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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

10 Happy Things | Edition #4

1. The Luminaries. I have serious respect for Eleanor Catton. It's the kind of novel I would love to write, but would never be able to because I'm not that talented. Her ability to weave narratives together is incredible.
2. Banks. She is amazing!
3. Investing in a few new skin care products in the escentual sale. I'm going to try and stick to a routine and stop flitting between different products because these breakouts need to leave my face asap.
4. Beat generation literature. I'm looking forward to exploring it more.
5. This candle. Yep, totally want it just for the jar! Also this fragrance for the same reasons!

6. Finding some stories I wrote and the little books I made when I was really small. I'll have to show them to you one day, they're hilariously terrible!
7. No substitutions on my online grocery order, that's almost a miracle! Nice work, Morrisons!
8. The Penguin Modern Classics collection. Minus the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cover, which one marketing ploy too far for me (I don't mind the cover itself, but I think Penguin wanted a whole bunch of free advertising and hey, it worked!)
9. Watching Good Will Hunting and crying and smiling at the same time.
10. Bunny cuddles. Little Ralphie hasn't been very well recently so I've been making sure he gets extra cuddles just because.

What has been making you happy recently?

Jennie
xoxo

 


Now playing: Banks - This Is What It Feels Like

28 comments:

  1. CURRENTLY OBSESSED WITH BANKS AT THE MOMENT!

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  2. Awww, bunny cuddles. ♥ I'm intrigued by the candle, I can't quite imagine the scent!

    Tara x

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  3. Having a down in the dumps kind of day and your happy list made me think about what I should be happy for! Thanks.

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  4. Bunny cuddles <3..so lovely!!! I really want to read "The Luminaries", it seems a beautiful book!
    xoxo
    Martina

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  5. LOVE banks. Like she is just amazing. I can't even pick a favorite song of hers, she's just sooo good!

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  6. It's no surprise to see books in your 10 Happy Things list c:
    Xx

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  7. I'm forever flitting between face products, so I can totally appreciate where you're coming from. Good luck with finding one to suit you!
    I would totally buy that candle just for the packaging, it's amazing - no judgement!
    Good Will Hunting is one of my favourites, and all of the emotional scenes now have me bawling like a baby all over again xx

    francesca | on-thebias | fashion, beauty, lifestyle

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  8. i really want to read the luminaries! i think that cover is just gorgeous too. and i'm sure you were a talented little writer, would love to read those early creations ;) x

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  9. Escentual sale what now?! I really shouldn't though...! Poor Ralphie :( I hope he's back to his bouncy bunny self soon! x

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  10. Nooo! I hope Ralphie feels better soon. Please give him an extra cuddle from me! xxx

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  11. Love this post, and you've given me a new novel to read!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  12. A book I just finished- "the Rosie Project"- one of those books I was sad to finish. Just a sweet uplifting book about a hapless Professor.

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    1. Ooh I'll look into it for sure! xx

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  13. I have been tempted to read the Luminaries for a while now - it is just so long though!

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    1. It's totally worth the time investment! xx

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  14. The Luminaries is on my list, need to get to it!

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