Illumicrate Magic & Mayhem Unboxing

“I don’t want to survive. I want to thrive.” ― V.E. Schwab, Vengeful  Hi everyone! V.E. Schwab is fast becoming one of my all time favourite authors. I absolutely adored both The Darker Shades of Magic trilogy and City of Ghosts, and I have the Monsters of Verity duology on my immediate tbr, now knocked out…

Illumicrate Oh So Criminal Unboxing

“She was a ghost. A wraith.” – Sarah J. Maas, Catwoman: Soulstealer   Hi everyone! Sorry for the current lack of blogging, things are quite crazily busy for me at the moment! But I have some big and exciting blog plans and cannot WAIT to start rolling them out soon! In the meantime, here’s my…

Jinxed Blog Tour

“Written in gold script on a wooden beam across my head is the school’s motto: WE BUILD THE FUTURE.” – Amy McCulloch, Jinxed  Hi everyone! I’m delighted to share something extra special with you all today… An extract from the fabulous new book, Jinxed by Amy McCulloch, author of The Potion Diaries! I seriously loved this…

Blog Tour: A Q&A with Ruth Ware

“It was growing dark, and somehow the shadows made it feel as if all the trees had taken a collective step towards the house, edging in to shut out the sky.” -Ruth Ware, In a Dark, Dark Wood  Hi everyone! Today I’m *really* excited to show you this video Q&A with Ruth Ware on the…

How to read more books!

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” -Neil Gaiman Hi everyone!  So you might have noticed that I’m a voracious reader – I quite like to think of myself as a book dinosaur, gobbling up books and devouring big tomes – and one thing that I always get asked a lot…

Things that Bookstagramming has taught us…

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis Things that Bookstagramming has taught us…   How fast coffee/tea goes cold. If you think you’re drinking that after you’re done with photos, you’re wrong. Not unless you drink it during… In which case,…

Illumicrate Rise Up! Unboxing

“Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after. Such moments are tests of courage, of strength.” -Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes  Hi everyone! Yes, I’m painfully behind on blogging (eep!) but I am so EXCITED to…

Brightstorm Blog Tour: Guest Post by Vashti Hardy!

“Majestic pillars and gilt-framed maps lined the walls, illuminated by glittering chandeliers. Statues of the great explorers with notable achievements stared from the sides. All around, the hall bustled with the people of Lontown, chatter and anticipation fizzing in the air. The sound made Arthur want to scream out; how could anything carry on as…

Book Tour: The Nutcracker

“…But Drosselmeyer’s gift to Clara was the best one of all – an astoundingly beautiful wooden nutcracker.” -Shobhna Patel, The Nutcracker  Hi everyone! While it’s still winter, I’m kicking off my first book tour of 2018 with a gorgeous, pop-up copy of The Nutcracker by Shobhna Patel that the lovely people at Thames & Hudson…

My 2018 Bookish Resolutions

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Eliot Hi everyone! Nope, I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of 2017 either. I’ve been thinking over what I should make as my bookish resolutions for 2018 – in 2017 my goal was to read 150 books,…

My Festive TBR! (AKA how many more books can I cram into 2017?)

““Mistletoe,” said Luna dreamily, pointing at a large clump of white berries placed almost over Harry’s head. He jumped out from under it. “Good thinking,” said Luna seriously. “It’s often infested with nargles.”” -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  Hi everyone! It’s that time of year where we’re all cramming as…

Book & Nook Nights at the Circus Unboxing!

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.” -Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus Hi everyone! It’s that time again – time for a monthly unboxing of Book & Nook’s fabulous candles, where I struggle to articulate how good the candles smell and what they actually…