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Friday, 6 March 2015

Five Things & Five Blogs I Love | 2015 Edition #8


World Book Day.
Yesterday was the best excuse to buy new books and I'm very much looking forward to a few parcels arriving next week, lighting a candle and forgetting about the world for a little while each evening. 

The Casual Vacancy.
I loved the book when I read it a few years ago, it was one of the first novels to make me ball my eyes out at the end, and I really liked the BBC adaptation. The ending was a little different but it still absolutely broke my heart. 

Solomon Grey
They produced the perfect soundtrack to The Casual Vacancy and I've been listening to their tracks a lot on Spotify over the past few weeks.

Corpus Christi: Stories by Bret Anthony Johnston
A cracking short story collection that I really recommend! It's a roller-coaster of emotion, that's for sure! 

Plants.
In the past I haven't had the best track record when it comes to keeping house plants alive, but I'm determined to change that. Perhaps it's the anticipation of spring, but the desire to fill my home with plants has well & truly taken hold and I love how homely they make a room feel.


Capital Tee
The Last Souvenir
Through the Thicket
foolishoats
Fashion Roulette 

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Happy Friday!
Do you have any exciting weekend plans?

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26 comments:

  1. I still need to watch The Casual Vacancy! Soon! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the adaption :) xxx

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    1. Was different but captured the story well I think <3 x

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  2. Hm I'm still not sure how I feel about the BBC adaptation of The Casual Vacancy! I enjoyed it but obviously the relationships between the characters and insights into their minds was simplified quite a bit to fit everything in. At least the ending was a tiny bit less bleak than the book.

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    1. Was definitely a lot to fit into 3 hours, but I'm also glad they didn't drag it out into an 8 part series or something!

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  3. Ah I did enjoy the Casual Vacancy, I'm pleased they modified it slightly! It did feel a bit rushed compared to the book but I guess with just 3 hours to fit everything in it had to be :) Good luck with keeping plants alive... I am rubbish at it and can just about keep my little cactus alive! xx

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    1. Yeah, with so much to fit into 3 hours I think they did a good job :) xx

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  4. Love the new header Jennie! I still haven't managed to finish the Casual Vacancy- having lost my dad to a heart attack unexpectedly, it hit home and brought back too many painful memories to get through it, which I am sad about because it was very well written. I'm hoping in a few years I'll be able to return to it though. I keep seeing everyone love the adaptation :)
    xxx
    Chambray & Curls

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    1. Thank you lovely lady, fancied a bit of a change! Ahh yes, sometimes novels can hit a little too close to home, with a little time you can always pick it up again in the future <3

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  5. Aww gorgeous header Jennie, so very pretty! Reading a good book, lighting candles and forgetting about the world sounds like a wonderful way to spend a cosy evening. And I can't wait to hear about what plants you fill your home with, Spring is definitely in bloom ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. Thank you sweet! I hope you're doing well! xo

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  6. Great lovely idea for a blogpost! I love the blogs you put in the sunshine! :) I am very, very curious about the books you are going to recieve; you are so right about forgetting the world in a book!

    WritingMonique

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  7. I love these posts of yours, I always end up following at least one of the the blogs you recommend! I loved world book day too, I dressed up as Katniss Everdeen for school, the joys of teaching haha!

    Sophia :) xxx

    Small and Happy lifestyle blog

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    1. Ahh that's amazing - good choice! xx

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  8. I've not read any of the book you've mentioned but I really want to read the Casual Vacancy.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  9. I'm terrible at keeping plants alive - mainly because I usually just forget about them! They do make a room seem so much more homely though :)

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    1. Me too, I'm trying to be better this year! xo

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  10. I need some plants in my home, I feel like we need some greenery! Off to check out your blog recommendations now!

    Stephanie xxxx
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/hope-freedom-love-3436251

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  11. Ahhh Jennie - thank you so much for mentioning my little blog on here. I have so much respect and admiration for you as a blogger and an individual and it truly made my day. Maybe I'm a huge sap but it's true. Thank you!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend! Also I'm not sure if I missed a post about it, but I love the new header.

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

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    1. You're so welcome, I love your space and YOU!!

      Fancied a bit of a change header wise, thank you! <3 xx

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  12. Thanks heaps for the mention love, I also really enjoy your blog.
    xx

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  13. I remember absolutely loving World Book Day when I was younger. It was the best day of the year even though my costumes were usually pretty rubbish!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. My costumes weren't the best either, but I always had so much fun! x

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