Back again for the rest of the books slated to be published here in the UK for the rest of spring 2017! If you missed yesterday’s post for the Jan-Feb 2017 releases, you can make your way over by clicking here.
While trying to ignore the fact that the flat is getting overtaken with books (no more shelf or stacking space!), I’ve looked through the books coming out for the first half of 2017 and listed down those that tickled my fancy. I can’t say I’ll be able to read them all, since I’d have to buy them first and that, plus the space issue…erm. But we’ll see how long my self-control lasts, eh?
Another year has gone, and it’s that time where readers round up and look back at the books they’ve read the past year, and see which ones stand out. My list is not the order of most to least; I’m looking at my Goodreads challenge page, and going from beginning to end of 2016.
So, without further ado — …
Foreword: I’ve always liked scents. I used to spend money on oil fragrances from indie sellers (yes, I was into BPAL) but I’ve given up on that as it needs a lot of testing to find the right fragrance for you. Skin/body chemistry makes the scent different on application after all, not to mention any temperature changes from shipping that might affect the oils. Candles and wax melts, however, seem more stable — at least what it depends on most is the craftsmanship. When using wax melts, I might sometimes test it on my electric and tealight wax burner depending on how intense I want the fragrance to be. I am aware, though, that this means shorter fragrance life for the wax tart, and I will definitely mention it on the review if I used the tealight burner with it.
William & Joseph makes scented candles inspired by books and, at the time of writing, Disney. The shop owners are based in England, UK, and seem to be very nice guys. My item was lost in the mail (having issues with lost packages in our flat building recently, so whether it was stolen or lost in shipping, we still don’t know), and they replied promptly to my messages about it and were so helpful in making sure I would definitely get the second parcel they sent out.
Their candles are made with “superior grade paraffin wax”, and at present, are priced at £12.95 and does not including shipping. If this appears a bit pricey to you, I suggest reading more of this review.
I’m going to get the timing of posting these monthly summaries right someday, I swear.
I’ve also decided to have a separate book and travel edition since I don’t think anyone fancies having a long post filled with a heap of images. Not good for mobile data, no? (Aren’t I so considerate?)
⦁ Books Read ⦁
Did I have a Harry Potter month? Why, yes, I did.
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