Bookish Things: Book Club stamps by Sweet Stamp Shop

What’s better than to receive Happy Mail on a Monday? Receiving Happy Mail in a Golden Envelope on a Monday!

Planner girls like me often use stamps to decorate our planners, cards, or lists. So when Sweet Stamp Shop announced that they are doing a Book Club themed stamp set, I thought that was right up my alley.

Here’s what the full set looks like:

©Sweet Stamp Shop

©Sweet Stamp Shop

Now, I for one can think of several ways to use this stamp set! And as soon as I opened my golden ticket envelope, I had to get stamping.

I got some graph paper index cards I had lying around and stamped the two shelves and the Title-Rating block on one side, and the Tracker, Book and Book stack on the other. I will be using these as bookmarks for the 12 Australian novels I have to read for my M.A. thesis. There’s space enough left on every card for notes and impressions of the book, and it will keep me on track with my reading. Here’s what the two sides look like:

Book Club Cards

©Literati Girl

I can really see this system working for book bloggers keeping track of their readings, and book clubs comparing notes on the books they’ve read.

Here’s a gallery of how others have used the stamp set so far:

By the way, Sweet Stamp Shop’s customer service is stellar, and their international shipping extremely quick!

How would you use a stamp set like this? Let me know in the comments!

#MailboxMonday: New Reads Vol. 2

This past week, I’ve received more books for my M.A. thesis. I’m looking at how cultural aspects are portrayed in Australian Literature, so I need novels and I need textbooks about anything to do with cultural representation, Literature, Australia and everything else I can get my hands on.

Australian Literature and text books @Literati Girl

Australian Literature and text books @Literati Girl

#MailboxMonday: New Reads Vol. 1

I got some new reads through my mailbox this past week!

First off, I got myself a new audiobook: Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse, read by none other than British actor John Simm. I’ve been a fan of John’s for about 15 years, so I figured I’d give it a listen. And man, it’s hilarious! Not only is the story really well written, John also does all the voices brilliantly. I started listening to the CDs in the car over the weekend, and I had to laugh out loud so many times! The story is set in Yorkshire, so all the characters have pretty heavy accents. John Simm himself is from Leeds, West Yorkshire, and his narration definitely proves that you can take the boy out of Yorkshire, but you can’t take Yorkshire out of the boy! I’ll write a full review once I’ve finished the audiobook.

Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse. Read by John Simm.

Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse. Read by John Simm.

I’d mentioned on my social media that I’d got the audiobook, and had a nice little Twitter chat with the lovely people from the John Simm Society about it. As you do.

I also received the first lot of my text books for my M.A. thesis. Most of them are from a library, but the novels by Patrick White, Henry Lawson and D.H. Lawrence arrived as well.

Library Books on Australian literature

Library Books on Australian literature

Did you get any nice books in the last week?