Papery Peep February 2016

For today’s Papery Peep I thought I’d share with you my Open University study box, as it’s a pretty important bundle of paper in my life at the moment. I study out of a box, on our battered old kitchen table.

I find that keeping everything that I need in one place like this makes studying more accessible. As soon as I grab that box and pop it on the table I am in the zone, I need to knuckle down!

Study Box

Inside it has my scribbled notes as I’m getting through several notebooks now, pens to hand, post its, highlighters, all the usual suspects…

Inside Study Box

Study Notebooks

Study Accessories

I keep the texts for the block that I’m working on in there, along with some wider reading and source books…

Study Books

I do have other books that I’ve bought to read around the subject further, but I like to keep those in my bookcase, lest they distract me from focusing.

So there you have it, my degree in a box!

Bring Back Paper Pledge – A little update on how I’m getting on with my Pledge activities.

So I wanted to read 4 books per month this year and I’ve read 6 books so far this month – My American Duchess by Eloisa James,The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen, Upon the Midnight Clear by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Recipe for Love by Katie Fforde, Denial by Peter James, The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, and I’m now partway through a thriller. I have really enjoyed the good mix that I’ve read, as I’ve deliberately selected a different genre after each book. I have also been pleased as I have enjoyed all of them, particularly The Sugar Queen and The Queen of the Tearling (am now frustrated as I have to wait for the next book in the trilogy!). I also managed to get to the library and two of these are library book reads, so I’m pleased that I’ve got back into that as it’s a handy way to save a little money when I know I’m unlikely to re-read the book and just give it away anyway.

I spent a little time on my snail mail last week which means I can sit back and await lovely happy mail to come to me. My planner is all up to date and I find myself using it more and more. I have resisted any new stationery purchases, though that was helped by receiving a fabulous Pocket Notebook Box to review! I have even fit a little colouring in, as I sat and coloured alongside the kids over half term last week which was nice.

So I think I’m pretty much where I need to be on my papery pledge. I’m particularly enjoying all of the books.

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Linky closes at midnight 1st March 2016.

What paper have you been enjoying this month?

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14 thoughts on “Papery Peep February 2016”

  1. What a pretty box. Brilliant idea for keeping relevant books together. Gone are the days of books just laying in a pile and students searching through them as they hurry off to a lecture.

    I spotted similar boxes in a supermarket and wanted to buy one – just because!

  2. I am totally envious, of your box, your notebooks and the fact that you are studying. I love to learn new stuff, I really really must sign up to something new very soon. When I did my OU course, I did most of my writing in notebooks and my TMAs were written on my trusty (well sometimes) typewriter. As you can probably guess, it was a long time ago 😉

  3. I have a draw like this in my desk full of Uni Work! It really helps you feel organised haha.
    Ooh I wish I knew your secret to so many books each month! 😉 xx

  4. I do know what you mean about working out of a box! As soon as it’s open you can get in the ‘zone’… lots of reading for you there Jocelyn. I still have no idea how you get through so much reading for pleasure or otherwise. You must be one speedy reader…!

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