Through the Letterbox: Moone Box Woodlands Unboxing

Posted July 19, 2017 by Charlotte in Through the Letterbox / 0 Comments
Through the Letterbox: Moone Box Woodlands Unboxing

Moone Box is a bi-monthly subscription box from France.  And this was their first box!! the box: In each box you can expect: 5 to 7 high quality, original and always exclusive bookish items developed around a different theme each time and no book! The box is £26€ (VAT included for EU) + shipping  (13,73€ if UK based).  For other international it will depend on which zone you are in I was super excited for this theme – Woodlands, this box is perfect for any lover of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and Narnia! And I loved this because these were three of my favourite childhood of all time. the unboxing:  A Harry Potter porcelain mug by Sophie Masson  Porcelaine, with a quote from Ron “Follow the spiders, why couldn’t it be follow the butterflies” – which easily has to be one of m favourite mugs I have ever received.  Woodlands stickers made by the MooneBox Team!  A Harry Potter bookmark by Elaine Illustration depicting Harry and Malfoy in the Forbidden Forest.  A lovely Narnian notebook designed by My Sweet Paper Card which had a really cute design. An amazing Trophy Head Stag Sculpture to build yourself! By Low Poly Deco – to be honest […]

Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Posted July 14, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

This has to be one of the most cutest, dorkiest, geekiest and most brilliant book that I have read in a long while.  I loved the social awkwardness of it all. The inability to fit in with the norm but at the same time being utterly true to themselves. I had honestly been reading this book for ages, since I first heard of it. I’ve heard such good things about this book and have been excited to read this book for too long. And fortunately, unlike some hyped book I was not disappointed. I loved every moment and ever cute encounter. From the moment Rishi proclaims ‘Hello future Wife’ to the end. I loved the geekiest of it all, Dimple is into Coding and Rishi is a brilliant comic book artist. Both of them do their own things. She is determined to live her life away from her parents. While Rishi wants to uphold his family’s wishes. Both are passionate and fiery and willing to do whatever it takes. I really loved how positive this book was on arranged marriage. I know that it is a cultural thing, but most, all, things that I’ve read about or seen on the […]

Movie Musical Challenge: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Posted July 12, 2017 by Charlotte in Movie Musical Challenge! / 0 Comments
Movie Musical Challenge: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

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 seventh movie for the challenge is the gorgeous Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell. This was a fantastic film to watch and every time I watch my feet start tapping and I just want to sing along. I love every song in this musical, but my two favourite songs are Bless Your Beautiful Hide and Sobbin’ Women, if I was allowed while watching I would just put these songs are repeat. Fortunately or not (depending on your point of view) I’m never allowed to put my favourite scenes on repeat. But it is not just the music that make this film so good. It is also the dancing. The Barn Raising scene in particular is spectacular as the brothers dance and do acrobatics and balancing acts in an attempt to win over the girls. Also there is a scene when the brothers are a bit down and the are out in the snow. There is something truly magical about that scene and it is so clever. When […]

Through the Letterbox: Fairyloot Elementalists Unboxing

Posted July 10, 2017 by Charlotte in Through the Letterbox / 0 Comments
Through the Letterbox: Fairyloot Elementalists Unboxing

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. I was super excited for this theme, because the theme ‘Elementalists’ is perfect for people that love magic, elements and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Every item in this box is exclusive and there is a total of SIX items, and only one item will be based on a fandom (Avatar).  the unboxing: The book was  Roar by Cora Carmack including a signed bookplate and author letter. A book full of magic and romance and will set your […]

Review / Blog Tour: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

Posted July 8, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review / Blog Tour: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

This is a situation that I cannot possibly fathom. And a situation I definitely do not ever want to be in. What starts off as the perfect holiday ends up being a nightmare. One minor incident is the start of a terrifying few days as families become separated and it is a race to find one another. While the search is on, so is the blame game. Who is to blame for this horrific situation? Can you accept our part? And should you blame someone else? Each chapter is told from a different perspective. Child, parent, all having differing takes on the situation and each providing different solutions. I really like the children’s perspective because they did not sit around moaning and crying. They tried their best no matter what the situation. Rightly and wrongly. And did they all they could to get home. While the adults appear to argue. There were several moments that I think should have affected me more than the did. I think that the adrenaline from this book was so high that I ended up  with ‘shrugs shoulders’ attitude. The twists felt expected, a necessary thing to keep the plot going and there were a […]