Review: The Singalong Society for Singletons by Katey Lovell.

the-singalong-society-for-singletonsSince July my love of musicals has been growing and growing and growing, so to see a book incorporating loads of incredible musicals made me extremely happy and I knew instantly that this was a book I would have to pick up.

The Singalong Society for Singletons* begins with Monique and Issy, two single friends. Following problems in Hope’s (Monique’s sister) relationship, she temporarily moves in with the girls and it isn’t long before the Singalong Society for Singletons is officially formed.

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Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

caravalSometimes you read books and have to wait a while before you can start writing a review. Unfortunately, on this occasion I waited too long between reading and reviewing, so this particular review may be a little brief compared to those I usually write. Nonetheless, I would like to emphasise that I did really enjoy this book.

Caraval* is a fantasy young-adult novel following the story of Scarlett and her sister, Tella. Tella is eager to leave home and get far, far away from their father. Naturally, Scarlett is wary of doing this for fear of their father finding them, but when the girls receive tickets to Caraval, things finally start to go Tella’s way.

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Christmas Inspired Nail Art #5.

Last year I shared with you all plenty of fun and creative nail art designs, perfect for the festive season. This year I have decided to continue with this, although I won’t be producing as many designs as last year and this year’s Christmas nails were not created by my hand either. I went to my nail technician with some Christmassy ideas, and this is what we came up with…

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Review: Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien.

letters-to-father-christmasLast Christmas I learnt about the existence of Letters from Father Christmas and I instantly knew I would have to read it. However, I held back because I wanted to be able to read and review it around the Christmas period.

As a result of this, a month ago when I was searching for Christmas books I could review throughout Blogmas, Letters from Father Christmas hopped straight into my basket.

We all know the stories of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and how Tolkien would tell his children these stories, but Letters from Father Christmas is a little different to his other works. Letters from Father Christmas is a compilation of letters written by Tolkien in the hand of Father Christmas and his companions addressed to his own children.

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LUSH Christmas Favourites 2016.

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Christmas is always an exciting time and especially so if you’re a LUSH lover like myself. I already had a rough idea of what the collection contained before it was released back in October, but even so, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Christmas products. Now that they have been out a little while and I have had the opportunity to try them out myself, I thought I would share with you my favourite products from the range out of those I have tried.

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Day to Night Makeup | Christmas.

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With Christmas around the corner I have been itching to try out some festive make up looks and I was quickly inspired by Vegas.com to create something bold and sparkly. In today’s post I am going to be transitioning a neutral makeup look from day to night, so that no matter the time of day, or what you’re doing, you can be Vegas ready with a festive spin, so whether your Christmas parties are in Vegas or not, hopefully it’s a makeup look we can all wear.

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Review: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige.

stealing-snowIt always takes me a little while to get properly into the Christmas spirit, so since it is the beginning of December I’ve decided to review a book which is wintry rather than Christmassy. As you will have seen from the blog post title, this book is called Stealing Snow*.

When this book opened up, I was pretty wary of it because I discovered that it was set in a mental institution. I have no problem reading about mental health, however I do worry about how it is handled and written about. I found the book pretty easy to read so I persevered with it and actually got through it pretty fast – perhaps my book slump is finally coming to an end – so I reckon it’s safe to say I ended up enjoying it.

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Review: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti.

the-hundred-lies-of-lizzie-lovettI really have no idea how to begin this book review, I barely know how to begin my overview of the actual book, so please excuse me for my bluntness, but I’m diving right in.

When popular girl at school Lizzie Lovett disappears, Hawthorn, our protagonist a few years younger than Lizzie, becomes obsessed with the disappearance and even Lizzie herself. Throughout the book Hawthorn comes up with different theories to explain Lizzie’s disappearance before she becomes transfixed on one idea, a very unlikely idea, but the more she tries to justify it, the more it makes sense to her. But what really happened to Lizzie? Did she runaway? Was she killed? Kidnapped…?

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Christmas Wishlist 2016.

I love making lists, so I thought a good way to start off blogmas this year would be with a Christmas Wishlist! I made one last year and a few of the items I luckily and gratefully received, but it’s been a whole year which means there have been a lot of new product releases as well as discoveries of older items which I am lusting over, so an entirely new list is necessary.

In last year’s wishlist I began being really specific and as I got further into my list it became more vague, so I will hopefully do better this year…

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Review: Dream a Little Christmas Dream by Giovanna Fletcher.

“I’m left in no doubt that dreams are powerful devices. Whether we believe that they are our brain’s way of clearing out the debris polluting our brain, our imagination’s way of running free when our brain isn’t in use in our busy lives or a portal to future events – they move us.” – Giovanna Fletcher.

Dream a Little ChristmasEarlier this year I read Dream a Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher. After enjoying it a lot, I knew I would have to read the Christmas novella set after the events of the book. Due to the book being set at Christmas, I thought that a review on it would be the perfect start to Blogmas this year (yes, I’m doing it again).

Dream a Little Christmas Dream continues several months later from Dream a Little Dream. It is Sarah’s first Christmas with Brett and she’s still having her wild dreams. Her dreams are making her worried, especially when Brett starts behaving in a mysterious manner…

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