House Cup Reading Challenge: Wrap Up

So, for the last month I have been taking part in (another) readathon. This wasn’t just any old readathon though, it was Harry Potter themed. I got to read and think about reading for a Harry Potter themed readathon, to earn House Points, to go towards a Team Gryffindor total. I mean have you heard of a readathon that is more suited to me? If you’ve heard of a Disney readathon you absolutely need to tell me about it, like, yesterday.

A huge, mahoosive thank you has to go to the wonderful ladies who put this awesome readathon together:

Gryffindor: Lauren @BetweenDPages
Hufflepuff: Kelsey @Kelsenator
Ravenclaw: Alex @booksydaisy
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T5W: Paranormal

As we get closer and closer to Halloween, I am seeing more and more spooky recommendations and creepy book themes. So many books are based on scary creatures, and unsettling happenings, that these books and posts are just made for this time of year. I was having a good think about the post for this week, and couldn’t think of many/any paranormal books that I have read and enjoyed. And then I thought about it and realised that I was being super ridiculous (what a surprise!)

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Yummy Food Books

Let me tell you, when you’re on a diet, there is nothing more tantalising to talk, dream, and think about than food. So when I saw this post, I instantly knew it would be something that I would enjoy talking about. I’m sure we’ve all experienced reading a book and coming across the section that is nothing short of saliva inducing food porn? We’ve all flicked through cookbooks and felt our mouths water whilst looking at pictures of recipes that we realistically know are too difficult for us to manage? Oh, just me…

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish tam together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic. Continue reading

House Cup Reading Challenge | Progress Updates

Last week I signed up a to the House Cup Reading Challenge. I committed to taking part in the readathon over the next month, and have realised that I need a post to keep track of my progress! There is a set of rules, challenges, and scoring systems that can be found on The House Cup Reading Challenge sign up and TBR post. So, in an effort to take part and track my progress, I’m creating a master post to track my scores throughout this readathon.

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Unboxing Loot crate | September 2017

It’s that time again, where I sit anxiously waiting for the shipping information to yield an actual parcel on my doorstep. This time round, I wasn’t in the house when my box was delivered, so I had to escape to the local post office the following morning and pick the box up, before waiting A WHOLE DAY knowing it was in my car, ready to be opened. I know, what self control! This time, the box was much thinner, but larger in size, and I knew from spying others Instagram posts, that it would transform into a ‘Back to School’ style trunk! And this edition contains all Loot crate exclusives, which makes it even more magical.

Loot crate is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive collectibles, apparel and gear delivered to your door. I am currently subscribed to receive the Wizarding World crate, a bi-monthly subscription that brings the magic of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts right to your doorstep. Let’s check out this month’s box:
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T5W: Books featuring Witches

It’s October. It’s getting cold. The leaves are falling. The weather is turning. The nights are getting darker. Fall is definitely here. Hallowe’en is creeping into the shops as fast as Christmas is. So this theme, books containing witches, could not really come at a much better time, could it? I love this time of year, in fact, it’s probably my favourite time of year. I’m a huge fan of the October/November/December period.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page.  Continue reading