November 17, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (52)

Weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews 

As always, very happy with this month's book haul! My two pre-ordered copies of Anne of Green Gables arrived, I bought books I already read and loved and I was gifted quite a few novels as well. I took next week off from work (staycation time!) so I definitely plan to make a dent in my TBR.

So, onto the books!


Thanks Simon & Schuster, Berkley + Addison Cole! 
The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
Finished copies
Empress (The Diabolic, #2) by S.J. Kincaid
Nights at Seaside by Addison Cole

Thanks Alexa & Estelle! 

What new books have you guys gotten lately?

November 15, 2017

Favorite Bookish Shops

With the holidays around the corner (!!), I'm getting a head start on shopping and thought I'd share some of my favorite bookish shops. I've shopped at these places not only for friends but for myself, many, many times as well.

Flick the Wick | There are so many candle shops now but my favorite is Flick the Wick. I love her labels, the packaging and most of all, the scents! The scents I use the most are: Rowan, Stormling and Cassian.

Carrot Top Paper Shop | For anyone who loves Anne of Green Gables, this is the store to shop at! She's got everything from bookmarks to prints and coloring pages and that's just for Anne. But she covers a bunch of literary heroines and continually adds more. I love this shop!

Reverie and Ink | Her prints are just beautiful! I'm a sucker for calligraphy and bookish quotes and while I haven't bought one for myself (yet!), I've definitely given a few as presents.

A Page With a View | I am in awe of the custom Funko creations I've seen! There are a few amazing shops but I've ordered from this one for three reasons: I love the characters she chooses to create, the quality is high (I have Anne and Aelin!) and lastly, her prices are affordable.

Obvious State | So I haven't bought anything from this store yet but I have received their products as presents from friends (a tote and a print) and they are SO lovely. This is definitely for the classic literary lover in your life.

Where do you usually shop for bookish presents?

November 13, 2017

Table for Two #11

Alexa of Alexa Loves Books and I have teamed up to bring you a collaboration that involves two of our favorite things - New York City and food. We're proud to introduce Table for Two, where the two of us will be highlighting restaurants and dessert spots in New York City. You'll be hearing our personal opinions on the place and the food, as well as where you can go to try it out for yourself.

For this month's Table for Two, I'll be chatting about Squish Marshmallows and Alexa is featuring Barn Joo.

Squish Marshmallows is a new-ish sweet shop near East Village that focuses on – you guessed it, marshmallows! The store itself is cute and fun. Bright lights and fun artwork on the walls. But as you can imagine, Alexa and I zeroed in on the displays of marshmallows and the different things we could order. Since we wanted to try a little bit of everything, we got: a s'mores taco filled with melted birthday party, rocky road and s'mores marshmallows; one melted banana pudding marshmallow, a vanilla marshmallow donut and hot chocolate. My favorite was definitely the taco (or even the single marshmallow) because it was melted goodness perfect for a cold night. Plus it was cool watching them heat it up in front of us! And even though I'm not a hot chocolate person, theirs was delicious. All in all, it's a great dessert spot for winter. So if you're in the city, I would definitely recommend it. 

You can find Squish Marshmallows at 120 St. Mark's Place. Let us know if you check it out!