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Monday, 23 June 2014

Beautiful New Books! (Plus a Bonus Mug)

Although I bought two of these myself, this is actually a birthday book post for the most part. There's nothing I love more than a stack of new, lovely books to flick through so I'm very pleased with myself right now.

*smug face*

Himself always buys me a selection of books for birthdays/Christmas/Anniversaries etc because it's my favourite type of gift to get and I always love what he chooses. This time he gave me "The Intelligent Woman's Guide To Socialism, Capitalism, Societism and Fascism" by Bernard Shaw (being a big mad feminist I'm greatly looking forward to this one), "Cat's Eye" by Margaret Atwood (I'm a huge Atwood fan and this is a stunning edition of this book) and this beautiful copy of Romeo and Juliet (I'm obsessed with Shakespeare and this play and squealed a little when I opened this). He also got me this amazing Penguin mug (I've wanted one forever), featuring one of my all time favourite Agatha Christie novels! SWOON.

My friend Sarah gave me the Gizzi Erskine "Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts" as I've been trying to eat a bit more healthily recently. I LOVE Gizzi and cookbooks in general and this fella is packed with beautiful photos, cool illustrations and of course, yummy recipes; I'm already planning on making the spaghetti with pork and chorizo meatballs, the pumpkin and cashew nut curry and the raspberry and passionfruit puddings. There's also a whole section called "lazy brunches" that has my name written all over it. Nom nom nom.

I bought myself "I quit sugar" by Sarah Wilson as I've been on a no-sugar kick of late (until my holiday last week..eep) and had heard a lot about this. She covers tips for giving up sugar, how to cope with cravings and plenty of recipes, including some nice looking desserts. In particular, her Raspberry ripple looks rather delish. 

While away on holidays last week, we visited a fashion museum (more to come on that in a later post!) and I couldn't leave without this book; "Fifty Dresses That Changed the World". It's a small enough book but presents lovely photos with an in-depth description as to why each one has made the impact it has. It's actually a really interesting read and is great for someone like me, that appreciates fashion but isn't as aware of the history behind it as I would like to be. 

And lastly, there's a closer look at my new mug. Yay!

Have you read any of these? Any of them catching your eye?


  1. That edition of Romeo and Juliet looks beautiful.

  2. I love Margaret Atwood too, she's one of my favourite authors. I must check out that edition because I think I only have a paperback xo

    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

    1. I have a paperback too so I'm delighted to have this version!

  3. oh I want one of those mugs!!

  4. the Margaret Atwood book looks interesting, gonna check it out! xx