If you read my blog post from February, you will know I was blown away by this new book box, and I was so excited to get the next box! This box is bi-monthly, meaning every other month in this context, so we’re about to open the next release.
This box was made in collaboration with the author, and you can follow Books By Nature on their Instagram here! I love boxes that are made in collaboration, because they feel so personally. The author also included some extra bits in the box, which made me feel pretty spoilt!
10-year-old Samkad lives with his Father and his village in the Philippines100 years ago. Life is not always fair and is not always safe, but Samkad is awaiting the day he becomes aman. But then a new boy arrives in the village, bringing someone called an “American” with them, and war is about to come.
I read Bone Talk as I will be teaching it at school, and this book raises a lot of questions that I think will be fascinating to discuss (though they could be tricky too!).
March was a pretty slow reading month for me! I had eyes bigger than my brain for my to be read list, and ended up reading 4 books over all. Whilst this isn’t necessarily bad, it’s frustrating to me as someone who wants to read a lot!
One of my “resolutions” every year since about 2016 has been “buy less books”. And I say “resolutions” in quotation marks because I almost never adhere to it.
I do only occasionally go out of my way to buy books – such as in the case of new releases, or if I’m looking for something in particular. Normally, I’m just browsing and think, “Ooh, may as well.”
With that in mind, this year I thought I would tackle it differently, and allowed myself 3 purchases a month. Well, that backfired very quickly and now I have bought over 20 in the first three months the year!
When I saw “Project 10” floating around on Instagram, I thought it might be fun to try. But what actually is it?
Ever since Matilda pulled her cart home from the library, stuffed with books, I’ve wanted my own portable bookshelf too.
Back in the years of 2018-2019, smaller versions of Matilda’s book carts were all the rage on bookish Instagram and YouTube! And after thinking about it for a long time I decided to get one about two years ago.
Today I am going to be sharing my unboxing of Books That Matter’s February 2021 box! The theme of this month was GIRL, GODDESS, OTHER.
Overall, I really enjoyed this box! I thought it was very aesthetically pleasing in lovely lilac colours, and the contents all worked really well together. Sometimes I think you can get book boxes that look like 7 different people each added an item, but not here.
Today I’m excited to participate in the Creative Blog Tour for Kill or Cure by Pixie Britton hosted by MTMC Tours! Kill or Cure is the gut-wrenching first book in the Kill or Cure post-apocalyptic dystopian teen fiction series. If you like feisty young heroines, struggles against chaos, and teenage love, then you’ll adore Pixie Britton’s action-packed trilogy! The ebook is ON SALE for 99p during the tour!
Thank you so much to MTMC Tours for inviting me to take part!
I’ve recently started posting on my bookstagram again, so I thought a nice return to blogging would be sharing some of my most recent pictures!
I’ve been loving the “vintage” style of bookish photography with warm brown tones, doilies, dried roses, and book pages. But I also like the “quieter”, “clean” style of photos with white backgrounds and bright colours.
Just before the second UK lockdown started, I was able to venture into a Waterstones and purchased some books! It’s weird going back into “the outside world” but I was very excited to pick these up. I haven’t finished any yet, but I’ve got all of that to look forward to…
PINE // Francine Toon
I’ve heard so much about this book! Apparently it’s a ghost story/thriller set in Scotland. The cover itself is super spooky too. The protagonist’s mother went missing when she was young, and now with another woman going missing, could secrets about to be discovered?
THE CONFESSION // Jessie Burton
I won’t lie to you – I mostly have no idea what this book is about. However, The Miniaturist is one of my favourite books. This book is about a mysterious writer and it’s about an old mystery (already sensing a theme…) being solved, so right up my street.
NINTH HOUSE // Leigh Bardugo
This is the adult debut from one of my favourite YA authors! I think it’s going to be pretty spooky. Our main character, Alex Stern, is given a full scholarship to university – with a catch. She must spy on 8 secret, occult societies. It has had incredible reviews and I cannot wait.
THE HAUNTING OF ALMA FIELDING // Kate Summerscale
Kate Summerscale is one of my favourite creative non-fiction writers. This book follows the true 1934 story of Alma Fielding, who reported to be haunted by a poltergeist. Nandor Folder investigates, but discovers that Alma is not all that she seems…
REQUIEM OF A KNAVE // Laura Carlin
THE WICKED COMETH is one of my favourite debut books, so I preordered Carlin’s second novel without even reading the description and it arrived this week – I completely forgot! This one seems to be set in the medieval period, where our main character takes a pilgrimage – and is witness to a number of horrific crimes. I’m excited to dive into this one!
What have you bought recently? Have you read any of these? Let me know!