I found shop on Etsy which is a Hidden Gem for bookworms!!

Earlier it was easy to shop for bookworms but gone are the days when bookworms were given books and sometimes it can be really monotonous to buy books for yourself or your friends who prefer being in a fictional world. I am assuming since you’ve decided to read this article, you are intrigued to know more about the shop I referred to in the title of this article.

Who doesn’t need bookmarks for books? Don’t tell me you are someone who folds the edges of the pages. I hope I’ll help you get rid of that habit by the end of this article (I was one amongst you but then I found bookmarks hahaha!!) Recently I found a shop on Etsy named “Cartofleur” which sells handmade flower pressed bookmarks and thought of sharing my view on the bookmarks I received with other bookworms because I can’t even describe how beautiful were the bookmarks I received. I literally gasped when I opened the package. Talking about the product, I would recommend any reader to go for these bookmarks since the finishing was impressive and on top of that, the bookmarks were handmade.

Do read the article till the end because I will be giving insights about this shop and why you should consider buying these bookmarks.

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ABOUT THE OWNER

Cartofleur is run by Emilie Bodin, who is French but have been living in England for more than ten years. Emilie was born in a small town in the French Alps in a loving family of artists. She learnt the pressed flower technique from watching her mum from a young age. She came to the UK to pursue a career in the hospitality industry in the first place but it is when she had her first daughter that she decided to start her own business. She made her first sales at a local crafts market in London and it was when she opened her Etsy store.

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PRODUCTS/SERVICES “CARTOFLEUR” IS OFFERING

  • Pressed flower bookmarks
  • Glass pressed flower art frame
  • Handmade pressed flower lampshades

Apart from offering these products, Emilie enjoys making customised invitations, announcements, cards and bookmarks as well as working with bridal bouquets upon request.

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Click here to view this handmade pressed flower lampshade

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOSE CARTOFLEUR

  • First and foremost, these are handmade bookmark with pressed flowers including autumn leaves and meadow/garden flowers.
  • These bookmarks are best for all sort of events whether it be someone’s birthday, mother’s day or simply genre-specific bookmarks. That’s only because you can get your bookmarks customized as per your wish.
  • Emilie (the owner of cartofleur) grow flowers in her garden on her own and pick flowers/leaves in her local area. Then she follows a long process of pressing to naturally preserve the flowers. Once they are ready and through her daily inspiration, she designs cards and floral inclusions for a variety of events.
  • An ultimate gift for a bookmark hoarder or people who love collecting bookish accessories.
  • The efforts that Emilie puts into making the bookmarks are commendable and trust me you won’t get disappointed by the bookmarks.
  • The finishing of these bookmarks are literally praiseworthy.
  • These are simply adorable and I am not saying it out of words. I have more than 70-80 bookmarks but these bookmarks are literally the most beautiful bookmarks I own.
  • The owner of this shop is so polite and understanding. I am not saying it out of words I mean it. Feel free to message Emilie in case you have any queries regarding the bookmarks. Click here to view her instagram handle.
  • Every now and then you can expect some new designs coming out. Even a couple of days back, Emilie listed a bunch of new bookmarks and all of them were literally got sold out like hotcakes and that’s because of the quality one is getting at such an affordable price.

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A picture that I posted on my Instagram of the bookmarks I recevied

Turn A Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer (Cover Reveal)

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I am so thrilled to share the cover of Jeffrey Archer’s upcoming novel “Turn A blind Eye” which is the thrild installment in the story of Detective Inspector William Warwick. This book will be out on April 1st 2021.

SYNOPSIS

William Warwick, now a Detective Inspector, is tasked with a dangerous new line of work, to go undercover and expose crime of another kind: corruption at the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force. His team is focused on following Detective Jerry Summers, a young officer whose lifestyle appears to exceed his income. But as a personal relationship develops with a member of William’s team, it threatens to compromise the whole investigation.

Meanwhile, a notorious drug baron goes on trial, with the prosecution case led by William’s father and sister. And William’s wife Beth, now a mother to twins, renews an old acquaintance who appears to have turned over a new leaf, or has she?

As the undercover officers start to draw the threads together, William realizes that the corruption may go deeper still, and more of his colleagues than he first thought might be willing to turn a blind eye. 

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5 Books Every Capricorn should read

I’m assuming since you are here, YOU ARE A CAPRICORN (I am a Capricorn tooooo!!)

Are you hardworking? Are you dedicated towards what you do? Are you passionate about achieving your goals and feel like nothing in the world can stop you? Are you progressive? Do you feel you are workaholic and you can work for hours at a stretch and still won’t get tired? Then, believe me YOU ARE A TRUE CAPRICORN.

Capricorns are considered to be one of the most hardworking and down to earth signs who do not go on telling everyone about their plans rather they will get things done, achieve what they wanted to and then they might tell you.

Here are 5 books that I want every Capricorn to read at least once in their life.

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.

2. The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

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Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind.

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father—Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney—devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, Charlotte has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself—the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized, Charlotte is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case that unleashes the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress–because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried forever. Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling. 

3. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough time for her school’s new culinary arts class, doesn’t have the money for the class’s trip to Spain — and shouldn’t still be dreaming of someday working in a real kitchen. But even with all the rules she has for her life — and all the rules everyone expects her to play by — once Emoni starts cooking, her only real choice is to let her talent break free.

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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A coming-of-age tale of fanfiction, family, and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…. But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend; a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world; a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… and she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

5. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

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Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of “Smile Mart,” she finds peace and purpose in her life. In the store, unlike anywhere else, she understands the rules of social interaction ― many are laid out line by line in the store’s manual ― and she does her best to copy the dress, mannerisms, and speech of her colleagues, playing the part of a “normal” person excellently, more or less. Managers come and go, but Keiko stays at the store for eighteen years. It’s almost hard to tell where the store ends and she begins. Keiko is very happy, but the people close to her, from her family to her coworkers, increasingly pressure her to find a husband, and to start a proper career, prompting her to take desperate action…
A brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view, Convenience Store Woman is an ironic and sharp-eyed look at contemporary work culture and the pressures to conform, as well as a charming and completely fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine.

WWW Wednesdays

Hello fellow Bookworms!! Today I’ll be doing WWW Wednesday. I have seen a lot of book bloggers doing this every Wednesday thta’s why I thought of doing it as well…

WWW Wednesday is all about What I last read, What I am currently reading and What I will be reading next.

WHAT I LAST READ

The last book I read was The Importance of Being Earnest. It was a re-read since I was going through a reading slump. I think that happened because of my internal examinations and presentations. But somehow I was able to overcome reading slump.

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Oscar Wilde’s brilliant play makes fun of the English upper classes with light-hearted satire and dazzling humour. It is 1890’s England and two young gentlemen are being somewhat limited with the truth. To inject some excitement into their lives, Mr Worthing invents a brother, Earnest, as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind him to pursue the object of his desire, the ravishing Gwendolyn. While across town Algernon Montecrieff decides to take the name Earnest, when visiting Worthing’s young ward Cecily. The real fun and confusion begins when the two end up together and their deceptions are in danger of being revealed. 

WHAT I AM CURRENTLY READING

So, currently I’m reading What We Talk When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver. It is a collection of 13 short stories that talks about love, loss and companionship.

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This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be published in the UK. With its spare, colloquial narration and razor-sharp sense of how people really communicate, the collection was to become one of the most influential literary works of the 1980s.

WHAT I AM PLANNING TO READ NEXT

The next book I am planning to read is Ruby Falls by Deborah Goodrich Royce. I got approved for the book on Netgally.

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On a brilliantly sunny July day, six-year-old Ruby is abandoned by her father in the suffocating dark of a Tennessee cave. Twenty years later, transformed into soap opera star Eleanor Russell, she is fired under dubious circumstances. Fleeing to Europe, she marries a glamorous stranger named Orlando Montague and keeps her past closely hidden.

Together, Eleanor and Orlando start afresh in LA. Setting up house in a storybook cottage in the Hollywood Hills, Eleanor is cast in a dream role—the lead in a remake of Rebecca. As she immerses herself in that eerie gothic tale, Orlando’s personality changes, ghosts of her past re-emerge, and Eleanor fears she is not the only person in her marriage with a secret.

In this thrilling and twisty homage to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, the story ricochets through the streets of Los Angeles, a dangerous marriage to an exotic stranger, and the mind of a young woman whose past may not release her. 

What was the last book you read? What are you currently reading and What are you planning to read next?

5 Books Every Aries should read

I’m assuming since you are here, YOU ARE AN ARIES then you are at the right place but I want you to ask a few questions to yourself.

Do you feel you are a confident leader? Do you feel you are highly competitive and can achive whatever you want? Are you unstoppable? Believe me YOU ARE A TRUE ARIES.

Aries are considered to be very Enthusiastic, Romantic, Dynamic, Optimistic yet a bit impatient. They are considered to be the most responsible zodiac sign amongst all the zodiac signs.

Here are 5 books that I want every Aries to read at least once in their life.

1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice. 

3. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

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“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

4. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

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Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right? 

5. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast begins the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner recently returned from the Second World War. Noah is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other. Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memories…until she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again.

Like a puzzle within a puzzle, the story of Noah and Allie is just the beginning. As it unfolds, their tale miraculously becomes something different, with much higher stakes. The result is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments and the fundamental changes that affect us all. It is a story of miracles and emotions that will stay with you forever.