Books & Reading Bring Back Paper

Papery Peep January 2015

Whoop, whoop, it’s Papery Peep time! Come and share your paper with me! This is a monthly linky, part of my #BringBackPaper series. This month, I’ll update you on my Read Write Create challenge,  but first, some new acquisitions…

OK, I may, may have popped into Paperchase again. I’m starting to think I should take out shares in that company! Anyhoo, I bought this little bundle….

january stationery purchases

All for a bargain £9.02! Oh yes, that was a happy day for me!

Next up, is my January activity. How did you guys get on with this one? It was to send some happy mail, and if you already do this regularly, to find someone else and send some more! Well, I managed this one on two counts this month. First up, I sent out a happy little bundle of letters to some of my regular correspondents, and I also added a little surprise note and goodies to a friend, the very lovely BrummyMummyof2…

happy mail January

I then sent a little more. After sharing with you Send a Smile in the Post with Post Pals, I knew I had to get involved. If you’ve not read this one yet, please do pop over and take a look. I’m pleased to say that many of you tell me you’ve been inspired by it and will be sending post, too. For my part, I sent out my first little parcel last week…

sending a smile

I do hope it did raise a smile with the gorgeous recipients.

Of course, this activity also ticks off this month’s ‘Write’ element of my monthly Read Write Create challenge. In addition to these letters, I have been completing my One Line A Day journal each evening, and am finding I am now remembering to do it easily enough! I have also been filling in my Book Journal, as I have read a few books this month, ticking off my ‘Read’…

books read in january

I enjoyed reading a variety of genres this month, and of the 5 books, 4 of the authors are new ones to me, too. I’d say I most enjoyed Prophecy, if ‘enjoyed’ is the right word for it? I whizzed through that in a couple of days, and it is a spooky one! I least enjoyed The Dressmaker. Despite it drawing me in beautifully initially, I found the characters began to exasperate me mid-way through and the ending was disappointing. I’m looking forward to Maggie Fenton releasing more books, as this was her debut and I’m keen to read more, and I’ll be looking out for more Tess Gerritsen from now on. I’ve read several Lackberg’s and have a couple more in my reading pile, too.

And then to ‘Create’. I found this a little trickier than the other two, but I was determined. So what did I come up with? A colouring book. An adult colouring book, which has been so calming and restful, I see this being a new habit for life!

dream catcher colouring book

So come on, tell me about your month in paper? Have you had any lovely buys, read great books, been on papery trips, received some gorgeous snail mail or taken part in the #BringBackPaper challenges? Whatever it is, if it’s papery, I want to read about it! Write your post, grab the badge from my sidebar, link up, and please do visit and comment on other linked up posts, too. Enjoy!

Linky closes at midnight 3rd February 2015

Do use the #BringBackPaper hash tag over on Twitter and Instagram to share what you’re up to, too. And remember to look out for details of next month’s #BringBackPaper challenge here next week, the stationery swap…

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