The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is one of my favorite books. I’ve never been a big fan of poetry, even after forcing myself to take multiple poetry classes in college, but something about Sylvia Plath’s words have always spoken to me. And, that is why I had to make this tote my Etsy find of the week.
Visit seller Amandertot’s shop Tea & Virginia Woolf Before Bedtime for more book totes with quotes from female writers.
It can’t possibly be a good sign when you tell your parents you are getting divorced and your father’s reaction is, “it’s very sad when a five-year marriage only lasts two and a half years.” That is exactly how Sascha Rothchild’s father reacted, and how her memoir, How to Get Divorced by 30: My Misguided Attempt at a Starter Marriage, opens.
The memoir takes us through the 30 steps to getting divorced by 30, including Sascha’s early relationships and upbringing. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always honest, I found myself immediately immersed in Sascha’s world. Her tone throughout the book was friendly and open, almost like I was out to lunch with an old friend catching up on the last 10 years.
As a lover of memoirs, and avid observer of society and culture, this book was right up my alley. It was a quick read, I finished it in an evening, and kept my attention, even through the Real Housewives of Orange County (no small feat). Most women will recognize some part of Sascha’s story as relating to their own. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good, light read. I give it a 9/10.
So, by now you might have figured out that I love a lot of things. Books, movies, the missed connections sections of newspapers…I also love getting mail. A good friend of mine has the habit of randomly dropping handwritten cards on pretty stationery in the mail and I love, love, love finding one in my mailbox. It makes me feel so wonderful to know that she is thinking of me (and, let’s be honest, it is nice to get something in the mail besides junk and bills).
In attempt to be a little more like my friend, I’ve been collecting pretty stationery whenever it crosses my path, and I think I’ve found my next purchase.
Behold, the “I Heart Books Flat Notecards” from etsy seller StephanieFizer. What is not to love about this adorable set of cards? If you’ve got some time, head over to the shop and see the other adorable prints and cards she has available. I think I’ve found a new favorite seller.
Today’s Etsy Find Friday piece comes from seller spoonfulofchocolate. Not only is this handbag an homage to the great Emily Bronte, it also does its part to save the planet—upcycling at its best. Spoonfulofchocolate has many other book options available in her shop, as well as some fantastic bookshelves.