Yer Olde British Haul.

Hello bookworms!

Long time no see! I went to the UK recently, and bought some stuff. So I decided to do a haul, you know, typical beauty blogger style. This post is a little different to the things I normally write, but I hope you enjoy it none the less.

A pen

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The first thing I got was a pen. It’s one of those inky ones I love, and my favorite pen was running low, so I decided to get it. There’s not that much more to it, really.

A poster

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Whenever I go to the UK (or any other English speaking country), I make sure to visit a bookstore. A lot of you Americans and British folk might not really realise this, but you guys have such well stocked bookshops! I found this poster in the Waterstones, and I really liked it. The poster is slightly bent, but that’s because it’s hella hard to take it on a plane without it getting a little creased.

A book

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You might have guessed it already, but when I went to the Waterstones, I also got some books. This one’s called ‘The Art of Being Normal’ and is by Lisa Williamson. I gave it four out of five stars on Goodreads, and a review is coming soon(-ish, I’m really behind on writing reviews).

Another book

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Together with ‘The Art of Being Normal’ I also got ‘Rebel Bully Geek Pariah’ by Erin Lange. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time, and it appeared on a lot of the TBR lists I did for my blog. I’ve only read a few chapters yet, but the premise is amazing and what I’ve read so far is very good as well.

A dress

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I got a dress! I love wearing dresses and when I saw this one I had to get it! I didn’t really know how to photograph the dress, since it would be awkward to have to wear it and pose for the camera, but just having it hang on a hangar seemed boring. In the end I decided to go with the second option (as you can see). The dress is black with yellow flowers, and it has this see-through-y part at the waist.

A shirt

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Besides wanting to visit a bookstore, I also wanted to go to the ‘New Look’ back when I was in the UK, since we don’t have that here. In the shop I got this shirt and a top. This shirt is blue with loads of thin white stripes (obviously, you can see so yourself), and it looks great with a pair of blue jeans. It’s slightly long, and very comfy.

A top

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As I mentioned above, I also got a top. It’s too cold to wear it just yet, but I like it none the less. It’s a crop top and it has a pattern all over it, also the ends are frilly, which I like.

This was everything I got in the UK! I hope you guys liked this post since it’s a little different to what I normally do. It was extremely fun to write, and I especially enjoyed making the photos. I’ll be back soon with a massive drawing I did recently, and I’m excited to show you guys, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

See ya later, alligators!

Sophie

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Another Book Haul (and update!)

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Hello, bookworms

I have loads of exams this weeks, and the stress sometimes causes me to do some stupid stuff, like not updating my blog for SEVEN days, or buying loads of books. I love doing the latter, and usually I have enough self-control to not do it, but I found a gift card. For books. Gift cards are like a golden envelopes inviting you to go to heaven for most bookworms, including me. So I did what every sensible person would do with this blessing. Here’s the haul! (It’s a very good one, all my favorite genres are represented in (just) three books!)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I decided not to describe these books and tell the reasons I wanted to read them, because I already did in a previous post, My Ultimate Christmas Wish List. Also, school is killing me right now so I didn’t really have the time (I hope this blog post satisfies your bookish needs anyway 🙂 ).

Bye, Sophie

P.S I recently started watching The Office (UK-version), and I am loving it. Would you guys be interested in a post about it once I finish the series?

P.S.2 Sorry for the snow, but when I saw the button asking me if I wanted to let it snow on by blog till the 4th of January, I just couldn’t say no. It’s hideous, but I love it.

P.S.3 I have planned to take some time of from my blog the coming week (till Friday, that is) because school is crazy right now. But don’t worry, I’ll be back (with a seven day blogging marathon (maybe))!

P.S.4 I think I might have just set my record for the amount of postscripts used in one post!

A Mini Bookhaul

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Hello, bookworms

I was very bored this Sunday afternoon, I have written three blog posts, created fanfiction, attempted to paint, and even recorded a message to my future self. It is one of those weekends where there is nothing to do, the weather is shit, and everybody is making homework (or procrastinating from making it). I decided to go out and do the best thing possible when bored (or happy, sad, anxious and confused) and went to my local bookstore to buy some books. Sadly, I am a high school student and forever on a budget, so I only bought two books (luckily Christmas is only moderately far away, meaning I can stock up again). These are the books I got!

Seed by Lisa Heathfield

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Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S.

But when a new boy from the Outside arrives, Pearl experiences feelings that she never knew existed and she begins to realize that there is darkness at the heart of Seed. A darkness from which she must escape, before it is too late.

I am reading this book right now, and am so far really enjoying it. The writing style is very unique, and it  fits the story well. Also I love where the plot is taking me. My only complaint so far is the rather cliché relationship between Kate and Pearl, but because I am only at page 89 there is a good chance that might change.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can. 

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. 
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love. 
She’s wrong.

I have read a lot of mixed reviews about this book, and I was doubting whether to pick it up. But I was in the mood for something spooky and all those mixed reviews left me curious about the book.

This was my mini Book haul, I hope you enjoyed

Bye, Sophie

Have you read any of these books, and did you enjoy them?

P.S Both these covers are absolutely STUNNING (especially Seed), thought I just had to put it out there.