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Claire Handscombe


Claire Handscombe moved from Europe to DC in 2012, ostensibly to study for an MFA in Creative Writing, but actually – let’s be honest – because of an obsession with The West Wing. She is the author of Unscripted, a novel about a young woman with a celebrity crush and a determined plan, and the editor of Walk With Us: How The West Wing Changed Our Lives. She also hosts the Brit Lit Podcast, a fortnightly show of news and views from British books and publishing. Blog: the Brit Lit Blog. Twitter: @BookishClaire

If you want to jazz up your Bookstagram life, take inspiration from the pros with these fun ways to be creative with books. It’s all about the props!










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🎶 “Hey, it’s the weekend, And this is crazy, But here’s a #bookstack, So read them all maybe?” 🎶 • • That’s how the song goes, right? Anyway, I’m maybe* going** to read this book stack for the @24in48 readathon this weekend! *Disclaimer: Subject to change at any moment, based on whim, boredom with chosen book, sudden arrival of library holds, the desire to mood-read, or the compulsive need to finish books not featured in this stack that I’m already reading. **Truth: It’s my first 24in48, and I actually have no idea how long it takes me to finish an average book. I may end up reading the full 24 hours (operative word: may) and only read three books. Who knows? Considering I have not fully finished a less crazy 25inFive, this may be over-ambitious, but I had a free weekend and an overflowing (as always) backlist of books staring me down, begging me to just go ahead and read them already—so, here goes! Anyone else jumping in for #24in48? • • Q: See any books here you love or want to read? • • #unitedbookstagram #bookstagram #bookish #weekendreading #readingchallenge #bronte #chimamandangoziadichie #steinbeck #agathachristie #booksandflowers #floralfriday #readathon

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And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can play around with Photoshop:

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It’s a good job that I’m #takingteawith Paddington Bear today because I made all these marmalade sandwiches and it turns out that I don’t like marmalade 🤷🏻‍♀️ He didn’t seem to mind though – he just took the extra in his bags for all his travelling? Do you have any travels planned this summer? . . #paddingtonbear #vintagesuitcases #creativityfound #creativehappylife #creativeminds #creativityeveryday #slowandsimpledays #idratherbereading #alittlebeautyeveryday #cornersofmylife #bookworm #bookishlife #bibliophile #shadowart #shadowplay #playingwithshadows #hurrayforplay #nostalgicmoments #nostalgicmemories #teapartytime #teafortwo #creativityrules #documentyourlife #capturequiet #itsdarling

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