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It’s Day 28, and the final day, of my Bookish Photo-a-day Challenge! (Click the link for more information)

28. An Alternative Use for a Book:
Alternative use for a book - "Friends.... til the end"

Alternative use for a book – “Friends…. til the end”

This is how I use my copy of “Friends…. ’til the End”! It is now the thing I rest my laptop on when I have it on my bed to stop it overheating. It’s probably not a good idea as the book is made of paper and therefore is flammable…. oops! It’s also battered to death! I’ve had the book since 2004 when I was on my first ever work experience in a bookshop (the long-deceased Ottakars) and was allowed to pick a free book as a souvenir of my time there! I chose the tie-in book for the TV series “Friends” because it had just ended and I wanted the book to remind me of it! (Now I think about it, I’ve had it for almost 11 years…. whoa!)  Don’t worry, I intend to buy myself a proper laptop rest-thingy soon!

That ends my Bookish Photo-A-Day Challenge! I probably could have come up with something more exciting for my last challenge task but never mind!

I hope you’ve enjoyed following this challenge, and maybe it has inspired you to try it yourself (if you want to do it for a month which isn’t 28 days long, then let me know and I’ll give you some extra task days!), or to come up with your own! If you want to see all of my answers for this challenge, just hit the link on the menu for “My Challenges”, and also you’ll find all my other challenges on the list too!

It’s Day 27 of my Bookish Photo-a-day Challenge! (Click the link for more information)

27. Illustration:
"Northern Lights" by Philip Pullman

“Northern Lights” by Philip Pullman

I really love that there are these cute little illustrations at the start of each chapter in “Northern Lights” by Philip Pullman, so I’ve picked these for today’s challenge task! I love that each one relates in some way to the content of the chapter: in the case of the one picture above, it’s one of the armoured bears introduced to Lyra on her travels to the north. They are so simple but beautiful, like little ink stamps almost.

It’s Day 26 of my Bookish Photo-a-day Challenge! (Click the link for more information)

26. A beautiful Coffee-Table Book:
"The Complete Zaha Hadid"

“The Complete Zaha Hadid”

I don’t really have any coffee-table books (I don’t drink coffee for one thing!) but my parents have loads so I’ve borrowed one of theirs! I actually bought this book as a present for my dad not long ago because Zaha Hadid is a fascinating architect and the photos of her work are truly fantastic!