Hello everybody, and welcome to my second Sleepy Sunday post! (Now that there are two, this must officially count as a series…)
We all have those days when everything seems to go wrong, or the weight of the world seems just a bit much. For times like those, here are a few book-related comforts to help carry you to a better day.
1. A trinket or two
If you can’t visit Hogwarts, at least you can make your room smell like it! If you have a little money to spare, there are lots of shops on Etsy where you can find scented candles inspired by books. Whether you want your room to smell like a bookshop, or are looking for a character-inspired scent, you’re bound to find something you like.
This is one of the candles I bought from Etsy (from a shop called Geeky Candles Co) and it smells of rain. As you can see, I’ve gotten some good use out of it!
If you don’t like candles, Etsy also has a whole range of shops selling book-related items, including bookmarks, pins and stationary. I know shopping doesn’t necessarily solve any problems, but it’s not all bad as a temporary comfort. Plus, you’ll be supporting independent creators along the way. Read More
This week’s photo challenge is ‘layered‘. Whilst searching through my old photos, this one, of a bridge in Paris, caught my eye.
The Pont des Arts used to be centre of a tradition where couples fastened ‘love locks’ on the railings of the bridge and threw the key in the Seine. But apparently, this practice became illegal in 2015 when nearly a million locks, weighing a total of 45 tonnes, were removed from the bridge (BBC).
Even though the locks are now gone, I wonder how many of the couples are still together?
“Here, you and me, 29.04.13”
To me, the locks in the photo not only form physical layers, but each lock — clinging onto its little bit of the space — also has a story behind it. There are layers there, too.
Let me know if you have any thoughts on the subject! Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you again soon.
Harry Potter is one of the most underrated characters in his own series.
I have never heard anyone say that Harry is their favourite, and a quick Google search of ‘Harry Potter is a bad character’ (or something similar) shows no shortage of people who think he’s the worst. While I must admit that he isn’t my favourite (Ron has that spot reserved — another underrated character I might rant about sometime), here are five reasons Harry is a great character, inspired largely by the unjustified hate he gets from others. Warning: spoilers ahead.