Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas Gifts for Fangirls and Fanboys

So, we all know people who are in a fandom.

Or should I say multiple fandoms.

And the world of fandom merch is a huge and scary and confusing one, so I thought I'd make a post showing you a few bits and pieces that you can get your crazy fandom-obsessed friends for Christmas. 

Because Mary Berry is life.

Who doesn't want bread in the shape of an ood?

This gorgeous hardcover book goes behind the scenes of the new film and is perfect for literally anyone in the world... because there is no one that doesn't like Harry Potter. That's a scientific fact. 

Not a book but still pretty awesome. I've never seen this before! Cluedo used to be a favourite in my house and with this your screams will be down to your intense fangirling AND your competitive behaviour. 

You can get these little dudes for pretty much any fandom and so I would highly recommend them as they are cheap and your friends can collect them. If you want your friends and family to have nightmares, I suggest getting them one from American Horror Story

This is SO COOL. Get your Ghostbuster's-obsessed friend one of these to keep them distracted from the anti-feminist haters who boycotted the new movie. Oh yeah - and Slimer glows too!

Fandom jewellery is such a thoughtful present to get anyone who loves a thing, because then they can wear the thing! 

Yes, I'm ending the list with a book. And it had to be Dan and Phil's book! Even if someone you know could not get tickets for their tour around parts of the world, this is a great gift as it documents their travels and is a necessity for any Dan and Phil shrine.

Will you get any of these gifts for someone you know or yourself?

Let me know in the comments! 

Thursday, 1 December 2016


Photo courtesy of Warby parker

Hello! Today I'm collaborating with Warby Parker to show off the beautiful new range of glasses from Tyler Oakley!

Warby Parker contacted me because they know how much I love Tyler and his book Binge, and after looking at these frames I'm wishing that I wore glasses

“I am thrilled to announce my first eyewear collection and can’t wait to bring my signature style to the Warby Parker customer. I’ve been wearing glasses since elementary school, and I nally get to design frames that I’ve always wanted to wear. Warby Parker has always been my go-to for affordable, high quality eyewear, and being able to express myself through this partnership is super exciting,” says Tyler Oakley. 

Photo courtesy of Warby Parker

Check out the website to see the full set of frames available - my personal favourites are the Wilder in Jet Black Matte style and the Stockton with the Eastern Bluebird Fade.

Included with each pair of frames is a limited- edition eyewear case, plus one of three custom black-and-white lens cloths created just for the collaboration. Inspired by traditional menswear patterns (and Tyler’s own mood boards), these lens cloths—which can double as pocket squares—come in windowpane check, chalk stripe, and polka dot motifs. Very sharp!

The collection came out on November 29th of this year and the frames start at just $95. They are so sleek and stylish with their mainly black colour, and there is a bit of Tyler's personality in every pair too. 

And the best bit about buying from Warby Parker? For every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

Photo courtesy of Warby Parker

If you want to find out more about Tyler's journey to making these glasses and how you can get them, he made a handy video explaining everything, with some exciting behind the scenes footage of his photoshoot!

This would make the perfect present for your loved ones who want to read in style, so what are you waiting for? 

And if you want to get involved or show off your shiny new glasses, tweet me, Tyler, and Warby Parker with the hashtag #WPxTO.

See you soon with another post - and happy December everybody!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

CROWN OF CINDERS BLOG TOUR: Interview with Rebecca Ethington


I haven't done a blog tour in ages!

Actually, scratch that. I haven't posted in ages.

I am very lucky this week as we are celebrating Rebecca Ethington's new book in the Imalind series, and as part of the tour I was able to interview the author herself! She kindly answered my questions so that we can learn everything about her newest release, due to be published on the 28th November.

1. Hi Rebecca! First of all, how are you? 

I’m great! It’s been a busy couple months gearing up for the final Imdalind Book release- okay, it’s been a busy couple of years as I’ve worked through this amazing series. And while I am glad it’s almost over, it’s also bittersweet. I can tell you one thing - I will be grateful for a good nights sleep.

2. Can you tell people who don't know what your series Imdalind is about? 

Sure! Simply put, it’s about a girl who goes on an adventure through a magical world - and may or may not be the only one who cans ave them. More complex - there is all sorts of crazy characters, and action, and adventure as a girl get’s thrown out a window and into a world of magic, and even more than that into a war that involves her best friend who she may or may not be in love with. That’s just the beginning (I don’t want to give it away!) But the series spans seven books and almost a million words! So obviously more happens than just that!

3. What inspired you to write the series in the first place? 

It’s actually based off a story I used to tell my grandmother when I was young. Back when I told it to her it was high fantasy with elves and dwarves and the like - so obviously it’s gone through some changes since then…

4. Where does the story of Crown of Cinders begin from the last book in the series? 

Moments later. I’m not kidding. Conversations even pick up where they were left off - it is a seamless addition.

5. How would you describe Joclyn? Would you say she is a strong female lead? 

Ha Ha - not in the beginning. She is definitely the epitome of winey teenager in the beginning - but that’s okay - because she changes pretty quick and starts kicking trash before you know it! Besides, there are so many strong characters in this series - she has her work cut out for her to catch up to them!

6. What can we expect from Crown of Cinders? 

Crown of Cinders is definitely the longest of the Imdalind Books and while you get pretty much everything you were promised (read: war) You also get to see the finality of the story lines for each character - and I think that is pretty epic.

7. Lastly, describe Crown of Cinders in 3 words. 

Every One Dies. Just kidding…. well, maybe… 😉

Thanks Rebecca!

If you want to follow Rebecca, go to her Twitter  or her website

Also, there is an online quiz to find out what magical being you would be in the series! (I got Trspiliks) 

Get Crown of Cinders on the 28th November!