|Image via Instagram // Pictured: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke|
|This has been my favorite book of the reading challenge so far. I can't believe I waited so long to pick it up!|
I got the above 4x4 frame (perfect for an Instagram print!), vase and fake flowers at Michael's, each for 40 percent off! I was pretty proud of myself. :) The turtle is a recent gift from my brother from his study abroad experience in South Africa, and the candle has a very special meaning to me. My sorority does a ceremony with a candle during the final round of recruitment each year, which includes a very sentimental poem. For my college graduation, I gave my Diamond Sister (Alpha Delta Pi's version of a "big sis") a bigger version of this candle with a copy of the poem, so any time I light the candle I can think of her and vice versa.
This is "Jonathan's shelf," but I just wanted to show off this adorable trunk I got at Michael's, also for 40 percent off! I figured it would be the perfect place to store cards and postcards from friends and family.
And this is "my shelf." I don't have many books, as I donated most of mine to the library after college, but here are a few random books I have lying around that I need to start and/or finish. The beautiful girl in that picture frame is my aforementioned Diamond Sister! The lion is one-half of a bookend set I got for a steal at TJ Maxx, and the little turtle was a gift from my dad; my family really enables my obsession with turtles. :)
Finally, I know I said I don't own many novels anymore, but I do have quite a few writing books, which I like to keep on my desk for reference and inspiration.
Whew! Sorry for the long post, but it is a "catching up" week, right? I can't wait to see what all the other book chatters have been up to these past few weeks. Plus, I'm already brainstorming some of my favorite memoirs for next week's topic: Memoirs & Autobiographies. It's going to be a good one!