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Blogmas Day #13 – Book love – How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black and illustrated by Rovina Cai

Hello lovelies! Welcome to day 13 of blogmas (and happy birthday to Taylor Swift!)

I wanted to share some book mail and book love because this is my first time buying an exclusive edition and this book is too beautiful not to share.

I was on a book buying ban (still am) when I decided to splurge a little and buy this Waterstones exclusive edition of How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black when it was released on November 24th. I received it two days ago. The shipping was delayed due to Covid and the mess that is French customs; I had to call the airport, the Royal Mail and the French post service to track it down but luckily it came soon enough.

This is a small cute Cardan novella which can be read under an hour but I love these characters so much that I’m dragging this a much as I can. The illustrations are to die for – Rovina Cai is incredibly talented and I like the exclusive section of the book where we get to see her drawing process. It really feels like reading an old fairytale book and I just love this with all my heart. Enough chitchat and here are some pictures of this beautiful edition.


The dust jacket is soo cute; we can see Jude with a sword, Cardan reading a book as well as and characters from the different tales.

The naked cover is just as beautiful as the dust jacket.

The spine?? Is this post just me thirsting over this beautiful edition? Yes, yes it is.

I love the gold and black colours of these editions because they go perfectly together; I am in awe to the attention to details and the quality of the drawings.

This might be my favourite page ever; One of my favourite characters ever reading?? Thank you lord.

What do you think of this edition? Let me know in the comments! xx

Karla

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Blogmas Day #2 -The Joy of Christmas Book Tag

Hello lovelies! Welcome to day #2 of Blogmas!

I found this tag from Sam’s Nonsense‘s Youtube Channel and I thought it might be nice to properly kick off this Christmas season with a Christmas- related book tag! Let’s go!

1) Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating? ❆☃

I’m going to dedicate a post to my most anticipated releases soon, but to name a few I’m really excited for A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas, Excuse me While I ugly Cry by Joya Goffney One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston, Act your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert and Gods and Monster by Shelby Mahurin!

2) Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing its praises? ❅☃

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston! Last Christmas I gifted it to my sister (who loved it) and recently gave it to a friend who wanted to get back into reading; cannot recommend this enough!

3) Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building? ❅☃

The Folk of the Air series and the A Court Of Thorns and Roses series have incredible world building! Have you noticed a pattern? I seem to love the Fae and I wish I lived in a world where they were present.

4) A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read ❅☃

I have a few favourites that are perfect for this season: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Perfect cozy holiday reads.

5) Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas ❅☃

These Violent Delights, From Blood and Ash, Fable more than anything! (Kerstin my sister if you read this….you know what to get me for Christmas haha) -; These are the books I’m going to buy as soon as I get through my current TBR.

6) Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling ❅☃

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, always.

7) Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers? ❅☃

Some of my favourite covers are these:

I really like intricate designs as well as art on my covers!

8) Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favorite Christmas memories? ❅☃

I know it’s weird since I’m dedicating a whole blogging month to Christmas but I’m not a fan of Christmas in itself, but rather, the feeling, the happiness in the air, the songs, the snow, Christmas lights and Christmas markets..It’s not really about Christmas but more what it represents.

What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Karla xx

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Galentine’s Day – Favourite girl squad

Hello lovelies!

Since Galentine’s Day (February 13th; also known as my birthday) was last week, I thought I would dedicate a post to my favourite female characters and the characters I would love to be friends with! Friendships are an important part of our lives and it is true that friends are your chosen family, it you surround yourself with the good ones.

Without further ado let’s dive into the list of my favourite female characters!

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Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 covers of 2019

Hello Lovelies!

Here’s my weekly Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the wonderful Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). This week will feature (as the title suggets) my Top 5 covers of 2019. You know the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well ,the people who say that have clearly never seen a to die for, gorgeous cover and that’s that. In all seriousness, I think covers are very important but the content is important too haha. Anyway, without further ado, let’s admire those beautiful covers.

UPDATE: I read the title wrong and posted some of my favorite covers ever and not of 2019 because I’m lame haha. Hope you’ll still enjoy.

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