DAY 8: MOTHER
8 May 2016. #AmpersandMay16 Day 8: Mother. How about MOTHER OF DRAGONS?! I seriously love these eggs. I’d love to make an even bigger set but that would take… I don’t even know how many thumbtacks that would take and I’d definitely have to use proper paint for a base rather than nail polish. One day. One day. I got a frickin’ awesome Game of Thrones shirt from Kmart yesterday and I can’t wait to show it to you guys! Get ready for a whole bunch of #CAAGeekChic posts in the coming weeks! How are you celebrating #MothersDay?
DAY 9: OLD
9 May 2016. #AmpersandMay16 Day 9: Old. The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the Earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost. For none now live who remember it. Okay, these books aren’t THAT old. But they’re pretty old. And cool-looking. And this Dusty Bookshelf candle from @FormAndFlux is my favourite candle in the history of everything, just FYI. (I am aware I’ve said that about five million times but until you smell it you just won’t understand.) What's your favourite candle?
DAY 10: NEW
10 May 2016. #AmpersandMay16 Day 10: New. I still haven’t managed to fit all my books into my new bookshelves. So I went out and bought a new book to make me feel better. Great coping tactics, I know. But I haven’t been able to get the world of #ACourtOfThornsAndRoses out of my head. This #AureateArgent bookmark is me right now. Except it’s more like eat, read, sleep, read, work, read. Every second I get, I’m reaching for these books. Don’t forget, you can use the code COMMASANDAMPERSANDS to get a discount on your own @Aureate.Argent bookmarks! #ACourtOfWeAreAllGonnaDie
DAY 11: BORROWED
11 May 2016. #AmpersandMay16 Day 11: Borrowed. The only Tamora Pierce book I’ve ever read is Terrier. That was years ago and I had no idea it was part of something much bigger until @elkepancake2 filled me in. She's been telling me for years—actual YEARS—to read The Song of the Lioness books and it's totally happening soon now that I've borrowed her copies. Who else loves Tamora Pierce's novels? Which one is your favourite?
DAY 12: BLUE
12 May 2016. #AmpersandMay16 Day 12: Blue. Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna stop posting photos of Ravenclaw merch whenever I get a blue prompt. RAVENCLAW PRIDE. CAW, CAW. On a less avian note, this #Ravenclaw brooch is from @HungryDesigns and it is unutterably gorgeous so you should probably just go and buy a brooch for whichever house you’re in. No, seriously. Right now. Before they sell out because of their awesomeness.
DAY 13: AVOIDING
13 May 2016. #AmpersandMay16 Day 13: Avoiding. This book is super far down my TBR list because I received it as a Christmas present and didn’t realise for ages that it was the second book in a series. I had actually either forgotten or never realised how beautiful the cover is! Have you ever accidentally picked up a sequel thinking it was a standalone? I do that so often in bookstores that I don’t trust myself to buy anything until I’ve Googled it or looked it up on Goodreads these days! TAG: #blackbook by @seeking.neverland.
DAY 14: NEXT
DAY 15: SHELVING SYSTEM
15 May 2016. #AmpersandMay16 Day 15: Shelving System. Finally. FINALLY, I’ve finished organising my bookshelves. I had to cram myself into the corner of the room to try and get a full shot and even then there’s some missing on either side and at the bottom. I need to unhaul some but, as you can see, I kinda already need another bookshelf. Hopefully at some point I’ll find the missing books that are packed away somewhere! At the moment I’ve got most of the books orgainsed by genre, then alphabetically by author’s last name. My TBR section is organised by RAINBOW AWESOMENESS. See any of your favourites?