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LitJoy Crate Magical Edition Crate: Year 7.1 Box



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Tales of Beadle the Bard Booksleeve







Golden Snitch Enamel Pin




PEN - Floating Pen with Gryffindor Sword

Gryffindor Sword Floating Pen
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NOTEBOOK - The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore



The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore Notebook




PUZZLE - Godric's Hollow

Godric’s Hollow Puzzle







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Cuddly Atlas the English Wizarding World Blanket





SOCKS - Dirigible Plum (crew socks)



Dirigible Plum Socks




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Hermoine’s Beaded Bottomless Bag
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World’s Worst Camping Trip Mug








Magnetic Bookmark Set of 3
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Dumbledore Quote 16×16″ Pillowcase








Hedwig Ornament
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INVITE - Bill and Fleur’s Wedding Invitation




Bill and Fleur’s Wedding Invitation
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Harry Potter Trading Cards
Ron, Hermoine, Hedwig, Hagrid, Molly & Arthur Weasley





Advanced Potion Making Notebook







12 Fail Safe Ways to Charm Witches Notebook

Large Gillyweed Candle

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Bookish Features

First Lines Friday – January 10, 2020

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Wandering Words. The meme is based on the idea that instead of judging a book by its cover, author, prestige, we judge it instead by its opening line(s). You can check out my review of the book here!

I remember lying in the snow, a small red spot of warm going cold, surrounded by wolves.




Title: Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Rating: ★★★★

From a dazzlingly talented young writer, a haunting and original supernatural romance in the vein of TWILIGHT.

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf–her wolf–is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human–or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.;Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the novels SHIVER, LINGER, and FOREVER. Her novel THE SCORPIO RACES was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association, while PUBLISHERS WEEKLY selected Maggie’s THE RAVEN BOYS as a Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of LAMENT and BALLAD. Maggie lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at

Bookish Features

Mystery Blogger Award

Hello! I just recently got nominated by Chapter Malliumpkin for The Mystery Blogger Award! This is the first time I’ve been nominated for this award and it was such a splendid surprise when I checked my blog and found this! Check out Autumn’s blog! She is so creative and I adore the bookish photos she takes!

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.


The Rules
1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.
2. List the rules.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.
9. Share a link to your best post(s).

Also, a huge thanks to Okoto from Okoto Enigma’s Blog for creating this award to bring light to wonderful bloggers!

Three Facts About Me

  1. This is the first time I’m coming out and saying it and I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I figure it is time. Mental health has been a recent(ish) acknowledgement in the Young Adult Genre. I’ll be honest, I never thought it was a real thing in the past. However, early last year, I went through a really hard time (I won’t go into details, but I struggled a lot) and was actually diagnosed with Clinical Depression. It still can be a struggle, but is (for the most part) under control. The bookish community was super supportive during that time (and they didn’t even know it!) and continues to be as awareness is becoming more prominent in our society. So, just a shout out to the bookish community! You are all so supportive ALL of the time.

2. I’m pretty much a female fix-it! A year after I bought my house, I redid my kitchen ALL by myself besides the flooring (my dad helped me with that). I redid the counter and cabinets, painted, new flooring, everything. It turned out super nice compared to the outdated kitchen that existed when I bought my house. Even today, I will just figure things out if they are broken, and I’ve even taught some guys home repair, or even things as simple as putting up pictures on the wall! Does anyone teach their children basic means of survival? haha But, my ideal job would be to be a house flipper. I’m dating a guy who has his own farming business on the side…close enough!

3. My parents actually have a hobby farm! They have Nigerian goats, ducks, and chickens. The ducks are pretty much like dogs and greet anyone who drives onto the driveway. The UPS guy said they greeted him the other day! haha


Autumns Questions for Me

1. What was the hardest thing you overcame this year?
Since I technically received this last year, we will go with 2019. 2019 was a HARD year, especially in the beginning and got much better as time went on. The beginning of the year, my ex had actually bought a ring. We had a date and place set, but luckily didn’t put any money down yet. Time was going fast and I didn’t want to buy a dress without a ring, so I was getting stressed considering I had less than six months left. Well, he decided that his family needed him more than I did, and not only called off a wedding, but dumped me because they needed his focus and MAYBE we could date in the fall after his family had things all settled. Marriage is all about working together as a team. He was an individual, so it was a blessing in disguise, but caused a lot of hurt (as I mentioned in three things you wouldn’t know about me). I’m not sure how you can go from buying a ring to dumping someone, but it is what it is. I’m blessed to have such a supportive group of people in my life because I really had to lean on them during that time. And you know what, now I have an amazing man in my life that fights to be with me every day.

2. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I think I’ve mentioned it a couple of times before, but my mom is an immigrant from Poland. She left when the country was still under communist rule. Christmas Eve is actually the big day for us during Christmas. We celebrate Wigilia, which translates into the Latin word Vigil, meaning generally Polish people go to midnight Mass (Catholics). I don’t know if you’ve ever gone to a midnight Mass, but they are much longer and I’m old, so I can’t stay up that late. We went before Wigilia at my aunt’s this year. What is tradition, is that it is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, meaning no meat from any other animal. I love it because I’m not a big meat eater in general, but my family waits until midnight and eats at least two pounds of bacon haha. But the best part of the tradition is that before anyone can eat, you go around to every person present and share a wafer offering well-wishes for the upcoming year.

3. What five books would you like to receive before the year is over?

4. If you could make one wish right now, what wish would you make and why?
Honestly, I’m becoming a marshmallow as I get old. I just want my friends and family to be happy and healthy.

5. Tell me two books you’re anticipating for the first half of 2020!


My Questions
1. What is one personal goal you have for 2020?
2. If you received $1M, what would you do with it?
3. What is one backlist book you’ve been meaning to read for years and haven’t?
4. What is a new bookish goal for 2020 that you haven’t done prior?
5. If you could meet any author, who would it be and why?

The Nominations

It’s okay if tags and awards aren’t your thing. No one should feel obligated to do this unless they want to.

Thanks again to Autumn for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award. It was such an honor and made my day. Thanks for everyone who reads my posts and continues to support my bookish obsession. You are are so wonderful and supportive!

Bookish Features

WWW Wednesday – January 8, 2020

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you just finish reading?
What are you going to read next?

Currently Reading:

Eight Will Fall

I am currently reading Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian.

Just Finished:

In the Bleak Midwinter

I recently finished reading In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming.

Reading Next:

Tweet Cute_Blog Tour Banner

Next, I will be reading Tweet Cute by Emma Lord.

What’s on your WWW Wednesday this week? Be sure to comment below and I’ll check it out!

Bookish Features

FairyLoot December 2019 “Defying the Odds” Box

FairyLootDECEMBER 2019

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Fire Breathing Queen Pin





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Game of Pencils
Team FairyLoot


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Advanced Reading Copy of               Wicked As You Wish
Exclusive Cover and Signed Bookplate
Rin Chupeco








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Knight & Page of Cups Tarot Cards

Eight Will Fall
Exclusive Cover, Embossing, Authors Signature & Beautiful Art on the Reverse Side of the Dust Jacket
Sarah Harian

Did you get the December 2019 FairyLoot “Defying the Odds” Box?
What did you think? I loved that there were two books in this box!