This is a post, long overdue
Well, hello there and Good Morning Lovely People
We are already more than halfway of a month in this new year - but I only got the chance now to showcase how the Christmas and New Year rolled by for me - but before that, let me take this opportunity to wish our wonderful wonderful team @tbb_box for completion of one whole year - congratulations on your first anniversary Surabhi, Samar and the team - may you grow multifold in the coming years
Never have I ever celebrated Christmas and New Year in such a grand way - the only memorable ones are the couple of new year eves I got to enjoy with then boyfriend - now husband and for Christmas, it was right after my wedding, when my in-laws bought me a new laptop
But this year, some wonderful people I met over the last couple of months on the #BookstagramCommunity and my special #BooktrovertsGirlGang made sure that I knew what all the hoo-halla about Christmas was
This here is the wonderful spread of all the #BeautifulBooks and #BookishGoodies I received this year - or most of it - there were so many things that I only remembered halfway through the shoot to bring out - and thus I have decided to dedicate one post to each of you, who made sure that Christmas and New Year were lovely this year
But you know what was the best part about these gifts - each of them was accompanied with a beautiful message and some greeting cards - they all made sure to make me feel blessed and happy and I cannot thank them enough for this gesture
For now, enjoy this beautiful spread and swipe for a closer look at the books
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22nd December 2017 - when we unwrapped the gifts over a group video call from all over India
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Jumped for joy when i got home and saw this waiting for me 💃🏻
This is the Wonderland themed box from @nerdy.post / @nerdy.store, and it is wonderful for me indeed
The amazing lettering and designs of Alexis are showcased throughout most of the items: intricate green poster with hidden Wonderland objects, flamingo sticker, pocket mirror, notepad, coloring postcard, and info card. It's obvious so much care and thought were spent on putting this box together 👌🏼
Other items are:
❣️super-cute magnetic bookmark from @beedooto, ❣️equally adorable bookmark showing artwork from @aunjuliart / @riddlesteashoppe with Alexis' lettering at the back, ❣️lovely art print from @tjlubrano
I have been following the latter 2 talented artists as well, and it was reading their past posts that i found out about this box 😆
Reusing a picture today. Little man is being a bit difficult. Let's hope he isn't getting sick!
I think all the recipes in these cookbooks could be considered #bookishgoodies , don't you? Also pictured- my grandma's cookie jar and the most likely source of any sweet smells coming from my kitchen (wax warmer). Unfortunately, that cookie jar is almost always empty and those cook books rarely get opened. Baking is not my strong point.
O livro Lady Whistledown contra - ataca, da Julia quinn é formado pelas narrativas curtas de quatro escritoras consagradas, tendo como fio condutor o roubo de uma pulseira milionária. Seus contos são como pérolas que se unem e formam uma peça de valor inestimável. Quem roubou o bracelete de lady Neeley? Terá sido o caça-dotes? O apostador? A criada? Ou o libertino? Londres está fervendo com as especulações, mas, se ainda restam muitas dúvidas, pelo menos uma coisa é certa: um desses quatro está envolvido no crime. Crônicas da sociedade de lady Whistledown, maio de 1816 Julia Quinn encanta... Um belo caçador de fortunas foi enfeitiçado pela debutante mais desejada da temporada. Agora ele precisa provar que o que deseja é o coração da jovem, não o dote dela. Mia Ryan delicia... Uma criada adorável e espirituosa está deslumbrada com as atenções românticas que tem recebido de um charmoso conde. Mas um relacionamento entre eles seria escandaloso e poderia arruinar a reputação dos dois. Suzanne Enoch fascina... Uma jovem inocente que passou a vida evitando escândalos de repente se vê secretamente cortejada pelo maior libertino de Londres. Karen Hawkins seduz... Um visconde que vaga sem destino volta para casa para reacender o fogo da paixão de seu casamento, mas descobre que sua linda e decidida esposa não será conquistada tão facilmente.
Another Once Upon A Book Club subscription box read (Nov. 2017). And this one is a WOW ... YOU GOTTA READ THIS! What starts as a space camp-type competition that is intriguing and fun ends with a HOLY COW twist that had me running to see when the sequel would publish (fall 2018). Amazing new entry into the sci-fi genre. Do. Not. Miss.
Cassie has dreamed of this her entire life. She may be only 18 years old but she is determined to win this competition and be a part of whatever space mission NASA has planned for them. A mission so top secret that the contestants are not even sure what they are competing for. The tests will push her to the edge. Can she prevail? Will her dreams come true?
Swipe ⬅ to see box gifts revealed and GIFT SPOILERS BELOW
- Science/math pillowcase with copy if letter Cassie gets from her parents
- Playing cards
- Step counter
- NASA Personal Preference Kit containing Cassie's treasures: her grandmother's necklace, scribbled copy of Beethoven piece, photo of Cassie's family, piano key from Luka
It's almost Friday! Any big plans this weekend? FanFest/Walker Stalker con is this weekend and I'm working with some of the celebrity guests..! I love when conventions come around.. I'm not gonna be able to work them for a while, so I have to get my fill now! There's no way I'm toting a newborn around! Hahaha
This was one of my first, and still one of my favorite, bookmarks from the lovely and creative @drawntothepages! I have this print on a mug, too, and I adore it!! If you missed it in my story, Angela announced yesterday that @wildandwonderfulreads and I would be her new reps!! I'm so excited!! 😄
She recently opened a society6 store as well as having her etsy page, so now you can get her fantastic creations on all sorts of mediums! Go click the link on her page and see what she has to offer! Also, be sure to follow her personal page @bookishhuntress and show some love..!
The October #onceuponabookclubbox YA edition brought me Sparked by Helena Echlin & Malena Watrous. As always clever gifts accompanied the read. I adore how much thought and effort goes into the gift portion of the box
The book though was just meh. I felt like the story, characters, and even the setting was "been there, done that" and nothing pushed it into a realm of uniqueness or provided a "wow" factor. Just an okay read. Not a waste of time but not one I'll rush to recommend.
Swipe ⬅ for gifts unwrapped and BELOW ARE CONTENTS SPOILERS:
- Sparkly magnets with a cute photo of the "sisters" from the story
- The Sun Also Rises box with the inscription from Jasper's book on the inside lid
- Red-striped thigh-high socks
- Tin cup in velvet bag
As always, each gift goes with a part of the story. Clever and fun to open as I read.
Check out all of the awesome goodies that came in the December ‘Redemption in Fate’ @myguiltypleasuresbookcrate!! This box included:
- The Shoemaker’s Wife by @adrianatrigiani (I got the historical fiction box!)
- An exclusive @briarwick candle - A @fizzyfairyapothecary gingerbread man soap - A notebook by @shaileyanndesign featuring a quote from Days of Blood and Starlight
- Alice in Wonderland writing gloves by @storiarts - A pack of Swiss Miss hot cocoa!! ~~~~ PSA!! There is only one January crate left! This box is available for one time purchase and you can use my rep code, MGPNERD10, for a discount!!! Guys, this crate is going to be amazeballs and will feature items from Falling Kingdoms, A Darker Shade of Magic and more!! ~~~~ #myguiltypleasuresbookcrate#bookbox#booksubscriptionbox#briarwick#bookishgoodies#bookobsessed#booknerds
**SPOILER ALERT** So my December @unicorncrate arrived a bit late due to the festive post delays, it’s the first time I’ve got this & it is a bit expensive to get from the UK, I ended up with a customs charge which they do warn can happen(although it hasn’t with others weirdly 🤔) so it was $67 + £14 customs, however I was not disappointed with what I received there are so many goodies & the books are beautiful to look at and I’m sure they’re going to be great!! Below is a list of what was included: ❤️ First was a candle made by @blackcastlecandles it’s a nice delicate scent ❤️next is some soap based on the Throne of Glass series made by @story_scentsations it smells lovely & fresh ❤️ next this months unicorn item is a decoration for your Christmas tree made by Unicorn Crate I can’t wait to use this next year it really goes with my colour scheme ❤️ a bookmark based on Bellatrix Lestrange designed by @forthedreamersdesign ❤️ next how cute is this 3 pin/badge villain set inspired by Disney & made by @goingtoguides ❤️ next this super soft heart scarf which has come directly from Unicorn crate themselves ❤️ next a Queen of Hearts inspired print made by @blackfuryart isn’t it beautiful 😍 ❤️ finally we received all 3 books from the Queen of Hearts saga by @colleenoakes which really is a treat, the final one is a hardback with bookplate & author letter included, I really love the cover art of them all & can’t wait to read them
I was really pleased with the content of this box I hope everyone else feels the same can’t wait to get stuck in with the goodies
So hello everyone 😁 How are you all holding up on this wintry day? I hope you guys stay warm while you peep this #harrypotterspelltag 🧙🏼♀️
Thank you @ashleyjreads for tagging me. Please forgive me for how long it took me to get to this. 😅
💭Expeliarmus: a book that took you by surprise~ BEFORE SHE IGNITES by @unicornwarlord
💭Priori Incantatem: the last book you read~ SPLINTERED by A. G. Howard
💭Alohoma: a book that introduced you to a new genre you never considered before~ THE DA VINCI CODE by @authordanbrown ⚡️
💭Ridiculous: a funny book~ BIG BONED ( A Heather Wells series) by @officialmegcabot ⚡️
💭Sonorous: a book you think everyone should know about~ 32 CANDLES by Ernessa T. Carter
💭Obligate: a book/ spoiler you wish you could forget~ DARK EDEN by Chris Beckett ( good but too intense 😣)
💭Imperio: a book you had to read for school~ THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston ( sooo good!)
💭Arvada Kedavra: a book that can kill~ THE YOUNG ELITES by @marieluthewriter ⚡️
Also you guys this wonderful Harry Potter inspired hat and mug are what came in my previous @owlcrate Boxes ! ( think for October and November). Check out this popular subscription through their link in their bio so u can get #bookishgoodies in future boxes🤗😁📚
Hi Guys, thanks to @endlessloveofbooks for tagging me in the #mytoptenbooksin2017 .
1) How To Make A Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
2) Love Alabama by Susan Sands
3) Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
4) Godblind by Anna Stephens
5) This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
6) Leave The Night On by Laura Trentham
7) The Royal Treatment by M.J Summers
8) Ensnared by Rita Stradling
9) Mad by Chloé Esposito
10) The Forest Of Adventures by Katie M. John.
See reviews for all of these books on my blog: http://foreverbooks18.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 #owlcrate#octheday#books#subscriptionbox#bookishgoodies#bookishthings#newyearnewbook#readallthetime @leanniefae @sammys_shelf @countingreads @gryffindor_tribe
Good afternoon lovelies! I have spent the morning playing in the snow with the boys. It is most likely going to be our only snow for the rest of the season. It got me thinking about OUAT and made me depressed that the season won't return for a good while! 😣 It is a monday tradition that my mom records it and waits for me to watch it with her. (If the youngens will let us!) 😂
Now let's talk about that candle y'all!
First, that is the most gorgeous lable I have ever seen! 😍 Second, it smells so good. Kind of a musky/tangy smell. (If that even makes sense 🤔) And third, it is made by @inthewickoftime and they are currently my favorite bookish candle shop. I've tagged them so you can go check them out!
I am starting Darker, by EL James today. I'm super excited! It's been a while since I read Grey and I'm ready to dive in. With that being said, I'm going to get started. Happy reading y'all!
New year, new possibilities!!! Has everyone already laid out their planner for the coming weeks of 2018?! I only planned out a couple days so far. I need to get on it. 😄
How beautiful is this bookmark?! This is the January freebie with every order from @inspirediink! & I'm SOOOO excited to announce that my rep code is now live!! Be sure to use the code SAM10 for 10% off your purchase! & how can you resist this freebie...?!
My best friend arrived today! We got some vegan burgers & went book shopping already. 😂 We are about to watch some scary movies! 👻☠👻☠
QOTD: What's your favorite thing to do when you get together with your BFFs???
Speaking of besties, I'm doing a tag from one of my bookstabesties, @forests_and_fairytales! 🌲 btw if you don't follow her yet, what are you doing?! Go check out her gorgeous feed! Thanks for the tag, Laura 😉 This one is the #bookishhptag2
❄Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
❄Favorite Professor: McGonagall
❄Least Favorite Class: idk they all seem like they'd be great!! Way better than regular classes lol. Maybe Herbology? I don't have much of a green thumb. 🤷♀️
❄Favorite Marauder: Lupin
❄Favorite of the Golden Trio: Hermione
❄Voldemort or Grindelwald: Grindelwald
❄Bogart: Cockroach 🤢
❄My Animagus: Wolf 🐺
❄Favorite Deathly Hallow: The Resurrection Stone
❄Low-key Ship: Draco & Hermione 😉
I tagged a couple people who might like this one!! Have fun if you do it!! If not, just ignore me. 😂 haha.