top 10 Buffy episodes post anyway, so this was the perfect excuse. In terms of the order, I’ve gone with a mix of my favourites and what I think are the most technically good, well-crafted episodes.

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What I Got For Christmas.

1) Drrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiink.

For some reason everyone got me prosecco this year, and my sister also got me a set of flavours to put in prosecco so we are having a very fancy new year’s party this year!

2) Some bookish presents.

My partner got me a Paul Hollywood recipe book, so we’re going to try to do a recipe a51Dpi4wD4iL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg week from it (and get better at baking!). I also got a stand mixer and some non-stick baking trays to go with it, and my other bookish present was a Fantastic Beasts colouring book from my sister (I also got her one, but thankfully they weren’t exactly the same!).

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I’m Very Thankful For…

Being English, I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving myself, but I like the idea of going around the table and saying things you’re thankful for. We often take things for granted. So, in no particular order, here’s a list of bookish things I’m really grateful to have in my life.


Ebooks.

I adore ebooks. I love their portability and the fact that I can buy as many as I like without having to find the space. I also prefer reading ebooks, because I can read in whatever position I like without my neck aching. Sure, they have their cons as well, and they’re not everybody’s cup of tea, but I’m a big fan.

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