Posts Tagged: bookish buys

Dreaming of Reading Rooms

July 18, 2017 Reading 0

I think we’ve all had that dream that one day when we are all grown up we will live in a castle with a beast, talking candlesticks and a beautiful library all of our own. Ok, so maybe not the beast or the candlesticks but definitely yes to the library!

But as we get a little bit more realistic maybe it won’t be so much a gigantic library as a reading nook. And that’s still pretty cool because it’s a space all of our own to fill with bookish love and settle down to an adventure in a fantasy world or a romance that will sweep us off our feet!

So what do we need to make the perfect reading space? A comfy chair of course, some decent lighting and a pretty bookcase. Sounds about right. So I went in search of some things that would definitely be in my reading space.

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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: Harry Potter Bookish Buys

April 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!

SPRING IS HERE! I don’t know what the weather has been like where you live, but here in my little bit of English countryside it’s not been the greatest, up until the past week when the sun has FINALLY come out! I planted some vegetables last weekend and I love waking up in the morning and seeing them all happy (Yes, I can feel my vegetables emotions. It’s my superpower) in the sunshine. Plus it makes me want to be outside so much more, which my dog loves because it means lots of walks for him!

Anyway, to my Sunday Funday post. I was hunting around the internet the other day for Harry Potter related goodies and came across a great store Mud In My Blood. Now, as I haven’t done a Harry Potter post in at least a month (ok, the past 2 weeks!) I thought I would share some of the awesome HP bits the store sells with you guys!

Candles!

  

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I love bookish inspired candles, and these ones are great because they are inspired by each character. I love the descriptions that come with them and would love to sniff each one! I’ve only included 3 in this post (yes, there is a Voldemort one!) but there are TONS of them on the site, literally for every character! There’s even a Dobby one!

Buttons!

 

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Who doesn’t love a good set of buttons, and this site has so many! Buttons inspired by characters (“Weasley is Our King or “Potter Stinks” anyone?) or by house or just some of our favourite sayings (Nitwit, Blubber, Oddment, Tweak) and crests of the school and houses.

Quidditch Necklace!

 

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Ok, so how cool is this! It’s like an entire Quidditch Pitch on a necklace! I really really love this and is perfect for any Harry Potter fan!

Earrings!

 

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Ok, so firstly the Tim Turner earrings are simply gorgeous. And they each have a tiny little hourglass in them, how cute is that?! I really like the snitch earrings too and in fact I have the snitch necklace that these would go perfectly with!

What do you think of these? Do you own anything Harry Potter inspired?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: Society 6 Bookish Shops

April 10, 2016 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!

Ok, so I love buying ANYTHING bookish and absolutely LOVE Society 6 for the amazing for the variety of bookish things I can buy. There are the usual mugs, phone cases and notepads but then there are also clocks, shower curtains and rugs! Literally anything you could possible want a bookish quote etc on, they will have it!

I spend hours browsing round the site and so have ended up with a list of favourite stores/sellers that I ALWAYS check out first because in my opinion they have the BEST designs.

*If you don’t already know, the way that Society 6 works is that the store/seller makes the design and then that same design can be put on a number of different items. So if you see a design below that you like, but for example it’s on a mug and you would love it on an iPhone case then go to that persons store, because it will probably be on an iPhone case too, amongst other things!*

Paper Fury

I mention Cait @ Paper Fury a lot on this blog, but she is so great so it would be rude not to. She is such a creative person so it’s no surprise that her Society 6 store is FULL of bookish things that I want to buy including some of my favourites above (I have included images of Cait’s designs on mugs, but they are also available on a whole range of other things including phone cases, pillows and canvas prints). She does some really cool things with flowers on a lot of her designs, but there are some other less floral ones too that are just as cool.
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Romance Room Designs

I love these designs because they are so cheeky. Maree’s designs and products are definitely for readers who like romances that are a little more PG. (I have included images of  Maree’s designs on tote bags, but they are also available on a whole range of other things including mugs, phone cases and canvas prints)
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Bookworm Boutique

OMG I love this store! Firstly, there are ALOT of designs in this store so TONS of bookish things that I want to buy. Many of these designs are wordy ones like “I read past my bedtime” and “So many books, so little time” and there is a mix of simple ones (just the words on a background) and ones with some imagery or a little bit of colour. I love all of them and want ALL of them! (I have included images of  Laurens’s designs on cushions, but they are also available on a whole range of other things including t-shirts, mugs and blankets)
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Miss Phi

If you want bookish stuff specific to your favourite books and characters then Miss Phi is the store to buy from. But as well as those there are some really cool and quirky other bookish slogans and quotes in her store with some great imagery along side them. I love all of them and want ALL of them! (I have included images of  Miss Phi’s designs on pouches, but they are also available on a whole range of other things including hoodies, bedding and laptop cases.)
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Bookotter

I really like this store, it’s really a case of ‘simple elegance’ with Liza’s designs. The designs I’ve picked to show you are all pretty black and white, but there are some great and very colourful designs on her store as well. (I have included images of  Liza’s designs on pouches, but they are also available on a whole range of other things including clocks, tote bags and mugs.)
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Have you ever bought anything bookish from Society 6? Which are your favourite stores?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: Bookish Mugs

April 19, 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!

So this past week has been a mix of good and bad. I had a totally stressful week at work which was horrible, but then my two big sisters came home on Friday (one lives in Canada and the other in London) and I have had such a lovely weekend just spending time with my family. It’s the simple things really, like eating a meal or watching a film together that I miss and enjoy the most.

I love mugs. It’s a strange thing to like I guess, I mean you can only use one mug at a time, but that doesn’t stop me from having 3 on my desk at work! Below are some of my favourite bookish mugs that I have found whilst perusing round the internet…

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Such a famous quote, plus I really like the printed image of the books on this one.

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I like the simplicity of this one, plus the message is so true.

One of my favourite bookish quotes, I love the thought that I am living various different lives through reading books.
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The Cheshire Cat always freaked me out with his cheesy grin, but I have to admit that even I think that this one is pretty cool.
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I’ll never say no to a Harry Potter mug!
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This one is just like Magic, fill it up with hot water and the cup changes colour.
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Another one that’s simple but so cute.
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My favourite one, I really want this one for my desk at work. Because 3 mugs just is not enough!
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What do you think of these mugs? What would you want on your mug?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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Sunday Funday: The Perks of Being a Weasley

January 18, 2015 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!

If you are wondering why this post is a little bit late, then just check out my tweet below…

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So much for being organised! This never happens why I leave writing my posts until the last minute!!!

So, I watch The Theory of Everything this week and WOW was it incredible! Eddie Redmayne DEFINATELY deserved that Golden Globe and I really hope he wins the Oscar that he has been nominated for too because his performance was just wow. If you haven’t seen it already then you need to get on that!

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So I was a bit unsure of what to do for this weeks Sunday Funday, there are only so many crafts and challenges that I can show you until it all starts to get very samey. So I decided to mix it up a little bit, and share some bookish love for one of my FAVOURITE Etsy stores….

This is by far one of my FAVOURITE shops on Etsy and is the place I always go to for all my Harry Potter fandom needs (they do have other stuff too!). T-shirts, Tank Tops, Sweaters and Jewellery they have a great selection of stuff and I have lost count of the number of things I have purchased from this store!

I am forever having people ask me where I got my Hogwarts sweater from (mostly because I am ALWAYS wearing it!) and so I am always recommending this store to people.

So go check it out, feel the Harry Potter love and be as cool as me and stroll around with your nerdiness on full display in the form of an awesome top!

 
 

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What do you think? Interested in any of their stuff?

Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!

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