Birthday Bookish Haul

My friends and family know me so well! Every year I receive so many amazing book themed gifts for my birthday and it makes my heart happy to know that the people who love me truly get me.


The Snooty Bookshop by Tom Gauld

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A collection of hilarious and relatable literary themed postcards. Flipping through these was good for a laugh and do not be surprised if you see me post one of the postcards on my blog from time to time. They are just too great not to share!

Cats: A Feline Compendium by Fenella Smith and The BRothers McLeod

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This adorable book combines my two loves- books and cats!

Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson

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I have never read anything by Emily Dickinson and I am excited to dive in to her poetry. How beautiful is this edition?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Illustrated by Alice Pattello

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This might just be my favourite edition of Pride and Prejudice that I own! The illustrations are stunning and the edges are sprayed a beautiful teal colour. It is just a gorgeous book!

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne


I can not believe that I did not own a copy of Winnie the Pooh already! I adore all things Winnie the Pooh and I am thrilled that I now have this sweet edition on my shelves. I will have to reread this one soon!

The Handmaid’s Tale (Graphic Novel) by Margaret Atwood

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I am starting to get quite the collection of books turned in to graphic novels and I am not mad about it! The graphic novel version of The Handmaid’s Tale is stunning and I can not wait to experience the story this way.

The Book of Books

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This is a coffee table book that talks about the 100 books that were featured in The Great American Reads special on PBS. I had no idea that this even existed and it is so beautiful!

Bookish Items

Beauty and the Beast Mug

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This is officially my new favourite mug! It is so perfect! The other side has a picture of Belle reading to Cogsworth.

Bookish Socks

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The perfect socks with a quote from Ernest Hemingway!

Bookish Perfume

Ellis Brooklyn Bibliotheca

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How cool is this? The name of each of these scents is book-related! My favourites so far are Sci Fi and Myth. It is fun because you can mix and match the scents and create your own perfume.

Commodity Book Set

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A candle, perfume, and body lotion that are book-scented! They smell so freaking good!

Replica Whispers in the Library

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Is that not the greatest name for a perfume ever? It smells amazing as well.


How amazing are my friends and family? I am so grateful for them!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a book of your choice!


54 thoughts on “Birthday Bookish Haul

  1. Love the postcard, so funny! And yay for fellow cat lovers! I volunteer for a local shelter and can’t get enough kitties!

    Congrats on the great gifts for your bday, and happy belated!

      1. Yeah, that postcard is lit! Definitely share more when you get the chance.

        Thank you! It always makes me feel great to go in, especially when I’m directly responsible for an adoption.

        I totally hear you on the foster front. I couldn’t do it either. I’d have 1,506 cats in like two months. Ah!

  2. Happy birthday 😊

    I also do not own a copy of Winnie the Pooh 😭 this needs to change. My plan is to get all the stuffed toys from the Disney shop. Living alone = living like a big kid … already got Lady and the Tramp sat guarding my TV haha

    1. Thank you!

      It puts a smile on my face to see a copy of Winnie the Pooh on my shelves. I love Disney and particularly Lady and the Tramp. My dad bought me a signed picture that was drawn by the original Lady and the Tramp illustrator. It is one of my most prized possessions!

  3. Your family did good! I love the look of the kitty book, how brilliant!

    Have you read the graphic novel of The Handmaid’s Tale yet? I didn’t know they had one. Let me know what you think of it, I would imagine that some of the scenes would be uncomfortable.

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