Why I’ve Stopped Using Amazon: Hired by James Bloodworth

Hired

I popped over to Southwold a few weeks ago with my gorgeous friend Anna (who runs an Etsy shop here) and we happened upon a lovely little bookshop. I had thought that it was an independent shop but it was a Waterstones in disguise (is it me or are lots of places like this now? Perhaps it’s the only way bookshops can stay alive).

I don’t know what it was about Hired that made me buy it, but within a few moments I’d picked it from the display, glanced over the back and then bought it. [Read more…]

Book: Do / Fly

Do Fly

Back when I was in Leeds, I stumbled across an amazing little book shop called Village Books. It was full of really rare magazines on very niche subjects, and as I moved around the small shop I wanted to find something to buy, to support such a unique shop. Every corner I turned, I was amazing at the items on sale but none of them spoke out to me enough to actually buy them. [Read more…]

Book: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Pachinko book

Heffers in Cambridge is one of my favourite bookshops. Friendly, homely, and full of hand written recommendations, it’s the best place to find good reads. I have to limit the number of times I go in there, however, as I always come out with piles and piles of books to sit on my shelf until I can read them.

When I was grabbing some Boxing Day bargains, a member of staff recommended Pachinko to me. I took her word for it and after a quick read over the blurb, put it in my pile to buy. [Read more…]

Book: Autumn by Ali Smith

autumn ali smith

Autumn by Ali Smith is one of those books that you can’t have missed around. It was put front centre in most book shops, and graced the feeds of many an Instagrammer.

Having remembered how much I love reading over the Christmas holidays, I’ve been trying to read a lot more this year, and stocked up on a number of books I’ve been meaning to read – one of with was Autumn. [Read more…]

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