The Story Gift review - gifts for bookworms
Books

Literary treats for book lovers from The Story Gift [review & giveaway]

Time for my second Book Week giveaway! I recently came across The Story Gift, a relatively new business which sells literary treats for book lovers. Based in Bath, they ship worldwide and offer fantastic gifts for bibliophiles and writers, including candles, book sleeves, prints, mugs, stationery, accessories and tote bags. They also create literary hampers,… Continue reading Literary treats for book lovers from The Story Gift [review & giveaway]

Read Harder: A Reading Log by Book Riot - review
Books, stationery

Read Harder: A Reading Log by Book Riot (review)

I'm a paper addict, so as much as I love tracking my GoodReads Reading Challenge progress via the app on my phone, I also love to have a physical reading journal. I guess it's for the same reason that I have years worth of cinema tickets in photo albums! No, not just because I'm a… Continue reading Read Harder: A Reading Log by Book Riot (review)

Literary Emporium Book Lover giveaway
Books, stationery

Book Lover giveaway with Literary Emporium

Today marks the start of my first ever Book Week. I'm on the Bookstagram Tour for Bibliophile later in the week and decided to go all out with seven consecutive days of bookish content - including three giveaways! For my first Book Week post, I've teamed up with Rio from Literary Emporium. What I particularly… Continue reading Book Lover giveaway with Literary Emporium

Apple and blackberry crumble
Lifestyle

A few of my favourite things #60

Things are finally starting to slow down a tad in my day job and I've been able to appreciate the little things a bit more, such as blackberry picking, baking, bath bombs and all of the books (and a bit of cheeky alliteration). Take a look at what I've been loving this week. Me time… Continue reading A few of my favourite things #60

Matilda 30th anniversary edition - World Traveller
Books

Happy 30th birthday, Matilda!

Matilda turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, Puffin Books have teamed up with Sir Quentin Blake to imagine what career everyone's favourite bookworm would have at the age of 30. Three special editions will be released on 1 October, with new jackets depicting Matilda as an astrophysicist, world traveller and Chief Executive of the British… Continue reading Happy 30th birthday, Matilda!

That Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Books

What I’ve been reading lately #10

When I reactivated my library card earlier this year I immediately reserved all of the feminist non-fiction books I'd wanted to read recently. After renewing them multiple times I finally made time to read them this month. Plus the book which currently holds the title of 'favourite book of the year'. I didn't know anything… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #10

Calligraphuck stationery
stationery

Positive affirmations and sweary stationery from Calligraphuck

I love growing my Calligraphuck stationery collection. There's something about calligraphy which makes me feel fancy AF, so it's totally fine that this stationery is sweary. I already owned the flexi journal, list ledger and pencil case, so when I spotted the hardback journal in Abrams + Chronicle's catalogue I had to have it. A… Continue reading Positive affirmations and sweary stationery from Calligraphuck

Book swap September 2018
Cornwall, Lifestyle

A few of my favourite things #59

I've decided to mix things up a bit on the blog this week. I've done away with my weekly Saturday Share, in favour of a Follow Friday shout out on Twitter and Instagram, plus a top five in my monthly newsletter. Now that my hours have changed at work I've also decided to change my… Continue reading A few of my favourite things #59

Papergang Gemma Correll self-care box
Mental Health, stationery

Stationery porn: Gemma Correll Papergang box #3

I had to cancel my Papergang subscription a while back because we don't really have much in the way of a disposable income these days. But when I saw that there was a new Gemma Correll box on the way, I knew I had to sign up again. I did the ol' 'put-it-on-the-credit-card-and-worry-about-it-later' thang (not… Continue reading Stationery porn: Gemma Correll Papergang box #3

Bound by Rachel Hazell, The Travelling Bookbinder
Books, Cornwall, stationery

An evening with The Travelling Bookbinder

Last week I popped along to No. 56 in Penzance for the launch of an exciting new book: Bound by Rachel Hazell, aka The Travelling Bookbinder. Released today, Bound is a stunning book featuring 15 different bookbinding projects, suitable for all experience levels, including beginners. Writer, bookbinder and teacher, Rachel Hazell, was on hand to… Continue reading An evening with The Travelling Bookbinder