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Tales Post – #MKBParty Unboxing


 

kindaA few weeks ago I received a very exciting email from the lovely people at Come Round on behalf of the brilliant My Kinda Book and Pan Macmillan!

The asked me if I would like to be involved with #MKBParty and receive a party pack filled with bookish goodies and everything I would need to host a bookish night in / party.

Of course I said yes and I was bowled over by the amount of goodies I was sent!

So I filmed an unboxing!

Ta-Dah!

Please note that whilst I was send this box of goodies by the publisher it does not affect my views and will always give an honest opinion.

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So there you have it!  What a fab box of bookish delight!

I LOVED every single item in the box!

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About The Books

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It was not enough. All knowledge- any knowledge – called to Faith, and there was a delicious, poisonous pleasure in stealing it unseen.

Faith has a thirst for science and secrets that the rigid confines of her class cannot supress. And so it is that she discovers her disgraced father’s journals, filled with the scribbled notes and theories of a man driven close to madness. Tales of a strange tree which, when told a lie, will uncover a truth: the greater the lie, the greater the truth revealed to the liar. Faith’s search for the tree leads her into great danger – for where lies seduce, truths shatter . . .

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Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She’s horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.

Without Wren Cath is completely on her own and totally outside her comfort zone. She’s got a surly room-mate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

Now Cath has to decide whether she’s ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she’s realizing that there’s more to learn about love than she ever thought possible . . .

A love story about opening your heart by Rainbow Rowell, the New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park.

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I was brave
She was reckless
We were trouble

Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns sixteen Caddy begins to wish she could be a bit more like Rosie – confident, funny and interesting. Then Suzanne comes into their lives: beautiful, damaged, exciting and mysterious, and things get a whole lot more complicated. As Suzanne’s past is revealed and her present begins to unravel, Caddy begins to see how much fun a little trouble can be. But the course of both friendship and recovery is rougher than either girl realizes, and Caddy is about to learn that downward spirals have a momentum of their own.

You can find a Q&A with Sara Barnard for #MKBParty here


About My Kinda Book

MyKindaBook is THE place to discover upcoming YA read, authors and gain access to exclusive content.  MyKindaBook is part of Macmillan Children’s Books, and is our home for all of our fantastic books for teenagers and fans of young adult fiction – from new and upcoming debut authors to bestsellers, including Rainbow Rowell, Frances Hardinge, Meg Cabot and more, MyKindaBook is the only pace to come when you want to find your next brilliant YA read.

Visit our main homepage www.mykindabook.com to find information and fun facts about our booksand authors, learn what’s coming soon, read blog posts by us and authors we love, and gain access to exclusive news.  You can even set up your own MKB profile and create to=read lists, bookmark authors to discover and more treats.

The fin doesn’t stop online, you can join us at events throughout the year at MyKindaBook Club.  MyKindaBook Club gives you, the reader, an opportunity to meet other fans in real life to discuss books in details.  We even sometimes bring the authors along!  Keep an eye on forthcoming events at www.mykindabook.com/bookclub

Find us on twitter – @MyKindaBook


About Come Round

We are a social influencer marketing agency providing brands with a platform to enable offline and online influencers the chance to fall in love with brands and products, become brand advocates, generate word of mouth, recommendations, content and consumer insight.


Giveaways

I’m going to be running various giveaways on twitter over the weekend so do check them out……

I will also detail them here for easy reference!

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A huge HUGE thank you to MyKindaBook and Come Round for asking me if I would like to involved with #MKBParty

Join in the conversation on twitter using #MKBParty and share the bookish love!

Happy Reading!

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Tales Post – Illumicrate #3 Unboxing


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I received the post excellent post the other day!

MY THIRD ILLUMICRATE BOX!

*Squeals in excitement*

Illumicrate is a UK bookish subscription box set up by the lovely Daphne ( @wingedreviews )

I signed up last year for Illumicrate and loved the first box I received back in November 2015 – you can find out what was in that box here – and the second box I received February 2016 – you can find out what was in that box here.

 I knew the third box was going to be just as AMAZING!

(Please note that I subscribed to this subscription box and paid the quarterly amount of £29.99)

So I filmed another unboxing with my glamourous assistant!

Watch us unbox, laugh, talk about wormholes, laugh some more and pull funny face below!

Oh and also some outtakes at the very end 🙂

So there you have it!  What a fab box of bookish delight!

I LOVED every single item in the box!

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Not only did this box have fab items it also had the personal touch.

Lovely Daphne thought of everything!

A huge thank you to Daphne for setting up the wonderful Illumicrate and for my third bookish subscription box.

I cannot wait for box number four in August 2016!  If this box is anything to go by box  four is set to be just as amazing!

Find out more about Illumicrate or sign up for the next box by visiting www.illumicrate.com

Or why not give Illumicrate a follow on twitter – @illumicrate

You can check out more Illumicrate Unboxings by clicking on the links below…..

Box 1 November 2015

Box 2 February 2016

Happy Unboxings!

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Tales Post – Illumicrate #2 Unboxing


ill1After a long hard day I returned home to a little note left by a wonderful delivery person who I could have kissed so hard when I saw what my surprise package was!

MY SECOND ILLUMICRATE BOX!

*Squeals in excitement*

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Illumicrate is a UK bookish subscription box set up by the lovely Daphne ( @wingedreviews )

I signed up last year for Illumicrate and loved the first box I received back in November 2015 – you can find out what was in that box here

 I knew the second box was going to be just as AMAZING!

(Please note that I subscribed to this subscription box and paid the quarterly amount of £29.99)

So there you have it!  What a fab box of bookish delight!

I LOVED every single item in the box!

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Not only did this box have fab items it also had the personal touch.

Lovely Daphne thought of everything!

A huge thank you to Daphne for setting up the wonderful Illumicrate and for my second bookish subscription box.

I cannot wait for box number three in May 2016!  If this box is anything to go by box  three is set to be just as amazing!

Find out more about Illumicrate or sign up for the next box by visiting www.illumicrate.com

Or why not give Illumicrate a follow on twitter – @illumicrate

You can check out more Illumicrate Unboxings by clicking on the links below…..

Box 1 November 2015

Box 3 May 2015

Happy Unboxings!

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Tales Post – Illumicrate #1 Unboxing


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Back In November I heard a knock on the door!  Like an excited child at Christmas I ran down the stairs and opened the door before anyone else could get there!

And there it was!

MY FIRST ILLUMICRATE BOX!

*Squeals in excitement*

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Illumicrate is a UK bookish subscription box set up by the lovely Daphne ( @wingedreviews )

I signed up straight away for this as I knew it was going to be AMAZING!

I wanted to rip it open straight away!  Jump straight in!  Find out what bookish goodies were in there for me to discover!

But then I decided to do this……. (and avoided twitter for most of the day! *proud face*)

(I apologise in advance!)

(Please note that I subscribed to this subscription box and paid the quarterly amount of £29.99)

So there you have it!  What a fab box of bookish delight!

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I LOVED every single item in the box!

Not only did this box have fab items it also had the personal touch.

Lovely Daphne thought of everything!

A huge thank you to Daphne for setting up the wonderful Illumicrate and for my first bookish subscription box.

I cannot wait for box number two in February 2016!  If box one is anything to go by box two is set to be just as amazing!

Find out more about Illumicrate or sign up for the next box by visiting www.illumicrate.com

Or why not give Illumicrate a follow on twitter – @illumicrate

You can check out more Illumicrate Unboxings by clicking on the links below…..

Box 2 February 2016

Box 3 May 2016

Happy Unboxings!

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Tales Post – Bookish Book Swap!


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Before I start I just wanted to celebrate the fact that this is my 100th published blog post on Tales since I started blogging in November 2014!  *eats cake*

Anyway……

Towards the end of April / beginning of May the lovely Lauren over at www.laurensbooklife.blogspot.co.uk contacted me and asked me if I would like to do a bookish book box swap!  It sounded like a lot of fun and I thought it was such a fab idea so I said yes 🙂

So the idea was that we would write a little about ourselves to each other, give each other a wish list of books, spend £30 – £40 and include three books, presents and as much book swag as possible to put in our boxes!

It was all very exciting and I loved putting all of Lauren’s presents together and thinking of fun ideas!

We met up to swap boxes in Birmingham on the 29th May and had a good bookish chat and hot chocolate with Lauren and some other lovely friends…kind of a mini #drinkyamidlands but in Starbucks 🙂

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So I got my box home, managed not to take a sneaky look and have filmed an unboxing!

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***  Warning ***

This video contains dodgy not Oscar winning performances slotted in between the unboxing, brummie accents and a lot of screeching and high pitchedness!

Oh and a glamorous assistant called Corey!

*** You have been warned ***

Tah Dah………..

So there you have it!  I was so over the moon with everything and all the thought and effort Lauren put into the items for the box.  I loved everything!  Thank you so much Lauren 🙂

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Lauren wrote a fab blog post about why she bought me all these lovely items and what made her put them in my box…..check it out here

Thank you for the lovely kind words Lauren! xx

So here’s my box to Lauren……

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Want to know what I bought for Lauren?  Check out her unboxing here!

So there you have it!  What a fab unboxing!  Here’s everything that was in the box!

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I wrote Lauren a little letter to explain why I bought her certain things which I put inside the box.

When we initially set this up Lauren told me her favourite book was We Were Liars by E Lockhart and she loved meeting her last year.  I wracked my brain for ages trying to think what I could buy her that was related.  In the end I thought a personalised mug would work brilliantly.

Lauren also told me that she was a huge Harry Potter fan and loved jewellery therefore I bought her a Snitch pendant and a personalised letter inviting her to join Hogwarts with tickets for her journey, a letter of acceptance, an inventory list and of course a Marauders Map!

I also supplied Lauren with some blogging essentials including a notepad and pen, sticky book markers, a book mark will and “L” and lots of bookish swag!

Then there was the three books of her list!  I chose each book for a particular reason.  Lauren told me she was a huge fan of the 100 series so when I saw that on her list it was a must buy to put in the box.  On her list I also saw the wonderful 7 Days by Eve Ainsworth which I have previously read and loved so I picked that as it was one of my faves.  I then wanted to pick a hardback and I saw Kate Ormands book Dark Days on the list …I have this on my shelf to read too so I thought I must get Lauren a copy!

I also, with thanks to the lovely Eve Ainsworth and Kate Ormand, added a couple of personal touches for Lauren.  I contacted both of these wonderful authors and they sent me some signed book plates, postcards and book marks personalised to Lauren.  A huge thank you to you both.

A huge thank you also to wonderful author Helen Grant who also sent me some personalised postcards for Lauren to pop in the box!

I really enjoyed this so much I really want to do it again very soon!

Again a huge thank you to Lauren for asking me and for all her lovely gifts!

Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s blog www.laurensbooklife.blogspot.co.uk and give her a follow on twitter using @_itslauren_JLS 🙂

Happy Reading!

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