November FairyLoot Unboxing

*Warning: This post includes pictures of the contents of the November box*

I was sooo excited to receive my FairyLoot box today. I swear it’s gotten to the stage where every month I’m waiting for that email to tell me it’s been shipped and on it’s way before checking the tracking information every five minutes to see where it is.

For those who don’t know FairyLoot is a monthly book subscription. Every month, usually around the 15th – 20th, you receive a box with a YA book (usually fantasy) and some book related goodies. I currently have a 3 month subscription but you can sign up for 6 months or just get a single box if you prefer (although you need to get in fast for this as there are a limited number of boxes available).

 November’s Theme: Royals and Rogues

The theme for this month was Royals and Rogues which, as I believe I should be treated like a queen at all times, sounded perfect. So what was in the box….

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FairyLoot October Unboxing

It’s FairyLoot time at last!!!

This is only my second ever FairyLoot box and it feels like I have been waiting forever for it (my last box was way back in August). The theme this month is Steampunk Rebellion so I’ve been expecting lots of lovely steampunk style goodies and a book. I have to admit that steampunk is not my favorite genre, I’m probably in the minority when I say I much prefer The Mortal Instruments to The Infernal Devices, but I do love the style and there is some incredible jewellery and clothing.

As you can tell from the picture above I had a little bit of help with unboxing. A certain black furry monster decided to get in on the fun and while there wasn’t much for him (he was quite fond of the packaging and one of the items) there was a lot for me to love.Read More »

Eye Spy

For this week’s photo challenge, Eye Spy, I couldn’t resist posting a picture of my gorgeous boy. Who says black cats aren’t photogenic? With those big green eyes you can always tell exactly what he’s thinking. Do you think he’s spotted something interesting?  

Could this be book heaven?

This weekend I visited Birmingham to attend the Horse of the Year show but while I was there I couldn’t resist visiting the Library (sad I know). I’ve been down to Birmingham a few times and have seen the Library from the outside but this was the first time I actually made it inside.

I absolutely love libraries and bookshops so there was no way I was passing up the chance to visit one of the largest libraries in the world. It’s 31,000 square metres, spread over 10 floors of differing size and use. It’s definitely the first library I’ve ever visited with multiple escalators and a glass elevator. Unfortunately the outside terraces and secret garden were closed to the public on the day I visited but they certainly looked impressive and there are incredible views across Birmingham from the 9th floor.

There are loads of comfy chairs spread all over where you can just relax with your choice of book for an afternoon. There are a lot of non fiction books which aren’t really my thing but just being surrounded by so many books is relaxing. It could possibly be a book lover’s heaven.