Unboxing: Book Box Club January 2019!

Unboxing: January Book Bok Club 2019!

New year, new unboxing! Here’s the first Book Box Club box of 2019 \o/

Book Box Club sends you one new YA release each month along with 4 -6 bookish goodies that fit that month’s theme. Every box comes with an invitation to the online Book Box Club book group, which hosts a monthly chat with the author of the selected book. 

(Sidenote: My best friend bought me a Book Box Club subscription for my birthday, because she is the best and knew how sad I was to have to unsubscribe (ah, finances) so this post is entirely thanks to Tora, the best best friend a Moog could have <3)

January’s theme was Storytellers – let’s get into it!

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A Book Box Club box, the theme card for this month, and a pink rose

unboxing: book box club october 2018!

A Book Box Club box, the theme card for this month, and a pink rose

Is this a super late Book Box Club unboxing? Yes! But we’re doing it anyway! I think this box is my favourite subscription box I’ve ever received, and, even if it’s been more than two months since it was sent out, I still want to yell about how wonderful it is.

ALSO! Book Box Club have just launched their new shop! If you want any of the items in this post, you can take a look here to see if the individual item or the whole box is available 😀

Book Box Club sends you one new YA release each month along with 4 -6 bookish goodies that fit that month’s theme. Every box comes with an invitation to the online Book Box Club book group, which hosts a monthly chat with the author of the selected book. October’s theme was Fantasy Lands – let’s get into it!

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top ten tuesday: priority tbr books for 2019

Top Ten Tuesday!

Recently I moved all my physical tbr books off my bookshelves and into piles on their own so that I could have a clearer idea of what I’ve actually got to read and that pile is… let’s sportingly say sizeable, if by sizeable we mean “five stacks of books impeding my way across the living room”. Next year I want to try and actually make a dent in it! I will get to read stories I’m really looking forward to AND reclaim inches of floor space! A double victory!

This post is also for the Top Ten Tuesday prompt “Winter 2018 TBR” — I’m twisting the prompt a little bit because I’ve already talked about my December reading plans here.

Here are ten books I want to try and prioritise reading in early 2019:

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end of the year book tag 2018!

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I can’t believe it’s December! The best month of the year! (I might be a tad biased because my birthday is in December but also I am essentially the spirit of Christmas all year round, so in December my TRUE FORM becomes visible.) And you know another great thing that starts happening in December? BOOK LISTS.

I saw Regan from Peruse Project do this book tag a little while ago and I thought, yes! I can do that too! I think it’s meant to be done in autumn rather than, say, at the beginning of December but WHATEVER THOR I DO WHAT I WANT. Let’s take a look at my reading plans for the end of the year and also start pining for some 2019 releases! This tag was originally created by Ariel Bissett.

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unboxing: september book box club – birthday edition!

Book Box Club box with pink flowers to one side and a typed piece of paper saying "into the wild"

Time for another (admittedly late) unboxing of my favourite book box! This is the September Book Box Club box, and the theme was Into the Wild. This month was Book Box Club’s two year anniversary box and it came with two books to celebrate! Happy birthday, Book Box Club ❤

Book Box Club sends you one new YA release each month along with 4 -6 bookish goodies that fit that month’s theme. Every box comes with an invitation to the online Book Box Club book group, which hosts a monthly chat with the author of the selected book.

Let’s get into it!

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Books I’m rereading| #ukrereadathon

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The other day, as I was looking through my bookshelves to see if there were any more books I could unhaul and donate to a charity shop, I came across my copy of Beautiful Creatures. “I can unhaul this!” I said, and then, actually holding it in my hands, hesitated.

I read Beautiful Creatures like four years ago (ha ha oh god, how does time work) and, at the time, I really enjoyed it. It wasn’t the best thing I’d ever read or anything, but right then I needed something that would completely distract me, and it really helped me out when I needed it. I’ve hung onto my copy since then mostly out of sentimental reasons but I really am trying to keep the numbers of books I own to a reasonable amount, and to only books that I really love, or want to reread. “I will reread this before making a decision!” said I, and put Beautiful Creatures back on the shelves.

And then! It turns out Hollie from Hollieblog is hosting a UK rereadathon this weekend! IT MUST BE A SIGN, I said, and made myself a rereadathon tbr.

The readathon runs from Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September, and you can follow along using #ukrereadathon on Twitter.

Let’s get into it!

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unboxing: book box club august 2018!

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Time for another unboxing! This is the August Book Box Club box, and the theme was Tech Tribes.*

Book Box Club sends you one new YA release each month along with 4 -6 bookish goodies that fit that month’s theme. Every box comes with an invitation to the online Book Box Club book group, which hosts a monthly chat with the author of the selected book.

Let’s get into it!

*I am never super comfy using the word tribe, because of the colonial and other negative connotations involved when not being used by Native American people about themselves. While I am a white person and can’t speak with any authority on the impact of the term, I want to listen when people of colour speak to that effect. Wikipedia has a quick overview and there’s a transcript of an NPR conversation about the term here. (This note all paraphrased as I understand it.)

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YALC tips: chronic illness edition!

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(Fun fact: I wrote a whole draft of this post and then had a good but busy weekend that forced me to reexamine YALC planning. Ah, chronic illness. Never subtle.)

It’s YALC this weekend \o/! I went to YALC for the first time last year and had such a great time. You’re surrounded by rad books and rad people who love books for like three solid days! It was wonderful and I’m going back this year, and I’ve been looking forward to it for mooooonths <3___<3

This year, though, I am having a large M.E. flare-up. Am I still going to YALC? HELL YES. Am I going to have to put some adaptations in place for myself? Definitely yes. And I figured — hey, if I have been thinking about how to make this weekend happen for myself despite being chronically ill, maybe other people have too! And maybe we would all like some tips/would like to chat about that! I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED BY A BAD MAN AND AN AMERICAN STICK INSECT CHRONIC ILLNESS! I WILL GO TO THE BOOK BALL AND SO SHALL YOU!

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tome topple tbr!

1530531043166Your girl is taking part in her first readathon! *tiny happy flag* I recently took all my tbr books off our bookshelves and put them in their own pile, so now I have a super visual idea of what I’ve got to read and, uh, let’s just say it is more than I thought. ANYHOO, when I read about the #tometopple challenge via Jamishelves‘ blog, it made me think of some of the enormous books on my newly formed enormous tbr pile, and what better way to start tackling them than a readathon? No better way!

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