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Blogger Book Nook #4: Festive Cheer

I get so excited to write and publish these posts every month now! I can't believe we are already on the fourth month and so many of you are joining in! I'm just so happy with how great this book club is going! Last month's reading prompt was YA and I loved it. As I stated in last months post, I just adore anything YA, it is by far my favourite book genre, I could browse the YA section in waterstones for hours.

Don't know what Blogger Book Nook is? 
Blogger Book Nook is a book club created by myself and Abbey from Abbey Louisa Rose. The whole idea behind this book club is that we wanted a club which would encourage ourselves and others to read more and read more genres we wouldn't normally pick up! Not only do we write a monthly post but we also have a Facebook group where ourselves and others can discuss everything books! 
As you can probably guess the chosen reading prompt for this month is anything FESTIVE! Seems fitting it being December and Christmas only being around the corner (I still can't believe Christmas is so soon! I honestly can't wait). We have some fun questions picked out for this months reading prompt and we do hope you decide to join in! Here are the super awesome guys who joined in last month:
♡ An Ocean Glimmer
♡ Fleur's Makeup Box
♡ Over Peach Chic
Thank you so much for taking part girls, I absolutely loved reading your posts and I really hope you decide to take part again this month! It's so heartwarming seeing other bloggers take part in mine and Abbey's little creation. For me, I haven't read that many festive books so I was really excited for this month to finally pick up a festive book and see if it makes me feel anymore festive than I already do! Anyway, like every month, we have picked five questions in the theme of this months reading prompt, so let's get to it and answer them!

1. Do you have an all time favourite Christmas book? If so, what is it? 
Like I said a moment ago, I haven't really read any Christmas books! I just never seem to branch out for them during the festive months. So unfortunately I do not have an all time favourite Christmas book however I do want to read more Christmas books in the future so maybe I'll find a favourite soon.

2. Are there any books from your childhood that you associate with Christmas time? 
The one book that comes to mind when I think of my childhood and Christmas time is 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'. I guess it's because Father Christmas makes an appearance in it and for the majority of the book, Narnia is covered in snow! I also love watching the film during the festive season, as it gets me feeling all cosy and festive.

3. Which book are you hoping to find in your stocking this year? 
Honestly, I don't know! There isn't a book that I really, really want this Christmas. I think it's because only a month ago I bought two new books (read my mini haul here!) and I have yet to read them. So any book in my stocking will make me happy!

4. Have you ever received a book at Christmas that you still have on your book shelf unread? 
Oh god yes, I still have books on my shelf that my mum bought me two Christmas' ago! How bad is that!? One of the books is 'The Darkest Minds' by Alexandra Bracken, I just haven't found the right moment to read it, I always branch out for other books on my shelf! Hopefully one day I will finally read it.

5. Where is your favourite place to curl up with a book in the wintry weather? 
I love curling up in my bed with a hot drink! I also love turning on my wax burner, as it just adds to cosy feel. I also love doing the same but curling up in a blanket in the living room as sometimes when I read in my bed, I end up falling asleep, which can be a slight problem when you want to stay up reading!

My Festive Current Read: 
Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell

I haven't read many short stories let alone festive short stories. This book is first the prettiest book I have ever seen, the hardback cover is so glittery, it makes you feel festive just looking at it! Secondly, this book contains two short festive reads one focused around New Years Eve and another focused on a girl who is OBSESSED with Starwars. I've only read the first story ('Midnights') and I LOVED it. I really, really loved it. The characters, Noel and Mags are so incredibly adorable and the outcome at the end of the story is so satisfying and heartwarming! I can't wait to read the second short story already and I'll most probably be finished with this book by the end of the week. This is definitely going to be a book I'll be picking up every December purely because it's such a fun quick read and instantly gets you in the festive mood.

As stated early, I haven't read many festive books so I can't really recommend you any festive books I have read before! However, I would recommend the book I'm currently reading as it's just so CUTE.

Don't forget to check out Abbey's blog and read her #BBookNook posts as they're so good! Also, if you are a massive lover of books and want to join along in our little journey with this book club then join our Facebook group and maybe take part in this months post/set of questions!

Speak soon, 
Tabitha xx 

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Moonlight Melts Haul

To my dismay, my mum has never let me own candles of my own. I used to look at the candles in Yankee candles all the time but alas could never actually purchase any, until I discovered the electric  wax melter! This honestly was my saviour and I can now FINALLY order and buy waxes (which I think is the next best thing to a candle). I mean, an electric wax melter doesn't give off that same glow but they do give off the amazing smells a normal candle would!

I discovered Moonlight Melts over on twitter and I'm so happy I discovered their products and they are GORGEOUS! They purely sell wax melts, so perfect for me seeing as that's all I can buy in regards to candles. They have some gorgeous as well as unique scents and I constantly find myself scrolling down their website, eyeing up all the amazing scents! I thought it would be nice to share with you the scents I recently bought and maybe you may browse on their website too! 

Black Coconut 
Top notes of coconut and pineapple giving way to musky cedarwood. 

Love Potion 
A blend of cherry blossom, muguet, red apple and Georgia peach with hints of tamarind and blondewood

Autumn Leaves 
A rich and alluring highly perfumed woody masculine fragrance 

Magic Potion 
A magical blend of Japanese grapefruit and mandarin, Georgia peach, rich purple plums, Valencia grapes and soft rose petals on a base of Nubian musk 

Dragon Blood 
An autumn-like-warm woody and earthy scent with notes of amber, vanilla, sandalwood combined with light tones of powdery musks and hints of Asian florals to bring out subtle spice undertones 

Lock Ness Monster 
If you ever could imagine what the Lock Ness Monster smells like, this is it! Single malt scotch whiskey and thistles with a sweet, spicy undertone. Scotland in a bottle 

I think out of all of the scents, I love Magic Potion and Dragon Blood the most! They smell absolutely gorgeous and I will definitely repurchase these if they're still available when I next order! I currently have Lock Ness Monster burning and it's such a strong smell and I only used two melts in my electric wax melter! I couldn't recommend these melts enough as they're so great and SO affordable. 

I'm 100% going to be making another order on Moonlight Melts website. I can't wait to try out some fresh scents in the New Year! I will definitely share with you what scents I order next so keep an eye out for that post in the future! 

Have you heard of Moonlight Melts? 
Are you a lover of wax melts like me? 

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha x 

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Wishlist #2

This month is a 'Wishlist' month and I'm so excited to show you what I'm wishing for this month or more fittingly I should say this Christmas! This is basically what I'm hoping for this Christmas and I do hope I see a few of these items underneath my Christmas tree! I do hope you are enjoying the alternative 'Wishlist' and 'Favourites' posts, I'm definitely liking the routine of them being alternatively, it's definitely making organising my posts a bit easier and more varied too! Please let me know if you like the idea down below in the comments! Anyway, on to this months wishlist! There's definitely a theme to what I would love this Christmas!

I really want to get into scrap booking in the new year. I love taking photos and printing them and instead of them just being chucked into photo album I think it would be lovely to put them in a scrapbook, making the pictures look real pretty and a great way of sharing special memories. So I'm going to ask for some scrap book items to start my scrap booking journey! 

I love doing my eye shadow and so I really want some new brushes so I can experiement more with my eye shadow designs! I only have two at the moment and so it would be nice to have a few more to choose from, that and I LOVE spectrum brushes! 

I love Goofy, he is by far my favourite character out of the big 5! I'm determined to start collecting Goofy merchandise purely because I love him so much and finding stuff dedicated to him can be quite difficult so by creating a collection it would make me so incredibly happy! This watercolour paining of Max (goofy's son!) by Sweet Allure is gorgeous and would fit right in with my Goofy collection! 

In the theme of scrap booking, I would love some washi tape as I think washi tape is such a great way to decorate and easy way to decorate a scrap book! These washi tapes look super cool and pretty too! However, any washi tape under the Christmas tree would make me happy! 

Another item I want to add to my Goofy collection is this beautiful plush! I can just imagine how adorable he will look on my bed, so I do hope I get this for Christmas to start off my Goofy collection! It would also be great if it was personalised *hint hint* Santa! 

I'm looking for a new scent and I know this particular scent is quite pricey however it smells so good and I just love it. I would be a very happy and lucky girl if this is under the Christmas tree! 

So that's all the items I would love to see under the Christmas tree (especially the Goofy items!). I can't honestly believe it's Christmas in less than a month now, I still haven't bought my Christmas presents, I've just been so disorganised! Although I am excited for the big day to arrive, I just can't wait to spend my first Christmas day with Matt! 

What do you think of my wishlist? 
What's on your wishlist this month? 

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha x

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