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12 October 2019

Autumn Reading

Autumn Reading

Reading for as little as six minutes a day can help reduce stress by a staggering 68%. So just imagine how amazing you'll feel if you spend your whole evening with your nose stuck in a book. Definitely worth it.

As the evenings stretch out longer, I crave comfort. Cue the blanket nest, the comfort food, and the hot drinks. And the books, of course.

I have an embarrassing amount of blankets and cushions, and I have to admit that most of them are from Asda because they're cheap and cheerful, and also the cushion covers I get in Fairyloot and Illumicrate boxes fit them perfectly.

I like to set a bit of an ambiance, and Netflix has a surprising amount of content that's perfect for cosy feels and background noise. I especially love the Crackling Birchwood Fireplace and the Oceans and Waterfalls episodes of Moving Art when it comes to setting the scene. I set the fireplace video going on my kindle, and somehow it makes me feel warmer, even if it's just a video, and I love hearing the crack of the logs.

I love treating myself every so often to a bar of chocolate to munch on and an indulgent hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows. The mugs that Illumicrate have included in some of their boxes recently are gorgeous, and I love Rosie's papercraft art.

When it comes to picking the book, I'm up for anything. In October I especially love anything witchy, and I think I'm on a bit of a roll at the moment. In the past couples weeks I've read five witchy books, and I'm currently reading another two, including the fascinating feminist Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery

Books and hot chocolate


  1. I have way too many cushions and blankets too, but that's okay! Lovely blog post, Cora!😊

    Shirley |

  2. I love snuggling down under a blanket with a hot chocolate and a hot water bottle in Autumn and reading. Great post!

  3. I love getting super cosy in autumn too, and it definitely helps with my reading! I've also overindulged recently! I love reading thrillers in the autumn.
    Hels xx

  4. There's nothing better than snuggling up in a blanket with a hot chocolate and... well, chocolate and reading a book. Lovely post, Cora. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I am so picky when it comes to cushions and blankets, it's not even funny anymore. I also can't be cozy before it's dark outside, and since most of my classes don't finish before 7pm, I'm not home before 8.30pm, meaning I'm left with a minimum amount of cozy time each day :(

    x Envy
    Lost in Translation

  6. Ah, this sounds like the perfect night! It would be nice to be 68% less stressed! I am striving for that haha! And, you can never have too many blankets or cushions! Comfort is key!


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