2017/11/24

2017/11/22

BOOKISH GIFT GUIDE 2017:
AN ASSORTMENT OF THINGS THE BOOKWORM IN YOUR LIFE (OR YOU) MIGHT LIKE

December is around the corner and it's time to start thinking about gifts! Now, I've made a gift guide for books which will be up within a few days, but I also wanted to show you guys some other stuff I really like that I think the bookworm in your life might like. Sometimes picking a book for someone who reads a lot can be quite hard, so an option could be to get them a different literary gift.

MUGS
There's nothing like a good mug, am I right? I have loads of literary mugs that I love, and if you're feeling extra generous, give some tea or hot chocolate along with it!

 TOTE BAGS
We all need to carry things around quite a lot, and bookworms have a tendency to always have to carry books with them everywhere, so why not do it in one of these?

PINS
It's been all the rage this year and since I have a couple on my leather jacket and I really like them, I'm assuming other people might like it too. It's especially thoughtful if you can find one that relates to a book they like!

ART PRINTS
Having artwork on your walls is something that really makes a home, I think, so why not give some artwork to someone you care about? If they're a student living in a dorm or something, you could get some cool washi tape to hang it with to give as well, and if they're living in a place you can actually hang things, a nice frame makes everything look extra put together.

 STATIONARY ITEMS
Because the venn diagram of book lovers and stationary lovers is a circle.

You could also treat some of these for yourself, because why not?
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2017/11/21

BOOK REVIEW:
ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE? BY FRANS DE WAAL

Title: Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are
Author: Frans de Waal
Published: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 340
Rating: 2/5



Summary:
From biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, this is a look into the world of animal intelligence and discusses what separates the human mind from the mind of other animals.


Review:
I have mixed feelings about this book.

On one hand, the subject matter of the book is absolutely fascinating and I really liked learning about it. On the other hand, there's something about the writing that did not pull me in. It reminds me of being in school and reading textbooks; learning about the history of the Roman Empire sounds so fascinating, but then you start reading and lose all desire to learn. It's also a bit disorganised and a bit all over the place.

I do like how scientific it is and how in-depth it gets in certain points, and I thought it was interesting to read about different experiments, beliefs and scientists. Sadly though, it was just so hard to want to pick back up after having put it down.

I'm not so sure I would recommend this, but I suppose it could be interesting if you're not too picky about the presentation of the subject.
You can get this book at The Book Depository
You can read more about it on Goodreads
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2017/11/20

THINGS I LIKE NO. 7

I loved scented candles all year round, but they're extra cosy and lovely during autumn and winter. I've got quite a lot of candles that I love, but these Snow Crystal Natural Fragranced Candles from Pairfum are the ones I've been using the most lately. My favorite scents are Innocent Vanilla and White Sandalwood.
I've recently run out of the White Sandalwood one, so I'll definitely have to get my hands on another, because it makes my apartment smell so good!
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