What I Wish I Was Reading

Life recently has been really busy, I’ve been working on assignments and dissertation, and to top it off hunting for jobs, because my time at uni is nearly up. All of this has meant that I’ve had practically no time to read, and I’ve caught myself on more than one occasion longing to have a book in my hands. Being busy with all this work hasn’t stopped my book buying though! But this is probably just adding to my dilemma, because I know that I have so many wonderful books waiting for me to read. I’ve created a list of all the books I wish I could be reading right now, and as soon as I get some free time I will be diving into these books! Continue reading “What I Wish I Was Reading”

What I’m Planning To Read This Christmas

I have not sat down and read a book in the longest time, I got Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them on release day and it’s still just sitting on my bookcase. In fact, I’ve had quite a few new books recently that I’m really excited to read but I just have not felt like reading, which has not been helped by the fact I’ve been incredibly busy these past two months. I had to make the very sad decision to lower my Goodreads Reading Goal once again, because there was simply no way I was going to manage to read 75 books by the end of December, considering that to this day I have only read 35.
But my Christmas break is right around the corner, and so help me God I will be reading, although my break is looking like it’s shaping up to be pretty busy too! This list is for myself as much as it is a sharing of what I’m going to read with all of my fellow bookworms. The way I see it, if I put it in a list, on the internet no less, then I am definitely more likely to get (at least some of) these books read! I would also absolutely love for you to share with me what you’re planning on reading this Christmas, I love nothing more than finding new books that people recommend and adding them to my wish list! So please share what you’re wanting to read, whether that be writing the books in a comment, or adding a link to your own post in the comments!



I want Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them to be a book that I just sit down and read in as close to one sitting as possible. So although my copy arrived on publication day I’ve put off reading it until I’ll be able to blitz it. I’m excited to read and watch this, and see what I think of the American wizzarding world.



I’ve been anticipating this book for quite a while, and it’s been sat on my bookcase for too long. I am excited to read this book, but as I said, I’ve been really busy lately and not had much time to read at all. I’m looking forward to reading this book, hopefully with chocolate, next to the fire with my doggy curled up next to me.





 I have owned this book for an embarrassingly long time considering it has quite simply spent it’s time looking pretty on my shelf. I’ve heard amazing things about this and I want to read it, the amount of time I’ve had it suggests I need to read it!




Sometimes I just want a New Adult novel to enjoy, Smut is the book I’ll be picking up when I’m craving New Adult. I heard about this book on booktube and have since downloaded it on my Kindle, hopefully it’ll be a quicker read and will up my 2016 reading total!

That’s a list of the main books I’m hoping to read over Christmas. I hope to be reading these along with a few other books too! As I have already mentioned I would love to know what books you’re hoping to read this holiday period, so please let me know in the comments!

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Wishlist Wednesday | #4

This is my fourth Wishlist Wednesday post! I’ve created a page which explains a little bit more about Wishlist Wednesday, and contains links to my old Wishlist Wednesday posts! 
This month’s Wishlist Wednesday includes quite a few literary items, and maybe even one or two completely non-bookish items that I just really really want!!
In my last two Wishlist posts I’ve mentioned that I want to build my collection of Pop Vinyl figures. My collection was started with a Valentine’s gift of Chewbacca, I then bought myself Snape I couldn’t help myself. In my last post I included the Voldy Pop, and what do you know, the boyfriend surprised me with him!! I now have three Pop Vinyl figures and I think they look so incredible on my bookcase!
These are all photos taken from my Instagram (@alxandraflorence_) so make sure you head on over if you like bookstagram accounts!
The next set of Pop Vinyl figures I have my eyes on are, of course Loki, but also these three!!
I’m sorry but how incredible are they?! The Sherlock Pop is two wonderful worlds colliding! Benedict as both Sherlock and Hamlet, and as a slight Hamlet geek how am I supposed to resist?!
Time for a bookish confession; I’ve never read a Rick Riordan book. Percy Jackson has been on my TBR for the longest time, but I just haven’t got round to reading it yet! Not reading any of Rick Riordan’s previous books hasn’t stopped my interest in his latest release, The Trials of Apollo. I’ve put off buying this book because, well student life, but man do I want to read it!!

The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (Hardcover) – £6.49

The next book on my wishlist hasn’t actually been released yet, but I’ve seen loads of booktubers showing it in their BEA and Book Con hauls, and what can I say? It caught my attention!
The book I’m talking about is Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. The sounds really interesting and right up my street! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Release Date: September 20th, 2016

I’m pretty certain absolutely everyone in the bookish community knows of these bookmarks, I mean they’re pretty darn fabulous!

While I love all of My Bookmark‘s bookmarks, my two favourites are the Harry Potter bookmark, and the mermaid tale bookmark!

For a while now I’ve been thinking about getting some fairy lights for my bookcase. I’ve seen lots of beautiful bookcases that have been topped with a string of fairy lights on Instagram, and I’m now 100% that I want some more fairy lights of my own! I’ve not found the perfect lights just yet, but I do think these from Amazon are quite cute!

Wow that was quite a long Wishlist Wednesday post!! Make sure you let me know what you are wishing for this Wednesday!