Fairyloot October – STEAMPUNK REBELLION Unboxing

Hey Guys!

Today’s post is FINALLY my unboxing of October’s Fairyloot box which had the theme ‘STEAMPUNK REBELLION’. I was very excited for this box because the description said it would be perfect for fans of The Infernal Devices and if you know me you know I adore Cassandra Clare and The Infernal Devices is one of my favourite trilogies.

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#BOOKISHHAUL

HAPPY SUNDAY!

As you can tell by the title, today I am coming at you with a Bookish Haul. I’m feeling a little under the weather today and my headache is strong. Maybe i’m like Harry Potter and Voldemort is close? I’m basically hoping it doesn’t go into a full blown migraine but I really wanted to share with you some items I picked up in town then I plan on getting into bed and curling up with a film. It’s my day off today so relaxing is the ultimate goal.

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Stacking the Shelves… Book Haul!

Aloha!

Hope you are all having a fabulous week and it has been filled full of reading delights! Today’s post is going to be a BOOK HAUL, I think this is my second book haul on here?!  I love seeing what other people have purchased lately so I hope you enjoy this too. Seeing as I had finished Second Year of University I had ordered a bunch of books to celebrate and they are all finally here so without further ado….

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I won a giveaway…

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On the 5th April I received an email through from Kat, owner of the wonderful blog Life and Other Disasters. Firstly I suggest you all go check out her blog, she regularly posts reviews, tags as well as one of my favourite features ‘Trailers you may have missed this week’. This section is my favourite because she includes a variety of films and like the title of the section suggests, I always find a bunch of trailers I have yet to see. Therefore once I have finished reading, I end up finding a new film to fan-girl about it’s upcoming release.

Kat recently held a giveaway on her blog for an array of different prizes, one being Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell and I won a copy!!

Here is an accurate representation of how I looked when I found out I had won:

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A few days ago I received the book in the mail and Kat also took the time to include a lovely little letter alongside the book. She mentions in the letter that she is ‘reminded how important it is to find like – minded people and I am glad to have this blogging community always backing me up’ and I cannot agree more. The blogging community is so welcoming and I am so grateful to be accepted into such an amazing community, I love being apart of this community and having a place where I can talk about books with people who share my love.

Thank you so much for holding the giveaway Kat, I can’t wait till I can get round to reading Kindred Spirits!

Be sure to check out her blog: Life and Other Disasters 🙂

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Book Haul!

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Happy 1st April Guys!

Hope you weren’t tricked into April Fools Jokes this morning.

I think this is actually my first ever post dedicated to a book haul and I am so excited to share what books I got with you. First I ordered 2 of these books of the internet and I then paid a trip to my local bookstore and library in order to check out what books they have lately. It’s been so long since I’ve visited either so it was really nice to finally get round to going again, I do have a ton of university work to be doing but I thought I would go ahead and pick some books up anyway so I can read and relax after a day of working on essays. Here’s what I picked up this month:

Books I purchased:

  • The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith
  • Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith
  • The Bane Chronicles – Cassandra Clare
  • Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight finally arrived and the cover is absolutely gorgeous. Although I am super excited to give it a read, i’m not sure which book I will start first with having so much uni work to do. I am actually reading The Drivers Seat by Murial Sparks at the moment so I can use it on one of my essays so I may start with one of the smaller books I got so I can read Lady Midnight when I can cut time slots out of my day to read it all. I’m anxious once I start I might not be able to put it down!

Library Books:

  • Half Bad – Sally Green
  • The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
  • A Thousand Nights – E.K Johnstone

I’m very surprised by my local library, I live in a small town therefore they don’t have a massive selection of books however they did have a new great selection of YA books so I’m sure i’ll be spending more time in their over summer. I have been seeing Half Bad by Sally Green over instagram a lot lately therefore I thought I would finally pick it up for myself and I have also heard great things about The Raven Boys and A Thousand Nights.

Thank you for reading, did you buy any books this month?

Also I would like to apologise for the quality of the images I used in this post, I really wanted to use a picture which I have taken myself however I only have my phone camera and the glare from the laminated covers of the library books has proved rather tricky and they haven’t come out as good as I hoped and they are a little hard to read. However I hope this hasn’t taken too much from the post quality and you still liked it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments and if you have read any of these books or have any recommendations for books I should put on my TBR list to try to read over summer and this year 🙂

 

 

All you need is love… Romance Haul

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Today’s post is dedicated to a haul, I was in a romance story kind of mood and took to amazon to build my book and DVD collection slightly, here’s what I bought… 

Firstly I couldn’t wait any longer and I finally ordered November 9 by Colleen Hoover, I’m a massive fan of Colleen Hoover books most notably Confess and Ugly Love which were my favourite reads last year in 2015. I’m slightly disappointed that the cover I have isn’t the wonderful white and orange version but this one is just as pretty.

I of course also had to buy The Longest Ride on DVD after watching it back in December, you can find my full review for it here; The Longest Ride. But essentially I was blown away by the story, I loved how it incorporated 2 different eras, the modern love story and a past love story and boy did it make me cry!

I also purchased The Age of Adaline which features the wonderfully talented and beautiful Blake Lively; I have yet to watch this yet but the trailer looked amazing. I can’t wait to finally get the time to sit and watch this; the concept also features two different eras which is something I’m loving lately.

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The only other book I purchased was A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. I adore the movie, it makes me cry every single time and the story is truly beautiful therefore I had to finally get the book and give it a try!

Whilst on the subject of Nicholas Sparks, the other 2 DVDs I purchased were Safe Haven and Dear John, both movies based on Nicholas Sparks Novels. As you can see there is a theme going on here, Nicholas Sparks. After watching The Longest Ride I wanted his collection of movies, I have watched Safe Haven before and once again Loved it. Nicholas Sparks is a brilliant Author and I can’t believe he has created so many beautiful love story’s. Each one as good as the last, The Notebook, The Last Song, Dear John… There all so beautiful.

And the final DVD I have yet to mention is Endless Love. This is a movie I haven’t seen before, it was actually one of the ones that I saw when Amazon puts ‘other customers have also bought’ which made me add it to my basket. I have seen the trailer and heard a bunch of good reviews so I’m sure its a wonderful love story that I can’t wait to watch.

As you can see I am really into the Romance and Love stories lately, I love curling up in bed watching a heart warming film. I’d love to know your favourite romance film, let me know in the comments. 

Bookish Haul – Skinny Hues

I came across these beautiful bookmarks on Instagram; they are by the Etsy Seller ‘Skinny Hues’. They are pieces of watercolor paper torn to create a bookmark shape then they are painted with watercolors to create such vibrant and creative colorful designs.

I couldn’t resist making an order, each bookmark was approximately £2 or less, which is an absolute bargain considering the time it takes for them to be made and how beautiful they are. The seller is located in Germany and they arrived promptly and packaged safely within a matter of days.

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Skinny Hues offers an array of different colours and designs allowing you to pick the background colour you wish to be behind your chosen design. They also offer a request/custom service where they can create a bookmark for you if you have a particular design in mind.

The bookmarks I decided to get are; (in order of image)

I’m excited to get into tackling my To Be Read shelf with these new bookmarks to use; they are truly unique and a great addition to a bookmark collection any other book obsessive person will enjoy!

I can see myself visiting this Etsy store often to see what new designs they have…

Check out Skinny Hues Etsy Page Etsy – Skinny Hues Store