• On a rare Saturday off my favourite person and I ventured off to Ikea on a furniture hunt.
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Did we get furniture? No. But I do now have new lamps and a very cool teapot.
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Ah the power of IKEA.
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There’s a review up of This Cruel Design on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - IKEA meatballs, yay or nay?
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  • Well and truly a victim of the plane lurgy😂
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A night of netflix and tea for me.
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I’m thinking about starting the Dark Crystal tonight too.
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There’s a review up of This Mortal Coil by @emily.suvada which I adored! •
And there’s a little recommend post up for the Slytherins out there (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - what superpower would you want?
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  • I am wrapped up in a blanket and determined to finish Supermarket by Bobby Hall! I have about ten pages left😱
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But this headache is making it so difficult 😫
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There’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - how do you deal with headaches. I need help😂
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  • All unpacked and getting back on track with little jobs, posts and also going back to Uni....
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Before Sam and I went away I fully intended to keep posting on my blog and on here.
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That really didn’t end up happening and the little digital break was so nice☺️
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Equally as nice to be back and there’s a full review of Dark Age by Pierce Brown up on my blog - be warned it’s full of spoilers 😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - Beach holiday or city break?
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  • Home and nearly unpacked from an amazing ten days with this one💕
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Now I need a brew and a nap😂
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Can’t wait for the next adventure ✈️
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  • Half way through my last shift set before we go on holiday💕
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I can’t wait to be in Sicily with my favourite person eating all the pasta and pizza.
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I can’t wait to get some more sun and take lots and lots of pictures🙊
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There’s a new post up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) - the first in a new series: The Cruise Diaries🚢
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#QOTD - last film you cried at?
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  • Soon off to get my hair done...I don’t even want to acknowledge how bad my roots are again😂
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Then meeting my favourite person for some drinks in our local💕
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In the meantime I’m still in laptop mode contemplating how long it’s going to take me to write my Dark Age review🤦🏻‍♀️
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There’s a significantly smaller review up of Seraph of the Age Volume Sixteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd: do you review everything you read?
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  • #throwback to a lovely meal out at @common_bar with @felfiramoondesigns and @coffeeeyesandblankstares 💕
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I could eat this again today🤤
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  • Off into Manchester once again to meet one of my favourite people for some lunch🍕
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And to pick up a final few holiday bits! Not long now 💕
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There’s a review of Good Omens up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Myself and @sam_g_oldham binge watched the show too and my god it’s good!
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#qotd - what is your go to Pizza?
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  • Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
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Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
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Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
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There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
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#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
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  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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Books Fairy Loot Unboxings

March Fairyloot

April 9, 2018

Happy Anniversary/ Birthday Fairy Loot! You're two years old now! It's incredible to think that a short while ago this incredible business wasn't around.  Subscription boxes are a massive part of the book community, they bring together readers, artists and authors seamlessly. Our community wouldn't be the same without them. To commemorate their birthday this month's theme was Memorable Moments.

I had no clue that this book was coming in the box this month hence why I had immediately bought the paperback...nevermind! It'll go to a good home. I'm so so happy to have a hardback copy with a bookplate of State of Sorrow. Melinda Salisbury is one of my favourite authors. I adore her Sin Eater's Daughter series and I'll buy anything she puts out. State of Sorrow sounds absolutely phenomenal.

**Taken from the book** -

"A people laid low by grief and darkness.
A cut-throat race for power and victory.
A girl with everything and nothing to lose…

By day, Sorrow governs the Court of Tears, covering for her grief-maddened father, who has turned their once celebrated land into a living monument for the brother who died before she was born.
By night, she seeks solace in the arms of the boy she's loved since childhood. But one ghost won't stop haunting her, and when enemies old and new close ranks against her, Sorrow must decide how far she's willing to go to win..."

This is such a cute item to include in the Memorable Moments box. Created by Paladone this bunting can be hung anywhere and adorned with pins, photos and notes. I already know where I'm having mine and possibly whats going on it!

I adore Fiction Tea's instagram and I need to get my hands on some of her bookmarks! I haven't yet read the Shadow Hunter novels but I do own them all and am looking forward to it. I can't wait to wear this beautiful scarf out and finally know what all the runes are for.

This has to be one of the most incredible smelling candles I have ever sniffed...not sure how to word that. Nevertheless this candle smells like Fresh Bread and Chocolate, it's straight up Pain au Chocolat. I need more of the Paper Flames Candle Co candles, they're beautiful. And this size is so cute!

Strawberry Shortcake in a soap...I love this. I've always wanted to give the Geeky Clean products a go, I trawl through their Instagram nearly daily. This soap is called Bilbo's Birthday Cake and smells glorious.

 

There is nothing more relaxing than snuggling under a blanket with a book and a steaming mug of hot chocolate. I always love when subscription boxes send drinks and food in them. This particular sachet is a Hot Chocolate from Eponine called Toast to the Warden of the North. I do love Game of Thrones...

Finally we got some swag from the publishers, a lovely bookmark promoting Dhonielle Clayton's The Belles and a postcard for Melinda Salisbury's State of Sorrow. As always we received the spoiler card and monthly bookmark illustrated by the every talented Taratjah.

So that was my March Fairyloot Unboxing!

Have you tried any bookish subscription boxes before?

What did you think? And what was your favourite item from this box?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    Danielle
    April 13, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I just ordered my first OwlCrate box for April’s Shadows and Secrets theme and I’m SOO excited to get it!!! This would be my first subscription box ever! 🙂

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      April 14, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      I’ve never tried OwlCrate but they look so so pretty!

      Katie x

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