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Wide green fields, sunshine and a good book have cleared my mind this weekend.
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We've back from visiting family in the NE of England for a break and although we took it slow, we managed to fit in a trip to the book town of Sedbergh (more to follow on this one!).
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On the bookish front, I'm #currentlyreading Ships of Heaven by Christopher Somerville. Al is racing through Lies by Michael Grant & Little M is on her 4th Worst Witch book. A very happy Easter to you all! 🌼
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#whpplanetearth #greenfields #booksoutofdoors #shipsofheaven #christophersomerville #readallthebooks #readerofinstagram #weekendinspiration #clearmyhead #splendidhorizon #bookstagramit #booktography #doitfortheaesthetic #peaceandcalming #bookstagramcommunity #greenaesthetic
@thebookfamilyrogerson Mel
@thebookfamilyrogerson
Wide green fields, sunshine and a good book have cleared my mind this weekend.
🌱
we've back from visiting family in the ne of england for a break and although we took it slow, we managed to fit in a trip to the book town of sedbergh (more to follow on this one!).
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on the bookish front, i'm #currentlyreading ships of heaven by christopher somerville. al is racing through lies by michael grant & little m is on her 4th worst witch book. a very happy easter to you all! 🌼
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#whpplanetearth #greenfields #booksoutofdoors #shipsofheaven #christophersomerville #readallthebooks #readerofinstagram #weekendinspiration #clearmyhead #splendidhorizon #bookstagramit #booktography #doitfortheaesthetic #peaceandcalming #bookstagramcommunity #greenaesthetic
478 65 21 hours ago
This is my life right now. Deluged by books & information in my new job and absolutely loving it!
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However I've also discovered that my creativity only flows so far which is why you haven't seen as much of us here recently. I hope you'll bear with me while I navigate a new path. It might be a trickle rather than a waterfall at first but I'm still thinking of you all 💙
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#booksinthewild #booksaremylife #whpvibes #inthewood #books #river #moodygrams #drowned #dailydoseofwhimsy #seasonality #doitfortheaesthetic #booktography #readallthebooks #bookstagrammers
@thebookfamilyrogerson Mel
@thebookfamilyrogerson
This is my life right now. deluged by books & information in my new job and absolutely loving it!
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however i've also discovered that my creativity only flows so far which is why you haven't seen as much of us here recently. i hope you'll bear with me while i navigate a new path. it might be a trickle rather than a waterfall at first but i'm still thinking of you all 💙
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#bookstagramit #bluebooks #booksoutofdoors #booksonbooks #booksinthewild #booksaremylife #whpvibes #inthewood #books #river #moodygrams #drowned #dailydoseofwhimsy #seasonality #doitfortheaesthetic #booktography #readallthebooks #bookstagrammers
1,308 143 1 weeks ago
Enjoying the weekend Mary Poppins-style! #whpplayful
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Mary Poppins is next on Little M's reading list. I loved the book series as a kid but can only remember the films these days.  Are there any movies that stand out more for you than the written version?
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@thebookfamilyrogerson Mel
@thebookfamilyrogerson
Enjoying the weekend mary poppins-style! #whpplayful ☂️
mary poppins is next on little m's reading list. i loved the book series as a kid but can only remember the films these days. are there any movies that stand out more for you than the written version?
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#marypoppins #booksarefun #make_more_magic #enchantedchildhood #letsflyawayto #rainbowumbrella #dailydoseofwhimsy #magicalmoment #kidsbookstagram #bookishgirl #upupandaway #floataway #bookoholic #bookbloggers #springintoaction #blueskiesandsunshine #booksaremagic #bookstagrammers
490 74 5 weeks ago
Where has the weekend gone?
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I had lots of plans but the hours have flown by so quickly that I've only ticked off half my to-do list.  Also a reason why I've reposted an old favourite today.
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My expression pretty much sums up how I feel about everything I have to do right now!  On the upside, I'm loving my current read - The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James, a YA dystopian which involves mudlarking, infertility & a mysterious robot #gifted I hope you've all had a great weekend 😊
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@thebookfamilyrogerson Mel
@thebookfamilyrogerson
Where has the weekend gone?
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i had lots of plans but the hours have flown by so quickly that i've only ticked off half my to-do list. also a reason why i've reposted an old favourite today.
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my expression pretty much sums up how i feel about everything i have to do right now! on the upside, i'm loving my current read - the quiet at the end of the world by lauren james, a ya dystopian which involves mudlarking, infertility & a mysterious robot #gifted i hope you've all had a great weekend 😊
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#bookhead #bookpicture #forcedperspective #perspectivephotography #bibliophilelife #bookoholic #readinginbed #make_more_magic #bookstagramcommunity #booknookstagram #booksarefun #bookishproblems #bookstagramit #booknerds #familytimefun #bookphotographer #makingahouseahome #instabookstagram
975 160 last month
COMPETITION CLOSED #ad #bookgiveaway If you had a flying machine, where would you travel to?
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After reading The Boy Who Flew by Fleur Hitchcock, I really wish I could build a contraption of my own! Set in a fictional Dickensian-esque city, this exciting middle grade tale is full of brilliantly-crafted characters, intrigue and dastardly deeds.
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I love that this book tackles difficult situations head on (it includes some the nastiest characters I've come across in children's literature) while also championing bravery and kindness.
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The story revolves around Athan, a thoughtful poverty-stricken boy, who finds himself in a race to build a flying machine after his mentor, Mr Chen is murdered.  Aided by his friend Tod, Athan tries to stay one step ahead of the villainous Colonel Blade who will do anything to get his hands on the plans.
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To win a signed copy of this fab book published by @nosycrow all you need to do is to share where you'd fly to in the comments below.
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This international giveaway runs until 20th March and you must be 18 or over (or have the permission of a guardian) to enter. This is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with Instagram.
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@thebookfamilyrogerson Mel
@thebookfamilyrogerson
Competition closed #ad #bookgiveaway if you had a flying machine, where would you travel to?

after reading the boy who flew by fleur hitchcock, i really wish i could build a contraption of my own! set in a fictional dickensian-esque city, this exciting middle grade tale is full of brilliantly-crafted characters, intrigue and dastardly deeds.

i love that this book tackles difficult situations head on (it includes some the nastiest characters i've come across in children's literature) while also championing bravery and kindness.

the story revolves around athan, a thoughtful poverty-stricken boy, who finds himself in a race to build a flying machine after his mentor, mr chen is murdered.  aided by his friend tod, athan tries to stay one step ahead of the villainous colonel blade who will do anything to get his hands on the plans.

to win a signed copy of this fab book published by @nosycrow all you need to do is to share where you'd fly to in the comments below.

this international giveaway runs until 20th march and you must be 18 or over (or have the permission of a guardian) to enter. this is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with instagram.
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#middlegradefiction #theboywhoflew #fleurhitchcock #mgfiction #kidsbookstagram #childhoodmagic #childrensbook #vimage #flatlaysquad #make_more_magic #bookpicture #scenefromtheceiling #bookworm #kidlit #bookblogging #bookstagramcommunity #flygirl #bookstagrammers
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Every bookshop needs stairs like these beauties at @theironbridgebookshop . 😍 We spent a great afternoon there today with the lovely owner Meg & the ever-brilliant @contraryreader . Our book haul included:
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🔹Maigret's First Case - Georges Simenon
🔹Call for the Dead - John le Carre
🔹Scream Street: Skull of the Skeleton - Tommy Donbavand
🔹A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch - Jill Murphy
🔹Mary Poppins - P.L.Travers
🔹The Mystery of the Whispering Caves - Helen Moss
🔹North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
🔹The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - Carson McCullers
🔹The Common Reader - Virginia Woolf
🔹The Well of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde
🔹Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
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Do you spot any favourites on our list?
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#bookshop #bookstairs #bookstore #allthebooks #bookishfeature #booksonbooks #happyplacefound
#colorblocking #unitedbookstagram #lovebooks #mybookfeatures #bookishthings #bibliophilelife #bookstagramcommunity #bookstoresofinstagram #guardianbooks #culturetrip #ironbridge #visitshropshire #visitengland🇬🇧
@thebookfamilyrogerson Mel
@thebookfamilyrogerson
Every bookshop needs stairs like these beauties at @theironbridgebookshop . 😍 we spent a great afternoon there today with the lovely owner meg & the ever-brilliant @contraryreader . our book haul included:
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🔹maigret's first case - georges simenon
🔹call for the dead - john le carre
🔹scream street: skull of the skeleton - tommy donbavand
🔹a bad spell for the worst witch - jill murphy
🔹mary poppins - p.l.travers
🔹the mystery of the whispering caves - helen moss
🔹north and south - elizabeth gaskell
🔹the ballad of the sad cafe - carson mccullers
🔹the common reader - virginia woolf
🔹the well of lost plots - jasper fforde
🔹northanger abbey - jane austen
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do you spot any favourites on our list?
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#bookshop #bookstairs #bookstore #allthebooks #bookishfeature #booksonbooks #happyplacefound #colorblocking #unitedbookstagram #lovebooks #mybookfeatures #bookishthings #bibliophilelife #bookstagramcommunity #bookstoresofinstagram #guardianbooks #culturetrip #ironbridge #visitshropshire #visitengland🇬🇧
1,275 114 last month
Happy World Book Day!
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Little M's wish has finally come true and she's off to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches today✨ If you could dress up as any bookish character who would it be? .
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#mildredhubble #bookstagram #wbd2019 #worldbookday2019 #readersareleaders #kidsbookstagram #childrensbookstagram #bibliophilelife #guardianbooks #bookishgirl  #mybookfeatures #booksaremagic
@thebookfamilyrogerson Mel
@thebookfamilyrogerson
Happy world book day!
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little m's wish has finally come true and she's off to miss cackle's academy for witches today✨ if you could dress up as any bookish character who would it be? .
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#instawitch #theworstwitch #mildredhubble #bookstagram #wbd2019 #worldbookday2019 #readersareleaders #kidsbookstagram #childrensbookstagram #bibliophilelife #guardianbooks #bookishgirl #mybookfeatures #booksaremagic
498 111 last month
The library at @chawtonhouse is small yet perfectly formed.  The main collection focuses on women’s literature in English during the period 1600-1830 and includes rare editions.
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When we visited there were two exhibitions in the house - Writing Women's Rights and Jane Austen's Reading. Austen regularly used the library it was fascinating to see which books influenced her writing.  If you pay a visit to @janeaustenshousemuseum then you definitely need to make time to see this important collection too (it's just down the road). I've posted more photos and links on the blog (see profile). Chawton House opens to the public today.
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@thebookfamilyrogerson Mel
@thebookfamilyrogerson
The library at @chawtonhouse is small yet perfectly formed.  the main collection focuses on women’s literature in english during the period 1600-1830 and includes rare editions.
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when we visited there were two exhibitions in the house - writing women's rights and jane austen's reading. austen regularly used the library it was fascinating to see which books influenced her writing. if you pay a visit to @janeaustenshousemuseum then you definitely need to make time to see this important collection too (it's just down the road). i've posted more photos and links on the blog (see profile). chawton house opens to the public today.
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#libraryofinstagram #chawtonhouse #janeausten #vintagelibrary #guardianbooks #womenwriters #literature #rarebooks #bookcollector #bibliophilia #bibliophilelife #literarytravel #guardiantravel #austenite #uktravelblogger #visitengland
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I've had a few days away from Instagram to look after Little M during half term and edit my photos from our Winchester break.  As always I wish I'd taken more, but I keep looking at this one which captures both the interior and exterior of the @janeaustenshousemuseum at the same time.  It sums up the strange feeling I had of being simultaneously in the past and the present while there (and of course also when reading Austen's books!) #whpsplitscreen .
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@thebookfamilyrogerson Mel
@thebookfamilyrogerson
I've had a few days away from instagram to look after little m during half term and edit my photos from our winchester break. as always i wish i'd taken more, but i keep looking at this one which captures both the interior and exterior of the @janeaustenshousemuseum at the same time. it sums up the strange feeling i had of being simultaneously in the past and the present while there (and of course also when reading austen's books!) #whpsplitscreen .
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#bookstagram #janeausten #janeaustenhouse #austenite #pastandpresent #visitengland #hampshirelife #creativephotography #literarytourism #instabritain #andotherstories #intothepast #windowsofinstagram #janeite #timetraveller #bookishadventures #bookbloggers
584 123 last month
'I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' - Jane Austen
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Where better to read than in the doorway of Jane Austen's house? I was completely transported to the past while visiting her beautiful home. A perfect destination for bibliophiles, writers and seekers of calm. #whpuptome #whptimetraveller
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#bookstagram #janeausten
#janeaustenhouse #books #awakethelight
#mansfieldpark #readerofinstagram #timetravelling #janeite #austenite #regencystyle #booktography #doorsofinstagram #booknerdsunite #classicliterature #womenwriters #amomentofcalm #aseasonalshift #springmoments #capturequiet
@thebookfamilyrogerson Mel
@thebookfamilyrogerson
'i declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! how much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- when i have a house of my own, i shall be miserable if i have not an excellent library.' - jane austen
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where better to read than in the doorway of jane austen's house? i was completely transported to the past while visiting her beautiful home. a perfect destination for bibliophiles, writers and seekers of calm. #whpuptome #whptimetraveller .
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#bookstagram #janeausten #janeaustenhouse #books #awakethelight #mansfieldpark #readerofinstagram #timetravelling #janeite #austenite #regencystyle #booktography #doorsofinstagram #booknerdsunite #classicliterature #womenwriters #amomentofcalm #aseasonalshift #springmoments #capturequiet
640 96 February 2019
Best seat in the library!
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I've been cast out of my book nook by the pooch today but I let him get away with it because he was feeling a bit ruff (he's better now👍).
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This week I'm reading 4 books at the same time which I hardly ever do & it's making me feel slightly jumpy.  For the rest of the month, my resolution is to ditch my phone at 9pm and focus on my reads instead. Do have a daily bookish habit? .
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#libraryofinstagram #shelfie #booknookstagram #readingcorner #instabookstagram #booknerdigans #homelibrary #rainbowbooks #bookshelfporn #allthebooks #cozyreads #books #colorbooks #nook #bookstagramcommunity #bookpost #bookishphotography #bookpicture #mybookfeatures
@thebookfamilyrogerson Mel
@thebookfamilyrogerson
Best seat in the library!
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i've been cast out of my book nook by the pooch today but i let him get away with it because he was feeling a bit ruff (he's better now👍).
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this week i'm reading 4 books at the same time which i hardly ever do & it's making me feel slightly jumpy. for the rest of the month, my resolution is to ditch my phone at 9pm and focus on my reads instead. do have a daily bookish habit? .
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#libraryofinstagram #shelfie #booknookstagram #readingcorner #instabookstagram #booknerdigans #homelibrary #rainbowbooks #bookshelfporn #allthebooks #cozyreads #books #colorbooks #nook #bookstagramcommunity #bookpost #bookishphotography #bookpicture #mybookfeatures
688 123 February 2019