December Wrap Up – The one where I fly through books quicker than usual

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December. The month of festivities. Christmas creeping closer, the streets bustling more as people hurriedly buy gifts for others. Everything is suddenly strung with lights and tinsel, lighting the world up for the final month of the year. There’s a happy atmosphere surrounding the air, gently concealing the stress levels Christmas can bring.

December brings along the Christmas break. A break from work, a break from college, a break to recover from the year. A break…to READ.

Okayy, that’s obviously not the universal reason for the Christmas/End of Year break but it sure as hell is MINE.

So let’s see what December brought!

There’s also a video version of this post if you’d like the see, combined with my January TBR! Click here to see! (though I forgot to mention one of the books – doh!)

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Illustrated Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling and Jim Kay | A wonderful book to collect and reread around Christmas time

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AT LAST! I READ THIS BOOK!

I got this book at the end of October and have been saving it specifically for the run up to Christmas. I was originally planning to leave it right until the last week of the countdown (that being this week), but after having some…let’s say not so good reads lately, I needed something that was guaranteed to be a good ‘n.

This is going to be a short review, specifically for the illustrated edition. Do we even need review of the Harry Potter series anymore?

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Let’s talk about Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Illustrated Edition!

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Illustrated Edition

Author: J.K.Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Harry Potter series

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages:  259

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My top 10 books of 2015

Top 10 books of 2015

So now that it’s the end of the year, I figured I’d show you what my Top 10 books of 2015 were. I think it’s going to be difficult to choose just 10!

I’ve written a guest post very similar to this over on Books With Em’s, so you guys should go and check that out!

Top 5 books of 2015

Anyway, I’ll mix this one up a bit so that it’s not exactly the same post. I suppose the guest post can be a sort of…Top 5 favourites from my Top 10 – if that makes any sense.

Now instead of rambling on, time for me to show you my top 10 favourite books of 2015!

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Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling & Jim Kay

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When I got the Illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for Christmas, I knew it was going to be the first book out of the haul I read. I finished reading it in just a couple of days, unfortunately for me (I didn’t want it to end).

I’m not entirely sure how this review will work out, as I haven’t written any notes to guide me this time. Also, it will be based more around this particular edition, so the drawings involved, rather than the story. This will probably be a shorter review than usual.

So know that’s been said…

Let’s fangirl about Harry Potter!

Illustrated Harry Potter

Title: The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Author: JK Rowling and Jim Kay

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: The 1st book in the new illustrated editions of The Harry Potter series

Number of Pages: 246

My Rating: 5//5 stars!

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December Book Haul

December Haul

So it’s just been Christmas!

I hope everyone had a really lovely day yesterday ❤ I know I did – mine was amazing actually, I got so many surprises that just blew my mind! The main one being…A LAPTOP!!!! I asked for one for my 18th birthday in February but my dad decided to surprise me by giving me one yesterday! Now it will be easier for me to blog since I won’t have to use my dad’s computer on the rare occasions he’s not on it to schedule loads of posts ahead of time 😀

Anyway – back to the post.

Instead of this being just a Christmas haul, I decided to make it my December Haul, because I bought a few books before Christmas. All together there are 17 BOOKS! (EEEEEEKKKK!)

*side note: I apologize for the low quality photographs. I took them late at night on my phone camera so they aren’t as good as I’d have hoped*

So without further ado, I’ll get on with the haul!

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Top 10 anticipated releases of 2016

Now that it’s nearing the end of the year, I’ve decided to make a post about my top 10 most anticipated releases of 2016. Some of these don’t yet have specific date, or even a cover/title. But I know they’re on their way, and I’m eagerly waiting their arrival.

(Note: I got all release dates from Amazon or Goodreads)

Top 10 anticipated releases 2016


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The Disney Book Tag

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I was tagged by Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd to do this tag, so thank you very much! You guys should go and check out her blog.

I love Disney, so this should be a fun tag to do! I’ve got a feeling it’ll take me ages to think up the answers though …

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Dashing Through the Snow book tag

I was nominated by the lovely Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels to do this festive tag, and not only did she tag me, but she created the tag too! If you haven’t seen her blog already then you should definitely check it out ❤

Dashing through the snow

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Rules:

  • Thank the curator
  • Tag 5 people to spread the Christmas joy
  • Have fun!

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