Sunday, 28 February 2016

everyday post| My Little Place in London

My window sill where I always keep fresh flowers...
Hi guys,
today I would like to share some photos of my room in London with you. It's not perfect and I don't plan to stay here for ever. I've actually started to look for something new but still I would like to show you how my place here looks like. I couldn't bring some big changes into this room for I am just renting it but I arranged it with my books and flowers and other things I like. And eventually it doesn't look as bad as it did at the beginning. I am living here for four months now, and although I can't wait to find my own flat, this was the place where everything has started...

A beautiful snow globe my daddy bought for me this past Christmas...
Well, yes, I am a huge fan of romantic comedies...
This vanilla and coconut candle smells so good. I burn it almost every evening because I am quite obsessed...
My favourite nail polish. Love that colour. Also, lasts long...
My Burberry and other girly stuff...
Some of my daily jewelry...
Some of my mugs which I like to collect as well as books...
Some of my magazines from which I like to draw an inspiration...
My little table beside my bed where I always make a cup of tea (and store my cookies)...
When in bed...
My lovely Bambi slippers. Aren't they cute?
On my nightstand...

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Beautifully Written #14

"When I'm really into a novel, I'm seeing the world differently during that time - not just for the hour or so in the day when I get to read. I'm actually walking around in a bit of haze, spellbound by the book and looking at everything through a different prism."

(Colin Firth)

Friday, 26 February 2016

#FridayReads

Happy Friday,
so this weekend I am going to read Villette by Charlotte Brontë. You know how much I love Jane Eyre. She is my greatest inspiration and I remember her almost every day. However, the strange thing is that even though I admire and adore writing style of Charlotte Brontë, I have never picked up any other book by her. But last Saturday I found this beautiful new edition of Villette while browsing through one bookshop and I just couldn't resist to buy it. So now I have my own copy and I can start to read... Tell me what are you currently reading?

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The Choice

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Vision
Publishing date: 2007
Pages: 317

"Stories are as unique as the people who tell them,
and the best stories are in which the ending is a surprise."

I feel like I has been singing an ode for Nicholas Sparks's books countless times on this blog. And yet I still have a lot to say. Because he is one of my favourite authors and he wrote my favourite book of all time which is A Walk to Remember as you probably know. And besides I haven't written book reviews about all of his books which I really would like to do at some point.

One thing that I enjoy about novels by Nicholas Sparks probably the most is that they seem so familiar to me when I start to read them. I mean, his stories are always somehow unique and new even though they deal with the same things about love, family and life, but there is also something about them that makes them so close to my heart. Whenever I feel desperate or beside myself I just go to find my inner harmony into the stories of his. And it always helps.

"Staring at the stars was like staring backward in time, since some stars are so far away that their light takes millions of years just to reach us. That we see stars not as they look now, but as they were when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The whole concept just struck me as… amazing somehow."

I have managed to read The Choice before its movie which was really great for everything in that book was surprise to me. I usually read books by Nicholas Sparks after watching their movies so this one was very nice exception. I think that this particular book by Sparks is very well written and has especially splendid atmosphere in it. And I would say that it could be great choice if you're going to read your first book by him. Definitely check it out, you're gonna love it.

Nicholas Sparks is really number one as a writer of romance. His novels are never ever cheesy even in their most intimate moments. His stories are moving and touching and always decent. And that's what I really admire about them. I think that books by Sparks are the proof that less can be more. He knows what to reveal and when to let his readers imagine. But what I found quite unusual and especially adoredorable about The Choice was that Nicholas Sparks has used much more dialogues between the main character than he normally has. And it was so enjoyable and lovely.

Ratings: 5/5

Monday, 22 February 2016

My Favourite Bookshops In London #1


Hello lovely people,
today I am here with a new project which is dedicated to sharing my favourite London's bookshops with you. I remember that when I was going to London for the very first time, I spent a lot of time looking for bookish places to visit all over the internet. And to tell the truth, it wasn't really easy to draw some inspiration in this particular area. Consequently, I've decided to go ahead and prepare posts about my favourite bookshops in London. I would like to take it a bit more personally and share my views, photos and tips with you. I am going to show you places where you can get the most beautiful classic editions, places to go for coffee and something to eat, places where you can find second hand books in a very good quality, and places where the bookish atmosphere is the most thrilling. I hope you guys will find it interesting and inspirational, and hopefully my little guides will help you to find some precious books or some other people that enjoy reading as well...


"I am just a girl,
standing in front of a boy asking him to love her."
~Ana Scott

Alright, so today I would like to write about an iconic bookshop in Notting Hill. If you're planning to visit London for the very first time, you definitely must to come over because this bookshop retains its unique atmosphere even in these days and can charge your body and soul with new energy and inspiration. I love this place. I really do. You know, London is very bustling, hectic and stressful city and sometimes it is so difficult to find some place where you could just slow down and find your thoughts again. Every so often I even forget that I actually live in a city where my favourite films take place. It is very easy due to my every day life. So for reminding myself that exciting fact that I can walk on the concrete where Hugh Grant and Julie Roberts were walking, I always travel by Central Line to Notting Hill Gate and take a walk through Portobello Road from which I turn left on Blenheim Crescent where The Notting Hill Bookshop is. And there I just stroll between the bookshelves and indulge my time among books...

13 Blenheim Crescent
London W11 2EE

Saturday, 20 February 2016

How To Be Single

Author: Liz Tuccillo
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 2008
Pages: 407

"Even though I think it might be extreme to quit your job to start dating, I don't think you can ever just sit back and let love just find you. Love isn't that clever. Love isn't actually all that concerned about you. I think love is out there finding people whose lights are burning so brightly that you could actually see them from the space shuttle."

An advert of the How To Be Single movie on red busses has been passing me all over the London for more than a month, and since I am single for, well, a few years now, I've surely become interested. Because even though every single person proudly declares she or he is very happy single, the truth is very different most of the time. Believe me, I really do know what I am talking about. Although I wish I would not.

Actually, I wasn't expecting anything special and I only bought this book because of the fact that the author of it partly wrote He's Just Not That Into You, which is an absolutely hilarious book and movie. Definitely check it out if you haven't already. Because it's really awesome and it always make me laugh out loud even though the matter of dating is very pathetic sometimes. But that's the life so what else than laughing can you do?

Nevertheless, it surprised me how great this book was. Liz Tuccillo really does know what single women go through. She understands them and can describe their feelings very precisely. I was stuck with this book in my bed in the late night when I was supposed to be asleep and I couldn't put it down. It was like everything Liz Tuccillo said I felt equally. She didn't really pussyfoot around but was very frank about everything which I truly liked.

But what I loved the best about this book was that Liz Tuccillo made it funny. She definitely took the matter of being single seriously but still she would make fun of it in the right parts and I found it engaging.  How To Be Single undoubtedly is the best chick-lit novel I've read since Bridget Jones's Diary. And I'm telling you you're gonna love this book, too.

Ratings: 5/5

Friday, 19 February 2016

#FridayReads

Happy Friday to everyone,
so for this weekend I've picked up a book I'm very excited for. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks which has been converted into a movie I'd like to watch pretty soon. You guys know how much I adore Nicholas Sparks's novels, and since I'm in a mood for a Spring, I think this book's gonna be the best companion for these days... What are you currently reading?

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

everyday post| Love Comes Softly

I was thinking recently and I've come to conclusion that the longest and endless relationship I've ever had was with books. Literally. According to the Chinese horoscope I am the Monkey. And I have to admit I am a bit inconstant when it comes to my hobbies. They've changed a lot throughout ages but books were always here with me. To tell the truth, I don't really know what I would do without them. They taught me practically everything I know and they saved me when I didn't know what to do with my life. They always make me feel good when I am not very well, they help me to understand people and they are my everyday companion. They make my life so much more exciting and richer. They are my biggest inspiration and pleasure. I am really proud of the things I've done thanks to them. And since the date of the third anniversary of this blog is approaching, I would like to celebrate books and everything they've brought to my life. And of course, I would like to thank to you as well, because you're the best readers I could ever wish for and I owe you so much for your support...