Bring Back Paper

Papery Peep September

Oh, I’ve enjoyed paper this month! I’ve also seen plenty of it, with Boo starting school and getting letters and forms home practically every day! It was Little Man’s birthday, too, so he had lots of cards and pretty gift wrap, which is a more exciting kind of paper! My snail mailing has also been going well, with loads of letters going back and forth, and I do really enjoy sitting down to both read and write them. And Boo joined me at the weekend by writing her own letter to my mum, which was totally adorable and she did brilliantly with her writing, too. She then washi taped the envelope – I’m so proud!

Boo letter writing

The kids have enjoyed new stickers and a new kids magazine, along with buying some new books this month.

storytime magazine

The one thing that I’ve done less of this month is read. I mean, I’ve still read books, but I’m only on my third one this month, which is quite a slow month for me (I even had to check in my book journal for what I’d read, as they didn’t leap out at me). When I get out of the reading habit, I need a book to kick me swiftly back into it, so I tend to re-read an old favourite. That way, it’ll be read in a couple of days, and I’m back wanting to read and read and read some more! So, I thought I’d share with you some of those go-to books….

my go-to reads

If in doubt, I’ll most likely grab a Julia Quinn, Eloisa James or Sarah MacLean book. They’re funny and feel-good, with a great smattering of earls and big old houses! These have all been read a fair few times, and I have many other well-thumbed titles by these ladies, too.

As I wrote in Do You Judge a Reader by their Cover? my absolute favourite genre is regency romance – I just love it. I read a pretty wide range of books and I enjoy the variety, so a typical pattern for me might be a horror, then a chick lit, then a thriller, then a regency, then a wild card – some book I randomly picked up to try.

What are your go-to pick me up reads? And if you’re a regency fan, too, which are your favourite titles?

Now it’s time for you to share! Link up any papery posts you want to here, whether it be a book you’re loving, some pretty stationery you want to show off, paper crafts – anything goes! Just grab my badge from the sidebar there and add it to your post, link up, and go visit a few other linkers and see what they’re sharing this month. Oh, and you can read more about my Bring Back Paper activities and series here.

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