Peculiar Incident Blog Tour & Review

It’s finally time! WELCOME to my stop on The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street Blog Tour! Pull up a chair because you are in for a real treat. If you have been following my instagram then you know my love of Autumn and especially the month of October knows no bounds. I have been indulging in all my favourite seasonal reads and this particular book holds a special place in my heart. When the Peculiar Street Team reached and asked me to read this beautiful book I simply could not resist!

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Autumnal Vibes: Moodboard and Shopping List

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau
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The season that sneaks in around the edges of August in the form of a cool breeze during the summer nights or the occasional brisk morning when out walking the pup. It lingers like an old friend during back to school season and the inevitable prep for Halloween. I always anticipate autumn weeks in advance. Florida isn’t known for it’s cool climate and those brisk autumn days are so few. It’s the time I can finally wear layers of scarves and sweaters, boots and over the knee socks, dresses and tights. It’s the time for pumpkin patches and as many outdoor activities (movies in the park, bonfires and smores!) sans bugs that we can cram into the few weeks we have it. Emma and I love to make apple cobblers, autumn stews and enjoy many cups of tea with all the windows thrown open in the house.

Autumn is in full swing, my daughter and I are all set for adventure this season. She’s old enough to remember hay rides and hunting for pumpkins, Halloween movie nights and creating our costumes. I also cannot resist making room in my closet for new autumn pieces. I’ve narrowed down my shopping list to these staples: fall floral prints, oxfords, collared tops, layered jackets, and chunky knit sweaters. I’ve seen a slow change in my own personal style since Emma came into my life. As much as I love a good trend, I really love and appreciate classic pieces that withstand the ever evolving state of fashion each year. Which does explain my current taste for vintage floral patterns and embroidered pieces. Oxfords, whether flat or heeled offer great counter balance to so much feminine print, while cable knit sweaters are often a necessity. I cannot resist pairing my vintage and embellished Peter Pan collars with cozy sweaters for a nerdy meets vintage look. I’ve already acquired a few pieces from my autumn shopping list and am sharing some of my favorites in this post as well!

 

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The Shatter An Empire Edit: Cover Reveal

As I’m sure those of you who follow me on Instagram know, I am an official rep for the fabulous Courtlight series by the ever amazing Terah Edun! Terah Edun is a New York Times and USA Today sworn-to-raise-hardcoverbestselling author of epic and urban fantasy. The Courtlight Series follows the adventures of Ciardis Weathervane, a girl with no future, and Sebastian Algardis, the prince heir she loves. Ciardis and Sebastian were never meant to break the chains binding his powers or upend the imperial courts, now they’re ready to shatter an empire.

Back in spring, Terah’s series was picked up by Ingram books for an exclusive distribution deal. To celebrate she released a brand new cover (pictured to the right) designed for the hardcovers. The latest book in Courtlight series, Sworn to Quell, is set for release later this month. Check out the gorgeous cover below along with the synopsis for the next book!

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September Book Wrap Up

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I had a set reading list this month, books I definitely wanted to get through before tackling anything new. Of course, that absolutely did not happen! This time of year I turn into a mood reader. Even though Florida is still blazing hot during day light hours, the evenings are slowly cooling down and the usual seasonal thunderstorms leave the air crisp and cool more often than not. I read quite a few really great books this monthand finally start Empire of Storms!

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Fall Frame of Mind: The Autumn Wishlist Edit

 

Fall is my favourite time of year! I can’t resist the layers, new season in fashion and the crisp, clean air that comes with cooler evenings and starry nights. I am also very much a mood reader this time of year. I love books that inspire snuggling up in a cozy blanket with a cup of something hot to drink. With all the various trends and classics making the rounds this season (anyone else really digging the Pantone Fall 2016 palette?), I decided to make my own inspiration board on Pinterest here covering all my favourite aspects of the season and things I am looking forward too!

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