Stacking the Shelves #77

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought this week. Find out more and join in here!

I actually haven’t bought a book for a while (my ban is working finally!), but I want to tell you all about a book I bought over Christmas. I was lucky to receive a book voucher for Christmas, and I went out in the sales and bought this beautiful book! My lovely friend Anna had it for Christmas, and I knew from then on that I really wanted to get a copy.

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“Harry Potter: Page to Screen” opens the doors to Hogwarts castle and the wizarding world of Harry Potter to reveal the complete behind-the-scenes secrets, techniques, and over-the-top artistry that brought J.K. Rowling’s acclaimed novels to cinematic life. Developed in collaboration with the creative team behind the celebrated movie series, this deluxe, 500-plus page compendium features exclusive stories from the cast and crew, hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and concept illustrations sourced from the closed film sets, and rare memorabilia. As the definitive look at the magic that made cinematic history, “Page to Screen” is the ultimate collectible, perfect for Muggles everywhere.

I can’t wait to read this, I loved The Art of Harry Potter so much and it’s great to add this to my collection.

Have you bought any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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December Wrap-Up and January TBR

It’s 2019! Can you believe it? The past year went so quickly and we’re in January once again. I’m battling the January blues by reading The Mortal Instruments and an upcoming visit to the Harry Potter studios 😉

Here’s the 7 books I read in December!

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My least favourite book of the month was Genuine Fraud and my favourite was definitely Clockwork Princess!

Books I Bought in December

The Language of Thorns – Leigh Bardugo
Queen of Air and Darkness (Waterstones edition) – Cassandra Clare
Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo
Queen of Air and Darkness – Cassandra Clare

I also received a few books for Christmas and I bought some for myself with a voucher! But I definitely spent less money on books, and I’m officially on a ban now.

Books I Want to Read in January

We’re back to where I was with Harry Potter, because I just want to read as much of The Mortal Instruments as I can this month! If I keep up my 7 books a month, I will finish it…but I’m not so sure. Let’s see!

What did you read in December?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #76

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought this week. Find out more and join in here!

Hi everyone! As I posted about on Christmas day, I actually was lucky enough to receive a few gorgeous books for Christmas. However, I didn’t tell you the full story because I also bought myself some books for Christmas! You’ve just got to treat yourshelf sometimes, you know?

My boyfriend and I are both Harry Potter fans, and I decided to buy some books to wrap-up for us both.

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Expecto Patronum! Discover the powerful Patronus Charm that Harry Potter and other wizards and witches use to produce a magical guardian. In a dark room, shine a light through the window on each page of this unique book to project incredible scenes on the wall or ceiling. Read along and experience magical moments from the Harry potter films like never before.

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Every year, students clamber aboard the Hogwarts Express at Platform 93/4 and make their way back to Hogwarts for the start of another magical school year. This magical scrapbook takes young readers behind the scenes of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, covering everything from how students arrive at the school and are sorted into their houses to the many magical subjects they study while there.
Detailed profiles of each class feature information about the professors, classrooms, and key lessons seen in the films, each with concept illustrations, behind-the-scenes photographs, and fascinating reflections from the actors and filmmakers, to give readers a fascinating peek at Hogwarts academic life.

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For the first time, J.K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan.

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Let’s Discuss! My Shelves Masterlist Pt. 5

Here we are again with my last but not least post in this series! This is the conclusion in a series where I’ve been posting a list of each and every book I own including every single edition. I wanted to get these posts done before Christmas as later this week I’ll be starting a 12 Days of Christmas series to mark the end of the year and the festive season!

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You can find books from my bookshelves on the list below. Clicking the title will take you to Goodreads for the exact edition I own! Clicking on the star will show you my review for those books I have reviewed. Live and updated masterlist page is here!

Shelf Twelve

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Ravenclaw edition – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Ravenclaw edition – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling (unread)

Shelf Thirteen

What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (unread)
More Happy than Not – Adam Silvera (read 3★)
A Very Large Expanse of Sea – Taherah Mafi (unread)
City of Bones 10th Anniversary edition – Cassandra Clare (read 5★)
Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare (unread)
Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare (unread)
Lord of Shadows signed exclusive edition – Cassandra Clare (unread)

Shelf Fourteen

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children graphic novel – Ransom Riggs (read 4★)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs (read 5★)
Hollow City – Ransom Riggs (read 4★)
Library of Souls – Ransom Riggs (read 5★)
A Map of Days – Ransom Riggs (unread)
Twilight – Marissa Meyer (read 5★)
New Moon – Marissa Meyer (read 4★)
Eclipse – Marissa Meyer (read 3★)
Breaking Dawn – Marissa Meyer (read 4★)
Twilight/Life and Death – Marissa Meyer (unread)

Shelf Fifteen

My Best Friends Exorcism – Grady Hendrix (unread)
Geekerella – Ashley Poston (read 5★)
The Wrath and the Dawn – Renee Abdiah (read 5★)
Dumplin’ – Julie Murphy (unread)
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe – Lauren James (read 5★)
The Martian – Andy Weir (read 5★)
Seed – Lisa Heathfield (read 5★)
Invictus – Ryan Graudin (unread)
The Edge of Everything – Jeff Giles (unread)
Carry On white edition – Rainbow Rowell (read 5★)
Did I Mention I Love You? – Estelle Maskame (unread)
My Heart and Other Black Holes – Jasmine Warga (read 4★)
The Square Root of Summer – Harriet Reuter Hapgood (read 5★)
My Neighbor Totoro – Tsugiko Kubo and Hayao Miyazaki (read 5★)

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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November Wrap-Up and December TBR

Hi lovely readers! It’s the start of December and I’m feeling so festive now. I’ve also been reading a lot – and I read 7 books in November! Honestly I can’t believe I’m managing to read so much at the moment but I’m not complaining.

Books I Read in November

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My favourite book of the month was definitely The Language of Thorns, and my least favourite was Tales of Beedle the Bard. Funny that both of those are collections of short stories!

Books I Bought in November

The Infernal Devices boxed set – Cassandra Clare
What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
A Very Large Expanse of Sea – Tahereh Mafi
A Map of Days – Ransom Riggs
Crescendo – Becca Fitzpatrick
Silence – Becca Fitzpatrick

So as it happens, I may have bought a lot of books in November! But it seems to be slowing finally, which is good.

Books I Want to Read in December

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares – Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

I didn’t read this in November in the end, purely because I didn’t feel that Christmassy! But now we have the Christmas tree up, I’m feeling ready to read a Christmas story. I’m going to start this book after Genuine Fraud, which I’m reading now.

What did you read in November?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #71

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought this week. Find out more and join in here!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Stacking the Shelves post, where I talk about any books I bought this week. Before I start, I have to tell you guys that I’ve just been to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald! It has it’s downsides, but overall I absolutely loved being back in this magical world.

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As I’m sure you’ve seen before, I visit my local second-hand bookshops regularly and on my most recent trip, I found these two books in hardback! I bought Hush, Hush a while ago second-hand, and I’ve been searching for the rest ever since. I was lucky enough to spot the 2nd and 3rd books in hardback and one of them is even signed! Now I only need to find the last book and I’ll be done 🙂

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Let’s Discuss! Birthday Haul

Hi all! Today I’m here to tell you all about my birthday haul. I’m so lucky to be surrounded by such incredible people who know me so well, and I just had to tell you guys what my friends and family got for me.

My boyfriend went Harry Potter crazy, and bought me loads of things including this beautiful book, The Art of Harry Potter. It’s massive and it’s amazing, and I can’t stop flicking through it.

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He also bought me these adorable Lego Harry and Hedwig. I built them as soon as I unwrapped them and I love them so much! They fit perfectly on my Harry Potter shelf.

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I’ve been talking about how much I wanted to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them so I was very happy to find this 🙂

You might think that’s the end of the Harry Potter gifts but in fact it’s not! He also bought me tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London next year, and tickets to visit the Harry Potter studios over Christmas! I’m so so excited!

I just had to finish off by telling you about the last present! You may not have known this about me, but I LOVE Friends. With a passion. And I’ve been looking at buying this for ages, so I was so happy to unwrap it.

My lovely friends and family also really spoilt me – giving me loads of things including many baking gifts (a really cute vintage style cake tin!), a photography book and pamper sets. My close friends spoilt me so much, including this gorgeous candle and little Harry Potter keychain.

Thank you for reading!

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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