Top Ten Tuesdays: Anticipated Releases of 2016

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week there is a new topic, if you would like to participate you can head over to her blog for the details and a list of topics.

 

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Magic, Friendship, Dragons, Witches… how could you not be excited for this one?

Morning Star by Pierce Brown 
The third book and conclusion to the Red Rising trilogy, this is one of those books im excited for and dreading. I dont want the ride to end!

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
I really love her Darkest Minds trilogy so I am interested to see what this author has in store for me next

Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun
Love the cover and the synopsis, and just in time for my birthday

Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
A new-to-me author and her story sounds fresh

 

Assassins Heart by Sarah Ahiers
Assassins… need I say more?

The Shadow Queen by C J Redwine
I am really into retellings lately – okay I havent read any yet but I have been adding lots to my TBR for 2016 and this one sounds GOOD

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
I also want to try some time travel books in 2016

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
I NEED to know what happens next!!

Crooked Kingdoms by Leigh Bardugo
If I was listing these in order this would be #1, there are no words to describe my love for Six Of Crows. I’m only sad that this will only be a Duology

What are you looking forward to in 2016?

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Merry Christmas

I’m sure most of you won’t read this today, hopefully you are all enjoying this special time with friends and family. Whenever you read this, I wanted to take the time to say not only Merry Christmas, but thank you. Thank you for the fabulous welcome I have had into the book community. I have only been blogging for a couple of months but across all social media platforms you have all been so warm and kind. I joined to meet others who love books as much as I do, and make friends as well. I can happily say that has happened and I look forward to all the late night book talks and new friends in 2016. I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas full of love, laughter and the magic of the season. And thank you for your constant support!! 

 

December Owlcrate Unboxing

It’s here. It’s here. It’s here. It’s here!

It’s like Christmas came early! My December Owlcrate

Here is a photo of the unboxing, if you would like to see the items in more detail, find my unboxing video below. This months theme was Get Inspired.

1.) This months ‘postcard’ is a lovely, cozy picture and if you look very closely you can see last months framed on the mantle piece.

2.) From Frostbeard Studios we have a candle. WOW this smells so good, it’s called Reading at the Cafe and I adore it. I have always wanted a bookish candle.

3.) A What I Read journal, I recently discovered reading journals and I’m so excited to have my hands on one. I will TRY to fill it out as I read in 2016. TRY.

4.) The Little Prince magnet by Sandra Vargas, I don’t have anywhere to put this at the moment but I’m sure it will come in handy when I move.

5.) A To-Do list with a reading octopus on it? So cute! I am a big writer of list so this is PERFECT for me. This was made by boygirlparty.

6.) This months books is… Da Vinci’s Tiger by L M Elliot and it comes with fun poetry magnets for the fridge!

 

Young, beautiful, and witty, Ginevra de’ Benci longs to take part in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence. But as the daughter of a wealthy family in a society dictated by men, she is trapped in an arranged marriage, expected to limit her creativity to domestic duties. Her poetry reveals her deepest feelings, and she aches to share her work, to meet painters and sculptors mentored by the famed Lorenzo de Medici, and to find love.

When the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, arrives in Florence, he introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers—a world of thought and conversation she has yearned for. She is instantly attracted to the handsome newcomer, who admires her mind as well as her beauty. Yet Ginevra remains conflicted about his attentions. Choosing her as his Platonic muse, Bembo commissions a portrait by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them—one Ginevra can only begin to understand. In a rich and enthralling world of exquisite art, elaborate feasts, and exhilarating jousts, she faces many temptations to discover her voice, artistic companionship, and a love that defies categorization. In the end, she and Leonardo are caught up in a dangerous and deadly battle between powerful families.

After thoughts: All these items are a win for me. I don’t know a lot about the book but if it’s good then this crate gets two big thumbs up! All the items are beautiful and I can see me using them all, unlike some of last months. They are cute and bookish and I can’t wait for you to get yours! If you haven’t subscribed yet I highly recommend it ! To subscribe to Owlcrate click –> HERE

 

 

2016: Resolutions & Reading Challenges

It’s that time of year guys, when everyone is thinking about their plans for the new year and maybe some changes they would like to make. I always have a few resolutions, a couple of years ago it was to try as many new things as I could in twelve months. It was one of the best and worst years of my life and it changed me for the better. So I am a strong believer in resolutions making.

When I think about 2016 I know I want to start running 10kms again, maybe even a half marathon. I want to cherish every moment with my son and learn to play the ukulele. However, you guys are probably a little more interested in my book related resolutions.
In 2016 I want to participate in Nanowrimo and go to YallWest, both would be first times for me. I would love to see my involvement in the online book community grow because I have only been a part of it for two months and I am loving it. I also have some big plans for my reading, TBR, and some challenges.
I have been doing a lot of looking and came up with a few reading challenges I would like to participate in.

What are your 2016 resolutions? Have you decided to participate in any reading challenges? Let me know in the comments!

 

Top Ten Tuesdays: Books from Santa

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week there is a new topic, if you would like to participate you can head over to her blog for the details and a list of topics.

Well guys I hope Santa has been working out because his sack must be heavy, full of all those books for us book addicts. I made sure I was really nice this year because there are a lot of books I would really like to read! So Santa, just in case you haven’t received my letter here is my Christmas Wish List.

  1. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman 17564519
  2. Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  3. The Rose Society by Marie Lu
  4. Walk the Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  5. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  6. Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  7. Recurve by Shannon Mayer
  8. The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boeker
  9. Alive by Scott Sigler
  10. Heir to the SKy by Amanda Sun

Okay so the last one hasn’t been released yet but I mean he’s Santa, so he can pull it off right? Ok then I’ll settle for a pre-order, who doesn’t want a present in April? Just in time for my birthday!

What books are you hoping Santa brings you?

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