Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Blurt Buddybox Unboxing - October 2016 - Cosy Night In!

Hello lovelies,

Today I have a very exciting unboxing for you - the October Buddybox!

Being behind the scenes*, I knew that this box was going to be flippin' brilliant, but it still managed to exceed all my expectations!

The theme for this month was Cosy Night In - which I think is just perfect for this time of year, and anything with that title has me hooked right away!

So enough of my chatter, let's get into it shall we?!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Book & a Brew Unboxing! [September 2016]

Hello lovelies,

So last week I told you all about my very first Book and a Brew subscription box, and today I'm here to tell you all about the second one!

As I mentioned before, Book and a Brew sends you a box once a month containing a hardback book, and a specialty tea to enjoy with it for just £12.99 a month.

I was really looking forward to the September box arriving after such a successful first box. So let's see what I got...

The Fair Fight is a historical fiction about a young girl born into a brothel, turned into a fighter, but when her trainer abandons her, his wife has an interesting proposition... 

I'll be totally honest, I was a bit worried that I got a historical fiction, as it's just one genre I don't read, but that was kind of the point of me getting a bookish subscription. The story sounds interesting but complex, and it's gets a fairly decent review on goodreads.

the book itself is gorgeous, and I think Book & a Brew definitely take this into consideration when picking the book! 

The tea this time was another new brand, and I loved that yet again it went perfecting with the book, in colour and name (fruit "punch" gerrit?) I just think it's so cute and I look forward to the package each month. The tea I have (as usual) already tried and it was amazing, I'd definitely pick more up from Brew Tea!

Another success, I can't wait to see what comes in the October box! Hoping for a thriller at the very least!

Have you tried Book & a Brew? What do you think? Let me know below (Also let me know if you've read Fair Fight, I'd love to hear your thoughts!)

Sunday, 16 October 2016


Hello lovelies, 

I'm super excited because I have decided to take part in this years Spookathon (which has been created by Books and LalaPaige's Pages and Bookerly).

Y'all know that I love me some spooky October reads, so I'm really looking forward to this one! Hopefully, I'll actually have some success this time round after a fair few readathon failures this year *hangs head in bookish shame*.

If you would like to join in with the Spookathon (yay, please do!), this is all the information you need;

The Spookathon runs from tomorrow (October 17th) until the 23rd and there are 5 challenges;
  1. Read a thriller 
  2. Read a 2016 release
  3. Read a book with red on the cover
  4. Read a book with a spooky word in the title
  5. Read a book with a creature
I have chosen 4 books which cover all of the challenges, and I've also looked out all my related books so I can add or switch up my TBR if need be!

The books I have chosen to meet all these challenges are: