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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!

  7. i can see my issue this past week, i havent been reading!! so im running at much higher stress levels :)

  8. I have SO many blankets and pillows too, they're mainly from Asda too, apart from one, super fluffy one that's from Debenhams and its my special treat for when I'm extra cold or sad haha!


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