Month: June 2017

Monthly Round-Up! June 2017

Posted June 30, 2017 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! June 2017

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round Up June 2017. How has everyone’s month been? I’ve had a really good month and I cannot believe how quickly this month has flown by. I was accepted onto my LPC course for September. So things may be a little different here on the blog, but I am so excited that work wise is going in the right direction. Reviews: Blog Tours:   Pastime Pleasures:   Through the Letterbox:   Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. For Movie Musical Challenge I watched: [wrap-up-posts category=”Movie Musical Challenge!” month=”6″ year=”2017″ So what do you think of my round-up June 2017? What have you read this month? Let me know in the comments below!   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 910 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Review: Summer at Buttercup Beach by Holly Martin

Posted June 29, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Summer at Buttercup Beach by Holly Martin

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Summer at Buttercup Beach by Holly Martin Series: Hope Island #2 Published by Bookouture on June 30th 2017 Genres: Chick-lit, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Romantic Comedy Pages: 271 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Pull up a deck chair and bask in the beautiful sunshine on Buttercup Beach. The sand is warm, the sea is sparkling blue and romance is sizzling in the air… For two years Freya Greene has hidden the fact that she’s totally and utterly in love with her best friend Rome Lancaster. It’s not been easy – they work together in his glasswork business, she lives above his workshop and, he’s completely gorgeous. But Rome has never shown any sign of returning those feelings. Until now… Lately they’ve shared affectionate touches and words heavy with meaning. Yet Freya knows Rome has a damaged heart. After losing his fiancé in a tragic accident, he’s not allowed himself to fall in love.  […]

Movie Musical Challenge: Singin’ In The Rain

Posted June 28, 2017 by Charlotte in Movie Musical Challenge! / 0 Comments
Movie Musical Challenge:  Singin’ In The Rain

For this Movie Musical Challenge I’m using the AFI’s 25 Best Musicals List to try and work my way through. The challenge is throughout the year and once watched I’ll put my thoughts up on the blog. So the  sixth movie for the challenge is Singin’ In The Rain (1952), starring  Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Last time I wondered how it had taken me so long to watch this epic movie and this time round it was no different. This time I knew what to expect and was able to watch the film in more detail than before. This is a lighthearted and fun deception of Hollywood in the 1920s during the transition from silent pictures to ‘talkies’. Resulting in some hilarious situations and causing some of the dilemmas in the film. All the songs here are pretty beautiful but my favourites were ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ (obviously), ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’ and ‘All I Do Is Dream of You’. The dancing in this movie is also pretty special. And it is hard to imagine that Debbie Reynolds was not really considered a […]

Through the LetterBox: FairyLoot Warriors & Legends Unboxing

Posted June 26, 2017 by Charlotte in Through the Letterbox / 0 Comments
Through the LetterBox: FairyLoot Warriors & Legends Unboxing

Welcome to Through the LetterBox. So I think that it is fair to say now that I am a huge fan of  FairyLoot. This is a monthly subscription ya book box based in the UK. the box: In each box you can expect: One recently published Young Adult book, 4-6 goodies often related to the book, promotional items such as posters, bookmarks and a signed bookplate (whenever possible),  a unique hashtag that links you up with one other person receiving a box. The box is £26 plus shipping at £3.95 (if UK based) bringing it to a grand total of £29.95. I wish that the shipping is including in the price because it is like a hidden extra. But I do think that this box is well worth the price. The May ‘Warriors & Legends’ box is perfect for people that love The Lord Of The Rings, and any epic fantasy adventure. There is a great variety of high quality and useful items that you are surely going to love – and most of them are exclusive! There will be a […]

Movie Musical Challenge: Meet Me In St. Louis

Posted June 16, 2017 by Charlotte in Movie Musical Challenge! / 0 Comments
Movie Musical Challenge: Meet Me In St. Louis

For this Movie Musical Challenge I’m using the AFI’s 25 Best Musicals List to try and work my way through. The challenge is throughout the year and once watched I’ll put my thoughts up on the blog. So the fifth movie for the challenge is Meet Me In St. Louis (1944), starring Judy Garland. I loved this film the first time around and watching it again there was a sense of nostalgia and somehow Judy Garland managed to captivate me more than the last time. I still loved the songs, but the two that stood out were “The Boy Next Door”, and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. Every song is brilliant but it something about these two songs that are haunting and somehow manage to sum up Meet Me In St. Louis. There is a quaint and nostalgic look at a time of innocence and optimism when something such as the World Fair coming to your town is the most exciting thing to happen. From the summer of 1903 and spring of 1904, we follow the Smith sisters as they go through rites of passage as each […]