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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Newsletter #1 • Tiny Teeth, Avocado + Stacks of Books.

Personal email newsletters are my new favourite thing. I think I must be subscribed to at least ten and the promise of a few real gems amongst all the spam, that I keep unsubscribing to but still keeps on coming in droves, is enough to make sure I keep on top of my inbox. I've been toying with the idea of starting my own, but you definitely don't need my nonsense clogging up your inbox and so once a month or so I'll just clog up your subscriptions instead. No but seriously, it's just an occasional newsletter in blog post form; snippets here and there, things I like, you know the drill.

It's a beautiful Sunday. The sun is shining. I just had some avocado toast (I know, who do I even think I am? It's a step up from my usual bowl of loopy bees that's for sure!) and Antony & The Johnsons are playing in the background. There's no photographic evidence of aforementioned avocado toast because you'd better believe I snaffled that all up before I could even say avocado. 

Beatrix has a thing for book spines and they definitely were not safe from those tiny teeth where they were. Losing the bottom shelves on my bookcases means there are now little piles of books everywhere. And I can't lie, I'm kind of loving it.

F R O M  A R O U N D  T H E  W E B .

B O O K S . 

Currently reading.
Quicksand by Steve Toltz

Probably going to have to buy very soon.
The Lonely City by Olivia Laing
We Don't Know What We're Doing Thomas Morris
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Treats by Lara Williams
When We Were Alive by C.J Fisher 

Lots more bookish goodness over on my book blog

B L O G S . 

P O D C A S T S .
  • Song Exploder
  • Undisclosed
  • Sword & Scale Ep. 61

S O N G S . 
When We Were Young
Mr. Brightside
Future People


If you're subscribed to any incredible newsletters that you think I should know about, please let me know. The more the merrier in my inbox, I say!

Jennie May


  1. I loved this post, Beatrix is the cutest. How did I not know you have a book blog, followed! =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  2. Aww your bunny is the best <3 Bless her and her book obsession.

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  3. I am thinking of making my own newsletter too - they are addictive and fun and a nice Sunday read. I love Here too! And your bunny is adorable!

    1. They're fun to put together too, you definitely should!

  4. I love pictures of other people's bookcases- I could stare at them all day! :)

  5. Your bookcase is giving me serious biblio-envy! Beatrix is so so sweet, excellent name too! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

  6. Last summer I really got into newsletters, but once the school year started, I just haven't been able to read them. Keeping up with podcasts is a lot more manageable for me. I really do appreciate this "newsletter" in blog format! When I have my own place, I'm definitely going to have a bookcase wall! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  7. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post Jennie! I really love the way you write so seeing one of your posts pop up on the blogger dashboard always fills me with joy :-) What a gorgeous little bun Beatrix is. I'm definitely going to refer back to this post when I'm need of something new to read or listen to!

    1. Aww gosh, thank you - such a wonderful thing to hear! <3

  8. I love that your bunny is called Beatrix! Thanks for the new book suggestions too - I've just finished my last one!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

  9. Your bunny is so sweet and I love the name Beatrix! Love photos of bookshelves - you have so many ones I've never read before - I always love suggestions!

    xx, Caitlin

  10. I love this! I desparately want to get a bunny, but am not allowed one where I live. Wonderful post xx

  11. What a lovely idea, I love it. :) Looking forward to the next one!

  12. nice books suggestions... and lovely bunny photos: TOP! ;)

  13. Saving that post for all the book recommendations! I had no idea those newsletters even existed, a whole new world!

  14. Beatrix is so adorable. I love naughty bunnies! Her colouring is seriously gorgeous. I've been having a lot of pet withdrawal symptoms recently so I'm jealous of your new animal friend. Thank you for all the lovely links too! I love the piece on when you feel like you're falling behind in life. This phrase particularly "You don't need more motivation or inspiration to create the life you want. You need less shame around the idea you're not doing your best." Productivity and business are so over valued, especially if you spend a lot fo time on the internet and social media. Like, does being that busy make you happy? I also LOVED the ted talk and interview with Sarah Kay - I haven't come across her before and her poetry is beautiful.

    Jessthetics xx

    1. She definitely has a brilliant personality. I totally agree - I've been reading a lot of 'advice' lists recently and all they did was make me feel as though I wasn't doing enough of anything. And that may be the case, but if what I'm producing isn't making me happy then I would totally prefer to have some downtime instead. Sarah is brilliant, I'm so pleased to have been able to introduce you to her!

  15. Though I love all your posts, I think this is the best one yet! and I'm intrigued by the book "Treats" so I might have to buy that soon too haha


    1. Aww thank you so much, that's so lovely to hear. And yes, I think Treats might be something you'd really enjoy, I've been hearing a lot of great things!

  16. So I've just seen that you included me here, thank you!!! xx

    Fox Socks


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