Stacking the Shelves & Wrappin’ It Up December 2014

Stacking the Shelves


Belles EBE 2014First up, the wonderful Stefani @ Caught Read Handed spoiled me for Belle’s EBE. I was the only UK blogger to take part, and it was a fabulous experience! I’ll be saving some pennies so I can do it again in 2015 as well as a few other exchanges! I would highly recommend more UK bloggers take part!

Maybe Someday Signed US EditionThen, my fabulous sister only went and got me a signed and personalised US edition of Maybe Someday by my favourite, Colleen Hoover, for Christmas! So few people in my real life understood the significance of this! I wanted someone, anyone, to scream and fangirl with me! Having seen the US cover in real life now too, we really are cheated with the UK covers, come on Simon & Schuster!! Give the Book Geeks what they want! I’m so hoping we get the released covers of Confess and Never Never, if not I will be buying the US versions on Book Depository, even if I have to wait longer to get them.

I was buying some books for friends and family as Christmas presents when I stumbled upon a couple of amazing deals I just couldn’t pass up… I got my hands on a hardcopy of The 5th Wave for just 81p(!), a hardcopy of Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult for £3.24, and a 10 book set by Harlan Coben for just £4.86, all with free shipping!

Movies and TV Shows:

Aside from watching lots of Christmas favourites like Mary Poppins, The Santa Clause and Home Alone, the only thing I can think of that I watched this month is David Attenborough documentaries. I know, I know. My sister and I have become obsessed with them (particularly watching Mountain Gorillas!) and spent hours watching the Life Story series. It’s emotional, it’s gruesome and it’s hilarious, all at once.

Wrappin’ It Up!

Posts I Bookmarked:

As always, I’m linking to the latest Oh, The Books! weekly recap post so you can find more amazing things to read!

In Case You Missed It:

Crown of Midnight Book Cover

I only reviewed one book in December. One! December was super busy for me, but I’ve already kicked 2015 off with a bang having finished Heir of Fire. Review to follow soon! Check out my review of Crown of Midnight (5/5).

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Books I’m Excited For In 2015 – Top Ten Authors New To Me In 2014 – Top Ten Favourite Books of 2014 – Top Ten Books On My  Xmas Wishlist – Top Ten Blogging and Bookish Resolutions 2014

This month I also interviewed author Iris St. Clair, took part in the Bout This Blogger Tag, signed up to the Reread Challenge for 2015, was tagged for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, and answered 20 questions on things (you probably didn’t know) about me. I also completed my very first End of Year Survey!

My most popular post in December (except for TTT posts) was my interview with Iris St. Clair! Also, don’t forget many of the discounts in my Exclusive Bookish Gift Discounts post are valid until the end of January 2015!

I’m looking forward to a great (and full) blogging year in 2015, with lots of reading and posting! Wish me luck! What did you get up to this month?

About Rachel

Avid reader & #bookblogger. Lover of all things business. A fan of drinks & dancing. Ever optimistic. Feminist.

8 Responses

  1. Once again, thank you so much, Rachel. You are the sweetest. ❤

    You still had quite a busy December even if you only managed to review one book (which you absolutely loved!). How awesome to receive a signed copy of a book from an author that you adore! And personalized to boot. 🙂

    I wish you the best of 2015, Rachel, and looking forward to reading your posts. Happy New Year!


  2. I love David Attenborough shows and I could sit down and watch them all day. Life Story is fab. I love your Christmas hamper of bookish things too, I did’t realise that we actually could participate! I definitely want to join in next year. And I do a little inner squeal everytime I see your CoHo dedication, I’m so jealous! 🙂


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