Posts Categorized: Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday: Bookish Sandcastles

September 20, 2015 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 week has been horrible. I’m not one to moan (well except when I run out of chocolate or step in a puddle) and I’m really not one to be negative, but this week really has sucked. Work has been horrendous, which has meant that even when I come home at the end of the day I am worn out and totally deflated. I’ve not been been thinking happy thoughts (which is never good, because according to Peter Pan you need them to fly!) and I’ve spent most of my time sleeping…which has meant no time for blogging.

But it’s a new week (nearly) and I’m trying to be positive that things are going to get a bit easier at work, and I have promised myself that I’m going to stand up for myself against the ‘scary (and sometimes mean) people on the top floor’. Which means a happier Hannah and therefore more reading and more blogging. I’m back people!

So why don’t I finally give you my Sunday Funday post for the week? Well as you can see from the post title it’s all about the bookish sandcastles. These are pretty darn impressive, I can just about make an average ‘sand in the bucket and turn it upside down’ type sand castle.

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Alice in Wonderland

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Charlottes Web

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Harry Potter

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Beatrix Potter

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Lord of the Rings

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Hansel and Gretal

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Frankenstein

What is the best sandcastle you have ever seen? Which of these is your favourite?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: TBR Jars

September 13, 2015 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!

This week has been absolutely crazy for me, both in my work life and my personal life and so I have really found it hard recently to keep the balance with actual life and work life. It’s my boyfriends birthday this weekend and so we came to visit his parents, and although when I was at home I was all ‘this is the worst weekend for this, I have so much to do, I just don’t have the time etc’ I have since realised that now was the perfect weekend for this as I really need to just step back and chill out. So lots of sleeping and hanging out at the pub just relaxing and catching up and I finally feel like a real person again!

But anyway, enough about me and more about the bookish stuff!

So, I don’t know about you but I have ALOT of books on my TBR list. I just seem to keep adding books to the list and never reading them. I attempted a cull a few weeks ago and discovered a load of books on there that I had totally forgotten about and still REALLY wanted to read! Therefore the cull, well it didn’t go too well and my TBR still stands at 769 books!

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So how to fix the problem? Well, recently I have been seeing a lot of these super cool TBR jars floating around our little blogging universe and  they look like the perfect way to solve this problem, plus some of them are super cute!

What is a TBR Jar you ask?

It’s very simple really: you find a jar, you write down/print out every book on your TBR, then you fold them/scrunch them/origami star them (basically anything that can be done with paper will work here!) and put them in your jar! Then when times are tough and you are having massive problems figuring out what your next book is going to be, you pick out of the jar!

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Some people add rules, like they have to pick one TBR book each week/fortnight/month or else they can’t read that brand new book they just bought. Other people but different genres on different coloured paper and again have to pick at least one from each every month.

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But it’s not just rules, there is the fun of making your jar look super cute, and I’ve included a few of my favourites below to hopefully inspire you to make your own jar …

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Do you have a TBR jar? How many books are in yours? Send/tag a picture below so we can see it!!!

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: Bookish Benches

September 6, 2015 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!

Last summer London was FULL of bookish benches curtesy of the National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art. All across London were benches shaped as open books, decorated by professional illustrators and local artists. They have all since been autioned off, but luckily for us they are forever preserves by the pictures on the Books About Town site. There are 50 in total but I’ve chosen just a few of my favourites to show you. Follow this link to see them all.

Peter Pan – J.M.Barrie

Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

Dr Seuss

Elmer the Elephant – David McKee

Great Expectations – Charles Dickins

Mary Poppins – P.L.Travers

1984 – George Orwell

Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman

Shakespeare in London

Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll

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Which is your favourite? Which of your favourite books do you think would make a good book bench?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: Bookish Earrings

August 30, 2015 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!

So my weekend has been MEGA BUSY, hence the late posting of this weeks Sunday Funday. But forgive me when I say it was totally worth it, because I got to go to a ball (well, gala dinner!) and then spend a whole day at a food festival and see my bestie before she leaves me for China for the next 2 months.

Anyway, it’s Sunday! Which means it’s time for Sunday Funday and time for Bookish Earrings!!!

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These are super cute and a must have for any bookworm!

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So true and so perfect for any book lover.

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I love the old style of these earrings. They would be perfect for proclaiming your bookish love.

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Is there anything better then Alice in Wonderland quote earrings? Plus they have a teapot and cup & saucer. Love these!

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I love how unique these ones are. Such a cool way to display your love for books!

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You can’t say you weren’t expecting some Harry Potter!

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Or a little bit of Pride & Prejudice. I really do love these quote ones.

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And maybe a little bit more Harry Potter!

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How’s your weekend been? As busy as mine?

Do you own any bookish earrings or jewellery?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: Bookish Cushions

August 23, 2015 Sunday Funday 8

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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!

Sometimes (aka. all the time) us book worms like to snuggle up with a good book and loose ourselves for a few hours (or days). But it’s not always that easy when you are not comfy and are forever maneuvering yourself around to try and find that comfy spot. What you need is a cushion, but not just any cushion…a bookish cushion!

I love this quote from Alice in Wonderland, which makes this cushion one of my absolute favourites. I definitely see this in my future library to snuggle up with!

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This Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired cushion would be perfect for a kids room, or just someone who is a child at heart, like myself!

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Keeping with the Roald Dahl theme, check out these BFG and Matilda inspired cushions. Would make any book nook so much more comfy!

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I can’t lie, I haven’t actually read Gone with the Wind. But I am forever seeing these quotes about and I really like them. They would make the perfect snuggle edition to any book worms life! (especially one who has actually read Gone with the Wind!)

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Another favourite quote and therefore a favourite cushion! This Lord of the Rings cushion is super cute with all the little mountains on it. Perfect to snuggle up with whilst immersing yourself in a fantasy world!

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Another fantasy themed cushion, this one is inspired by the Game of Thrones series and in fact the Etsy store that sells this doesn’t just do the House Sigil of Stark but also the Houses of Targaryen, Lannister, Baratheon and the Nights Watch Sigil too! Follow the link below to see them all.

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Not really a surprise that I had to include some Harry Potter in here. I love these cushion with each of the four Hogwarts houses crests on them, plus they each have a little quote on the back which is super cute. I would love to be snuggled up amongst these whilst reading about Harry on his adventures!

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Just one more Harry Potter! There are so many good ones, it’s so hard to chose! But this is one of my favourite HP quotes, so having this on a cushion is just perfection. I want this one…like now!

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And finally this bookish cushion which just sums up life really and would create a very comfy spot for anyone ditching the sleep for some more reading!!!

 

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You can find all these cushions and more on my ‘Bookish Things’ Pinterest board right HERE

Do you own any bookish cushions? Which from this page is your favourite? Which of your favourite book/ish quotes would you want on a cushion?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: Bookish Tattoo’s #3

August 16, 2015 Sunday Funday 6

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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’ve done 2 bookish tattoos posts now and you guys loved both of them. So I decided to do another post and share some more with you. But this time I’ve also included some totally cool temporary tattoos (with buy links) for those of us who aren’t brave enough to display our bookish love permanently on our bodies!

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Also, for those of you who aren’t ready to permanently show your bookish dedication, check out these amazing temporary Harry Potter bookish tattoos. If you follow me on Facebook you may remember me sharing the buzzfeed article this week, but for those of you who don’t follow me (shame on you!) here is the link to even more (temporary) Potter love!

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Mischief Managed . Platform 9 3/4 . Deathly Hallows . Do Not Pity the Dead Quote . Expectro Patronum . Harry Potter Glasses

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Do you have a bookish tattoo? If not, what would you get? What is your favourite tattoo from this post?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: Bookish Diagrams That Will Make You VERY Happy

August 10, 2015 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!

So this week I’ve got some fun bookish flow charts for you. Whether you need help deciding what wine to drink with what book, want to know how people who read are saving the world, or what do with a book you no longer you want. These flow charts have got you covered…

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What are you reading at the moment?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday – Libraries of the World

August 2, 2015 Sunday Funday 1

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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 love the idea of bookish travel, and every time I read a book that is set in a certain place I always end up adding it to my list of places to visit. What I have never really thought about however is all the amazing libraries there are to check out all over the world, and after a little bit of research I found some absolutely amazing ones!

Library of Congress – Washington

I am always seeing this library in films etc and it really is quite incredible, plus I love that it is circular!

National Library of Belarus – Minsk

I couldn’t actually find a picture of the inside of the library, but who cares! Look at how amazing the outside is! Even better, look it up online and see how it looks at night, they light it up in all different colours!

Royal Portuguese Reading Room — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This looks like such an amazing place to read in. I would however recommend that they get some couches, because those wooden chairs do not look comfy!

Philological “Brain” Library at the Free University — Berlin

 

A library in the shape of a brain, whaaaaaat?! I love this one. It just looks like fun!

Geisel Library at University of California – San Diego

This one looks like something built in ancient times! Also reminds me of a tree. But how cool would it be to say that you’ve visited it?!

Library at the Benedictine Monastery of Admont — Admont, Austria

This one reminds me of the library that Belle is given by the Beast. It’s just so beautiful. And the ceiling is so mesmerising!

Stuttgart City Library — Stuttgart, Germany

 

Another one that lights up on the outside, but this one also kind of reembles a rubix cube. Does the inside remind anyone else of the Apple store? It’s just so white!

Joe & Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago – Chicago

 

Another dome shaped one, plus I love the glass roof! Although I would probably get distracted watching planes etc flying over! Also, I would always be wondering how they clean the glass!

Central Library at National Autonomous University of Mexico — Mexico City

I don’t think I would ever end up going inside as I would spend most of the time in awe at how beautiful the actual building is!

Jose Vasconcelos Library — Mexico City

 

I love how tall this one is, and all the glass. I just looks so clean and modern. I doubt it would have that old book smell that I love though.

Seattle Central Library – Seattle

If you haven’t already notice, there is a theme going here. I like the libraries with lots of glass! Plus this one is just such an awesome shape!

Harper Memorial Library at University of Chicago — Chicago

 

I found this one and my immediate thought was “wow, I would love to get married there”. It is so grand and beautiful and full of books!

Beitou Branch of the Taipei Public Library — Taipei, Taiwan

I love the way that this one is just within the trees, it looks like a massive tree house! I would love to get myself a seat right next to one of those windows and settle down with a good book!

Library at Delft University of Technology — Delft, Netherlands

There is grass on the roof! In fact you can go and sit on the grass on the roof and read. How amazing is that?!

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Have you ever been to any of these libraries? Are there any other libraries you have visited that are incredible and haven’t made my list today? Let me know!

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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