A literary take on fashion part 29

Happy 2016! I thought a literary related post would be the best way to begin the year – especially since I haven’t done one of these in ages!

If you’re new to this books into fashion series, you can catch up with the others HERE.

I was shocked and awed that I had NEVER done a post on Harry Potter yet! I’m definitely a late comer to the HP world, but I fell in love with it. I’m contemplating reading the series a second time now. Poor Harry goes from being an abused orphan to a pretty cool wizarding student by the end of that first book. I’m definitely team Gryffindor over here.

Harry Potter

 

I’ve been making a bigger effort to finally read the original books of movies I love. So Matilda was one of them. It’s not my first Roald Dahl book, so the hilarity was just as expected. But it was just enough different than the movie that I still loved it. Matilda grows up with some rotten and tacky parents, that are more into watching TV and eating TV dinners than nurturing her. It’s not until she discovers books, and eventually Ms. Honey at school that she begins to bloom. Only that mean Trunchbull is in the way.

Matilda

 

Have you (or not) read these books before? Did you love them just as much as I did?! 🙂

Shopbop sale: Spotlight on fashionable books

As the “Thrift Eye” moniker implies, I love finding a good deal. And if you didn’t know, I have this thing for books 😉 So when I found out that Shopbop was having a sale, I thought I’d share this opportunity to get &  give the gift of books for the holidays! Enter GOBIG15 at checkout to get a nice slice off your final amount.

Here are some of my favorite books they have, of which I wouldn’t mind showing off on my bookshelf at home!

Big Book of Chic, fashionable booksShop Your Closet, fashionable booksVogue & The Met Museum of Art’s Costume, fashionable booksLove Style Life, fashionable booksAlexander McQueen, fashionable booksThe Dress, fashionable booksModels of Influence, fashionable booksMario Testino, fashionable booksThe Fashion Book, fashionable books

You have until November 30th to take advantage of this sale! Forget Black Friday!
Shopbop Sale

Reading Rewards – CLOSED

EDIT: Giveaway closed and winner will be notified shortly via Instagram!
Happy Halloween, time for another book giveaway!!

Working in a world surrounded by books, I am frequently given and come across all types of books – more than I would ever want. I typicall give them away to friends and family, and now I’m giving them away to you! Once a month, I will give away a new or gently used book that I love, to a new home.

This time I’m giving away a new copy of Justina Blakeney’s The New Bohemians, a book to inspire you at home! Last time I had the giveaway running on here and on Instagram, this time I am attempting to just have it on Instagram to see how it goes. Click on the image below to enter!

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The giveaway is pretty simple, and it will be over next week! Don’t miss this chance, but if you do – I’ll have another one too 🙂

Reading rewards – CLOSED

**Thank you for observing/entering – the winner has been selected and notified. But in a little less than a month from this date, I’ll be having another book giveaway! Stay tuned -e**

It has been a very long time since I have done a literary related post and I thought the best way to do it would be by paying it forward to you all! Working in a world surrounded by books, I am frequently given and come across all types of books – more than I would ever want. I give them away to friends and family, and now I’m giving them away to you! Once a month, I will give away a new or gently used book that I love to a new home. This time, I’m giving away a copy of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – which currently has spent 69 weeks on the NYT bestsellers list!! Enter below on Instagram!

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And the fine print – at the moment, this is only open to US residents. Winner will be selected randomly at the end of 9/16/15, and will be asked to privately provide mailing address that will only be used to ship book. The prize is neither transferable nor exchangeable, and cannot be exchanged for money or money’s worth. Instagram not your thing? You can enter in the Rafflecopter entry below by leaving a comment about the last book you read.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t want to wait? Get yourself a copy HERE 🙂

I look forward to continue these giveways – I have all kinds of great types of books to share!!