10 Best Gifts For The Book Lovers In Your Life


Getting a book for a bibliophile may seem like the quintessential gift, but more often than not, you don’t know if they’ve already read the book or prefer a different genre of books. If you are stumped for ideas, here are a few ‘bookish’ presents that are may win a few hearts over!

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Author Spotlight : Kay Woodward for What Would She Do? Real-life Stories of 25 Rebel Women Who Changed The World

Kay Woodward reading to some children at the Maktaba library.
Image supplied by the author

My daughter and I recently had the opportunity to get our hands on a fantastic book called ‘What Would She Do? Real-life Stories of 25 Rebel Women Who Changed The World’. A beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully written book about strong resilient women – what’s not to love?!


Have you read my latest review on this gorgeous book? If not, head over here, to see why this should be next on your ‘to be read’ list!
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A new chapter in Qatar’s literary culture

 

The exterior of the library designed to look like the pages of a book. Designed by the Dutch Architect Rem Khoolhas

The Qatar National Library (QNL) opens it’s doors to a literary space, with an amplitude of books spanning far and wide, modern contemporary furnishings, airy spaces with flooding natural light and state of the art technology that is unmatched.

Living in the digital age, the reliance on the internet, e-books and other digital resources of information is fairly predominant. But this does not eliminate the need for printed books. They are, and always will be a part of a library.
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Blog Update – This time for real.

So I realized (after someone mentioned it) that my last blog post went out without the text! How does that even happen?
#blogfail

I just wanted to let you all know that the blog will not have weekly scheduled posts, as I am currently traveling for a short summer break!

However, if you would like to follow me on Instagram (@anintrovertedbogger), you can check out what happens when an expat goes back home. Also, my Instastories have some randomness going on. Just click on the logo to check it out.

Happy Summer.

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The ‘Fidget Spinner’ craze

Fidget Spinners – Image by Shutterstock

With two pre-teens in the house, I witness my fair share of the latest craze making the rounds these days. We went through the Loom Bands phase, weaving one colorful rubber band through the other which I must admit was oddly satisfying!
After this we went through many weeks of the annoying bottle flipping phase.
Next up, was attempting to make home-made slime . Seriously we made slime We went through all our Elmer’s glue (essentially bought for school) and many, many boxes of cornstarch for ‘slime’.
And now, like many others, we are constantly spinning Fidget Spinners. In the car and at home, we have them with us.

Loom bands to Slime to Fidget spinners

 

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