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Booked For The Weekend  Tamara ๐Ÿ˜˜ CR: We are Blood and Thunder By Keshia Lupo Good Reads: Booked for the Weekend ๐Ÿ“š

Do you ever get into a reading slump ?
The last few months since closing the business I have struggled to read . There is nothing worse then having a heap of amazing books and having no interest in reading any of them ๐Ÿ˜ข
However, a few weeks ago I received an surprise parcel from the amazing girls @bloomsburypublishing with this hidden Jem ๐Ÿ™Œ
While you may not be able to find it in bookstore to April 2019 it should definitely be on your TBR pile.
Who doesnโ€™t love YA fantasy and in the past I have found Bloomsbury to be the King and Queen of this YA gene ... โ€˜In a sealed-off city, it begins with a hint. A young woman, Lena, running for her life, convicted of being a mage and sentenced to death. Her only way to survive is to trust those she has been brought up to fear - those with magicโ€™. Thank you @bloomsburypublishing for once again bringing me out of my reading slump ๐Ÿฅฐ

Happy Reading,

Do you know Lori now does an EnveBox ?
Itโ€™s a monthly parcel filled with bookmarks, prints, stickers and other wonderful book inspired goodies...
Februaryโ€™s theme has just been released - so head on over and check it out !
Once again - this is an unpaid promotion for some of my favourite artists and products .
Happy Reading ,
Tamara ๐Ÿ˜˜
Photo by ๐Ÿ™Œ

So I have been a little bit quiet lately I must apologise.
My life has been pretty nutty since closing the business here are some updates as I have not had a chance to message anyone lately .
Uni: uni is still in full swing for me ...Due to studying online I have 4 semesters a year and this semester has been causing me some grief ๐Ÿ˜‚
Love: After spending the last few years living the single life and focusing on uni, work, the business and my son - I have finally met someone . Fabian is sweet, caring , funny and has the patience of a saint ๐Ÿ˜‚
Work: After closing the business and having a few months of feeling sorry for myself a new job is in the pipe works- more to follow in the next few weeks.
Life Goals: After spending all my money on trying to sustain my business I did miss out on going on my dream trip...however, thanks to a loving family member I am off to the USA later in the year . Super excited ๐Ÿ˜œ
If you know of any amazing places to stay or places to see in New York, Orlando, DC, Memphis or New Orleans I would love your advice ...
So these are the reasons I have been slightly quiet - life has certainly thrown me some curveballs but thankfully this year is of to an amazing start.
How is life treating you guys ?
Amazing photo by my lovely friend Arwen...canโ€™t wait for her books to be released later this year - keep an eye out !
Happy Reading,
Tamara ๐Ÿ˜˜

So I was really lucky to receive an ARC of this amazing book ๐Ÿ“š Talk about an addictive read - some of the main characters from #geekarella even make a guess appearance ๐Ÿ’•
While sadly most of you wonโ€™t have a chance to read it to April 2019 - it is totally worth putting on you TBR pile .
In other news ...I have been rather quiet as life has been full of twists and turns but thankfully things have calmed down a bit now and hopefully I will be more active from here on in .
Hope everyone has had an amazing New Year so far and has continued to add to their TBR pile !
Happy Reading,
Tamara ๐Ÿ˜˜

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„
I thought I would get in a little bit earlier as like many - Christmas is a crazy time of year for me .
Despite the crazy sun shining down here in Tassie I one day dream of seeing a white Christmas. So when I saw a photo with snow and one of my favourite YA books from this year I had to share....
This amazing photo is by @bookishly_tiff - one of my favourite accounts on Instagram ๐Ÿ’– Go check her out .
I hope everyone has a happy & safe new year !
Happy Reading,
Tamara ๐Ÿ˜˜

So one of the wonderful indie Authors I have been following has just released his book ๐Ÿ“š
Now please donโ€™t ask me what the book is about but with the amazing title by, I am bloody sure it will be a laugh a minute . I love book titles with swear words in them - they a kinda like the forbidden fruit of the publishing world ! Regardless of how amazing or crappy the book may be (no offence Pete) ...I believe it will be a fun title to own for all those Bookstagram photos - I have a feeling @bluefairytales_ would love this .
Happy Reading & fucking ...
Tamara ๐Ÿ˜˜
P.S photo stolen of as I am to broke to buy books yet along a Cantaloupe atm ๐Ÿ’ฉ

So yesterday I received the first ever candle box produced by Alicia @faerietalescandles and wow ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ฆ๐Ÿ˜
I am rather dubious about getting boxed products because one of the main reasons I started a book box was because I was tired of throwing out half the crap I hated . The box from @faerietalescandles was beyond amazing and such great value for money. All 5 candles are stunning, there was also a soap, lip balm (I need more),a perfume balm (๐Ÿ’–), 2 bookmarks, tea and some prints. I didnโ€™t hate one thing in this box and so canโ€™t wait for the next one . While I donโ€™t love all the candle scents (you never do) my family is now a fan of Aliciaโ€™s candles and will happily steal them off me ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ.
For the next few days I am just going to admire them - then the burning starts.
Time to get back to my book...
Happy Reading ,
Tamara ๐Ÿ˜˜
P.S I took some photos ...even I was surprised ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Look ๐Ÿ‘€
There is a new vampire YA novel out now ....I know @telletales_ will love this one !
Shan is not only a debut author as far as I know but also an Aussie Girl ๐Ÿ™Œ
Yep...I stole one of her photos - go check her out @shanajcaldwellbooks
Happy Reading,
Tamara ๐Ÿ˜˜

Who loves @faerietalescandles ? I am a huge fan and must credit them for this stunning photo .
After an initial panic today as I had zero Christmas presents organised I went on a candle shopping spree ...the last time I got candles from Alicia my sister stole half of them - so guess whoโ€™s getting candles for Christmas ๐ŸŽ„
Now for the rest of the family ...after I win lotto that is ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
What are your favourite bookish candle businesses?
Happy Reading,
Tamara ๐Ÿ˜˜

So who is already organised for Christmas ? Not me ๐Ÿ’ฉ
I am so far behind this year and was stunned when someone mentioned it was December . But if your looking for last minute ideas like me ...Lori is are now doing amazing bookmark boxes . I canโ€™t wait to see what she comes up with ...
Until next time ...happy shopping ๐Ÿ›’
Tamara ๐Ÿ˜˜

I took my own photo ๐Ÿ˜ฑ still a lot to learn but itโ€™s a start !
I had to take a photo of the amazing books I received from @petalscats as part of our book exchange ...
I was so grateful to receive these today and they put a massive smile on my face ๐Ÿ˜
Part of the reason I have been so quiet is because life has not been to much fun lately ...closing down the business was such a difficult experience for me as I loved what I did - but anyone that runs a book box will know how much money and time it requires and closing was something I logically had to do . My son a few days later left his job due to bullying and then my car died and will be off the road for quiet some time ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™€๏ธ So I have been living in a very broke household with no book budget for the last month - having said that - there are lot of people out there a lot more worse off than me ! So anyway...this made my day...and the half burnt and amazing candles are by @litwick_au ...just in case you are wondering ๐Ÿ˜
So thank you @petalscats - you are a rockstar ๐Ÿ˜˜
Happy Reading ,
Tamara ๐Ÿค—

So this stunning photo is by the amazing @stac_loves_books ...if your not following her go check her out .
I love the fun Christmas vibes it give out.
Anyway ...tomorrow keep an eye out for a rocking announcement from my friend Shonetelle @telletales_ ...
Until then, happy Reading,
Tamara ๐Ÿ˜˜

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