#MusicMonday Chocolate by Snow Patrol

Happy Monday! Time for more tunes!  Hosted by the fabulous Drew atThe Tattooed Book Geek, Music Monday is a weekly thing where you get to share a song or video that you love!

And this week I’ve gone for Chocolate by Snow Patrol!  I love the band so it’s been hard to choose just one song but this is one I could listen to on repeat!

This could be the very minute
I’m aware I’m alive
All these places feel like home With a name I’d never chosen
I can make my first steps
As a child of twenty-five

This is the straw, final straw in the
Roof of my mouth as I lie to you
Just because I’m sorry doesn’t mean
I didn’t enjoy it at the time

You’re the only thing that I love
Scares me more every day
On my knees I think clearer

Goodness knows I saw it coming
Or at least I’ll claim I did
But in truth I’m lost for words

What have I done? It’s too late for that
What have I become? Truth is nothing yet

A simple mistake starts the hardest time
I promise I’ll do anything you ask, this time

#Unboxing Reading In Heels Subscription Box – April 2019 #spoileralert #booksubscriptionbox

Hello! The postie has been again and brightened up a rainy day, so I thought I’d share another unboxing with you  of the latest READING IN HEELS box.  It’s a lovely company who each month send a box your way for £10 plus P&P, which includes a lovely paperback and a variety of other treats and goodies for you to enjoy!  What more could you want?! 

So here’s a little look at the book and goodies that came with the April box!

Limited Edition Bar of Chocolate!

Coco Chocolatier

Organic Tea

Joe’s Tea Company

DIAMOND EYE PATCH  – goodbye dark circles!!

 VitaMasques

Cute little pad of sticky notes 

 always very handy!! And in the Reading In Heels marbling!

And to the book…..

LIAR by AYELET GUNDAR-GOSHEN

I’ve not heard of this book at all – have you?!

From the award-winning author of Waking Lions, a novel about how one lie can change everything, when a teenaged girl’s scream — and the false assumption that comes from it — radiates through a street, a neighborhood, and a city, and turns lives upside down.

Nofar is an average — very average — teenage girl working in an ice cream parlor at the end of summer. Dozens of customers come to the shop every day, but no one gives her a second glance–she is not one of those girls that the eye lingers on.

But Nofar’s world changes completely when a well-known TV presenter comes into the shop. Bitter about his own failures, he insults and humiliates her and she flees in tears. The presenter, who is still waiting for his change, chases her and the girl screams. Nofar’s shouts alert the neighbors, and to her surprise everyone is convinced that the man tried to sexually assault her. And she decides to let them believe it.

For the first time in her life, Nofar finds herself the center of attention. Her lie turns her into a kind of Cinderella, as the plain, awkward ice cream seller becomes a media princess. Meanwhile, one of the only people who knows what really happened demands a price for his silence.

Written with dark humor and deep insight into the shadowy side of human nature, The Liar is a story about how one little lie can make a huge difference. In a world of media connectivity and alternate facts, the scream of one girl can make an entire city tweet and howl.

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Looking forward to trying all of this little lot out soon!

#Unboxing Reading In Heels Subscription Box – February Edition #spoileralert

Is it that time already?! Yay!! One positive for time flying by so quickly is that there seems to be less time in between waiting for the next monthly subscription box to arrive from Reading In Heels so I was very happy to receive my February box this morning and it has brightened a miserable stormy day right up!

So look away now if you are waiting for yours to arrive and don’t want any spoilers as here’s a looksie at what was inside!

Goodies galore!! 😍Coffee Bag from NEW KINGS COFFEE

Blusher from Phase Zero Make Up

Chocolate from LOVE COCOA

And a gorgeous bookmark with a quote from J.K. Rowling!

And then to the book….. THE CHARMED LIFE OF ALEX MOORE by MOLLY FLATT

It is one I’ve seen around but not heard too much about so looking forward to reading it soon – have you read it?

There are success stories – and there are true stories
How would you feel if everything in your life suddenly started to go . . . right? Six months ago, Alex Moore was stuck in a dead-end job, feeling her potential quietly slip away. Then, seemingly overnight, she launched her dream start-up and became one of London’s fastest rising tech stars. At thirty-one, her life has just begun. But Alex’s transformation isn’t easy for those around her. Her friends are struggling to accept her rapid success, her parents worry she’s burning out and her fiancé is getting cold feet.
Then weird things start to happen. Muggings, stalkers – even a wild claim that she murdered a stranger. But when Alex visits the Orkney Islands to recharge, weird turns into WTF. Because there she discovers the world’s oldest secret – and it’s a secret that Alex’s stratospheric rise has royally messed up.
Full of heart and humour, this is a very modern adventure with a most unexpected twist

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#Unboxing Reading In Heels December BookBox #spoileralert

Hello!!  Playing catch up with some posts today as life seems a little hectic at the moment – can’t think why?!

So here’s a little look back at the December READING IN HEELS book box – and it was full of more fabulous treats!! If you’ve not heard of them before, then go to their website here to check them out!

 STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES by SARAH FRANCOISE

Frank and Joan’s marriage is in trouble. Having spent three decades failing to understand each other in their unfinished house in the French alps, Joan’s frustrations with her inattentive husband have reached breaking point. Frank, retreating ever further into his obscure hobbies, is distracted by an epistolary affair with his long-lost German girlfriend. Things are getting tense. But it’s Christmas, and the couple are preparing to welcome home their three far-flung children. 

The children, though, are faring little better in love themselves. Maya, a gender expert mother-of-two, is considering leaving her family and running off with a woman; Wim is considering leaving his girlfriend; and Lois, who spends her time turning war documentaries into love poems, is facing a change of heart. 

Written with a rare precision and insight, the author explores the thorniness of familial love and its capacity to endure with warmth, wit and disarming honest

COCO CHOCOLATIER ISLE OF SKY SEA SALT MILK

website

VITAMASQUES GOLD SHEET MASK

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Bespoke Notepad

with a quote from Jack Kerouac

ooh and a candle that I forgot to snap on its’ own before I used it! But it smelt delicious!! From the St Eval Candle Co  website

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#Unboxing Reading In Heels September Box #spoileralert

You may have noticed if you follow this Blog that I love a bookish subscription box!  And one of my favourites is from Reading In Heels who offer a wonderful paperback book, alongside some home/beauty treats each month and all for a bargain £10 plus P&P!

Today the September box arrived so I thought I’d share the love for all that I got!!  So if you’ve not received yours yet, look away now……

 

 Mythyn Melusine Bath Soak

                                                                https://mythyn.com/

A bath soak inspired by a French mermaid – need I say anymore!!   

Kacao Chocolate Botanical Bar

https://www.kacao.co.uk/

White chocolate bar infused with botanical essential oils – designed to soothe and energise! sounds like my kind of chocolate!

Conscious Water

https://consciouswater.com/ 

Two sachets – love and happiness – that helps you boost your hydration.   Looking forward to trying these! 

Juno Skincare Joie Face Oil

https://www.junoskincare.com/

Lovely little bottle and supposed to help rejuvenate and restore radiance – much needed!! A natural beauty product

THE RISE AND FALL OF BECKY SHARP by SARRA MANNING

A hilarious contemporary retelling of the classic society novel, Vanity Fair, featuring the irrepressible Becky Sharp

Beautiful, brilliant, ruthless – nothing can stop Becky Sharp.

Determined to leave her poverty-stricken roots behind her, Becky Sharp is going to take every opportunity offered to her to climb to the top. Whether it’s using her new BFF Amelia Sedley to step up into the rarified world of London’s upper classes, or seducing society’s most eligible bachelors, Becky Sharp is destined for great things – at any cost..

From London to Paris and beyond, the world is there for Becky’s taking – even though some people are determined to stop her along the way…

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Am really impressed once again with the choice of book – one I’ve heard about but don’t have a copy of, alongside some interesting and beautiful looking products that I can’t wait to test out!!