It is insane the difference a year, 6 months, a month even can make. 2015 was just so freaking awful. But then flickers of light. of hope. It's 2016 now and not that I want to jinx it or whatever, but I have a good feeling about it! And so a new episode was recorded. I don't watch my episodes, and I didn't even edit this one so I can't really tell but I feel like I look fairly happy in it, which I am!! Let's hope this last right ;) I have missed this podcast more than I knew, just talking about the things I am passionate about and chatting with you all. YOU are the best and even if I have to repeat myself 1000 times, THANK YOU so much for your love and support <3
Alright, enough emotional chit chat, enjoy the episode :)
PS: do you really need show notes? Curious to know. All of my current + finished projects are up on my Ravelry page :)
What is Illumicrate you say? Well, quite simple, it is a really cool UK based quarterly subscription box for book lovers! So if you love YA books, and you love mail, there is a strong chance that it will feel a bit like Christmas when your box arrives ;)
Illumicrate was launched last November, and their February box is their second box (the third one will be in May!) Each box contains a newly released YA book as well as bookish goodies from small independent business, usually exclusive to the box!
So I decided to treat myself to the February box to see how I would like it and... spoiler alert, loved it! Here's what was inside:
BOOK: Truthwitch! I was SO happy to see this book inside. I had just started hearing about it on Youtube and was really curious and there it was in my box! Can't wait to start this one! It's got fantasy, witches, girl friendship! Also included was a signed by the author bookplate. I'm not big on autograph really but some people seem to adore them so cool point!
Bookshelf Pencilcase by Elena Illustration: LOVE THIS!!!
Loveboat Magnetic Bookmark Set: now that I have been introduced to magnetic bookmark, I'm not sure I can go back. so freaking cute!
A Darker Scent of Magic Candle: bookish candle. my dream come true. And this one was inspired by an other YA book that I read a couple months ago and absolutely loved (A Darker Shade of magic).
Book Quote Pencils: I'd rather be reading / a good book has no ending / read write repeat.
+ bookmarks, a tote bag and badges from other recent bookish release.
If you would like to give it a try, the subscriptions are currently open for the May Box (which I will very much get since May is my birthday month aka treat-o-self month!)