Beautiful Quotes #110 / Clockwork Princess

Beautiful Quotes #110 / Clockwork Princess

Beautiful Quotes is a weekly meme hosted by me, where I post some of my favourite quotes. Any other bloggers are welcome to join me in this and just link my blog!

Hi everyone! I’ve had an incredibly busy but wonderful day today at one of the best places ever – the Harry Potter studio tour. I’ll have a full discussion on Sunday with photos but I need time to sort them as I took over 250! Thank you to my boyfriend Josh for the best birthday present ever.

I’ve also been reading The Mortal Instruments and looking back on 2018 reading. I adored The Infernal Devices and one of those books might be my favourite of 2018! Have a look tomorrow in my wrap-up and see.

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“You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.”

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Beautiful Quotes #109 / Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell

Beautiful Quotes #109 / Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell

Beautiful Quotes is a weekly meme hosted by me, where I post some of my favourite quotes. Any other bloggers are welcome to join me in this and just link my blog!

Hi readers! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is still enjoying the festive season 🙂 For me, it’s incredibly calm at the moment, that lovely period between Christmas and New Year when you don’t even know the day of the week. Neither me or my boyfriend go back to uni/work until next week, and I am absolutely treasuring this time.

The past week have been full of visiting family, relaxing, watching films, reading, playing games and squeezing in some uni work for me! I finished Clockwork Princess last night and my review of the wondrous book is going up tomorrow. I’m taking a break to read My True Love Gave to Me before I pick up The Mortal Instruments!

Today’s book actually includes a short story from My True Love Gave to Me by Rainbow Rowell, alongside some beautiful illustrations and another of her short stories, Kindred Spirits. Although I have my own problems with this book, I do adore the collectable factor and how gorgeous it is in real life!

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“I need you to be my person. I need to see you. And hear you. I need you to stay alive. And I need you to stop kissing other people just because they’re standing next to you when the ball drops.” 

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Beautiful Quotes #108 / The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily

Beautiful Quotes #108 / The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily

Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 4

Beautiful Quotes is a weekly meme hosted by me, where I post some of my favourite quotes. Any other bloggers are welcome to join me in this and just link my blog!

Hello my lovely readers! I can’t believe that in exactly a weeks time it’ll be Christmas Eve! What a lovely thought. I’m definitely feeling more festive now I have a break from uni, and I’m spending the next week preparing and baking before the big day. But what have I been up to this past week?

  • As I mentioned above, I finished uni! My last week before Christmas was a very busy and stressful one, so I’m very glad to have a rest.
  • I saw my lovely friend and co-blogger Pete on Saturday and I took him to my favourite bookshop for the first time.
  • I took my other half Josh up to Manchester to see the Christmas market there! I love it more than our local market and it was lovely to show him the city.
  • On a reading front, I have finally finally started The Infernal Devices! I’ve almost finished the first book and I’m loving it.

Now onto a very different kind of story with The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily! I read this book last Christmas and it definitely made me feel festive.

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“The minute she left the apartment, I missed having her there. But as with all loves, I supposed, the consolation was in the fact that she’d be back.” 
― David Levithan, 
The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Beautiful Quotes #107 / The Upside of Unrequited

Beautiful Quotes #107 / The Upside of Unrequited

Beautiful Quotes is a weekly meme hosted by me, where I post some of my favourite quotes. Any other bloggers are welcome to join me in this and just link my blog!

Hi everyone! As the Christmas festivities are in full swing, I’ve been looking back on the books I’ve read so far this year. I’ve also been celebrating the festive season!

  • Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I went out with my family to a Christmas food festival. I had one of the little marshmallow teacakes I love so much!
  • I’ve spent all evening wrapping presents in preparation for the big day.
  • I finish uni this week for the holidays, so I’ve been working on my project which is due in the New Year!

So here’s a quote from one of the books I enjoyed this year!

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“Something like that. But you know, there’s an upside here. Because when you spend so much time just intensely wanting something, and then you actually get the thing? It’s magic.”
― Becky Albertalli, The Upside of Unrequited

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Beautiful Quotes #106 / Let It Snow

Beautiful Quotes #106 / Let It Snow

Beautiful Quotes is a weekly meme hosted by me, where I post some of my favourite quotes. Any other bloggers are welcome to join me in this and just link my blog!

Hi lovelies! It’s CHRISTMASS!!! Well, maybe not quite, but it’s that time of year that I can finally start feeling festive. I’ve also been managing to read more – which is probably partly due to our Xbox not working properly this weekend. 😛 So what else have I done in the past week?

  • My boyfriend and I put up our Christmas tree over the weekend! It looks so pretty and festive (and I finally have somewhere to store the presents).
  • I’ve been working hard with uni and I went out on a test photography shoot today.
  • I’ve also been brainstorming for Christmas blog posts and I’m very excited!

I thought for this weeks post I’d include a quote from a Christmassy book!

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“I knew it was beautiful, but knowing something is beautiful and caring about it are two very different things, and I didn’t care.” 
― Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Beautiful Quotes #105 / Songs About a Girl

Beautiful Quotes #105 / Songs About a Girl

Beautiful Quotes is a weekly meme hosted by me, where I post some of my favourite quotes. Any other bloggers are welcome to join me in this and just link my blog!

Hello my lovely readers! A lot has happened in the past week and I’ve been busy. I didn’t manage to get much reading in until I finally picked up Songs About a Boy last night and suddenly I can’t stop reading! I’m already 150 pages in and the pages are speeding by. So what’s kept me so busy?

  • I had my good friend Amy over for a couple of days last week! I showed her my city and we went to the local Christmas market and to a concert.
  • My boyfriend and I went to Comic Con yesterday! Near us, we have one in March and one in November, and we try to go to each one. It was extremely busy but a lot of fun!
  • I’ve almost finished my Christmas shopping, and I managed to get some deals on Black Friday. I think I might start wrapping presents this week once we have our Christmas tree up!

So onto this weeks Beautiful Quote. Have you read this series?

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“It was unnerving, the way people moved in herds. Especially when you were the prey.” 
― Chris Russell, Songs About a Girl

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Beautiful Quotes #104 / Landline

Beautiful Quotes #104 / Landline

Beautiful Quotes is a weekly meme hosted by me, where I post some of my favourite quotes. Any other bloggers are welcome to join me in this and just link my blog!

Hello readers! It’s been a more relaxed week this past week, but the upcoming couple of days are looking busy. So what have I been doing?

  • Of course Christmas is getting closer by the day, so I’ve been gathering gifts and stocking fillers.
  • On the shopping front, my family went to a Christmas craft fair yesterday together which was lovely!
  • My local city’s Christmas market has opened so I’m off there tomorrow with a friend.

On the bookish front, I spent a couple of hours this weekend sorting through my TBR shelf on Goodreads again. I actually sorted it out early this year, but I’ve noticed recently that some of the books on there are just not capturing my interest anymore. So I sorted again and got it down to 200 books which is the least it’s been in a long time!

I noticed the first book I ever added to my TBR shelf was Attachments, the only book I haven’t read yet by Rainbow Rowell. So today I was reminded of Landline, and thought I’d post a quote from that 🙂

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“Nobody’s lives just fit together. Fitting together is something you work at. It’s something you make happen – because you love each other.” 
― Rainbow Rowell, Landline

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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