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Sunday Shopping – OwlCrate January Unboxing

Little Prince Tea from First Edition Tea Co.:

Cost – US – 2.58, AUD – 3.35

Shipping – US – 6.18, AUD – 8.03

Thoughts – Eager to try but not completely hopeful.

Would I Buy It – Probably since I am not a huge fan of most teas.

Soap Book from TeaSoapBooks:

Cost – US – 7.21, AUD – 9.37

Shipping – US – 14.47, AUD – 18.82

Thoughts – While I normally only buy liquid soap I think I would have gotten one to test out.

Would I Buy It – Probably.

Bookmark from Lexy Olivia:

Cost – US – 8.24, AUD – 10.71

Shipping – US – 9.78, AUD – 12.72.

Thoughts – I think its so cute even though I have no idea where the quote is from

Would I Buy It – Yes and some other things from her shop too.

Phantom of the Opera Magnet from Sweet Sequels:

Cost – They don’t normally seem to sell magnets so this is a one off.

Thoughts – I am not a Phantom of the Opera fan so its not really something I am interested in.

Would I Buy It – Nope.

Calendar from Obvious State:

Cost – US – 24.71, AUD – 32.13

Shipping – US – 11.28, AUD – 14.66.

Thoughts – While cute it doesn’t quite suit my needs in terms of calendar.

Would I Buy It – Because I don’t like all the designs and the there is no space for writing I would not buy it.

Roseblood by A.G. Howard:

Cost – US – 15.29, AUD – 19.92

Thoughts – Not normally something I would pick up since I don’t like the story it was derived from.

Would I Buy It – Probably not.

What I Paid For The Box: US – 49.98, AUD – 69.21

Box Worth: US – 99.74+, AUD – 129.71+ 

Final Thoughts: Probably my least favourite one thus far but I will continue to buy.

Not the best one I have gotten before but I am still happy with the value and the overall experience so I shall continue to buy.

 

Till Next Time…

 

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Book Haul – January

Book Haul

I know there is a book that I missed in my December haul, but I am not at home and I don’t remember it now, so it will probably just randomly pop up in one of my hauls in the months to come when I finally give it some attention.

This haul is very small, its just two books that were sent to me for review by HarperCollins so I would like to give them a big shout out and thanks. Thank you HarperCollins!

passengerpassage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever.

 

siren“You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won’t lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time…”

The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can’t bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she’s been waiting for doesn’t seem nearly as important as the one she’s living now.

 

Till Next Time…

 

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AYearAThon – January (Wrap Up)

2016ayearathon

I don’t think I picked good books to start off my reading year and my read-a-thon year. These books dragged and dragged and by the third, which I didn’t finish as you will see, I was ready to throw out the read-a-thon and do anything else but read. I struggled through it though….

Day 1

Pages Read: 79

Books Started: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.

Day 2

Pages Read: 114

Books Read: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.

Day 3

Pages Read: 160

Books Read: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.

Day 4

Pages Read: 203

Books Finished: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman..

Books Started: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman.

Day 5

Pages Read: 143

Books Read: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman.

Day 6

Pages Read: 122

Books Finished: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman.

Books Started: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman.

Day 7

Pages Read: 300

Books Read: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman.

Total Pages Read: 1121

Total Books Read:

Finished

northern lights subtle knife

Started

amber spyglass

 

Till Next Time…

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AYearAThon – January

 

2016ayearathon

AYearAThon is a read a thon that happens each month throughout the year with different themes. You can find the goodreads group here.

Welcome to 2016 everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. I am not actually at home for most the week so I am going to keep this first one very relaxed. The first theme for the year runs from the 4th-10th and is:

Benchwarmers

I love it when we get themes like this one because that means that my TBR is going to get smaller haha

northern lights subtle knife amber spyglass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Till Next Time…