Tuesday, 9 January 2018

WHAT BOOKS I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS (+ BOOK WISHLIST)

I really like seeing what people got for Christmas but don't really care to show off what I got. I'm not sure why, perhaps because a lot of it will end up on my blog or Instagram anyway but I never seem to share book stuff on here, so, since I got a few books for Christmas (my favourite presents) I thought I'd share what they were. 


THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS - RUPI KAUR
I suppose most everyone knows I adore poetry. I write my own poetry which you can find on Instagram here. I love that poetry books can be put down after a couple of pages and it won't affect the story being formed in your mind. I love novels and fiction but I like to read the entirety in one go which a lot of the time just isn't possible. I loved reading Rupi's first book, Milk and Honey, and am positive I will love and cherish this in the same way.

MIFFY'S WORLD BOOK
So I may be an adult who got a children's book for Christmas but quite frankly I think my sister did wonderfully with this present. I have loved Miffy my whole life, probably stemming from living in Amsterdam when I was very little. This isn't a usual Miffy book as it isn't a story but it is Miffy shaped and full of lovely illustration and colour and I can't stop flicking through it.




ADULTHOOD IS A MYTH BY SARAH ANDERSON
I asked for this book as I often find myself tagging my friends in Sarah's illustrations on facebook because I find them hilarious. I don't know what else to say about this book but as a 21 year old this book is ridiculously relatable and I'm sure will continue to be for my whole adult life. Also the front cover has felt on it which is a dream.

LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS BY HAZEL BEE
My lovely boyfriend Finn very thoughtfully got me this. I'm not sure if he's trying to say something about our relationship but it's funny and I like it. Again, something I can look at or flick through and smile without having to dedicate hours and hours and tonnes of concentration to. It's a sweet happy book.

PALGRAVE STUDY SKILLS - HOW TO WRITE YOUR UNDERGRADUATE DISSERTATION
If you haven't noticed I'm in my final year of uni and therefore writing my undergrad dissertation which quite frankly I'm enjoying but as it's something I haven't exactly done before I do find myself feeling a little lost and confused. I don't own any of the other Palgrave Study Skills books BUT have used them with a tutor in Dyslexia Support at uni before and they are brilliant so I hope this lives up to my expectations.



OLIVER BONAS NOTEBOOKS
I like pretty notebooks and would probably never buy myself any from Oliver Bonas after seeing how much they cost but my little sister got me these and I love them, they're pocket-sized and gorgeous. I don't take written notes at uni so I don't really have a need for huge notebooks but I do enjoy writing by hand from time to time so I do really appreciate these.

ONLY DULL PEOPLE ARE BRILLIANT AT BREAKFAST - OSCAR WILDE
I have no idea what this is going to be like but I wanted it. I like the title a lot and it is the tiniest book ever, again pocket-sized, and I hope good to read in the brief moments I'm on the bus to work or when waiting on someone for coffee or whatever.



WISHLIST ...

THE POWER BY NAOMI ALDERMAN - I've heard mixed reviews about this book but I really like the concept and want to try reading it...even if I end up not so keen.
SWING TIME BY ZADIE SMITH - I've heard good things and I want to read it. I don't know what I've heard really but I just want to read it.
THE PRINCESS SAVES HERSELF IN THIS ONE BY AMANDA LOVELACE - More poetry, please. I've kind of just seen this everywhere and am intrigued.
ARTFUL BY ALI SMITH - I borrowed Ali Smith Public Library and find her writing style so accessible and interesting and found it hard to put down so I basically want to read anything of hers but this just sounds wonderful. This book was originally a set of Lectures given by Ali and is supposedly somewhere between fiction and essay. "It explores form, style, life, love, death, mortality, immortality and what art and writing can mean".
THE REDHOUSE MYSTERY BY A.A. MILNE - Author of Winnie the Pooh his other work is usually overlooked -which he apparently wasn't best pleased by- and I don't want to be someone who does overlook it. His only mystery novel, and not too long, makes me want to dedicate a Saturday afternoon reading it start to finish.
HER EVERY FEAR BY PETER SWANSON - I think I saw this on Megan Ellaby's what I got for Christmas video and quickly looked it up. The description on Amazon compares it to Rear Window which is my favourite ever film so I have high hopes for this read.

Let me know if you have any book recommendations for me or if you'd like to see more of this kind of post!

IWx

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  1. I've seen so much about Rupi Kaur but never bought any of her work, I do adore poetry so would you recommend reading it? I love writing it so feel like I should definitely read more!

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  2. Highly recommend Rupi Kaur, lot's of lovely deep thoughts in her work, I think you'd like her a lot! Yes, I think that's my thing too, I write more than I read and I think it should be somewhat equal! x

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  3. I'm always looking for book recommendations, I love posts like this! The Oscar Wilde book sounds good, I'm intrigued by it but I love his writing and his quirkiness so I feel the need to by this book. I also keep hearing about 'The Princess Saves Herself In This One' so I may give it a go. I have all these books I want to read but never seem to finish any because I get too excited about a new book, and I've never been like this before! I'm excited to hear your thoughts on the Wilde book, and also I've heard so much about Rupi Kaur I feel like I just have to buy her poetry now. Love this post!x
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    1. Glad you liked the post! I haven't read the Oscar Wilde book yet but I still am very excited though. I have the same problem, unfortunately it is about finding the time I think! x

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