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Kate  Books, Britain and bedroom pop

making all instagram joyful with these fresh flowers from Shoreditch florist

“Still, Connell went home that night and read over some notes he had been making for a new story, and he felt the old beat of pleasure in his body, like watching a perfect goal, like the rustling movement of light through leaves, a phrase of music from the window of a passing car. Life offers up these moments of joy despite everything.” @faberbooks #andykatereads #SallyRooney

we’ve definitely packed up the sun until next spring summer #London

What we happen to read is sometimes tossed to us with such cosmic precision that we can only falter and flinch. Knowing that god I could have written this. And yet it was released through another reasoning, another pen. I have been feeling my words all throughout Sheila’s novel and is one feeling I’d like to leave unnamed.
“What I need is so small: to eradicate any sentimentality from my feelings and to look at what is. Today, I defined sentimental to myself as a feeling about the idea of a feeling: and it seemed to me that my inclinations towards motherhood had a lot to do with the idea of a feeling about motherhood.” #andykatereads #SheilaHeti

+1 gorgeous bookshop

“I don’t like proximity, she told him. But why he kept saying. What’s the source of that feeling. It wasn’t a feeling that had a source, except in the way the source of hay fever is flowers. It was just she kept sneezing, it was just that she needed seven hours weeks months years a day totally alone, trawling the bottom of the ocean, it’s why she spent so much time on the internet.” @picadorbooks #andykatereads

hurtling towards the end of summer i.e three months where kids gallivant around coastal towns with ice cream sticking to garments freshly washed by their mama and I fail once again to get a tan but It’s Great Being Pale

Antiques shopping in Margate, Kent

I’m a simple girl, I’m attracted to Rupert Brooke’s first editions and sweet elderly booksellers

Where the seagulls at!!!
#englishsummer #sunsoaked

Alas they’re moving to another venue so I haven’t had the chance to actually browse inside the shop. But, look, there’s a swan overlooking the window! #bookshopsofbritain

Ham on Rye

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