Blogmas

Blogmas Day 1

I’m doing something new this year… 24 days of Blogmas. I shall post a festive post everyday until Christmas day. I hope you enjoy what I have in store for this series. Keep your eyes peeled daily for topics such as DIY Christmas decorations, gift ideas for book lovers, and no bake Christmas treats. Not all posts will be writerly or bookish, but I will try to include aspects where I can. However, I can guarantee they will all be festive.

Bookish Advent

As you can guess from the title, this post is an alternative to a chocolate advent calendar. My daughter receives a chocolate calendar from the grandparents, and my son is just 7 months old, so we have chosen to do something a little different- 24 days, 24 books.

A bookish advent calendar is great for young or old. Just purchase books that suit the recipient’s age and tastes.

‘This must be pricey?’ I hear you cry. No, not if you’re thrifty. All the books I have purchased are second hand. Thrift shops and social media selling sites have been my best friends for this project. I managed to get 3 for £1 deals in the thrift shops, and I even bought many books for just 20p!

There are some sellers on Etsy and Ebay that will sell a set of 24 gift wrapped, children’s books for this very reason. If you don’t have time to scour around for good quality, second hand books, this is a great option.

Once you have your 24 books, you wrap them individually and allow the recipient to open one a day until Christmas. Children’s books that are shorter in length can be used as your bedtime read each night.

I used different wrapping papers for my children to make it easier to differentiate.

Bonus suggestion:

We have elves stay with us from December 1st to the 24th. It is getting harder and harder to think up fun, mischievous things for them to get up to each night. This year, our elves will hide each day’s books for the kids (my daughter) to find.


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Indie Book Advent

Indie Book Advent #2

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Day two of my Indie Book Advent features A. Morgan’s The Siblings.

29869450The sky has fallen. The world has been left in ruins, with only a few spots still prospering. Jest and Fer, brother and sister, wait out for the world to come to an undignified end. But in the commotion, havoc wreaks. The two are separated, taken on different journeys by divided factions.
Fer, pregnant, taken under the custody of the nefarious Operation, the political leaders of the new world, must fight for release in an attempt to reach her brother.
Jest, beaten and left for dead, is brought to safety by a surreptitious military group that know more of the new world than they are letting on.
The Siblings must persevere and fight through unimaginable obstacles to be reunited before it is too late.

Where can you find A. Morgan and this book?

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Indie Book Advent

Indie Book Advent #1

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The first book featured on my Indie Book Advent is Sarina Langer’s Rise of the Sparrows.

rise of the sRifarne is a country opposed to magic. When its people demand harsh action, King Aeric sees himself with no other choice but to outlaw those with the gift. Rachael, a homeless orphan with the rare gift of a Seer, soon finds herself with visions of her own violent death. When her escape goes wrong and she ends up in the clutches of a vicious Mist Woman lusting for her blood, she finds she is the only person to stop the war against people like her – and assassinating the King to become Queen to a people who once wanted her dead may well be the only way to do just that.

Where to find Sarina Langer and this book:

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Indie Book Advent

Indie Book Advent

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I’m excited to be sharing this post idea with you all. Starting on the 1st of Dec and ending on the 24th, I shall be posting an indie book advent. This means that each day will feature a different indie author’s book/books.

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by an Indie Book Advent? I hope you join me through the festive period to discover some new reads.

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