Blogmas! Anticipated 2022 Books!

Happy Blogmas!!

It’s that time of year again, time to look forward and what better way than books!

I like to make a list of books that are releasing so these are the books I am most looking forward to in 2022!


House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas

The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L Armentrout

The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna

Book of Night by Holly Black

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn

The Blood Traitor by Lynette Noni

And with no current cover….

Forging Silver into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer

What books are you looking forward to in 22?

Blogmas! Favourite Christmas Films!

Back with another Blogmas post!

I know this isn’t books but watching Christmas films is a staple in my household and really gets me and my son in the mood!

My utter faves……

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

Home Alone and Home Alone 2

And every year we watch……

Elf

And also…..

Christmas Chronicles 1 and 2!

What are some of your favourite Christmas films?

2020 for 2021 Anticipated Reads – Look Back!

Merry Blogmas!!

In December 2020 I picked out some books that were my most anticipated reads for 2021 so I thought it would be good to look back and see if I actually got and read them!!!

A tick means I read (rejoice!!!)

You can see my original post here.

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas


A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer


A Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy


Bridge of Souls by VE Schwab


Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo


Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

Woohoo! Go me!!! 😂

Merry Blogmas!!!

I’ve done Blogmas for 4 years running now and have absolutely loved doing it (and reading other peoples posts) so decided to do it again!

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 so I’ll be posting Blogmas posts every other day.

The prompts I’ll be using are:

HAPPY BLOGMAS!

Hello December!

Happy December!

I’m on the countdown to Christmas now! Look out for my blogmas posts starting tomorrow!

May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.

‘Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.’
– Pope John XXIII

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more.”
– How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Dr. Suess

TTT – Bookish Memories

Top Ten Tuesday is featured by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Theme – Bookish Memories

It was 2009 when I got back into reading again, although I had read the Harry Potter series and Twilight in between….Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and Fallen by Lauren Kate were book series I devoured. I then went on to read This Man and of course, 50 Shades. Then I was off! I devoured all romance books I could get my hands on, indie being my fave as they were more affordable for me on ebook at that time. I used to read around 260 books a year then! Kristen Ashley, Tillie Cole, Anne Malcom, Amo Jones, Cora Reilly and so many more made my lonely evenings so much more bearable along with loads of online book friends I made along the way and we still keep in touch after all these years!

I also started this WordPress blog in 2012 which I still love sharing all my faves on!

Then in 2017 A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass happened to me! They bought my love out more for fantasy and then onto YA fantasy and sci-fi, I haven’t stopped reading them since! This genre introduced me to book boxes, to new authors and to Instragram where I’ve met some fab online friends!

I love to mix it up by reading adult romance/pnr, YA fantasy and sci-fi…..a bit of all of it!

Sorry this turned out into a bit of my life history but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

Closing the Chapter: November 2021

Welcome to Closing the Chapter! I hope you had a great reading month?

We started the month with Firework Night, which was was amazing, a sprained ankle for my son along with a covid jab and then he got covid a week after his jab. Who would bloomin believe it!!!

I really wanted to finish off some series and read some backlist titles to meet a challenge but my mood reader brain had different ideas! But I did find my love of audio again!

📚 Ebooks/Physical

The Rising by Kristen Ashley 🌟🌟🌟🌟 See my review here.


Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds 🌟🌟🌟🌟 See my review here

Until Talon by Aurora Rose Reynolds 🌟🌟🌟🌟 See my review here.


The Rhythm Method by Kylie Scott 🌟🌟🌟🌟 See my review here.


The Silent Stars Go By by Sally Nicholls 🌟🌟🌟🌟 See my review here.


🎧 Audiobooks

Sunreach by Brandon Sanderson 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Redawn by Brandon Sanderson 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 See my mini reviews here.


The Extraordinaires by TJ Klune 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 See my review soon!


Flash Fire by TJ Klune 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 See my review soon!


Wolfsong by TJ Klune 🌟🌟🌟🌟 See my review soon!


What did you read in November?

Fairyloot Unboxing: November 2021 – Vengeance is Yours…..

November’s theme is Vengeance is Yours!

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind…but sometimes the best revenge is getting even. This theme is about the sweetness of revenge and characters who will get it by blade, or by wit.

Items inspired by Vicious, The Poppy War, From Blood and Ash, Rage of Dragons and featured book of the month.

🖤 Book Review Notebook inspired by FBAA, designed by @chattynora


🖤 Washi Tape designed by @blanca.design inspired by The Rage of Dragons


🖤 Microfibre cloth inspired by Vicious by VE Schwab designed by @stellabookishart


🖤 Bamboo Travel Mug designed by @blanca.design based on the book of the month


🖤 The Poppy War Enamel Pin featuring Rin, designed by @sallteas


🖤 Tarot Cards – A Song of Wraith and Ruin

BOOK OF THE MONTH

Jade Fire Gold by June CL Tan

Exclusive cover ✔
Stencilled edges ✔
Artwork on dust jacket by @jhocaaa✔
Foiled hardcover by @jhocaaa✔
Signed ✔

Illumicrate Unboxing: November 21 – Death and Fortune **SPOILERS**

Two posts from me today! Both unboxings too! I wanted to post them before Blogmas starts!

November theme: DEATH AND FORTUNE!

The two often go in hand in hand; those who seek great fortune dance with death. And sometimes, fortune can come in the form of death.

Fandoms this month are The Scorpio Races, The Hobbit, Under the Whispering Door and She Who Became the Sun!

💛 Smaug Fabric Book Jacket – inspired by The Hobbit with artwork from @pauhami


💛 Nemesis Teacup and Saucer – Goddess of Retribution with artwork by @niallcgrant


💛 Moments You Remember Book Tin – designed by @jezhawk inspired by Scorpio Races


💛 She Who Became the Sun Metalmark – designed by @dalandan.ielle


💛 You Share Tea Ornament – designed by @rena.illustration based on Under the Whispering Door


💛 Monthly Pin designed by @stacey.mcevoy.caunt inspired by Little Thieves

But also 2 Illumicrate pens! PENS!!!! I love pens!

FEATURED BOOK

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen

Exclusive cover ✔
Full colour printing on hardback ✔
Stencilled and sprayed edges ✔
Signed bookplate ✔