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thebookfamilyrogerson

Mel A book-loving family of 3 sharing #ourbookishadventures πŸ“š Peak District πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Find travel, social media tips & reviews on our blog https://thebookfamilyrogerson.com/2018/09/21/my-year-off-work-nine-months-in/
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thebookfamilyrogerson

@thebookfamilyrogerson

Mel
Someone's happy to start a new term at Hogwarts! #whpmotion
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We finally visited the @thejohnrylands library this afternoon after several failed attempts. This stunning neo-gothic building, opened in 1900, can be found in the heart of Manchester and is managed by @officialuom .
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The library was founded byΒ Enriqueta Augustina RylandsΒ in memory of her husband, John Rylands - a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist. It's special collections include a Gutenberg Bible, the second largest collection of printing by William Caxton and the Rylands Library Papyrus P52, believed to be the earliest extant New Testament text.
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Free to visit, we wished we could have spent longer in this wonderful place. Highly recommended for bibliophiles, Arts and Crafts enthusiasts and Potterheads! You can see more in our stories.
101 812 2 days ago
Someone's happy to start a new term at hogwarts! #whpmotion ⚑
we finally visited the @thejohnrylands library this afternoon after several failed attempts. this stunning neo-gothic building, opened in 1900, can be found in the heart of manchester and is managed by @officialuom .
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the library was founded by enriqueta augustina rylands in memory of her husband, john rylands - a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist. it's special collections include a gutenberg bible, the second largest collection of printing by william caxton and the rylands library papyrus p52, believed to be the earliest extant new testament text.
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free to visit, we wished we could have spent longer in this wonderful place. highly recommended for bibliophiles, arts and crafts enthusiasts and potterheads! you can see more in our stories.
thebookfamilyrogerson

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Mel
There's no better feeling than when you hook a good book. I've been incredibly lucky with my reads this year but I try to pick the right ones - taking recommendations from trusted friends and checking reviews. How do you select your books?
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And speaking of reading, we're off on our #ourbookishadventures over the next few weeks. First to @thejohnrylands library in Manchester then to @gladstoneslibrary . We're really looking forward to having these quiet moments in the middle of what's proving to be an exciting time. You can read more about my new venture in my 9 month review on the blog (link in profile). Happy Saturday everyone! #whpmotion
200 1,346 4 days ago
There's no better feeling than when you hook a good book. i've been incredibly lucky with my reads this year but i try to pick the right ones - taking recommendations from trusted friends and checking reviews. how do you select your books?
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and speaking of reading, we're off on our #ourbookishadventures over the next few weeks. first to @thejohnrylands library in manchester then to @gladstoneslibrary . we're really looking forward to having these quiet moments in the middle of what's proving to be an exciting time. you can read more about my new venture in my 9 month review on the blog (link in profile). happy saturday everyone! #whpmotion
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Mel
New season, new hairdo. Unfortunately I discovered that my usual hairdresser has left the salon so Martha styled me instead. As I'm revisiting The Hobbit next, I thought it would be nice to go green to match the cover and I think that Bilbo would approve. What are you reading right now?
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#bookstagram #thehobbit #jrrtolkien #broccoli #greenhairdontcare #ourplayfulstyle #hairstylebyme #ourwhimsicaldays #readersofig #booknerd #mybookfeatures #forcedperspective #glamorouslife #lookinggoodfeelinggood #bookwormboutique
154 946 1 weeks ago
New season, new hairdo. unfortunately i discovered that my usual hairdresser has left the salon so martha styled me instead. as i'm revisiting the hobbit next, i thought it would be nice to go green to match the cover and i think that bilbo would approve. what are you reading right now?
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#bookstagram #thehobbit #jrrtolkien #broccoli #greenhairdontcare #ourplayfulstyle #hairstylebyme #ourwhimsicaldays #readersofig #booknerd #mybookfeatures #forcedperspective #glamorouslife #lookinggoodfeelinggood #bookwormboutique
thebookfamilyrogerson

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Mel
β€œand what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, β€œwithout pictures or conversations?”
-  Lewis Carroll
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Alice has a point here. I find it really tough to read fiction that's low on dialogue and for Martha it's impossible. Pictures are another matter for me though. I often find them really distracting as they displace my imagination when I'm reading. How do you feel about illustrated novels? (I would mention that Lyra's Oxford is an exception as I adore the woodcuts!)
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P.S. These are not Martha's glasses - she keeps on stealing ours!
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#bookstagram #aliceinwonderland #childrensbooks #bookdresser #booksbooksandmorebooks #shelfielicious #ourcolourdays #bookcurator #booknookstagram #littlebookworm #mybookfeatures #booksfordays #bookishgirl #bookstagramer
120 1,031 2 weeks ago
“and what is the use of a book,” thought alice, “without pictures or conversations?”
- lewis carroll
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alice has a point here. i find it really tough to read fiction that's low on dialogue and for martha it's impossible. pictures are another matter for me though. i often find them really distracting as they displace my imagination when i'm reading. how do you feel about illustrated novels? (i would mention that lyra's oxford is an exception as i adore the woodcuts!)
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p.s. these are not martha's glasses - she keeps on stealing ours!
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#bookstagram #aliceinwonderland #childrensbooks #bookdresser #booksbooksandmorebooks #shelfielicious #ourcolourdays #bookcurator #booknookstagram #littlebookworm #mybookfeatures #booksfordays #bookishgirl #bookstagramer
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Mel
Martha and the Giant Peach πŸ‘ Happy #roalddahlday !!
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We had real fun making this shot after reading about James's adventures last month 😊
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#bookstagram #jamesandthegiantpeach #roalddahl #forcedperspective #bookishgirl #kidsbookstagram #ourplayfulstyle #mybookfeatures #childrensbooks #ourwhimsicaldays #makemoremagic #puffinbooks #enchantedchildhood #bookstagramer
100 773 2 weeks ago
Martha and the giant peach πŸ‘ happy #roalddahlday !!
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we had real fun making this shot after reading about james's adventures last month 😊
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#bookstagram #jamesandthegiantpeach #roalddahl #forcedperspective #bookishgirl #kidsbookstagram #ourplayfulstyle #mybookfeatures #childrensbooks #ourwhimsicaldays #makemoremagic #puffinbooks #enchantedchildhood #bookstagramer
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Mel
We're feeling 😁😁😁 today after our surprise @instagram feature. Thank you so much for the likes, follows & kind wishes πŸ€—
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To celebrate, Al is wearing his best @foliosociety grills. We haven't come up with a caption for this yet so we'd love it if you could help us out (keep it polite please!) We'll shout out the best 5. Have a wonderful day everyone!
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#bookstagram #smilemakeover #bookish #bookphotography #ourplayfulstyle #ourbookishadventures #captionthis #myeverydaymagic #booknerd #booksbooksandmorebooks #welovebooks #mybookfeatures #bookstagramer
138 910 2 weeks ago
We're feeling 😁😁😁 today after our surprise @instagram feature. thank you so much for the likes, follows & kind wishes πŸ€—
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to celebrate, al is wearing his best @foliosociety grills. we haven't come up with a caption for this yet so we'd love it if you could help us out (keep it polite please!) we'll shout out the best 5. have a wonderful day everyone!
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#bookstagram #smilemakeover #bookish #bookphotography #ourplayfulstyle #ourbookishadventures #captionthis #myeverydaymagic #booknerd #booksbooksandmorebooks #welovebooks #mybookfeatures #bookstagramer
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Mel
Weekend breakfasts are a civilised affair in the Rogerson household. We have papers, books & music on the radio. Also a little dormouse in our teapot  #WHPdailylife
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#bookstagram #weekendbreakfast #kidsbookstagram #teapot #forcedperspective #booknookstagram #kitchencapers #dormouse #bookishgirl #creativemamas #ourplayfulstyle #ourwhimsicaldays #ourbookishadventures
327 1,981 3 weeks ago
Weekend breakfasts are a civilised affair in the rogerson household. we have papers, books & music on the radio. also a little dormouse in our teapot #whpdailylife .
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#bookstagram #weekendbreakfast #kidsbookstagram #teapot #forcedperspective #booknookstagram #kitchencapers #dormouse #bookishgirl #creativemamas #ourplayfulstyle #ourwhimsicaldays #ourbookishadventures
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Mel
I was lucky enough to be sent a proof copy of The Familiars by Stacey Halls a few weeks ago. Based around the Pendle witch trials, this atmospheric tale tells the story of 17-year-old noblewoman Fleetwood Shuttleworth as she tries to survive a difficult pregnancy with the help of an enigmatic local healer named Alice Gray.
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I really enjoyed Halls' writing style and the way she brought Fleetwood's world to life. The pacing was good too with enough action to offset the quieter passages. Despite the title and subject matter, I wouldn't class this as a paranormal novel though. There are very subtle hints about witchcraft but they were secondary to the main plot. Still I imagine that this will be hugely successful when it's published in February 2019 as it achieves that rare feat of combining literary flair with compelling story. Halls is definitely a talent to watch. You can read a longer review on our blog (link in profile).
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As you can see I tried to get my familiar to pose with me but he wasn't particularly interested! What shape would your animal spirit take?
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#bookstagram #thefamiliars #staceyhalls #bookreview #bookblogger #animalfamiliar #catsofinsta #read #mybookfeatures #bookish #unitedbookstagram #booknerd #bookstagramer
59 641 3 weeks ago
I was lucky enough to be sent a proof copy of the familiars by stacey halls a few weeks ago. based around the pendle witch trials, this atmospheric tale tells the story of 17-year-old noblewoman fleetwood shuttleworth as she tries to survive a difficult pregnancy with the help of an enigmatic local healer named alice gray.
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i really enjoyed halls' writing style and the way she brought fleetwood's world to life. the pacing was good too with enough action to offset the quieter passages. despite the title and subject matter, i wouldn't class this as a paranormal novel though. there are very subtle hints about witchcraft but they were secondary to the main plot. still i imagine that this will be hugely successful when it's published in february 2019 as it achieves that rare feat of combining literary flair with compelling story. halls is definitely a talent to watch. you can read a longer review on our blog (link in profile).
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as you can see i tried to get my familiar to pose with me but he wasn't particularly interested! what shape would your animal spirit take?
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#bookstagram #thefamiliars #staceyhalls #bookreview #bookblogger #animalfamiliar #catsofinsta #read #mybookfeatures #bookish #unitedbookstagram #booknerd #bookstagramer
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Mel
This was supposed to be a super-coordinated photo of the three of us striking the same pose but no matter how hard we tried we couldn't get it right.
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In the end we gave up trying to synchronise. We're eclectic by nature - in our choice of books, the design of our house & the interests we have. If there's a template, it's rainbow-coloured 🌈 What's yours? #whpcolorpalette .
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#bookstagram #allthecolors #bookfamily  #readersofig #bookphotography #hallwaydecor #becauseofreading
#familyphotograph #familiesofig #mybookfeatures #booksbooksandmorebooks #eclecticdesign #booknerds #bookworms #bookstagramer
125 1,071 4 weeks ago
This was supposed to be a super-coordinated photo of the three of us striking the same pose but no matter how hard we tried we couldn't get it right.
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in the end we gave up trying to synchronise. we're eclectic by nature - in our choice of books, the design of our house & the interests we have. if there's a template, it's rainbow-coloured 🌈 what's yours? #whpcolorpalette .
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#bookstagram #allthecolors #bookfamily #readersofig #bookphotography #hallwaydecor #becauseofreading #familyphotograph #familiesofig #mybookfeatures #booksbooksandmorebooks #eclecticdesign #booknerds #bookworms #bookstagramer
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Mel
We all enjoy a bit of art in our house - both admiring it and making it. In fact it's probably Martha's favourite pastime so we were very chuffed when @laurencekingpub sent us The Painting-In Book by Anna Rumsby.
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It has 30 different activity sheets where kids (and adults) can try out different painting techniques. We had fun splattering toothbrushes & making handprints - perfect timing for making it through these last few drizzly days of the summer holidays 🌈
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A nod to @places_and_books for his #artyaugust tag. Also thanks to the @theironbridgebookshop
& @foxedquarterly for the quality bookmark 'paint'!
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#bookstagram #thepaintinginbook #annarumsby #bookphotography #kidsbookstagram #activitybooks #childrensbooks #myeverydaymagic #whpcolorpalette
 #ourwhimsicaldays #bookishgirl #scenefromtheceiling #creativemamas #bookstagramer #gifted
165 1,302 4 weeks ago
We all enjoy a bit of art in our house - both admiring it and making it. in fact it's probably martha's favourite pastime so we were very chuffed when @laurencekingpub sent us the painting-in book by anna rumsby.
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it has 30 different activity sheets where kids (and adults) can try out different painting techniques. we had fun splattering toothbrushes & making handprints - perfect timing for making it through these last few drizzly days of the summer holidays 🌈
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a nod to @places_and_books for his #artyaugust tag. also thanks to the @theironbridgebookshop
& @foxedquarterly for the quality bookmark 'paint'!
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#bookstagram #thepaintinginbook #annarumsby #bookphotography #kidsbookstagram #activitybooks #childrensbooks #myeverydaymagic #whpcolorpalette #ourwhimsicaldays #bookishgirl #scenefromtheceiling #creativemamas #bookstagramer #gifted
thebookfamilyrogerson

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Mel
Parents are such strange & fascinating creatures. I've learn a lot from observing mine - how to act with kindness, question society & keep on learning. What have you learnt from yours? #whpstudy
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#bookstagram #underthemicroscope #observationpoint #peoplewatching #parenttrap #marthasworld #ourbookishadventures #iseeyou #strangecreature #readersofinsta #cameramama #theweekoninstagram
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Parents are such strange & fascinating creatures. i've learn a lot from observing mine - how to act with kindness, question society & keep on learning. what have you learnt from yours? #whpstudy .
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#bookstagram #underthemicroscope #observationpoint #peoplewatching #parenttrap #marthasworld #ourbookishadventures #iseeyou #strangecreature #readersofinsta #cameramama #theweekoninstagram