Hi Bookish folk,
Firstly I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year! I hope you all had a tremendous Christmas or holiday season! I myself had a really nice time spent with family and friends. I can’t believe how incredibly spoiled I’ve been with some truly amazing book or stationary related gifts (Gosh people really know me well!!!)
I thought today I would share those gifts with you! Who knows it might even inspire you for an idea for the fellow book lover in your life! Or just for yourself!
The first gift I’m sharing with you is so incredibly special and something that I will not only use but I will treasure it always! This gift completely blow me away when I opened it! It just so happened to be made by one of my most treasured friends. This said friend, was the lady who encouraged me and started me on my reading journey; unlocking the bookworm within me! I thank her from the bottom of my heart because I was always reluctant to start and reading has given me so much joy! (You can check out my post I did on this Here) We both adore books, writing and crafting things, and decided to make Christmas presents for each other. (Last year I make her, her very own travel writing kit in its own bag! The kit contains everything she needs for a quiet writing session somewhere! In the kit I put coloured pens, pencils, rubber, sticky notes, a mini dictionary, Helpful hints and tips and a note-book; which I made a removable cover for. Needless to say she adored it!)
Anyway, getting back to this quite frankly, blooming amazing gift, (Sorry I did ramble on a bit there!!) When I was tearing the paper off and opened the cardboard box, I carefully undone the bubble wrap; now at this point I did and said two things A) I cried happy tears of course! and B) I said ‘Oh my god, it’s got all my favourite things on it!’
My friend had brought a lovely wooden box in the shape of a book, and has painted it in all my favourite colours. I just love the effect she has created with the merging of the colours, it’s just beautiful, isn’t it?
She has stuck purple swirly corning like which I think makes the title stand out! Now let’s get on to the title it’s self ‘Majestic Marie’ (I’ll take that!!!!Thanks!!!!)
In the centre she has drawn a scene full of all of my favourite things; a comfortable chair with a squishy cousin with my reading lamp, a table with a brew on ( she knows I like a good cuppa!), Under the table is a handbag; because I don’t go anywhere without one and I do love a handbag!!!!, A line of bookshelves under the window; full of glorious books! ( It’s a bit of a dream of mine, to have a room full of books. I’m sure I’m not alone there! am I book lovers?)
I love that she has added my two cat’s in the scene because they mean the world to me! The likeness to them is really good!
Outside the window there’s blazing sunshine, (I’m a bit of a what you call a sun chaser in my garden!) And the camper van (It’s one of our drams to travel around in a campervan, a bit like the film Thelma and Louise but without the dying part!!!!)
On the spine of the book she has written her name as the creator of this master piece!
So when I had finished marvelling at the box I opened it to find Joy had lined inside the box in velvet material, which I think really finishes off the box really well. Also there was two other small wrapped up presents which were… wait for it… non other than a sorting hat keying and a necklace with Hermine’s wand from Harry potter! I do love the films and the books!!!!!! what a pressie hay!!!!!
The other bookish presents I got were off my mumma bear!
The first one, I really like, it’s a diary; with refill paper (which I will use next year and I will explain why in a sec! also I have a diary for my blog which I did a post about and you can check it out Here)
There are divides; which each have a positive saying on them to divide the months up. But as you will have notices there’s A) no year on it and B) no months that is why this is so great!!!!… it has a pocket at the back with stickers of numbers, months etc.
The pink rings that hold the whole thing together can be changed to a different size if you need to make the planner able to have more pages in.
This next gift mum gave me was a metal bookmark with 50 books to read before you die! When I was reading down the list I was quite shocked at how many I have already read! But gosh their’s an awful lot on there I haven’t…well better get reading then hay!?!
*The Lord of the ring’s trilogy by J.R.R Tolken
*1984 by George Orwell
*Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
*The Grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck
*To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
*Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
*Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
*A Passage to India by E.M Forster
*The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
*Hamlet by William Shakespeare
*A Bend in the river by V.S Naipaul
*The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
*The catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
*The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
*Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
*The Diary of Anne Frank by Ann Frank
*Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
*The Bible by Various
*The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
*Ulysses by James Joyce
*The Quiet American by Graham Greene
*Birdsong by Sebastion Faulks
*Money by Martin Amis
*Harry Potter series by J.K.Rawling
*Moby Dick by Herman Melville
*The Wind in the Willows by Kennith Garhame
*His dark meterials trilogy by Philip Pullman
*Anna Karenina by Leo Toistoy
*Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
*Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
*On the road by Jack Kerouac
*Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad
*The Way we live now by Anthony Trollope
*The Outsider by Albert Camus
*The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
*Life of Pi by Yann Martel
*Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
*The War of the Worlds by H.G Wells
*Men without Woman by Ernist Hemingway
*Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
*A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
*Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
*Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
*One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
*Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
*The Count of Mote Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
*Memoirs of Geisha by Arthur Golden
*The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante
*The Picture of Derian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Now the last gift my mumma got me was something else that made my day! It’s a mug and a coaster with ‘Book Blogger’ on them both! I think my word’s were somewhere along the lines of ‘It’s official now I’m a book blogger!!!!’ ta mumma bear I love them. So now when I’m blogging you just know my brew is going in this mug!!!!!
The final gift was a book which I received off my fella! (This was probably because I went on about it enough!!!) Me life story by Scarolett Moffett. I adore this young lady, and loved her in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
I’ve been so incredibly lucky and spoiled this year!
Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I have writing it! Ta for stopping by my lovely’s!