Month: January 2018

Monthly Round-Up! January 2018

Posted January 30, 2018 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! January 2018

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up January 2018. No reviews this month but lots of other things to keep you entertained! Whether you want to get an insight into an authors mind or even into mine, as I plan my book resolutions. Or even if you love a good old fashioned unboxing. Or two. January was certainly a more busy month than I expected. Especially after, in my mind, that January is meant to be a restful month after all the hubbub of Christmas. Blog Tours:   Bookish Gossip:   Through the Letterbox:   Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. First month of the year so not sure how well I’m doing at this precise moment. So what do you think of my Round-up January 2018? 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 […]

Through the Letterbox: Fairyloot Oh So Regal Unboxing

Posted January 24, 2018 by Charlotte in Through the Letterbox / 3 Comments
Through the Letterbox: Fairyloot Oh So Regal Unboxing

Welcome to Through the Letterbox.  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. This months theme was entitled Oh So Regal. 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. This months theme was Oh  So Regal. “It’s time to shine those crowns and dust those royal jewels because this winter it’s going to get regal! The December ‘Oh So Regal‘ box features items themed around our favourite royals. You’ll find items themed on […]

Through the Letterbox: Illumicrate November #9 Unboxing

Posted January 11, 2018 by Charlotte in Through the Letterbox / 0 Comments
Through the Letterbox: Illumicrate November #9 Unboxing

Welcome to Through the Letterbox. Illumicrate is a quarterly subscription box. Today I am finally unboxing their Illumicrate November #9 box! the box: In each box you can expect: One recently published  book, 3-5 goodies often related to the book, promotional items such as posters, bookmarks and a signed bookplate (whenever possible),  anddddddddd an Advanced Reader Copy of a highly anticipated book!! The box is £29.99 plus free shipping  (if UK based).  For international shipping, depending where you live its between  £4.99 – £13.99. But I can promise you that this box is well worth the price. the unboxing: Artemis by Andy Weir – this is an exclusive edition has it has black splayed edges. And extras included where a travel brochure and bookmark  Bookish Tea Towel by evannaveillustration which was covered in gorgeous mugs, books and cacti. “The Right Book” Quote Print by nutmegandarlo which is inspired by the Queen herself – J.K. Rowling and has been immortalised in shiny gold  Unicorn Journal by prismofstarlings which is perfect as I needed a new one to start the new year with. There is […]

Random Thoughts: Looking back at 2017 Blogging Resolutions

Posted January 9, 2018 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments
Random Thoughts: Looking back at 2017 Blogging Resolutions

Last year I set myself five little goals, five resolutions to help me read and blog better and now is the time to look back at 2017 Blogging Resolutions. I’m not sure I really achieved any of my goals, but I know that I pushed myself to try, and if I failed them in 2017, I can always try again next year… So my goals in 2017 were: to actually complete a challenge i set myself Last year I set the task of completing a bookish challenge. I failed. This year I just want to complete one challenge. I still failed. Challenges are really hard, but despite not completing any challenges I have learnt so much from the challenges, and read books and watched musicals I probably would not have otherwise done. reduce the amount of arc’s / netgalley books i have to read So I feel like I can say that I have done this. I have been ruthless and got rid of books that I do want to read but have been in the pile since 2014. Clearly I […]

Blog Tour / Guest Post: “Writing Gwendolynn McBride (Or: A man writing a woman’s perspective” by Tyrell Johnson, author of Wolves of Winter

Posted January 6, 2018 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 2 Comments
Blog Tour / Guest Post: “Writing Gwendolynn McBride (Or: A man writing a woman’s perspective” by Tyrell Johnson, author of Wolves of Winter

The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson Published by HQ Fiction on January 11th 2018 Genres: Dystopia, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction Pages: 384 Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads A captivating tale of humanity pushed beyond its breaking point, of family and bonds of love forged when everything is lost, and of a heroic young woman who crosses a frozen landscape to find her destiny. This debut novel is written in a post-apocalyptic tradition that spans The Hunger Games and Station Eleven but blazes its own distinctive path. Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive in the endless white wilderness beyond the edges of a fallen world. Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As the memories of her old life continue to haunt, she’s been forced to forge ahead in the snow-drifted Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap and slaughter. But her fragile existence is about to be shattered. Shadows of the world before have found […]