Category Archive: pretty words

I love my bookshelves.

  Fitted shelves, 3 coats of paint, and 3 hours of sorting later, and my bookshelves are up and sorted in our new home. Not going to lie- I’ve waited for this since… Continue reading

The Night Circus

“Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup… Continue reading

Went out for an outfit. Came back with this..

I mean finally. Been searching for ages for a small typewriter I can have in my flat but they’ve either been too expensive or non-existent in all the charity shops. But I actually… Continue reading

23 years old and only just read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  Now that’s pretty shameful, considering I graduated with a degree in English Literature and have been a voracious reader since the moment I could pick up a book. But it was Maya… Continue reading

Too many books

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Angela Carter

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your… Continue reading

Jack Kerouac

  Words of wisdom from one of the most popular and well-loved authors known to the literary world Picture credit: taken from

Just Stop Writing.

You heard me. Just stop. If any of you reading this are like me at all then you will know the sheer impossibility of doing this. Writing is as part of me as… Continue reading

The History of Love

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering” -Nicole Krauss  Such a beautiful quote. Read… Continue reading


”The castle was a closed world, like a great granite mausoleum full of the moldering bones of generations of men and women from earlier times, in their shrouds of slowly disintegrating gray silk or… Continue reading