Posts Categorized: Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday: Bookish Keyrings

August 7, 2016 Sunday Funday 2

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The weekend is almost over, which means back to work tomorrow for most of us. So to cheer you up (and myself) I am going to be giving you a little bit of bookish fun every Sunday, to make the end of the weekend that little bit easier!

I spent over 8 hours travelling to and from London yesterday (in which everything that could have gone wrong went wrong) but it was all worth it to see Romeo and Juliet on stage. Sadly, Richard Maddon has been pulled from the play (due to injury) but Lily James played an excellent Juliet, and even though I knew how it was going to end I still ended up in tears!

So, I was look at my keys this week and thinking about how utterly boring they are. One house key, one car key, my tesco clubcard and a little beaded chain that I got in China. But nothing bookish! Nothing to show the world just how much I love books! So I set about trying to find myself a bookish keyring, and found hundreds that I liked!

 

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Sunday Funday: Harry Potter Lanterns

July 31, 2016 Potty for Potter, Sunday Funday 4

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The weekend is almost over, which means back to work tomorrow for most of us. So to cheer you up (and myself) I am going to be giving you a little bit of bookish fun every Sunday, to make the end of the weekend that little bit easier!

I’m writing this from London where I have been spending the weekend because it’s YALC weekend! (Basically the UK’s attempt at BEA!) I always love YALC because I can be at nerdy as I want to be and no one judges, in fact everyone else is being the exact same! I have met some really nice new people who I definitely plan to keep in touch with and found LOTS of new books to add to my TBR!

More importantly, today is Harry Potter’s Birthday! AND the release of The Cursed Child Script, which I cannot wait to read. I was thinking about it this morning and I really should have taken tomorrow off work in order to read it. Oh well! To celebrate the boy wizard that we all love so much I am sharing with you a bookish buy that any Harry Potter fan will want in their life.

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Sunday Funday: The BFG

July 24, 2016 Sunday Funday 0

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The weekend is almost over, which means back to work tomorrow for most of us. So to cheer you up (and myself) I am going to be giving you a little bit of bookish fun every Sunday, to make the end of the weekend that little bit easier!

So I’m totally writing this on Saturday afternoon, like a whole 24 hours before it actually gets posted! Go me with my organisation and preparation! (I mean, it’s probably not going to happen again for a while, but yeay me for today!)

I don’t know about you but I am SO excited to see the new adaptation of The BFG. I absolutely love the story, and the fact that Steven Spielberg directed it, s you know it’s going to be incredible. So I’ve put together some BFG themed puzzles to keep you going today!

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Sunday Funday: Harry Potter Tattoos!

July 17, 2016 Sunday Funday 0

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The weekend is almost over, which means back to work tomorrow for most of us. So to cheer you up (and myself) I am going to be giving you a little bit of bookish fun every Sunday, to make the end of the weekend that little bit easier!

So my family all arrived home from their various holidays this week and it was great for about 24 hours. And then my dad took over the TV, my sister kept robbing my clothes and every time I sat down to read a book my mum kept talking to me! Think it’s going to take some time to get used to there being other humans in the house again! But at least the dog is happy, and he is not bugging me as much now there are 3 more people in the house!

I have been feeling very Harry Potterish lately. I watched all of the films whilst I had the house (and TV!) to myself and I really want to re-buy myself the set of books (with the fabulous new covers). I got chatting to another blogger about her bookish tattoos this week and was telling her that I really really wanted to get a HP tattoo at some point, which then led to me doing some research, which then led to this weeks post, because I couldn’t not show you how fabulous some of these tattoos are…

The Simple Ones

hogwarts outline tattoo

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Sunday Funday: Condensing Books

July 10, 2016 Sunday Funday 0

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The weekend is almost over, which means back to work tomorrow for most of us. So to cheer you up (and myself) I am going to be giving you a little bit of bookish fun every Sunday, to make the end of the weekend that little bit easier!

This week has been such a laaaaaaazy week. My parents have been away on holiday and because of the amount of stress I ended up this time last year when they were away (due to having to look after the dog, the house and my dads 2 businesses) I decided  to take some leave from work this year. It’s been great only working half days and being able to come home and have time to get everything done but still have time to chill out too. I have read 3 whole books this week, which I think for me is some kind of record because I haven’t read that many in such a long time, I really miss it.

Anyways, I found an article about a nifty little app for reader, when you don;t have tons of time, and thought it was totally appropriate and decided to share it with you and hopefully get your views on it.

The app is called Joosr and basically it condenses books (non-fiction) into summaries that can be read in just 20 minutes.

I know what you are thinking, what is this madness?!!! I was dubious at first, but then I looked into it a little further and I’m slowly coming round to the idea.

Take, for example, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. A big, dense book about all things physics which for some of us is just a little too much. I wan’t to know what he is chatting about without having to struggle with the entire book.

That’s where Joosr comes in, it turns the book in to summaries, capturing the most important information from the book and giving it to you in bite size pieces. And don’t worry, it doesn’t dumb it down, you still get the same information written in the same intelligent way. You just don’t get as much of it.

For me, it seems like a really good alternative, for some people, to big chunky non fiction books and I can definitely see myself checking out some of the denser books that I have been too scared to read in the past. However I can only hope that they don;t try this with fiction, because how can you capture an authors voice and the emotion of the story when it’s only 20 pages long?!

Have you heard of Joosr? Have you ever read a condensed version of a book? What do you think of the concept?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: Page to Screen 2016

June 26, 2016 Sunday Funday 3

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The weekend is almost over, which means back to work tomorrow for most of us. So to cheer you up (and myself) I am going to be giving you a little bit of bookish fun every Sunday, to make the end of the weekend that little bit easier!

I have spent this weekend cooking and baking, using a lot of my own homegrown fruit and vegetables, which is such a cool thing to do! I am absolutely knackered now though!

I’ve been trying to keep up with all the new book to film adaptaions recently and have found that there are some pretty awesome looking films being released during the second half of this year. I’ve posted the trailers for some of my most anticipated ones below…

I am such a massive fan of all Roald Dahl stories, but the BFG has to be my absolute favourite. I am so excited for this film’s released and to see how Disney have adapted the story for the screen.
The BFG Book . The BFG Film

This one looks a bit creepy, kind of like a zombie movie. I haven’t read the book, but have done my research and I am very intrigued by the story behind this one. Definitely looks worth the watch!
The Girl With All The Gifts BookThe Girl With All The Gifts Film

This one looks awesome! Another book I haven’t read but really really want to before I go and see this film!
Nerve Book . Nerve Film

Of course I had to mention this one! I can’t explain just how excited I am for this film, mostly because I LOVE anything Harry Potter, but also because I am a MASSIVE Eddie Redmayne fan!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them BookFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Film

A VERY popular book, I can’t believe it has taken them this long to make it into a film!
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children BookMiss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Film

I’m kinda gutted that Tim Burton isn’t directing this one, but with such an amazing cast I have no doubt that this sequel will be on par with the first Alice film!
Through The Looking Glass Book . Through the Looking Glass Film

Which book to film adaptations are you looking forward to this year?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: Bookish Bars

June 19, 2016 Sunday Funday, Uncategorized 4

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The weekend is almost over, which means back to work tomorrow for most of us. So to cheer you up (and myself) I am going to be giving you a little bit of bookish fun every Sunday, to make the end of the weekend that little bit easier!

This weekend I am in the Lake District with the bf and feeling sooooooo relaxed. I have been looking forward to this weekend for months. We’ve been eating loads of yummy food, checking out some beautiful places and of course I managed to fit in some reading time too!

Next month I will be going to YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) in London, and whilst looking for some bookish stuff to do whilst I am there I found some great bookish bars. So I thought I would share some of my favourite, for those of you who live or will be visiting the UK in the future…

The Drawing Room, Southbank

 

The thing I love most about this place is that to get to the drawing room you have to find the secret door behind a bookcase! So cool!

The Society Club, Soho

 

A bookstore AND a bar, what could be better?! Apparently there book selection is amazing, and when combined with their selection of bar snacks, it;s the perfect place to hang out!

Far Rockaway, Shoreditch

 

If your more of a comic book fan than a book lover then this is the place for you! It just looks so chilled out and homely.

Library, Covent Garden

 

If you’ve got £500 to spare then buy yourself a membership for this VERY exclusive place in Covent Garden. Their book selection is meant to be amazing, and if you find yourself still there reading late into the night then you can stay in one of their overnight rooms!

You check out more of the bookish bars in London right here

Have you ever been to a bookish bar? Which is your favourite from this list?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: First Impressions

June 12, 2016 Sunday Funday 2

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The weekend is almost over, which means back to work tomorrow for most of us. So to cheer you up (and myself) I am going to be giving you a little bit of bookish fun every Sunday, to make the end of the weekend that little bit easier!

This weekend has been a laaaaaaaaazy one. The sun has disappeared and we are back to a typical english summer … rain!

There is nothing more important than the first few lines of a book. They draw us in, get us hooked and make us want to continue reading. The below infographic (source: Visualistan) features some of the best starting sentences in books of all time…

34 Compelling First Lines of Famous Books #infographicYou can also find more infographics at Visualistan

Which is your favourite from this list? Which is your favourite first line from a book?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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