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Book Haul

So here are some of the books I picked up over the last month or so. Not too many in this haul but I really wanted to share them! I’m planning on reading some of these for booktubeathon next month! I’ll be doing some blog posts for that! It’s starting on the 30th of July and will run for a week! I’ll put links to their goodreads pages so you can read more about them!

 

The President is Missing

Up first is the book picked for the book club that I’m in for July’s read! I’ve been wanting to try other genres especially ones I don’t tend to go for and this is the perfect fit for it! They even have a tv adaption confirmed for it!

A sitting U.S. President is missing. 

President Bill Clinton partners with No. 1 bestselling author James Patterson in a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with the kind of insider details that only a President can know.

 

Into the Water

I’m a bit late for this one but I had only recently heard about it! I really loved The Girl on the Train and wanted to read another book by this author. When I heard she had a new book I knew that I needed to get it!

‘Julia, it’s me. I need you to call me back. Please, Julia, it’s important…’

In the last days before her death, Nel Abbott called her sister.

Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.

Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.

But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.

And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool…

 

Legendary (Caraval)

I’ve had Caraval in my tbr for what feels like forever! Then the second book came out along with a third being annoucned. I really need to read it asap! I picked up the second book and I’m for sure reading these for booktubeathon! They might be one of the first few I plan to get through!

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

 

Up next are books I got the furthest back! I’ve been meaning to read the A Court of Thorns and Roses series for too long so I’m hoping to read them soon and move on to this novella!

 

The Surface Breaks

This is a little mermaid retelling and after seeing the cover online I had to get it! It’s also by an author who’s not only Irish but one that I’ve read previous books by and loved. I’m currently reading this one and I love it so far!

Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.

 

 

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Teapigs Mini Order

When I saw that Teapigs were bringing back their Peach Lemonade tea I had to get it!

It sounded like something that I would love!

I also picked up a spoon to help measure my loose leaf tea when I’m using it! And I wanted to try their new matcha mint tea too! I got a free sample of some happy tea!

 

It smells incredible! It’s literally peach lemonade! I can’t wait to use this and make some iced tea! I’ll be sharing photos when I make some over on instagram!

 

I’d love to know if you’ve tried Teapigs before! They are a great brand and are completely plastic free when it comes to their tea bags! I’d highly recommend them!

 

 

 

 

 

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Sugarbones Pin Club June 2018

I’m really excited to share my pin from this month! I’m part of Sugarbones monthly pin club and I totally recommend it! They are fantastic pins and it’s a great surprise in the mail each month!

So this months theme was Down the Rabbit Hole and it’s of the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland!

It also comes with a sheet of stickers and a little print. I’m so in love with him! I don’t find the shipping even from Canada to be expensive and it arrives pretty quickly too!

 

Here’s a close up shot! I can’t wait to take a lot of Alice in Wonderland themed photos with him!

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Manga and Comics Haul!

I’m not feeling the best at the moment but I am super excited for this manga and comics haul! Some new releases and some that I’ve been meaning to buy for too long now. I will leave links to their goodreads pages so you can read more about them! I’ll include descriptions from their of first volumes and one off books!

On to the haul!

Food Wars 24

Kimi ni Todoke 29

First up are new volumes of Food Wars and Kimi ni todoke! I love both series and can’t wait to see what’s happening next! There is one more volume to be released for Kimi no todoke and then it’s done! I am interested in seeing how it wraps up! I’m currently watching the anime for Food Wars and it’s very close to where I am in the manga!

The Tea Dragon Society

Next up are some comics that I’ve been meaning to get for too long. The Tea Dragon Society is such a beautiful comic! I’ve seen the cover so many times over on instagram and I knew that I needed it in my life! Finally I decided to but it!

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever Aftercomes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own.

The Prince and the dressmaker

The Prince and the dressmaker is another comic that I kept seeing everywhere. The art seemed super cute!

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

Dreamin’ Sun 1

Dreamin’ Sun 2

Dreamin’ Sun was a new manga series that like the comics above I had seen pop up a lot on instagram. For sure a place that influences most of my purchases! It seemed really cute so I picked up the first two volumes!

While loitering in the park, Shimana Kameko, who intended to run away from home and skipped school, meets a suspicious man in a kimono. This man, who had been locked out of his house, offers Shimana a place to stay. However, he requests she fulfill three conditions in exchange for her tenancy?!

Kiss me at the Stroke of Midnight 1

Kiss me at the Stroke of Midnight 2

Kiss me at the Stroke of Midnight was a series I discovered while checking out the new releases of manga online. It seemed like a cute series and I really like the art work. I picked up the first two volumes!

A sardonic rom-com manga, Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight is perfect for fans of shojo like My Little Monster and Kare Kano.
Hinana prizes her reputation as a serious high school student, too focused on getting into college to pay attention to boys. But she’s a secret fairytale romance freak, sneaking away from her studies to see A Roman Holiday and tucking pop idol magazines into her textbooks. When her celebrity crush comes to her school to film a TV episode, she has to pretend to be totally uninterested even as she desperately tries to get close to him. However, she’s not the only one who’s not what she appears… her dreamboat isn’t just a pretty face either!

Moonstruck

Moonstruck was something that I discovered through my newsletter with the comic shop I get my single issues from.

Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it’s up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it’s too late.

Princess Jellyfish 9

Of course when I saw that the new volume of Princess Jellyfish was out I had to get it! It’s such a great series and I so highly recommend it! It’s the last volume too which is crazy! I remember thinking that it was never going to come out in English and here I am with a complete set!

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Sugarbones Pin Haul

I’ve been wanting to buy from Sugarbones for way too long and I recently joined her patreon pin club! I then got a code to be able to buy from her previous patreon pins and I decided to go for a small order! I will be for sure ordering from her again as I want some of her patches!

I decided to get the Spirited Away inspired pin (which was one of the previous pins from her pin club) along with a new design inspired by greek mythology!

 

Here’s my Sugarbones collection so far! I’m really excited for this months pin from her club! It’s Wonderland themed!

These pins are even cuter in real life and I plan on taking a lot of photos of them over on instagram!

I’d love to know if you collect pins too! Share some of your favourites below!

 

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Mini Disney Mug Haul!

The Disney Store recently put these Disney Princess mugs on half price sale. And I just had to pick them up! I had already purchased the Ariel mug when I had 20 per cent off and I got the rest of the collection which includes Belle, Cinderella and Snow White. I’m so in love with this collection! I can’t wait to see what they release with their next princess mug collection. I’m hoping that they will release another Aurora mug! I only have one and she’s one of my favourite princesses!

I have some books coming in the mail that I’m super excited for so I should have a book mail post up at the end of the week! I’m hoping to post some disney photos during the week too inspired by this haul! Like a Belle photo etc! I’m hoping to also have some new pins arrive soon!

On to the haul!

Here are the three mugs I got! I love them all. They hold a nice amount of tea too.

I also picked up this super cute Alice in Wonderland book! I mostly got it as a prop for my instagram photos. It’s so cute! I love the art!

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Disney Store UK Haul (Sale!)

So the Disney Store UK had 20 per cent off some of the items on their website and I couldn’t resist!

I picked up a few things!

 

One of the things that I really wanted was this Mickey Mouse pitcher. I really wanted it for iced tea over the summer and was so happy to get it on sale! It comes with some cups too!

 

I also picked up this cute Mickey Mouse plate to use for summer photos outside! It matches the pitcher too! Sadly it arrived smashed but the Disney Store are sending me out a replacement!

 

I am a huge fan of Ariel and was obsessed with this tumbler ever since I first saw it online! I knew that I needed to get it at some point and was even happier to see on sale! I adore the art on it too!

I then decided to get one of the new Disney Princess mugs! I picked Ariel but I really want to get Belle and Snow White eventually! They have these mugs up for half price on the UK Disney Store website right now!

Marie is one of my favourite characters and I love getting merchandise of her! I picked up her new mug which featured both her brothers! And this cute tumbler too!

They even had these super cute patches on sale too!

The last thing I added to my cart was this Mickey Memories mug! It’s from May and I really wanted it but couldn’t justify getting it. I caved when I saw it was part of the sale!

I’m very excited to use these and of course take way too many photos of them!