Blogger gift exchange – Blogmas Day 23

One benefit that comes with having a blogging-buddy who’s also your buddy in real life is the fact that when it comes to Christmas, you get to exchange presents and then blog about it because on the internet, that’s a totally legit thing.

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Favourite Christmas Story – Blogmas Day 11

There are many different kinds of Christmas stories out there. There are the classic ones, the modern ones and everything in between. For today’s post, Noemi and I have decided to share our f

avourite Christmas story. I personally don’t know that many Christmas stories and if I do, they didn’t leave much of an impression so that I would still remember them. Picking my favourite, however, wasn’t difficult at all. It’s called Findus at Christmas.

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Books to read in December (or after) – Blogmas Day 7

Winter is the time for books. Unfortunately, this year I will have to keep the fun reading to an absolute minimum until mid-January. Also, I don’t really have anything exciting to read at the moment. But oh boy, be assured that I’m heading to a book store the day I finish my last exam (other people would head straight to a bar. I might do that, too). So I thought I would talk to you about some of the books that are on my to-read-list.

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10 years of lovely letters

I have three boxes in my book shelf and they are all filled to the top with letters that I have been collecting for over 10 years now. Last weekend, I took them all out and read every single one of them. I could see by the way the letters were written how I got older; grew up. 8-year old Anna didn’t get the same letters as 14-year old Anna got. Handwritings got neater, spelling mistakes fewer, the sentences more elaborate. I used to get a lot of cards with horses on them, lately most of them show some sort of cake. Sadly, I also noticed that I got fewer letters during the past few years as I did when I was still a child. The internet and mobile phones happened, I guess. There are still Birthday cards and post cards from all over the world but there are hardly any proper letters. While that makes me a little sad, it is not like I have been busy writing letters lately. And, like my mum always used to say: “If you want to receive a lot of mail, you have to write a lot.” You could also do a lot of online shopping, I guess but bills can hardly be described as the kind of letter you want to find in your mail box.

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The world between the covers of a book

“A story is like a moving train: no matter where you hop on board, you are bound to reach your destination sooner or later.” – Khaled Hosseini, And the mountains echoed

I wrote this quote down a while ago while I was on a train. It struck something with me and I didn’t want to forget it, hence the note. It seemed suitable for today’s post – one about the love for stories, adventures and mysteries put down on paper, just waiting for someone to open a book and make them come alive.
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