50 Shades of Green | Bookending Spring

I love sorting books by colour, so today’s Bookending Spring prompt is right up my street! I even had my bookshelves sorted by colour for a while, but ultimately sorting them by author & genre did feel more intuitive.

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My Favourite Reading Tropes | Bookending Spring

When we think ‘book tropes’, we often think boring or over done clichés that no one wants to see. But they can also be easy categories that help you find more books you like. Below are six of my favourite tropes.

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Saving The Pond By Reading Books! | #Pondathon Sign-Up & TBR

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

I’m finally getting round to sorting out the reading challenges & readathons I want to participate in this year! (Where is that Tidyathon when you need it, eh?) I’m staring with the Pondathon because it is most time sensitive.

This readathon is absolutely perfect for me, because:

  • It isn’t just one very intense weekend but a medium-intense month and a half. I would probably read a few books in this time anyway, so I feel much less pressured. (Also, I’m really bad at staying up late.)
  • You get to create your own cute character from some ready-made graphics. I LOVE cute graphics! Thank you The Quiet Pond, you’re the best!! ❤

Alrightly, let’s start with the more general explanations (you can skip ahead if you already know this) and then I’ll show you my character & tell you all about my TBR.

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A Wintery Poem by Robert Hayden | BE Winter Day 18

Today’s prompt for the Bookending Winter Event (click here for more info) is as follows:

Find a Winter-themed poem and explain what you like about it. The really brave among us may also write their own poems.

I chose this poem by Robert Hayden because it is an anecdote that really pulls my heartstrings and contains very vivid descriptions about what cold feels like. I’ll go more into detail below.

Those Winter Sundays

Sundays too my father got up early
and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

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The 10 Prettiest Books I Own | BE Winter Day 17

Today’s Bookending Winter prompt is “Decorate Your Christmas Tree: Take photographs and show off the prettiest books you own.” Honestly, if I had a massive Christmas tree and someone would invent a way to hang books in it without damaging them that would be absolutely perfect. For the moment, though, I have gone for more of a cosy-reading-nook kind of approach.

Here are the 10 prettiest books I own (in no particular order). Small warning: I’m going to ask you which one you like best at the end of this post.

You may not be able to tell from this picture, but the turquoise trees, birds and text are made from a shimmery foil which makes the cover super pretty. I also love this colour combination.

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Weasley Jumper Book Tag | BE Winter Day 16

You have been invited to spend Christmas at the Burrow! Knowing Mrs Weasley’s tradition of knitting everyone a jumper as a present, you have decided to gift each Weasley a book…

This tag is one of my prompts for Bookending Winter 2019. If you’d like to find out more about this event, click here.

The Rules:

  1. Refer back to this post & the person who nominated you.
  2. Choose a book for each member of the Weasley family. I’ve added descriptions below, but feel free to go by your own knowledge.
  3. Tag whatever amount of people you like.
  4. If this tag is part of your Bookending Winter posts, remember to add their logo.
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