Hauls & Unboxings

Book Haul | My Local Indie Bookshop

Hello and welcome to a tiny little haul. Once a month or at least as close to that as my schedule allows I take a drive to my local indie bookshop to support them. This time around I picked up more than a just books since they got in a bunch of bookish items and I went a little overboard with that I wanted to spend, but not too much. Now, on to the haul!


The Nickel Boys, bookish candle, two wooden bookmarks and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

The Books

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, I read The Underground Railroad by this author years ago and really enjoyed it. On top of that my Uncle has read it and said it was good as well and he enjoyed his previous works. So, I added it to my basket.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, I picked up this one because my mom kept thinking I read it because she thinks it would be something I would like. So we always have the conversation, “did you read it yet?” “no” “I’m surprised”, it is kinda funny. Well, it turns out when I walked in and went to the horror/classic section this beautifulPenguin Classics edition.

Other Goodies

When I was checking out I saw two bookmarks I just fell in love with. They are wooden bookmarks that feature Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott. The Austen bookmark features the quote, “I declare after all here is no enjoyment like reading” and an illustration of her face. Alcott’s bookmark says, “I like good strong words that mean something” with an illustration of her likeness as well.

Lastly. I picked up a bookish candle. I have always wanted a candle that is inspired by a literary figure, but I only ever saw them online, but I never like to buy candles online unless I have already smelled them in person. Anyway, I ended up picking up Charles Dickens by Paddywax Library ex libris. It has a lovey tangerine and clove small that I just adore.


Do you have a favorite candle scent or novel that I should check out?

Have you read either of these books? If so what did you think?

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Lists & Recommendations

Blogmas | Lists | Favorite Christmas Quotes

Lists

Hello and welcome to another blogmas post! Today’s post is going to be a very short and sweet post where I let you know some of my favorite Christmas and Holiday quotes. I hope you enjoy a least one of them. Some are heartfelt and some are funny.


“Kindness is is like snow, It beautifies everything is covers” – Kahlil Gibran

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall” – Larry Wilde

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness” – Helen Keller

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas lights – Maya Angelou

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Chrsitmas Day. Don’t clean it too quickly” – Andy Rooney

I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another” -Carrie Fisher

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor” -Charles Dickens


Do you have a favorite holiday quote or a quote from holiday story?

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