Bookish Wonders #5 – Edible Book Treats

Today’s Bookish Wonders post is all about edible book related fun 🙂

I have always known that for those of us that are self confessed Book Worms, we have no shame in investing our lives in it.Us unfortunatly we cannot live off books along, we need to invest our passion in everything we do. Hence you will see my previous posts on how to store your books, so you can look at them even when you are not reading them, and even book jewellry so everyone can know your a book worm 🙂
Now I have been introduced to the world of Book related food. It was this picture that popped up on Facbook of some delicious looking Cake Toppers that stormed my world and since book related food can be found where ever I look!!
Book Toppers by Victoria’s Kitchen

Harry Potter sparked of a revolution in more than just getting children to read. She introduced a wealth of possible mechanising opportunities. Now the films have drawn to a close… you can now reminisce by eating the sweets we have heard about in both the book and the movie.
Edible books…. via Pinterest.

Green Eggs and Ham Party Food… via Pinterest.

This one is slightly more creative… In the Hunger Games book, whilst in the arena Katnis and Peeta eat bread spread with goats cheese topped with apple slices as an offering from the crowds. The goats cheese was significant to Katniss as it reminded her of Prim’s goat. However this is a cake!! Slices of cake topped with goats cheese frosting and apple slices! How cool.. well I thought so. You can see some other super creative Hunger games food over on Confessions of  a Cookbook Queen.
And to finish the slightly more predictable, but still awesome, book shaped cake… via Pinterest.
Seen, or made any of your own book themed food? Please send me the link or a photo and I will add it on here to share with the world 🙂 
Thanks for reading,
Love Rie x

Bookish Wonders #4 – Creative Bookmarks

Gone are the days when I used to hold places in a book by train tickets, receipts or God forbid a folded corner. Book marks are not only useful, but super stylish! This Bookish Wonders post is all about, yup you got it, book marks:

These hand made photo bookmarks are a great little present for a loved one!
I adore these colourful paperclip ones. 
I love a second hand book, and the history that goes with it. And although it kills me to see one carved up to make a book mark, I have to admit these are really cool!
Recycling is cool, and stylish! There are loads of different design ideas of these on Pinterest, and I had never thought that paint cards could be so useful after you have made the choice of the colour for your walls!
Again the recycling ethic here is super cool. Lollipop Avengers bookmarks, what is not to love?
Button me up 🙂
I bet this would look great sticking out of the top of Fifty Shades of Grey or similar over hyper erotic novels!
One for your crime dramas!
I just want this one to sit in a book on my bookshelf. Seeing Morphs face peeking at me over the top of a book is bound to make me smile everytime!
These ‘melting’ bookmarks are hand made so each on is unique. How cool!
Forget book marks, why not just hang them on the wall over your bed? Not that portable though….
Book mark design feature! 
This one is techy cool! To turn the light off all you need to do is to place an open book on the shelf above it! The light will turn on automatically when you next remove the book. Want one!
These ones are for the iPhone users that can’t bear to use anything  that is not an app! App paperclip bookmarks.
Save your bookmark.
These little bunny and bear stick bookmarks are super cute for adults and children alike.
What about a metal bird bookmark clip?
But my personal favourite, the puppy book stand and book mark. You may awww!
I found all these little beauties online, and you find out how to make or purchase all of these via by Pinterest board.

Know of anymore, include the link or in the comments to we can all enjoy them.

Thanks for reading,

Love Rie x

Bookish Wonders #3 – Creative Book Storage

Post #3 in my bookish wonders series is all about book shelves. Ever since I have been on Pinterest I have fallen in love with some truly amazing ways to display books! Here is just some of the ones I have found.

Staircase book shelf… or a books shelf staircase?
Door book case, the classic hidden door re-invented!
Or why not a whole wall book case?
Another book case staircase, super cute!
You would have to make a matching stool to reach these books!
Somewhere to rest your cuppa whilst reading. 
A fab little reading chair.

Tree bookcase, great for children’s bedrooms.
For when the books just no longer fit in doors!

Or when the outside has to come in!
If all else fails just make them float on the walls!
In the comments I would love to see any book shelves you have seen that you love, or even better how you creatively store your books!
Thanks for reading,
Love Rie x

Bookish Wonders #2 – Book Nerd Accessories

This second post in my Bookish Wonders series is all about book nerd jewellery. After finding a picture of the Library Necklace on the Book Riot website I fell in love. But after a feverish hunt of the interweb I was left heart broken. At $340 (£215) these are well out of my price range. But fear not I have found some super cute and a lot more affordable bookish jewellery for you to browse!
I have officially fallen in love Library Necklace. Can I borrow $340 off someone please?!
Antique Bookshelf Necklace by Coryographies (Made to Order)
These mini bookshelves are made to order and super cute! And at on £25 a pop I think they are a bargain!
Three book necklace, decorative leather journals on silver coloured chain.
I found these little beauties on Etsy for just £12.50! This Three Book Necklace is adorable.
Dangle earrings, red/brown leather books
Of all the jewellery I have found, I think these have to be my favourite! These Book Earrings are right up my street – LOVE! And at only £8.37 I think you can expect to see me modelling a pair of these very soon. 
Mini Leather Journal Necklace with Skeleton Key - Mini Book Pendant
Fully functional Mini Leather Journal Necklace OMG! And only £15.82?!?! How do these people make a profit?
This little home made Hunger Games Necklace from Australia and so cute. But with only 6 left on this ebay store and only £14.07 I fear that these may sell out very soon.
These Harry Potter Book Necklaces are from a seller on ebay and I think  they are perfect for a HP Nerd like me!
Even better they are only £3 each or £21 for the full set!

I have no idea what the quality of these Twilight Book Necklaces is but at £3.50 each I think they are so cool.
Maybe a little too much tho!

So what do you think? Is book jewellery a super cute fashion accessory for a book worm? Or a little to much like a book fetish?!

Thanks for reading, 
Love Rie x

Bookish Wonders #1 – Reading Environments

Bookish Wonders is a new series of posts I am going to be writing about books funny enough. As a little break from reviews I want to talk to you guys about the different things we love about books, for their cover art, how they make us think, feel or even change how we see the world. 

My first Bookish Wonder is all about where you read a book, and if a perfect sunny afternoon reading makes a better book than a wet weekend.

One glorious morning, my best friend and I sat on The Hoe in Plymouth, which is a beautiful grassy field which over looks the sea with the rest of town behind you, and set to reading our Kindles laid out on a blanket. At the time I was reading ‘Hunt for the Phoenix’ by the Byfords, and gave it a glowing review. I loved the books twists and turns and fantastic story telling, and although it had its faults I gave it full marks. But how was where I read this book and the memories I had attached to it affected my perception?

Keri Arthur, on the other hand, and the first book in her Dark Angel series: Darkness Unbound is the hardest review I have ever given a book. I read it in late January, as a relief from a pile of uni work and a truly stressed student budget after Christmas. I read it in my dull university bedroom, on my own at night, after night, until I finished it. Nothing remarkable. Nothing new. And very little done well. Yet if I had read this book on The Hoe, in Plymouth on a beautiful day would I have felt differently?

I think what is most important is where the book takes you. The best books you will read will transport you from where you lay, sit or stand and into their world. Books that when the house falls down around you, you fail to notice. This book for me has to be a book by Kelley Armstrong, that I haven’t actually reviewed – Broken. I didn’t stop until I finished this familiar yet surprisingly new book around my (still) favourite fictional couple, Clay & Elena. I have found it so difficult to review these books as so much in a series can be spoilers for the earlier books. However I think even without the other books in the series this stands out to be one of those reads that made me feel scared when they were scared, happy when they were happy, and ‘fun’ when they where having fun ;)! Sat here now, I cannot remember where I read it – in my opinion a sign of a truly fantastic book.

I want to know where did you read your favourite book? Do you remember? Do you think where you read a book matters?

Thanks for reading,

Love Rie x

Bookish Wonders #extra – Books That Make You Cry.

Anyone who knows me will know I am a rather emotional person. It is ommon to sometimes see people crying in a cinema after a sad movie has finished, but how many people will admit to crying over a book?

I will hold up my hand. Whilst reading in bed two nights ago I was in floods of tears over a particularly emotional part in The Host by Stephanie Meyer. Don’t worry – I will NOT give away any spoilers about this one as I want to do a review!
So here are the books that have made me cry. Some have also been recommended as tear jerker’s that I have not yet read so get your self a tissue – and lets get sobbing. To help rate these emotional books I have given them a Sob Scale, with 1 = a single tear to 5 = full out sobbing!

Dobby the House Elf may you R.I.P 
  •  As mentioned above – The Host by Stephenie Meyer
    Emotionally written and heart wrenching.  3/5
  •  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (SPOILER ALERT)
    There are a number of sob worthy scenes within this book, but the only thing that made me cry more than Mrs. Weasley screaming at Beatrix Potter “Not my daughter, you bitch” was the death of Dobby the house elf and his burial (just thinking of this leaves me fighting not to make a fool of myself in a public place while typing this!) 5/5

  •  Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    I read this book for GCSE English Literature, I cried in class while reading it. I cried again whilst revising it for the exam, possibly more than the first time. The absence of the emotion in the book probably making me more emotional!! 4/5
  • Marley and Me by John Grogan
    Still the only book that has made my Mum cry 4/5

  •  My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    Written to make you cry, which is something that has received mixed reviews. This is not a book I have read, and something I don’t think I ever will. But on the sob scale it is meant to be a 4/5
  •  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    I am ashamed to say that I have never finished this book. After a shocking scene in the opening chapters I never really could apply myself to it. And it left me in angry and shocked tears. 3/5
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
    Finally, a book that some people said made them cry and I didn’t! This book is my least favourite of the Twilight series however and I don’t think I would want to re-read it! 1/5
In the comments below let me know what books have made you cry and why.
Thanks for reading,
Love (emotional) Rie x

Bookish Wonders #extra: My Top 10 Books I Want To Read, But Never Quite Got Round To!

Rather than the next ten books I am going to read, this post is about some classic titles and more contemporary supernatural fiction that I have heard a lot about, but has never made it to the top of my reading pile.

They do vary quite a lot, but are all on the list because they have been recommended to me at school, in college or from friends on and offline.

Listen what I have to say about them here:

  1. Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  2. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien [reading now!]
  3. 1984 by George Orwell
  4. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  5.  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [free to download on Kindle]
  7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (3 book series) [also available for single book download here]
    [First book read]

  8. Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith (10 book series) [also available for single book download here]
  9.  House of the Night Series (first six) by L.C.CastKristian Cast (10 book series) [also available for single book download here]
  10. The Host by Stephanie Meyer [read]
Please comment below and let me know what you have heard a lot about and is on your reading list.
Is there something I need to add to my reading list? Let me know in the comments.
Thank you for reading & watching,
Love Rie x