Miscellaneous

Online stationery and cute bookish cards | A collaboration with Paperless Post

Hello once more!

I was contacted recently to collaborate with a website called Paperless Post, who offer really stunning online as well as print stationery and cards. At first I wasn’t so sure about working with them, because e-mail invitations and thank you cards seem like a suburban mom type thing. I mean, I don’t even know enough people to be able to send out e-mail cards.

But upon browsing the site a bit, I realised that their designs can be customised, and I figured some of the cards would make for beautiful bookish designs for my blog. So I agreed! And today I’m going to show you some of the cards-turned-book-graphics, as well as tell you a bit about how their site works and how you can make use of it as a book blogger!

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University of East Anglia

University reading list | English Literature: Year 2 (SEM 1)

Hello hello, I’m back once more! I haven’t been around the blogging sphere in a while, and I’ve been neglecting Twitter as well, but this time I have a good reason: about a week ago I moved back to England for my second year of university, and I’ve been sorting everything out in my new place as well as getting my shit together and reading some material for class. I’m officially starting my course back up on Monday, so I figured today would be a good day to introduce you guys to my new reading list.

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Reviews

Book review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates | An important and beautiful examination of racism in America

In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates examines the root causes of racism, what it means to be black and what it means to be white, and how racism relates to capitalism, the American dream, and the destruction of bodies.

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Wrap-ups

August reading wrap-up

This August I managed to finish six books, which is the most I’ve read in a single month since May 2016. I know most bloggers read more than this, but I’m quite proud of myself, and I feel like I’m finally completely out of my reading slump.

However, before I get into the books I read – THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR 600 FOLLOWERS!!! Reaching 500 was already wild, but 600? That’s amazing. THANK YOU.

Now, here are the books I read this month!

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Book review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty | Cremation, society & death denial

There is good non-fiction, and then there is non-fiction that blows your mind and haunts you forever. I have lost count of the people I’ve told about this book, of the new and changed ideas it’s formed in my head, of the things it made me consider. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is one of the most amazing books I’ve read all year, and if you’re in any way interested in death customs, rituals, or even just society and the ideas humans have about death and aging, you need to read this book.

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