Fangirling Friday: March Fae Crate unboxing!

Before I joined bookstagram, I was completely unaware of the existence of book subscription boxes. I had no idea that companies existed that put together a box featured around a theme, filling them with lovely content like bookish candles, bookmarks, or quote prints, along with a new release.

Then I joined bookstagram, and the floodgates opened.

Living abroad makes it really difficult to get book boxes  (international shipping costs make me cry), but I did it anyway. Though it made my wallet cry, getting these boxes in the mail was something I looked forward to, a thrill of excitement that had me quivering with joy when I saw the box peeking out of my mailbox.

Recently, I discovered a relatively new company on bookstagram called Fae Crate and I ordered their very first box! They’re small right now compared to other book subscription companies, but I think that they have the potential to become huge! The care that they take in selecting their products and the way that they interact with their followers will pull more people to them. They’re so kind, which is a big reason why I wanted to support them for their first box! Continue reading

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Fangirling Friday: I created a book tag!


If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed that I created a tag this week! Inspired by one of my favorite books and fandoms, #ShadesofMagicalBooks is a play on the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab.

‘You don’t know anything about these worlds,’ he said, but the fight was bleeding out of his voice.

‘Sure I do,’ countered Lila cheerfully. ‘There’s Dull London, Kell London, Creepy London, and Dead London,’ she recited, ticking them off on her fingers. ‘See? I’m a fast learner.’

In the Shades of Magiseries, there’s four very different Londons. When Lila discovers that there’s more than her own world, her curiosity is piqued. So in the spirit of Lila, I want to know what books you’ve read that you think would match with each London.

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DULL LONDON: A book that bored you

KELL LONDON: A book that holds magic for you

CREEPY LONDON: A book that made you keep your lights on

DEAD LONDON: A book that gradually took over your life

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If you’ve read the series, you’re probably able to see where I got my inspiration from for each prompt. I had a lot of fun creating this tag! I hope that other bloggers and bookstagrammers enjoy this tag enough to continue it. So if you write about books, tweet about books, or take photos of books, please feel free to do this tag! I would love to see it blossom. Please tag me in any posts so I can see what everyone does!


Have a good Friday, book friends!

Fangirling Friday: Details, details, details

I recently got my hands on a copy of Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince. While this is a book that I added to my TBR list before there was even a cover, it ended up being a complete cover buy. But not because of the dust jacket. Because of what lay hidden beneath and in between the pages:

Completely stunning. This is one of the best designs I’ve ever seen. It’s so intricate and I love how the black makes the gold shine so brightly. I also really like the pairing of a white dust jacket with the black hardcover.

Books with maps. I probably will have a separate fangirling post about maps in books because I love them so much. I get so excited when I see that there’s a map in a book! It makes the world so much more detailed.

The dandelion seeds are darling. I love how the illustration frames the bottom of the poem.

These reasons. These beautiful, beautiful reasons.

I will be the first to admit that I am very extremely taken in by books with beautiful covers. I really love when you take off the dust jacket and there’s details underneath that are unexpected.

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Fangirling Friday: Charmed and Reboots

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Fun fact: I finished a Fangirling Friday post for today, but then discovered that Charmed, one of my favorite TV shows, is getting a reboot.  So what was a book post turned into a TV post––although there are Charmed graphic novels so technically it’s related to books. That’s what I’m going with at least.

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My first thoughts when I read about this reboot was tentative excitement because CHARMED and badass witches fighting evil while also trying to live their lives and establish careers. With every rewatch, I relate to them more and more––minus demons, of course––because figuring out who you are and what you want while you have responsibilities is really stressful and difficult. Prue, Piper, Phoebe, and Paige were women that were so focused on finding strength in themselves and in each other. They didn’t allow anyone to tell them what to do and constantly pushed against backwards expectations. There was a power in them and this female driven show that I hadn’t seen before. The fact that one of my favorite shows is being rebooted is really cool. But at the same time…

One of my favorite shows is being rebooted.

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