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Thursday, 11 December 2014

A New Book | Blogmas Day Eleven

I was walking through TK Maxx looking for Christmas gifts and my eyes met this Barnes & Noble edition of A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories from across the room. I hadn't been having the best of days so I decided to buy this for myself as a 'you can totally own your to-do list even though it seems overwhelming right now' present.

We all have those days sometimes I think, and I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing to allow yourself to be a little sad for a few hours. A little cry, a beautiful new book, and a Ralphie cuddle later I was ready to plan how I was going to tackle my seemingly never-ending to-do list. My poetry essay is still no closer to being finished, but everything else is looking up. And I'm very grateful for that.

- xo

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  1. What a gorgeous edition! The binding is really beautiful :) xxx

  2. Aw Jennie, sorry to hear you've been feeling overwhelmed :( You're totally right though, sometimes a good cry and wallow is the best pick me up - get it all out of your system!

    That book is beautiful; I love TK Maxx for their bargains, I find some right gems in amongst the tat :D

    Zoe xoxo

    1. Me too, it's fun having a root through the shelves! xo

  3. sorry to hear you were having a bad day, sometimes life can be overwhelming and we all deserve a pick me up! This is a lovely edition xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  4. I got the complete works of Edgar Allen Poe B&N edition from my local TKMAXX two weeks ago they had tons of different books though and I wanted them all!

  5. ooo I love a new book !
    and this one just looks so pretty !!
    also TK Maxx is the bees knees. Happy Holidays!
    Betty x

    The Betty Stamp

  6. Such a beautiful book, I may need to take a trip to Tkmaxx this weekend! I hope you're ok now Jennie xx


  7. Gosh that book is stunning! I absolutely adore these kinds of covers they make them so special!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  8. That book looks lovely, I'm a sucker for beautiful covers and binding! Glad you're feeling better x

  9. The cover on that book is just amazing. Seriously - I can't blame you for picking that up, it would have been a crime to pass on it!

    The holidays can definitely be a really overwhelming time and it can be hard to stay grounded. I wish you the best of luck with everything you've got on the go!


  10. This is beautiful, I really like special additions like this. One day I dream of having all of the classics in gorgeous covers :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  11. Sorry to hear your feeling sad. *Internet hugs*

    The cover of that book is stunning, I love the Barnes & Noble covers.

  12. I have been meaning to read this book for so long, and what a gorgeous cover! I saw a beautiful set in TKMaxx of a range of Dickens books and kicking myself for not buying them!

    Louise x

  13. TKMaxx is the best when it comes to finding hidden gems! love the cover xx

  14. Oh what a beautiful edition! Red leather hardback are so nostalgic I think. You'll keep that baby forever

    Chambray & Curls

  15. That's a good cheery book for a bit of your gloomy days c:
    Enjoy Jen! Xx

  16. Oh this is the most perfect Christmas pick-me-up. Just look at that beautiful cover!

    It will be something you still have when you're old I imagine :)

    Fee x

  17. Beautiful edition and beautiful story. Good luck with Your poetry essay :)

  18. This edition is gorgeous! Now that I have a Kindle and not a lot of storage at home, I decided I'm only going to buy physical copies if they have beautiful binding and are hardcover like this one. I hope you're feeling better know. ^^

  19. THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE OH MY GOD. I will be dreaming about this for the next few days/weeks/months/years -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's


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