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Friday, 9 January 2015

Five Things & Five Blogs Friday : 2015 Edition #2

One
Having to reorganise my bookshelves again to make room for some new additions. I should feel bad that I kind of broke my 'read 5 before I buy 1 book challenge', but I can't feel guilty about books - especially when they were on sale! 

Two
Phantogram - Turning Into Stone

Three
A few chocolate chip cookies with a cup of tea in the afternoons. Sometimes it's necessary!

Four
Taking down the Christmas decorations. They're lovely, but they would lose their magic if they stayed up all year round. 

Five 
"I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend your right to say it"

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Notes From Joana
Becoming Beauty
Where is Harriet?
Bluebell & Bumpkin
Charlotte's Web
 
Is there anything or any blogs you have particularly enjoyed this week?

Jennie
xoxo


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71 comments:

  1. I need to adopt your "read 5 books before buying 1" challenge! You know what sounds heavenly? Afternoon cookies and tea while working through your TBR pile :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. I need to get back on it, it's a great challenge! xo

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  2. Oh thank you so much for including me! What a lovely surprise :)

    Have a great weekend xxx

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  3. Wonderful post Jennie, and I could not agree more with Number 5, just such an awful thing.

    Thank you for the little shout out as well :)

    Beccy || Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  4. I'm so sad that Christmas is over and inevitably the decorations go down along with that. :( But I guess you're right, they lose that element of magic if they are up too long! I've been liking the same things I always have. But I will definitely check out some of the blogs you have suggested. :)

    Ellen
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. I hope you're having a lovely start to the year! xo

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  5. i could never say no to a few biscuits with a cup of tea any time of day! definitely necessary. :) and you shouldn't feel bad about buying books, though that is a great rule of reading 5 before buying any more. i really need to bring that rule into my own life but when you find one on sale or a book you've been after second hand somewhere you can't turn that down.

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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    1. Ohh gosh, that's so true. Books can't ever be a bad thing xo

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  6. Look forward to checking out those blogs - there's a few i've not heard of!
    Sophie
    x

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  7. I'm just the same with my books (well... Audio books!). I get into a panic if I have less than two waiting to be read and can't help buying yet more in case I miss out on an offer... Audible must love me!!! so
    www.lovedbylaura.com

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    1. I've never listened to an audio book before, I'll have to give one a try this year! xo

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  8. Haha, yes, I agree, sometimes you just need some chocolate chip cookies.

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  9. yyuuuuuummmmmm!! tea & cookies! that sounds delicious right about now!! ^-^
    i know how you feel - i have so many TBR books but it is so hard to resist buying new books!!

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    1. Books aren't ever a bad thing though, no such thing as too many ;) xx

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  10. So happy to see joana's blog on your post! :) xx

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  11. Absolutely love the phantograms! My go-to song is When I'm small. Quite old and listened to it on repeat so many times, but I never get tired of it!

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  12. I think chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon is ALWAYS necessary ;) xx
    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  13. I've been loving the blog www.hearting.co.uk this week :) It's always so lovely to find new blogs so thanks for sharing your favourites!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

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  14. even though I LOVE Christmas decorations and wish they'd stay up all year I guess you are right, they would lose their magic if they did. Hope you have a nice weekend! :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Thank you, I hope you have a lovely weekend too! xo

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  15. I love that last quote! It's always important to allow people to express their opinions- even if you do not agree with them!

    Abbie|Thoughtsandthunder

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  16. Oh the eternal struggle of fitting all of the books I love into my home! I swear I will end up one of those old ladies surrounded by teetering piles of books, with her cats sleeping in amongst them... About those Christmas decorations... I have totally just placed the fairy lights in a different place. I am not ready to say goodbye to all the twinkles just yet!
    xxx

    Chambray & Curls

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    1. Hehe there's nothing wrong with that! xo

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  17. Cookies and Tea are my favorite thing ever! :) I love the quote as well! :)


    http://ncolesnotes.blogspot.com

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  18. Reading five before buying one is a goal I should seriously make...siiighh but it's so hard when they're on sale! I had to leave half my books with my parents in my move. ): So sad. xx

    bigfluffycats.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is, they're too difficult to resist! x

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  19. I love biccies and tea and completely agree with #5.

    Tara x

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  20. The 'read 5 before I buy 1 book challenge' is something I REALLY need to start doing, I'm such a book buying fiend...oops x

    Megan / pixiecrop.com

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  21. I definitely need to adopt a 'read 5 before buying 1' challenge.. I was really lucky and received so many for Christmas and my birthday last month but I still went out and bought two more today!

    Holly / hollyinyourpocket.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. There's no such thing as too many books! xo

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  22. you're so right about the christmas decorations! and i also definitely need to be more strict with my erratic book buying habits!
    prathusha // daybreak

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  23. sighh i think i really should get around to putting away my christmas decorations too. i've been holding off but you're right i think it's time... thanks for sharing that phantogram song. it's different to my usual music picks but it's so great for a quiet weekend!

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. You're welcome - they're so good <3 xx

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  24. I still have my Christmas tree up and I know I won't keep it up all year, but one more night of sleeping with the lights and I promise I'll put it back in its box!
    Andreea Catsfika

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  25. I just re-ordered my shelf units and I have two whole shelves of unread books. How awful is that! I need to adopt the read 5 buy 1 approach I think. I've also got about 10 dvds of films I need to watch... more being added to my "must-get' list all the time, it's awful I feel like such a consumer!

    On that topic I don't suppose you ever got a chance to read my book e-mail from a few months ago? :) XXX

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    1. No such thing as too many books though, they're all mini universes in there! Ooh I don't think I received it - I'll try and remember to tweet you over the weekend! Xx

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  26. Lovely post! I'm gonna check all those blogs out now!

    www.ellenwarnerxo.blogspot.co.uk x

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  27. I need to read some more books before I let myself buy any new ones but it's so hard - charity shops are my weakness, I may need to just avoid them haha!
    Also chocolate chip cookies are sometimes totally necessary.

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're just TOO affordable and it's for a good cause too! xx

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  28. There is always room for books, or at least there should be in everybody's shelves.
    Have a great week! ♡

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  29. Fabulous blog picks, and you've given me some new reads. So thank you!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  30. I have been loving scones with a bit of coffee!

    7% Solution

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  31. You have a bit of a mini library on the go! xxx

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  32. I've been attempting the 'read 5 before buying 1 book' thing. It's so hard. I just can't resist haha. Xx

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    1. They're too difficult to resist! xo

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  33. Oooh loving your #3 chocolate chip cookies and tea in the afternoons idea Jennie, I'm on it! ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  34. Nice way to share 5 cool things and good blog to read :)
    Chocolate chip cookies are the best!

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  35. R.E. Number 4, I kept my Christmas tree up until May last year (don't ask why!) and you're completely right: when I put it up in November, it wasn't quite as special. Lesson learnt. :) Wendy xx

    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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  36. I'm terrible for being new books recently! Especially with having a kindle! If I start reading a series and I want to read the rest so many times I've downloaded to my kindle! It's really naughty of me as i never used to kind trawling the shops for books!

    Jen x
    Bows Bangles & Bakes

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