Saturday, 1 December 2018

November Book Haul

As you can see by the picture below, I was actually really well behaved this month (well by my standards) and technically only bought three books, the other was from a subscription box. I fell down the rabbit hole of bullet journal videos on YouTube HARD in November so decided to pick up a couple of books to help me set up my own journal. Anyway, here are the book that I picked up!

lettering and modern calligraphy diary of a book seller bullet journal november 2018 book haul

  • The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell - I was in Foyles towards the end of the month and was sulking a bit about how no books have really stood out to me in store, and then I saw this book. The cover is what originally attracted my attention, it's really cute, but then I saw it was about a bookseller. I actually love books about book stores and this one is non-fiction. Shaun Bythell worked in Scotland's biggest second-hand bookshop and this is his accounts of the quirky customers and shenanigans he had to deal with. It's meant to be very funny and I can't wait to crack on with it as I'm hoping it's similar to This is Going To Hurt, Diary of a Junior Doctor (review here) just with books.
  • States of Passion by Nihad Sirees - This is the book I received in November's Reading in Heels box. It's translated from Arabic and all about family secrets. It sounds very interesting and I love a translated text! Check out my Reading in Heels unboxing post to find out more! 
  • The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll - As I mentioned I became obsessed with bullet journals this month, despite not having one started yet.... Ryder Carroll is actually the creator of the bullet journal method so I thought it would be useful to pick up his book to do a bit of research on how to best use bullet journals to maximise productivity.
  • A Beginners Guide to Lettering and Modern Calligraphy - Another bullet journal influenced purchase. If you have ever watched bullet journal videos on YouTube or searched them on pinterest you would've seen all the gorgeous and creative spreads. Well obviously I want to be able to make my journal super pretty too so I picked up this book. It has three different fonts in it with explanations behind them all and plenty of practise space. It also breaks down how to combine different fonts for different effects. It's pretty light on content, but it was only £6 on Amazon and there are lots of space to practise and fonts to copy so I think it's pretty good for the price.
So that is November! Is anyone else into bullet journals? I would love to hear your tips and tricks or any channels / blogs you would recommend, I've been bingeing AmandaRachLee!


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16 comments

  1. Can't wait to hear what you think of The Diary of a Bookseller. I also toyed with the idea of setting up a bullet journal after watching TONS of videos by Amanda Rach Lee. She's amazing! I hope you share yours with us :)

    Daniella x

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  2. I was reasonably good this month as well! :) At least when it comes to books. I did splurge on a new pair of bose headphones though...lol!

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  3. Rabbit holes on YouTube are my weakness, I even fell I one about queen bees, goodness knows how that happened xx

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  4. Diary of a Bookseller sounds really interesting. That Calligraphy book sounds like a perfect Christmas gift for my creative teen as well! :)

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  5. So many books to read. I am looking for some to gift this Christmas so may have to check these out xx

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  6. I would absolutely love to read the calligraphy book, as I'm also trying to learn! It's such a hard skill to grasp though :)

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  7. Cute little book haul! I would actually love to get into bullet journalling for next year.

    Everyone just seems so organised with them and thats what my life needs haha.

    Shona Marie xo

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  8. The bullet journal and calligraphy books seems fun!

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  9. Ooh! I keep wanting to try a bullet journal but never really got very far. Learning from the expert how it is done definitely seems like the way to go. This is a great haul - hope they are all good!

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  10. Love to read and always looking for new book suggestions. Really intrigued by The Diary of a Bookseller and have added it to my reading list. The calligraphy book seems great too, always fancied trying calligraphy.

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  11. What an interesting selection of books. The Diary of a Bookseller definitely sounds like my sort of read.

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  12. I'm loving the sound of The Diary of Bookseller, sounds like a great read, there's always so many stories you can tell when you work in a customer based job!

    Chloe xx
    www.chloechats.com

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  13. I must have a look at the Bullet Journal Method as I've heard all about it. I write a lot of lists at the moment. do you feel it would benefit me?

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  14. I’ve always wanted to start a bullet journal but had no idea on where to even begin so for me the method book would be very interesting and helpful as a guide.

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  15. Oh I wold love to Bullet Journal one - I have one I started a couple of years ago and I love it. Kaz

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  16. I'm looking for some new books to read. I will take a look at these. Thanks

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