The hidden secrets on your bookshelves

The hidden secrets on your bookshelves

Libraries are wonderful places for secrets. I didn’t realise until I started working in one just how many things are left in books unintentionally. Open a book from your local library and you might well find unexpected ephemera hidden inside. Shopping lists,...
Investigating the Novel Cure

Investigating the Novel Cure

In my Christmas stocking, this year was a copy of the unusual and highly intriguing The Novel Cure. In the madness of Christmas, I didn’t get a chance to curl up with it. This has turned out to be a good thing. This is very much a book to dip in and out of when...
My very own library…

My very own library…

The lovely Kate tagged me in an Instagram post this morning. She asked me to join the tag and share a photo of my blue books. While I was stacking the blue-spined books within reach for a quick snap, I realised that though I’ve had the conversation many times...
An art journal experiment

An art journal experiment

So as you know, we’re pretty keen on diaries and journals at Ink Drops HQ. I love to write, whether it’s a few short sentences about the day, a list of things I’m grateful for, or a longer, more exploratory amble through my thoughts and feelings, on...
Oh, my… favourite childhood books

Oh, my… favourite childhood books

How I love the proper books from my childhood. Rustly pages, big typeface, simple illustrations – and that unmistakable, addictive old book smell. Holiday Summer by Decie Merwin I’ve always been a voracious reader, and even now at the grand old age of...

Oh, my… the perfect winter evening

Now I know I talk about the weather a lot (I’m British, humour me) but is there anything more lovely than coming in from the cold, making a mug of hot chocolate and curling up on the sofa with a big snuggly blanket and a book? The winter evening accompaniments which...