Remember Paul, the adorable cat who loves to use our tissue paper as his bedding? Well, we thought we ought to send him some to tide him over until his owners’ next delivery! We added some other treats too and it looks like he’s pretty chuffed to have received them 🥰 Happy PURRsday! 😻
Check out this colourful pile! It’s a beautiful shot from one of our Book Worms, Lindsay. She has read a range of books recently, her favourite here being Where The Crawdads Sing! Another good one was Unnatural Causes - I’ve added both to my TBR pile. She wasn’t a big fan of Queenie though. Have you read or would like to read any of these? 📚
Happy #bookloversday and happy Friday! One of our lovely bookworms is currently in Edinburgh and let us use some pics she took yesterday 📷 thanks Alisha! Have you read either of these?
One of the most influential writers in the history of American literature, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom owner and all round phenomenal woman, Toni Morrison, has died at the age of 88. What a magnificent legacy she leaves.
Thank you so much to our wonderful subscribers, Guy and Claire, for sharing this brilliant photo of their adorable cat, Paul. This is Paul’s basket, a commandeered washing basket, packed with his favourite accessory - our wrapping paper! 😻
We’ve just sent out the August books so look out for them over the next week or so 🎉 • 2-4 working days for U.K. subscribers • 3-5 working days for European subscribers • 5-7 working days working days for international subscribers
This is one title I’m hoping to read over the summer. ☀️ Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, The Baghdad Clock begins in 1991, during the Gulf War, when two young girls meet in an air raid shelter and become the best of friends. It then follows the girls as they come of age in a once thriving neighbourhood stricken by sanctions and bombings. With a focus on community, friendship and life in the face of war and tragedy, Shahad Al Rawi shows the reality of life in a war-torn city beyond the familiar images in the media. ☀️ What’s a book you’re looking forward to reading this summer?
‼️GIVEAWAY ALERT‼️ We’ve teamed up with @joanieclothing for this amazing giveaway! Head over to their profile to enter now 🦖 Posted @withrepost • @joanieclothing WIN! We've teamed up with our friends @willoughbybooks to giveaway a Natural History Book Subscription plus one of our new dinosaur styles! From Astronomy to Zoology, the Willoughby Book Club Natural History Subscription is ideal for any nature loving gal. Whether it's animals, insects, the universe or dinosaurs you'll receive a gift-wrapped book every month that you'll cherish for years to come! 🦖 To enter: 1. Follow @willoughbybooks + @joanieclothing 2. Tag a roarsome gal below who would love this prize! 🌋 The Prize: A Natural History Book Subscription from @willoughbybooks x1 Dinosaur piece from the Joanie Collection 🏜️ Closes Wednesday 31st July 2019. Winner picked at random. Best of luck gals!
We’re so excited to be working with @story_imaginory, a Leicester-based small business and social enterprise working to bring the magic of reading to children across the county. They’re going to be giving away one of our 6 month children’s subscriptions, so make sure you give them a follow so you don’t miss out on your chance to win! Posted @withrepost • @story_imaginory *New Partnership Announcement* I am thrilled to announce that @willoughbybooks are now supporting the Story Imagin-ory social enterprise. The Willoughby Book Club are an award winning book subscription box, delighting readers with monthly up to date books and literature. They contacted me after reading about our Social Enterprise, and invited me in to see how they could support us. I had a wonderful meeting with the directors, who are as passionate as me about getting books into the hands of the children that need them, as well as providing face to face early literacy support. They have pledged that for every new children's book subscription they receive, they will donate a book to our give back scheme. So every time someone buys a book for their child, niece, grandchild, they will also be putting a book directly into the hands of someone who needs it. Not only that, but they will be visiting our amazing classes and we will be working together to put on free events for local children and families in need. I can't express how grateful I am for them seeing the good in what we do and wanting to better it. IN ADDITION to this this @willoughbybooks are offering YOU the chance to win a FREE 6 months children's subscription box. Details to follow..... https://www.thewilloughbybookclub.co.uk Very happy times! I can't wait for this partnership to grow! Freya x #partnership #growing #socialentrepreneurship #sse #socialenterprise #gifting #karma #sensory #books #literacy #author #illustration #dogood #dontbegreedy #leicester #leicestershire #boss #femaleentrepreneur #director #partner #sponser
Nearly finished this now! It tells the true story of Suzanne Malherbe and Lucie Schwob, two French women who subvert the norms of the twentieth century. They’re deeply in love, recreate themselves as Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun and wear men’s clothing. When WW2 reaches their chosen home of Jersey, the two use their talents as artists, writer and illustrator, to create a campaign against Hitler’s occupying forces. What are you currently reading?
Congratulations, @linnearlines! You’re the lucky winner of our weekend giveaway 🎉 We loved your answer and the idea that a book doesn’t have to be a favourite or amazing to make a strong impression - sometimes it’s just a feeling or the circumstances when reading it. I cannot stress enough how brilliant all the entries were. Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful memories with us, I thoroughly enjoyed reading them 💗 Keep an eye out for our next giveaway!
🎉WEEKEND GIVEAWAY🎉 You could be in with a chance of winning this collection of bittersweet, life-affirming novels but be QUICK, you only have until Monday midday! 😱 Just make sure you’re following our profile and answer this question: which book do you have the greatest memory of and why? 💗 [Competition closes 12 noon on Monday 15 July 2019. 1 entry per person. Entrants must be following this page. Open internationally. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.]
We do big birthdays properly here at the WBC! Lots of food, a special birthday dance, pass the parcel and the cereal box game! A very happy birthday to the lovely Danielle 🎉🍕🧁🍭🍫💖🌈💫
Thanks for sharing your July #bookmail with us!
Have you read this one? It’s a favourite in the office but I don’t know if it’ll top The Secret History for me... 🤔
We waved goodbye to the July books yesterday, so they’ll be with you soon! Please do share photos of your new arrivals and tag us, especially if you’ll be taking it on holiday with you at all 📷 As always, UK subscribers can expect an average wait of 2-4 working days, EU subscribers of 3-5 working days and world subscribers of around 5-7 working days.
“You may be born into a family, but you walk into friendships. Some you’ll discover you should put behind you. Others are worth every risk.” ☠️ On a less sentimental note, do people get the Death-Cast call because they are fated to be killed by the Last Friend app serial killer or are they are killed by the Last Friend app serial killer because they got the call? 🤔
The quickest way to get all the Book Worms in one place? CAKE! 🧁
The weather in the U.K. is dire right now but at least I’m finally getting round to reading this beauty! 🌧 Have any of you read it? What did you think?
Great to see everyone loving their new arrivals! 📚