April Book Haul!

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Spring is here, and with it a new will to be more active! Despite the very busy schedule, lately I’ve been trying to make more time for personal time, which means I am trying to get back to my books, be open to new adventures, be more active and do sport, but also to sit down and take time to meditate (or at least try). There have been a few changes in my life that I am slowly getting accustomed to.

To get back to the point of this post, April is the month I return to my love for literature. With so many beautiful finds, I am excited for May’s reads and for any new book discoveries I may come across.

Note that I am including both my boyfriend’s and mine- as we share books! 🙂

First of all, we were lucky to have a little time – an hour to be more precise, to wander around the book fair that took place about a week ago in the central square. I found these two beautiful editions of A room with a view and Foe, but I am new to both authors. It appears that most of the books we got this time are by authors we are not familiar with. But that makes it more fun!

IMG_0055At the same fair, my boyfriend choose the Poe collection, since he loves everything design and the cover caught his eye (we probably already have more Poe books than we should), but he also got Solaris at a local bookstore, a classic that he has been meaning to read for a while now. Continue reading “April Book Haul!”

Short film Sunday 18/01

Simplicity at its best! – is the phrase that I would attribute to this beautifully shot, honest portrait interview of a man who has been in contact with boats his whole life, one way or another. Now, he’s occupying his time creating – taking inspiration from what he knows best.

Enjoy a glimpse into the life of a man with an interesting story!

Short film Sunday

Sundays, in my opinion, are for relaxing, reading, hanging out with your loved ones and, most importantly, watching movies. Short film Sunday series’ purpose is to suggest a short film you can squeeze into your busy Sunday schedule of doing nothing. 🙂 Basically, they are films I have come across around the Web in the last few years and that I want to share with the rest of you, because they’re just too good to miss.

This Sunday,  we’re watching a very short film about a hotel with a very … strict policy. Not to ruin the fun, I’ll let you find out by yourself what I am talking about.

Hope it brightened your day a little bit! Let me know in the comments what are your opinions on the video. Was it too short? What did you think about the idea? Do you know similar stories?

Have a chill Sunday,

Jo

List Friday: 10 gifts to give the bookworm in your life

Odds are you’re reading this because a: you’re a book lover or b: you’re looking for a gift for a book lover in your life. You’ve come to the right place! I will try to give you some cool ideas so you’ll amaze your friend/sibling/parent/etc… this Christmas season! They are heavily based on what I would love to receive, and trust me, I’m a book lover!

Enough talking, let’s get to that list!

1.Book ends

I do not have book ends, I do love bookends, and I would LOVE to receive bookends. The fact is, most of them are pricey, but if your budget allows it, go for it and buy your reader friend some book ends. They will be appreciated especially if your friend is passionate about having beautifully designed books. It is a great way to display his or hers favorite books!

     


 

2.Literary pillows

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3.Bookstore gift card

   


 

4.Book light


 

5.Audible subscription


 

6.A special edition book

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7.Unique bookmarks

         


 

8.Book set

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9.eReader

   


 

10.Bookish clothing/accessory

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Hope this ideas help you! Just find out what genre and books your friend likes and it will be easy to come up with a good gift. Good luck!

P.S.: Click on the photos – it will take you to the website where you can buy the item.

This is not a sponsored post. I chose everything influenced by my own preferences.

List Friday: 10 films with great atmosphere

It’s Friday, which means that probably you’re relieved the week is over. You can finally stay up late, play that video game you’ve been obsessed with lately, order pizza and/or binge watch that show… you know which one!

So, in honor of Friday and relaxing, enjoy this amazing cinematography gathering of movie stills. (These are some of my favorites, in no particular order.)

This post marks the beginning of a new series on my blog: List Friday. Bookish Stuff Friday was fun, but it’s time to talk about more than just books. Do you agree? But don’t worry, there will be enough bookish stuff featured in the new series too!

Let’s get started with this list:

  1. The Ballad of Narayama (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1958)

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