Of mice and mugs

The day that I stepped into the magical world of Redwall, has finally arrived! After nearly 14 years of owning the first book of the series by Brian Jacques, I started devouring its first pages, just a couple of days ago. I already find it quite interesting and it seems that is going to be quite epic too. The main character is a clumsy, kind-hearted mouse named Matthias who lives in an abbey called Redwall. Redwall is a place of peace for all the mice and other woodland creatures that reside there. That will soon change, as an evil rat, Cluny the Scourge, declares war on the abbey. And that’s how much I’ve read so far. I am so looking forward to what’s coming next!

In other news, my weekend was kind of productive, as I decided to give my diy skills a try. So now I have my own Harry Potter-themed mugs to enjoy a hot chocolate or a cup of tea!
The result was pretty satisfactory and I feel like there are more to come!


The half-blood prince

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to the one and only, Alan Rickman.
To all potterheads out there, he will always be the best villain/hero of all time, or in J. K Rowling’s words on professor Snape’s birthday, only a few days ago, “Here’s to him, the big hero/bully. He really was the best/worst”.

A new chapter

It’s been a long time since I last posted something on my first bookish blog. It has been so much fun, but I feel like it’s the right time to take it up a notch, hence my brand new creation; The Black Cat Diaries.

This year was really life-changing and I want my new self to be reflected in all aspects of my life, so here I am, with a new blog and a new attitude towards, well, everything!

Without further ado, let me shift to a familiar subject of mine; books of course! December was a very “productive” month bookwise. I purchased several books and I received some more as a Christmas/New year present.

As an animal lover, I went to an annual bazaar held by the local animal welfare organization, a visit that never disappoints me. There I found
Black White and Jeweish by Rebecca Walker, a memoir with a very intriguing title. The author is Alice’s Walker daughter who gave us The color purple ,which made her the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Another great find, was The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum, which is not only a book, but a set of your own runes along with a blue, velvety pouch to store them in! Just what I needed to feel a little less muggle!

Disney’s Giant book of bedtime stories and Giant Story Book came all the way from the U.K. and made me so happy! They are so vintage and precious that I can stare at them forever!

I saved the best for last; the Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell box set was a present from my incredibly awesome boyfriend, who couldn’t have picked a better gift for me!