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Mel  A book-loving family of 3 sharing #ourbookishadventures πŸ“š Peak District πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Find literary travel, book reviews & Insta thoughts on our blog

Today we visited one the most magical shops in the world @grimmandco . Not only is it an Aladdin's Cave of enchanted potions, hexes and elixirs - it's also a inspirational registered charity which encourages under-resourced children and young adults to develop their writing and creativity. The books in the Library of Forgotten Books are free for kids to take.
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We were more than happy to restock on charms for our downstairs loo and support this inspirational community project at the same time. It's an amazing place if you're looking for unique Christmas gifts. You can see snippets of the shop in our video and find extra links and pictures our blog #whpcommunity
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Music: Tiny People - https/icons8.com/music
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Trapped in a book-time continuum!
I'm playing catch-up here as I've landed a short transcription project just in time to make some Christmas pennies and it's taking up all my spare moments.
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I've been posting photos from our trip to @scarthinbooks on stories & IGTV throughout this week after spending almost half a day there on Sunday. This quirky bookstore really is a special place and I'm always thankful that it's survived this long. We hope to visit at least one more bookshop before Christmas - if not two. Which one do you think we should visit next?
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Last night we went to a bonfire party, one of the highlights of a British Autumn. Traditionally this is celebrated on the 5th November, the day when Guy Fawkes was arrested for treason in 1605, but the festivities can last for over a week. Fireworks, sparklers and warm coats are essential - as is a good book to curl up with and a cup of hot chocolate when you return home. Who's your favourite rebel - real or fictional? #whpseasonal
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#ad As soon as the mist descends in the woods and the days darken, I find myself drawn to fantasy - both on screen and on paper. There's nothing I enjoy more than getting completely lost in other worlds so when I saw that Kingdom of Ash, the final book in the Throne of Glass series by @therealsjmaas had been published, I knew I was ready to go on that epic journey.
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And what a trip it's been so far! I've nearly finished Crown of Midnight, the third book (there are eight in total), and am trying to slow down a little to enjoy the experience.Β  Although it's technically YA, it's at the upper end combining fast-moving plot with dark themes and the main character, assassin Celaena Sardothien has a compelling story.Β  I know that these won't be for everyone, but they're already a hit in our magic-loving family. Al's mum has asked to borrow all the books after devouring one of them in 24 hours (see stories) and my mum is lined up after her. I'd better get reading!
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Welcome to our house! 🏑
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I made this short video tour of our bookish home today as part of the #handmadefilmmaking course run by @xantheb . The light was pretty poor but the love is there. Enjoy! πŸ’™
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(The music is Sleepless in Gulustan - Icons8)
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Hi folks - I think I broke Instagram with my intended double upload so I've decided to post separately tonight. First this seasonal #shelfie to catch the last of the leaf colour. It's grim out there so I've needed the vibrancy today. #whpseasonal
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I've posted a video tour of our bookish home now - head over for a peep! 😍
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The temperature has dropped here so we're snuggling up under our duvets with a few good books. I'm not sure if Little M is too keen on the idea though!
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Happily, we've a hit jackpot with our #currentreads. Al is enjoying The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell, Little M is getting back into her Greatest Magical Stories and I'm loving Throne of Glass by @therealsjmaas πŸ‘Œ
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Tag: COZY 🀩 @james_trevino
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Little M has been very busy this Halloween. A few days ago she turned into a pumpkin then she became ensnared by a giant spider (see @onfrolic to view a scene from this terrifying tale) and now she's helping Mr Bones to assemble his spooky tbr pile πŸŽƒ She'll be ready for a big rest after she's finished trick or treating! Happy Halloween everyone!
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I found this strange fruit reading The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde on the patio this morning and quickly shooed it away. Weirdly I haven't seen Al or Little M since. Let me know if you spot them #whpdressup
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I've taken a short breather over the last fortnight to consider my goals and give my crew a break from the lens. As much as I love the buzz of making fun creative photos, it takes a lot of energy to put them together so this slow woodland phase has been really restorative for the whole family.
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This decision to slow down a little was partially inspired by the beautiful little life guide Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life by @bethkempton which deeply resonated with me. It's full of simple practical advice and quietly inspirational anecdotes. I think many of you would enjoy it & if you'd like to learn more I've posted on the blog.
*I've just discovered that Beth is hosting a giveaway on Instagram (totally coincidental btw - I bought this book myself & had no idea of the post until after sharing this).
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Now invigorated, we're working on a batch of new images (thanks to everyone who suggested ideas) which we hope to share with you soon. Wishing you balance x
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'Everything you can imagine is real.'
Pablo Picasso #whpmirrorimage
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I've been reading passages from Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock today. It's set in an ancient British wood where human minds have the ability to manifest mythical creatures. What would you create if you could bring a legend back to life?

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