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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

10 Happy Things | Edition #2

1. A Girl is a Half-formed Thing* found a publisher a decade after it was written and I think it's really important that it did.
2. Dreaming about owning a publishing house specialising in slightly obscure books. It's never going to happen, but I think it's okay to indulge in dreams every so often.
3. A day of replying to comments & catching up on my bloglovin' feed awaits - perfect!
4. Her written & directed by Spike Jonze.
5. Alpro devilishly dark chocolate desserts. If I could survive on just these I would. I think I like them even more than I like sandwiches. And I like sandwiches A LOT!

6. The Book Journal - coming soon!
7. Noting down the things that have made me happy for these posts!
8. The new series of Long Lost Family is as wonderful as ever and The Great British Bake Off is back next week! My favourite TV shows!
9. Positive thoughts banishing any semblance of negative ones instantly.
10. Results day at University & finding out that I passed, despite some incredibly tough marking. A first is now ever so slightly out of my reach, but I will be over the moon to graduate with a 2:1 next year, fingers crossed! Taking the leap back into education is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

What is making you happy so far this week? 

Jennie 
xoxo

Now playing: Sampha - Too Much

58 comments:

  1. Oooh! Can't wait for The Book Journal. :)

    Tara x

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  2. Looking forward to The Book Journal! Congrats on passing- I just passed my first OU exam and I'm so pleased. Got a few more yet before I graduate but the feeling is a good one all the same.
    Jade x
    www.jadeddaily.co.uk

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  3. So excited for The Book Journal! <3 x

    Megan / pixiecrop.com

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  4. I really want to read A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing, it sounds fascinating! Lovely list Jennie, and congrats on your Uni marks :)

    Jess xo

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    1. It's harrowing and not an easy read, but a wonderful book! xx

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  5. A lovely post.
    I think everyone should write down all the lovely positive things in life. The might just be a happier place for it.
    I've popped A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing onto my to-read list. I'm intrigued.
    Well done on your uni marks :)

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  6. love this post - and congrats on passing! i'm hugely looking forward to your book journal, and i'm a bigbigbig fan of the british bakeoff too : )

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  7. More people should watch Her! It's such a beautiful film if not slightly controversial. I have to admit I loved the colour scheme they used in it (the reds/oranges) is that just me?

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    1. It was beautifully shot and edited for sure! xx

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  8. Lovely post Jennie. I will be sure to go and check Her out as I haven't seen it before. I am very excited about The Bake Off too! Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  9. I've never heard of A girl is a half formed thing, but now I'm really interested to find it out. I also love Long Lost Family, Monday's episode was a real cracker, especially with the Mum who gave her baby away to parents who had just lost their two babies. Real tear jerker!

    Katy - whatkatydoes.weebly.com

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  10. I'm excited about your new blog! I always love your book picks! I really need to watch Her too :)
    xxx

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  11. Well done on passing :) That book looks interesting!

    Sam xo sjmcdf

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  12. Yay, new post! :)

    Congrats on passing! So happy to hear that you enjoy this journey!
    You have no idea how excited I am about The Book Journal! It looks so lovely already, the header is perfect :)
    Thanks to you my To Read List continues to grow - your recommendations are absolutely great!

    Also, I'm inspired to write down my own 10 Happy Things at least once a week, because I feel like it will make a difference. Your blog will be on today's list :)

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  13. um excuse me! #2 could totally happen you just need to make it happen :)

    annie | www.nouveauchique.com

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  14. I recently watched Her. I found it a bit strange but I did enjoy it.

    Tough marking is the worst. I have one lecturer who won't give out 1st to anyone, no matter how good their work is. So frustrating how one bad mark/module can bring everything down. But good luck with the rest of uni. :D

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  15. Congratulations on your results - good luck with next year! I am beyond excited about The Book Journal...cannot wait to see it in action x

    Beccy : Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  16. A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing sounds right up my street, definitely adding that to the list! By the way, I think it was you who recommended The Snow Child a while back (if it wasn't then forget this), I read it recently despite it being the middle of summer haha and I absolutely adored it so thank you so much for that one!

    xx

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    1. It was, so pleased you enjoyed it!! <3 xx

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  17. Lovely post! Congratulations on your results xx

    Love,Sara Wallflower

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  18. Her is just gorgeous. I can't even find the words to describe it.

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  19. Can't wait for the book journal Jennie, so excited to hear more! :)

    Massive congratulations on your pass, you work so hard and deserve it so much <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  20. Fab list...I need to check out a few of these books you've suggested. Also congrats on passing this year...it will all be so worth it! x
    www.missenchanting.co.uk

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  21. Lovely post. And I am very sure university will go to plan, but I know how far it feels when your in the mist of it!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  22. I love your little section about your name, i'm literally the same haha i never know what to call myself. I don't pronounce jennie right so i'm just boring old jen. Love your blog it's such a great read!
    love jen | jennifer's journal x

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    1. Jen is lovely, I wish I were cool enough to pull it off hehe xx

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  23. Can't wait for The Book Journal! Congrats on passing too, good luck for next year x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. Thank you! It's so exciting! xx

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  25. this post has made me so happy! i'm definitely wanting to read that book. love the look of your new site! and congratulations on the uni achievements - it sounds like it was the best decision for you x

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  26. I'm currently catching up on my own Bloglovin' feed and it's just lovely! Congratulations on the prospect of a 2:1, keep pushing, it's worth it! :)

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  27. I'll go into business with you for that obscure novels publishing house! ;) I loved 'Her' too - watched it when it first came out at the cinema and then again on DVD and adored it both times. Rare to see a movie that's so thought-provoking but also indulges in one of my favourite themes, near-future fantasy!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

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    1. Absolutely, a really interesting concept! xx

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  28. Her was such a beautiful film wasn't it. Such a fan of Spike Jonze… nothing will top Wild things for me though! I really need to catch up with Bloglovin, my feed is raring out of control. But that just means I'll have a really epic afternoon awaiting me when I find some free time :) XX

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