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Marianne Chala
WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING | The Willoughby Book Club

What We've Been Reading in December

With snow arriving it is well and truly beginning to look at lot like Christmas! there are few things as reliable as the Christmas magic that comes around every year without fail. At Willoughby HQ we have been digging into our new secret santa reads and digging out old  favourites to get us in that wintery mood!   Dark Matter by Michelle Paver The year is 1937, and war looms in Europe. When Jack is offered the chance to join an Arctic expedition he jumps at the chance. Tensions begin to mount as the short Arctic summer wanes, and incidents force...

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Marianne Chala
Jolabokaflod | The Willoughby Book Club

Jolabokaflod

One of my favourite things about the holidays is traditions. Weather it’s small family traditions like wearing matching Christmas jumpers each year or the large national scale like the entirety of Ireland tuning in to watch kids excitedly sing and play with toys on The Late Late Toy Show every year. There is something so unique, heart-warming and connecting about all these traditions.   Which is why when I learned about Jolabokaflod I was so intrigued as it seemed to encapsulate both small family traditions and large national ones so seamlessly! Jolabokaflod (or the Christmas book flood) is an Icelandic...

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Marianne Chala
12 WAYS TO REUSE OUR NEW BOOK WRAPS… | The Willoughby Book Club

12 Ways to Reuse Our New Book Wraps…

Since introducing our new book wraps, everyone in the office has been thinking up new and creative ways to reuse them. Here are 12 of our favourites!   1. COLOURING SHEET  Why not flip our book wraps over and use outlined side to de-stress and and enjoy some colouring – or to keep little hands occupied!         2. ORIGAMI If you are looking for a more complex challenge the thick paper is perfect for trying you hand at some origami. (This is Harold the crane)     3. WRAPPING PAPER Whether its for a secret Santa gift or...

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Marianne Chala
WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING | The Willoughby Book Club

What We've Been Reading in November

It has been nice to get out and stomp through crunchy leaves and get out the snuggly jumpers and cardigans and light the inevitable scented candles: despite the troubles of the world the seasons are still turning as we move from autumn into winter. The darker nights are also the ideal time to fit a bit more reading into our lives! After all, what could be nicer than settling down with a book and a cuppa when it’s chilly outside?   Beautiful World, Where are you by Sally Rooney Being 2021’s most anticipated release, Rooney’s third novel was always going to be...

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