- Animal themed luggage
- Curtains that let the light in
- A really good pair of tweezers
- Remote controls
See the whole list here
The eternal struggle between what we want and what we need, aye?
Dear Roullier White,
Thank you for being a UK stockist of all those crazy Demeter perfumes. Where else could I buy a fragrance that makes me smell like rain? & you saved me so much money in shipping from the US! You’re the best.
Thank you for being one of my favourite people to spend time with. Your enthusiasm and grace will be missed now you’ve moved to London (*sob*) but I’m excited to have a new penpal and a new part of that beautiful to city to visit. Cardiff’s loss is London’s gain – knock ’em dead, kid.
This post is an update on my 30 for 30 goal: Read 30 Books I’ve Been Meaning To Read. So far I’ve read 5 out of 30.
Date Read: 29th June 2013
Rating: 3 stars
Mini synopsis: Bossy girl with terminal cancer wants her reluctant friend to take over her life once she’s gone.
Read it because: Pamela Ribon is a talented, funny writer. I personally couldn’t get along with the main character, but a lot of people like this one so I’d suggest giving it a chance.
Date Read: 6th July 2013
Rating: 2 stars
Mini synopsis: The stigma of down syndrome causes a secret family rift.
Don’t read it because: it’s really not worth it. The premise is there but the writing is clunky at best, it’s about 50 pages too long and I really couldn’t bring myself to care about any of the selfish, maudlin, boring characters.
Date Read: 24th July 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Mini synopsis: Greek hermaphrodite tells his story; intriguing, interesting and heartbreaking all in one.
Read it because: Amy loves it – more than a good enough reason I think.
Date Read: 25th July 2013
Rating: 5 stars
Mini synopsis: If Stephen King had written The Time Traveler’s Wife this is what it would have been like.
Read it because: I couldn’t put it down. Thrilling, frightening and utterly compelling. Lauren Beukes is on fine form, I can’t wait to see what she puts out next.
Date Read: 28th July 2013
Rating: 3 stars
Mini synopsis: A missing father brings all the secrets up to the surface.
Read it because: Maggie O’Farrell has a wonderful gift with words. I’d have given it 4 stars but she has a bit of a noncommittal stance to endings and that bugs me. For the thread that bound them all, Robert felt like a bit of a lost character in the end, which I thought was a shame, but it’s definitely still worth a read.