Bookish Naughty or Nice List – where do you belong?

Whilst looking at blog posts I came across this post by Jenniely from 2017 and I knew it would be perfect for a Blogmas post!

As you can see from my results, it appears I am smugly virtuous when it comes to books πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So who’s on the naughty list this year? Well the good news is you’re not alone! Shall we try and do better next year?

Received an ARC and not reviewed it

Oh god yes.


Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

I am proud to say I am at 90%….go me!


Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)

Paaahahaaaa I expect so! My memory is shot!


Folded down the page of a book

No. Never. Using a receipt in place of a bookmark even though I have 35764357643667 actual proper bookmarks, yes totally!


Accidentally spilled on a book

You know I don’t think I have!


DNF a book this year

Yes. And the guilt still eats at me!


Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it

No. I only buy books I want to read. Do people really do that?!


Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)

Once I booked a meeting with myself at work and went and read in the toilet πŸ˜‚


Skim read a book

Yes! When I dnf the guilt is too much so sometimes I skim it so I know what goes on (and also to see if it gets better!!)


Completely missed your Goodreads goal

I’ve always hit my Goodreads challenge *incoherent mumbles about not hitting other challenges*


Borrowed a book and not returned it

I don’t think I’ve done this either. Omg I am a book-ish goodie 2 shoes!


Broke a book buying ban

Always. Every month.


Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about

I always write my reviews as soon as I’ve finished the book so I’m golden on this too!


Wrote in a book you were reading

WHAAAAAAAT? NO! People do this?


Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

Omg I don’t think I’ve done this either.


I am well in my way to Santa’s nice list!

Fairyloot Unboxing: Queen of Nothing Collectors Edition box

The Queen of Nothing Collectors Edition by Fairyloot

(All items are officially licensed and approved by Holly Black)

This series is one of my favourites of all time so getting this box was a no brainer!

(Sorry for the dark photos, by the time I get home from work and sort out my son, its dark, roll on those lighter nights!)

Cardan and Jude mug

Featuring artwork by @monolimeart

Mugs are always a hit with me and this is just beautiful!


Woodland Book Sleeve

Artwork from @stellabookishart

So, so fabulous!


Wooden Bookmark

Artwork by @monolimeart and lettering by @stellabookishart

Another woodmark for my collection!


I Left My Heart In Elfhame Enamel Pin

Designed by @dustandpages

LOOOOOOOOVE!


Reading Blanket

Designed by @arz28

This baby is soft. I mean so soft. Softer than a babies bum (it’s an English saying!) and now means I can snuggle with Cardan all I want! Jude who?!!


Art Print

Art by @merwildandco

I LOVE this!


The star of the box……….

Redesigned cover βœ”

Foiled snake βœ”

Stenciled sprayed edges βœ”

Ribbon bookmark βœ”

Signed bookplate βœ”

I actually couldn’t wait and read this already….but this book is just stunning!

Blogmas! Anticipated January 2020 book releases

Welcome to another Blogmas post!

Today I want to tell you what my anticipated January 2020 book releases are.

After the humongous amount I spent on books in November I did say that I was going to try to read more books than I buy for 6 months….but I cant see that happening with all these bad boys coming out!

 

 

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

 


 

 

The Night Country by Melissa Albert

 


 

 

Beyond the Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer

 


 

 

Riven Knight by Devney Perry

 


 

What books are you looking forward to in January?

Fairyloot Unboxing – November 2019

Fairyloot Unboxing – November 2019

Theme = Magical Folk

Another great box, not the one I’ve been most excited about but still good. The book is just beautiful.

 

 

πŸ“š 12 Month Reading Journal πŸ“š

Illustrations of the zodiac signs by @monolimeart and includes a year long reading challenge!

I love these, they are just so useful and now there is a reading challenge included (not that I was going to do any this year!!!)

 

πŸ“š Wooden Ornament πŸ“š

Featuring a quote from Dumbledore by @kdpletters

Got to love the wise Dumbledore, this will go on my Christmas tree!!!

 

πŸ“š Secret Book Volume 2 πŸ“š

Designed by @noverantale

Just as my other volume was full, fab!

 

πŸ“š Sleep Mask πŸ“š

Featuring a quote from strange the Dreamer with lettering by @stellabookishart

I don’t think I could sleep with one of these on but my son has already taken it!!!!

 

πŸ“š Wooden Bookmark πŸ“š

Inspired by Spin the Dawn with art from @merwildandco with lettering from @catarinabookdesigns

Yay, bookmark! Another for my collection!

 

πŸ“š Iron On Patch πŸ“š

Inspired by Angel Fall designef by @bookmarkd.tattoos

I don’t know what I will do with this as it’s not really my thing…..

 

πŸ“š Bookish Phone Holder πŸ“š

Designed by @noverantale

I don’t think I will use mine for it’s intended purpose but I really think its beautiful.

 

πŸ“š Tarot Cards πŸ“š

Inspired by Stalking Jack the Ripper and designed by @loweana.art

 

BOOK OF THE MONTH


A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

βœ” Black sprayed edges

βœ” Exclusive cover

βœ” Signed

Blogmas! My favourite Christmas films……

Welcome to my next Blogmas post!

I thought I would share with you my favourite films to watch in the lead up to Christmas.

There are so many Christmas films that I love but these are firm favourites that me and my son watch every year.

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

Top fave! There is nothing better than hearing Eddie say ‘Shitters full’ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


 

Muppets Christmas Carol

My sons fave Christmas film! We have watched it so many times I could tell you all the words!


 

Santa Claus The Movie

I loved this when I was little, I was obsessed and used to watch it way after Christmas….and I still like to watch it now!


 

These are mine….what are yours?

Top 5 Tuesday: Surprising Reads of 2019

Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm, see her original post here.

Theme = Top 5 surprising reads of 2019

These books I didn’t have on my radar to read. Most of them came in my Fairyloot box or I just fancied something I didn’t normally read…..

 

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

I’m not really one for a retelling but this one grabbed me, sucked me in and spat me out one happy woman!


Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

The first sci-fi book on my list. I have never read sci-fi before, for no particular reason other than I just haven’t, but I absolutely LOVED this book! I have Starsight too and am hoping to read before the end of the year.


 

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Totally.Loved.This.Read

I saw a few people scoffing about the romance in this but romance is my thing….


 

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

I loved An Enchantement of Ravens and when I read the blurb about the great library I was excited. And this totally lived up to my excitement.


 

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff

My 2nd scifi book! I’ve only got into Jay Kristoff this year really so before I read the Nevernight trilogy I thought I would check this out….and I fell in love with his writing style. I have zero regrets!


 

What books would be on your list?

Closing the Chapter – see what I read in November!

Hi! Hope you had a good reading month and welcome to Blogmas!!!

Here in November we had Firework Night and we went to a public display, it was amazing! Also my best friend got married to the love of her life, watching them both walk down the isle, both in their wedding dresses bought tears to my eyes, I’m so happy for them!

We are firmly on the countdown to Christmas in my household and it’s made me feel like reading some Christmas type books but I haven’t found any I gel with…any suggestions are welcome!

Anyway, I managed to read 6 books in November!


 

Wicked Webs by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy

See my reviewΒ  here.


 

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

See my 🎧 review here.


 

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

See my review here


 

The Vine Witch by Luanne G Smith

See my 🎧 review here.


 

In the Unlikely Event by LJ Shen

See my review here.


 

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

See my review here.


DNF

The Fever King by Victoria Lee

The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

See my post about my woes of DNF’ing these here.


 

Well that was my November!

What did you read?

November’s Haul

Well, well, well…..what a release month it was! So many great books released and the month before Christmas. It almost seems cruel as I want need ALL the books!

I did add quite a few to my wishlist (crossing fingers for Christmas presents!) but these are the books I felt I couldnt live without (you know, to sit on my tbr for an age!)

Supernova by Marissa Meyer

The Guinivere Deception by Kiersten White

The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Wicked Hexes by Amelia Hutchins

Tormented by Esme Devlin

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

 

 

So I am now bankrupt with Christmas round the corner…..but I do have loads of great books to read! What books did you get in November?

The ‘other’ 12 days of Blogmas!!!!

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Over the past few years I’ve seen other bloggers do this and I have never done it, I have no idea why!

I’m hoping this will be a fun series of posts on the blog starting on 2nd December and ending on Christmas Eve!

I know that’s more than 12 days………..

I’ve seen most bloggers participate in Blogmas and post on consecutive days but I didn’t want to pressure myself that much over the Christmas lead up (hello work party hangovers!) so I’ll be posting Blogmas posts every other day.

The prompts I’ll be using are:

  • November wrap up
  • Favourite Christmas films
  • 2020 goals
  • Anticipated January 2020 book releases
  • Bookish Naughty and Nice list
  • Favourite Christmas foods
  • Books I want to read in 2020
  • Christmas Traditions
  • Festive Christmas Book Tag
  • My best books of 2019
  • My Christmas so far
  • Challenges – a close!

Will you be doing blogmas this year?