5 Must Read Books

There is nothing quite as empowering as reading

and there is nothing quite as enjoyable as curling up with a good book, one that introduces you to unique and compelling characters who struggle with circumstances you can never imagine, or perhaps can imagine only too well as something similar happened to you. Hopefully by the end of the story you have made a new or two. Studies show that reading novels builds empathy, as we learn about the conflicts other people (either real or imagined) have survived and we learn a little about humanity and feel part of something bigger than our own little lives.   

Below are some books I've recently read and enjoyed thoroughly and hope you may as well. The heroines of the novels are all young and sassy and their voices ring authentic and heartfelt and spending time with them was a real treat. 

These books are not necessarily recent releases, just ones I've recently read so the pleasure of their company is fresh in my mind and I wanted to share.     

 

Happy reading beautiful people! 

I hope April is good for you. 

 

bouquet_4.jpg

17 Inspiring Quotes to Honour International Women's Day 2017

Today is International Women's Day and here at Feby we're doing a few things to commemorate this special day. The first (and perhaps most important thing) is we are having a sale for the rest of the week where if you buy any one of our products (bracelet, kit, card or party pack) we will donate one of the same products to a women's shelter AND offer a 17% discount. Simply type the code IWD2017 during check out. 

Below please find 17 inspiring quotes from women about being a woman and being true to yourself and finding your calling. Hoping these will inspire you too.

 

Caitlin Moran has written some fabulous, fierce, funny, feminist books including 'How to be a Woman' and 'How to Build a Girl'. 
mitch albom.jpg
as you move throough life,leave a wake of kindness..jpg
To my eternally handsome dad.jpg

Celebrating Anaïs Nin

On this day in 1903, Anaïs Nin was  born. She was a writer of erotic fiction back in an age (the 1930's) when this was defiantly not the norm, and indeed, her books were so ahead of their time and risqué that they didn't see the light of publication until decades after she wrote them.

When Anaïs was a young woman in Paris, she met fellow writer Henry Miller and they enjoyed a tumultuous and passionate love affair which triggered an intellectual and sensual awakening in Anaïs, which in turn acted as a catalyst for her to write. 

I first stumbled upon her work when I was in college and I had never read anything quite like her books 'Little Birds' or 'Delta of Venus' and they prompted an awakening in myself. They shocked me, they delighted me, they showed me that a woman can live a full and sensuous life if only she has the courage to do so. To me, that is a form of empowerment. 

I'd like to pay tribute to her here with a dozen of her most beautiful and empowering quotes.  

Posted on February 21, 2017 .