My Bookish Christmas

Hello lovely readers!

I know it seems like months ago now, but I wanted to share with you all some of the lovely bookish Christmas presents/events/general…stuff that made Xmas 2017 really stand out for me.

Firstly…snow!!!

Yes, despite the fact that we hardly ever get a white Christmas, this year it actually snowed in December – and there was just about enough left by the 25th to make a few festive snowballs out of.

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This put me in the perfect mood to read some Russian fantasy, namely the long awaited (for me, anyway) second instalment of the Winternight Trilogy, The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden. I’d got an ARC of this book months beforehand and I’m not sure how I managed to hold off from starting it, but I managed to wait for the perfect weather conditions before getting stuck in.

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I also had fun making some floral wreath arrangements and hanging baskets, both of which reminded me of the cold, wintry forest scenes in the book:

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Speaking of the Winternight trilogy, my bestest friend Juliet bought me these awesome pyjamas that really reminded me of the UK cover of The Bear and the Nightingale:

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And, speaking of presents, here’s my obligatory book haul…

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Just to clarify, that’s Sanshiro by Natsume Soseki, A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor, The Hedgerow Handbook by Adele Nozedar, Tetris by Box Brown and How to Build a Car by Adrian Newey.

Finally, I had two amazing Ladybird branded products gifted to me. In case you don’t know, Ladybird made a huge series of children’s books that I have very fond memories of reading. Juliet (again) bought me this brilliant To Do pad:

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and my boyfriend got me this amazing Ladybird card (which I may have chosen for myself):

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So tell me, what were your favourite bookish gifts or book related events that happened in December? Let me know in the comments!

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SNOW!!!

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Another off topic post but I’m so excited to wake up and see SNOW! Being the UK, everything has immediately ground to a halt which makes it incredibly quiet outside. I’m enjoying the view while cooking the Sunday roast and later on I shall be snuggling up to read The Girl in the Tower (the second part of the Winternight Trilogy, which is epic). Yay!

Hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday xxx