Book In My Bag: Singapore Trip Edition

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Around three in the morning last Friday, I was en route to Singapore in belated celebration of my birthday. With only my mother as my companion, the weekend was a blur of bookstore hopping, sightseeing and shopping. Of course, being myself, I couldn’t help but squeeze in some reading. So today, I’ll be be sharing what book I brought along with me to Singapore as well as what’s inside my adorable Betsey Johnson bag. 

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Book In My Bag

I have The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler in my bag, which has been on my wish list for a long while. I finally bought it during MIBF earlier this month (this is the part I realize I still haven’t shared my haul- soon promise!) and I’ve been reading it during my trip, mostly during train rides. I adore Ockler’s books and the fact that she wrote a Little Mermaid retelling is such a dream come true. I’m liking what I’ve read so far and I hope to finish it on the plane ride back to Manila tomorrow.

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What Else Is In My Bag?

  • iPad – Kate Spade NY case
  • Wallet – necessary for shopping obv
  • Passport – Kate Spade NY case
  • iPhone – case from Bershka
  • Travel notebook – where I write down itineraries and places I want to see
  • Power bank – since I’m outside most of the day and I use my phone a lot to take pictures, I make sure to have back up in case my battery dies
  • DSLR (not in the photo)

I’ve always loved What’s In My Bag posts and I’ve done a few before, a Book Bags feature on Rachel of Hello Chelly’s blog as well as some on Instagram. I don’t know why I’ve never shared one on the blog before but now that I have I’m thinking I might make it a reoccurring thing. What do you think?

What book is in your bag? Any other cute things you keep there? And how was your weekend?

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Beth on September 27, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Oh, I LOVE this feature – you should definitely make it a regular! I might try something similar myself, actually… Anyway, I adore it when bloggers share their real lives – especially when their lives involve bags that are as cute as yours! (I SOOOOOO need to buy a new bag… can I use your post as an excuse to? Please?)
    Beth x

  2. Taylor @ Musical Bibliophile on September 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    I love that bag!!!! It’s so cute!! I hope your trip is going well and I can’t wait to see the pics. It’s nice to see the personality and style of bloggers, I think that is what’s so great about this feature.

  3. Anette Fabre on September 27, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    That bag is ADORABLE~! :D

  4. Kevin @ Tomebound on September 27, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    This was fun! Belated Happy Birthday Hazel! Hope you are having a fantastic time in SG! Visit a Hawker Center for really great Singaporean cuisine (according to Mr. Kevin Kwan)! :D

  5. Rebecca @ Reading Wishes on September 28, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Cute post! Your bag and entire contents is utterly adorable and snap-worthy. I don’t normally carry a book with me because there’s never reading time when I go out. But now that I have a big enough bag, I can take a book with me on those rare occasions where I might be able to sneak a few pages :D

  6. Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages on September 28, 2015 at 5:32 am

    That bag is really cute and everything inside looks amazing as well! I haven’t heard of the book before but will definitely check it out! :D

    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

  7. Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Books on September 28, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Could that bag be any more adorable!!!!???!?!? I love it!! Also your travel notebook is super cute as well. Good idea to have something handy to write things down in. I’m always forgetting important things while I’m traveling!

  8. Shannelle on September 28, 2015 at 9:31 am

    YES to The Summer of Chasing Mermaids. You are doing the right thing with your life. *nods approvingly*

  9. Tanya on September 28, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Love this, Hazel! Your bag is gorgeous! I love those Betsey Johnson bags. :) And you iPad and passport covers… swoon! ♥

  10. Melanie (YA Midnight Reads) on September 29, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Ooh Hazel I love this feature! Also loving your bag – it is super cute! The Summer of Chasing Mermaids is AMAZING, and I’m sure you’ll love it xD

  11. Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales on September 29, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Woah, how do you own all these cute stuff, Hazel? I am just swooning over all of them! :D And I can’t wait to see your recap of your Singapore trip! (Tell me you’re posting one! Pretty please? I want to see all the gorgeous pictures!:))

  12. Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic on September 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    You have such adorable things in your bag! I’m absolutely loving all the pink and your bag is utterly gorgeous too! I really want to read The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, it sounds amazing! <3

  13. Cee on September 30, 2015 at 12:44 am

    It’s always so thrilling to see what’s in people’s bags. Mines is not very exciting, so in a way I’m living vicariously. ;)

    I love the cases for everything in your bag. So pretty.

  14. Beatrice @ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic on September 30, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Your bag is so cute! Those pastel colors are so adorable! Great post :D
    Belated Happy Birthday Hazel! :D

  15. Georgie on September 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I love everything in your bag, the pastel palette is gorgeous. I have more of an Autumnal theme, and rocking some browns now! I’ll probably do an updated one soon too.

    I glad you enjoyed Singapore, it sounds like you had fun ^_^.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 30, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks, Georgie! I didn’t mean to create a palette- I’m just a sucker for pastels in general. I did have lots of fun in Singapore and met Joséphine too!

  16. Cindy on October 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I love your bag and all your cases! Everything is so pink and pretty! I usually tend to stick to darker and not-so-cute cases, like a dark blue case for my iPad and a bulky black Otter Box case for my phone. I tend to break things easily soo I need more heavy duty stuff /:

    Your trip sounds like it was a lot of fun though! Hope you picked up some good books too :)

  17. Alexa S. on October 9, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I currently have The Burning Sky in my bag, since I’m rereading it + The Perilous Sea in preparation for The Immortal Heights! Also, your bag is adorable :)

  18. Alexandra A on November 5, 2015 at 4:12 am

    I have to say this: OMG, your bad is gorgeous!!! :D

    • Alexandra A on November 5, 2015 at 4:13 am

      *bag, LOL!!!

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