Christmas Bookish Haul 2018

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My friends and family know me so well and I was lucky enough to receive so many amazing bookish gifts for Christmas this year! I wanted to take this opportunity to share them with you all! I am so thankful that I have such generous and thoughtful people in my life who take the time to consider what I would like.

Books

I posted my book wishlist the week before Christmas and obviously Santa (aka my mom) was paying attention! She is the best!

Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

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Claire Fuller wrote Swimming Lessons which was one of my favourite novels of 2017! I have been hearing amazing things about Bitter Orange and I actually plan on making this book the first one I read in 2019!

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

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Sarah Perry is another author who wrote a book I love (The Essex Serpent) and I can not wait to read Melmoth! I have heard it is really dark and atmospheric, and that is perfect for me.  It sounds like the ideal book to read during the winter!

Florida by Lauren Groff

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I have heard a lot of great things about Lauren Groff’s novels, but I have never actually read anything by her.  I am very much looking forward to reading this collection.  I have seen in on so many best books of the year lists!

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

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I was so excited to finally get a copy of Bridge of Clay and then when I saw the ‘signed copy’ sticker I flipped out! I adore Markus Zusak and I am thrilled to have a signed copy! If this book is half as good as The Book Thief it is going to be amazing.

Coffee Table Books

The Disney Book 

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How adorable is this book? I love Disney and I really have enjoyed flipping through this book.  It is beautiful and it is interesting to read some of the history behind my favourite movies.

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount

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This book is beyond stunning! I am absolutely in love with it! I have had my eye on it but never mentioned it to anyone because it is pretty pricey, so I was very surprised to find this under the tree Christmas morning! The illustrations are gorgeous and I have already received so many great book recommendations!

Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon

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I adore Reese Witherspoon and I was really happy to receive her book for Christmas! It is really beautiful and a great mix of tips, recipes, and recommendations.  I am looking forward to flipping through it and trying some of the recipes!

The Italian Baker by Melissa Forti

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I have a pretty sizable collection of cookbooks that I do not talk about often on my blog. I am hoping to share more about them in the new year along with the recipes.  I am Italian so I am always on the hunt for Italian recipes! This book seems really unique with a ton of desserts I have never heard of!

Harry Potter

Figures

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I can not believe I didn’t already have the Snape and McGonagall pop figures! I think my Harry Potter pop figure collection is now complete! I also love this Harry Potter ornament- he is too cute!

Hufflepuff

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I am a proud Hufflepuff, but it can be difficult to find Hufflepuff merch! I was really excited when I unwrapped these! The slippers are so soft and I am planning to track my reading in the notebook.  I was also gifted a Hufflepuff shirt which I completely forgot to take a picture of but I also love!

Bookish Items

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My brother’s girlfriend must read my blog because I mentioned these exact teas in my Bookish Holiday Gift Guide this year and I was beyond thrilled when I opened them! I was not expecting to actually receive them! Now I am debating whether to try them or just use them as decor on my shelves… are they too cute to actually drink? I think so!

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My brother and his girlfriend also gave me this mug which perfectly sums me up! This is the epitome of my perfect day! The bookmark was in my stocking and I thought it was really pretty and unique!

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I love these candles! They are really adorable and they smell great! I have another one that says “My Weekend is All Booked.”  They are perfect additions to my bookshelves!

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41 thoughts on “Christmas Bookish Haul 2018

  1. That’s a great Disney book. My sister and I have a copy of it on our shelves, although we have a different cover. I’m also intrigued by Melmoth. I haven’t yet read The Essex Serpent so I don’t know what to expect from Sarah Perry but they both sound like books I should love.

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  2. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has noticed that Hufflepuff memorabilia is so hard to find! Not everyone is a Gryffindor!! That mug and bookmark are so cute! I need to invest in some bookish mugs.

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  3. You are now the second person I have seen with that Bibliophile booK! It looks soooo cute, and something I would want in the future :]
    I also got Whiskey in a Teacup for Christmas! It is super cute and I know I am going to really enjoy it.

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  4. Merry (belated) Christmas, Kristin 🎄
    All these gifts look truly magical! The Disney and Bibliophile coffee table books both look amazing! I love that mug, it is the perfect mug for a cat loving, bookworm!

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