Taking the time to read

17/11/14

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Reading is one of the few habits I do every single day. I’ve read a lot of books this past year and a lot of you asked me « How do you do it? How’ve you been able to read so much books in so little time? »

Well… be ready for the most surprising answer to that question.
I took the time to read. For example, I’ve decided to cut on browsing on instagram for hours before bedtime & instead installed a reading routine.

– As soon as I go to bed I open my book and read for at least half an hour.
– When I’m in my train, instead of playing on my phone I read.
– Whenever I have to wait for a couple of minutes I read a few pages.
– Thanks to the Kindle I can read easily when standing in the metro. Much more easier than turning the pages while trying not to fall on someone.
– If I’m feeling bored on the weekends … I read in my bed. It also calms me down and relax me if I’m feeling anxious as I tend to do more than I should.
– Try to cut back on the Internet, sometimes I found myself just scrolling my twitter/facebook/tumblr/instagram feeds just for the sake of it. It’s not constructive and very time-consuming. You could be reading!
– If you’re struggling to read your current book because you don’t like it – close it and read another one. It’s ok, you can’t love every books there are out there …
–  … read books that you love!

Hope those few tricks are going to help you! Makes me wonder, what are you currently reading ?

Wishlist : birthday edition

12/11/14

The time has come. I’m going to be twenty-four at the end of the month, and you know what ? It’s a pretty good excuse to be making a wishlist of things I wish to get this year.

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The Lovely Sounds – Leighton Meester’s album. Leighton has always been my favorite in Gossip Girl, and I have been expecting her album for so many years know, that I can’t believe it’s actually out. Can’t wait to have a physical copy! Get it now

The Essential Scarf – Scarves has been my pêché mignon lately along with boots. This one is from Zara and it’s gorgeous, right ? Get it now

The Typo-Nerd Tote Bag – Tote Bag are kind of my thing. I always carry one in my handbag, just in case I need one to carry unexpected purchases. This one is both funny and true; love the fact that it’s black, for once. Get it now

The Sweet Scent – Candles, another love of mine. Never had a Jo Malone one, scented the Peony & Blush Suede so many times in store and I’ve been obsessed for months now. Maybe this will be the year where I finally get it. Get it now

The Beauty Read – I love books and beauty, so why shouldn’t I desire this beauty read ? It’s been reviewed a lot lately on blogs and I want to have my own opinion of it. Get it now

Films in autumn.

05/11/14

Films to watch in autumn

Autumn is definitely my favorite time of the year to watch films.

Every single year I re-watch some of my favorites, I just love having hot cocoa, under my plaid and watching them. There’s something peaceful about it that I can shake off. Here’s a list featuring some of my favorites to watch anytime during the day.

1- The Craft. The best 90s film about witches there’s out there. A+ for Campbell acting and Tunney’s wig. Oopsie, I lied about the last one ;-)

2- Matilda. As a kid, I surely did identify myself to Matilda, I – just like her – loved spending time reading. Hilarious scenes, perfect for a sunday afternoon.

3- Practical Magic. The ultimate guilty pleasure. Sandra Bullock is always on point. Love the fact that’s it’s based on sisterhood and women. There’s a little witch in all of us.

4- Ever After. I don’t know why I only watch this when it’s autumn, but it’s a lovely love story, quite cheesy but hey, I love a good romance story!

5- Funny Face. I had to have one of Audrey’s film in that list, such a great & lovely actress that I adore as you may have noticed in the past !

6- Autumn in New-York. Obvious choice right? Winona Ryder, tears, New-York and autumn. It screams « Candice is going to love it so much, it’s going to be ridiculous ». Have your tissue box near you, because this one is definitely the tear-jerker of the list!

7- You’ve Got Mail. Books, Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, NYC. Do I need to say more, or are you already convinced? One of the best romantic comedy there is. Nora Ephron, you are definitely missed.

And the new one that I just welcomed into the family :

8- Maleficent. I watched it for the first time recently and it has been amazing. I won’t go into much details because it’s recent and I don’t know if everyone has seen it, but it’s definitely worthy!