It’s been quite a while since me and Sophie went out on a day trip together, and even longer since we went out specifically to buy books together. We’ve always said that Christmas is the perfect excuse to spend time with each other and do the things we’ve wanted to do for a while. So i took Sophie to one of my favourite book shops.
A few weeks ago now i took another trip to London. I absolutely love the city and being from Manchester myself, it’s not too much different. Just a whole lot bigger. I wrote a post about my time at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour (again) that you can read HERE if you want to know what else i got up to while in the capital. However, i also wanted to talk about my favourite thing to do in London. Book shop!
Have you got your copy of Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children yet for our read-along? Well you’re running out of time very quickly! It is now only ONE DAY until it starts!
I first found the Literary Emporium when Carrie Fletcher posted on Instagram about some of their amazing pieces. Ever since I’ve been hooked on their bookish items and keep regularly checking their website for updates. It’s a constant struggle being a student with little money because it means that I can’t buy all the lovely items that I really want. But receiving them after waiting is so satisfying! The Literary Emporium is definitely one of my favourite online shops, they make me want to dress head to toe in books (I’m not entirely sure that’s socially acceptable sadly!)
There are so many ideas of what comic book readers are like plastered all over the media from TV shows such as the Big Bang Theory, so many stereotypes about being a ‘geek’ or to use the American term ‘nerd.’ But what really is a ‘comic book geek?’ Do we have a right to label a group of people based on their interested of a comic book in the 21st century? Continue reading
I’m going to take a post out of talking about books to talk about bookshops!
As a resident of the North, I rarely get chance to travel south down to London and look around – it’s usually a pass through, on to another train to a convention. But this last few days I’ve had chance to wander the (expensive) streets, and my first stop was Foyles at Charing Cross. I’d never been to Foyles and had heard numerous stories that made it sound like absolute words-on-a-page heaven. So as soon as I arrived in London I marched my family the whole thirty minute walk to find this wondrous store. Continue reading