Monday, January 22, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (1/22/18)

I'm typing this up on a Sunday night, cuddled under a blanket, and trying to pretend that the week ahead is not actually coming at me like a freight train. I really love just having time to rest, blog and read. Why can't weekends be longer? Ack. Okay, anyway, I'll stop complaining. Let's talk books instead! Here's where I stand, with only a week left in this month!

Picking off books that have been on my TBR WAY too long has been my goal so far this month. I managed to get through My Best Friend's Exorcism as a buddy read. I mowed through Weave A Circle Round as an an excellent audiobook, and tackled Modern Romance in the same way! I'm feeling pretty good about my reading so far this year!

I'm actually reading 3 books at the same time, but my main focus is on The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace right now. I'm about an hour from the end, and it's so good! Excellent audio narration as well.

Next up is another library borrow, and a massively backlogged book. Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting will be on the blog as a review very soon!

That's it for me! What are you reading this week?

Friday, January 19, 2018

Small Business Spotlight: Bookish Pins!

Hey guys and dolls, you've made it Friday! Congratulations!

I thought I'd give you a reward, by doing a special Small Business Spotlight that's going to make you want to pull out your wallet and shop. Were you paid today? Excellent... EXCELLENT. Let me tempt you with some awesome bookish pins!

Now, before I start, you should know that I am an avid collector of pins. Which means, of course, that a lot of these are either already in my collection or on my wishlist. I can vouch for these amazing stores, and hope you find something that you love!

Let's get to it.

**note that all photos are property of the store owners**


Henrietta the Hedgehog Pin from The Clever Clove

Okay, fair warning, EVERYTHING in The Clever Clove is absolutely adorable. 100%, scrumptiously, squee-inducingly, adorable. So if you aren't prepared to just throw your money at your computer screen, don't click the link. Oh, who am I kidding? You can't resist. Henrietta is too cute! Just do it. Click the link, buy this pin, then by 20 more because they are all too perfect. Did you know that Henrietta even knitted her own scarf? *melts* The cuteness factor is over the moon.

Bookshop Pin from Fable & Black

When it comes to pins, I'll gladly wait patiently for something to ship from overseas. Especially when they're pins from Fable & Black. This woman is amazing! She radiates talent and, lucky for us, puts her heart and soul into making adorable bookish items. Who doesn't want a tiny bookshop to carry around on their purse or tote bag? Oh, and you can rest assured that the rest of the pins, totes, and everything else in this shop are equally wonderful. It's okay, click. I won't tell.

I'll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours Bookcase Pin by Punky Pins

If you didn't chuckle at this, I'll be surprised. The first time I saw this pin, I sent it to at least 10 other people via Instagram DM with a message that said something along the lines of "YOU NEED THIS." to hammer the point home. What I love about Punky Pins is that whether you're a proud feminist, an avocado lover, a cat obsessed person, or a bibliophile, they have something for everyone! Yup, it's dangerous. I'm not even sorry.


Okay, okay I'll stop. For now. Plan on a a bookish pin post PART 2 very soon! In the meantime, please go and check out these amazing shops! Get yourself some new bookish swag, and support a small business. It's a win/win really.

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.


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