Monday, 25 July 2016

New on my bookshelf

I absolutely love to collect books, especially the pretty ones. And I just love to curl up on the sofa with a good cup of tea and and an interesting book. I feel like less and less people, mainly the younger generation, are becoming less interested in reading or don't have any interest in  it whatsoever. Everyone's on their phones or tablets and we're losing that feeling of of what its like to entertain yourself without technology. I'm not really a big fan of Kindles either, they just defeat the object of turning crisp new pages and that smell books carry that we love so much, quite a nostalgic feeling I think. This post won't be for everyone, I understand that. but I just wanted to write what I am passionate about, even if it is pages and pages of words.

I have recently started collecting more books about Fashion, anything from design to history, mainly because whilst studying it I wanted to learn about every aspect of it. Plus I could read about it all day. My sister bought me 'How to dress Parisian' for my birthday, which was funny as she didn't even know that I wanted it (always the best surprises).  Its basically about what it says in the title, but has a fantastic humorous twist to it that I least expected and from what I've read so far, its quite amusing.

My most favourite book I have ever and will ever own to this day is Jane Eyre. I got my first copy when I was in sixth form, I was recommended by a friend and I honestly loved every minute of it. I also learnt a whole new set of words that I had never heard of and I was fascinated by the vocabulary that the Bronte sisters used and have never read anything remotely similar since. The story of Jane Eyre is so beautiful and she is such a strong character, for any of you who haven't read it, I suggest you do! And if you want a keepsake one, I was kindly bought the most gorgeous copy! You can get it here.


A few years ago I saw in Waterstones (the best place ever to buy books) a beautifully illustrated collection of the Alice In Wonderland stories. I knew I just had to have it. Alice In Wonderland is one of my favourite Disney films and I realised that I had never actually read the books, where the best kinds of imagination are used. I wanted this ti be another keepsake and funnily enough it's still sitting there on my shelf unread, because quite frankly I think its too pretty to touch! No I will of course read them eventually or just look at the lovely pictures like we used to when we were younger. What innocent and simple lives we used to live. I didn't even realise that they still sold it, but YAY they do!



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