Secret Santa!!!

Just as promised, my Secret Santa gift reveal!!

First off, I would really like to thank Abigail Thomas and Cathleen Slagle for hosting this Secret Santa this year. it was so easy and was so much fun!!!! It’s amazing how all these bloggers could come together and do a Secret Santa, and everyone is a different kind of blog niche, so how fun!

Second, I would like to thank my Secret Santa….drumroll please…..

Amber from

A little bit about her…

Hello! I’m Amber, a quirky young adult (Key word being young). I love life and what it gives to me. This is my life and I try to live it in the most positive way I can. Join me in all things lifestyle. Just a few examples: Food, fashion, inspiration, music, quotes, family, and friends.

-From her website

Best part is, she’s a college student like me so how exciting!

And don’t forget to check out her TWITTER, PINTEREST and INSTAGRAM!

Now, without further a-do, the really wonderful gifts which she sent my way!

Hmm…wonder what will be inside?








And a bling key chain…YES!


A tea mug and cat key chain, what’s better?


My favorite type of pens and a bookmark!


A mini journal! One I’ve wanted to buy, but never can rationalize!


Am I the only one seeing the Deathly Hallows as a Christmas Tree? Love it!


I LOVE IT! Like a lot!

10 Book Related Goodies for Book Lovers!!!

Finding a book related goodie for your book lover can be quite difficult because it’s hard to find something that they may enjoy. But after a lot of reading, and thinking what I would like as a book-lover I came up with a small, and quite inexpensive, gift list!

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1. Out of Print Banned Book Mug 

banned book mug

What is better than a mug, because all of us readers LOVE tea or coffee while we are reading (or hot chocolate during the winter) so why not get us a mug that is book related.





2. Shakespeare Socks

shakespeare socks

All of us readers love wearing socks because they keep our feet warm as we’re curled up with our noses buried in a book. And what’s better than having the Bard himself on our socks? Maybe reading one of his works?




3. Telephone Box Themed Book Ends

telephone box style book ends

With all of the books us book lovers have, we needs something to keep them standing upright, otherwise they’re going to be spilling all over. With different colors to choose from, these English Telephone Box Themed Book Ends are sure to please!



4. Book Lover Street Sign

Book Lover Street Sign

If the book lover in your life has a special place where they read, instead of having it unmarked so uninvited guests may walk in, get them a sign which shows that this room is theirs and that what is beyond that door is magical.

5. Book Themed Clock for Keychain

Book Themed Clock

Sometimes when we read we loose track of time. So what better thing then a mini clock which is book themed? Love it!




6. Book Light

book light

Now this is useful to have. Sometimes we like to stay up late and sneak in a few more pages, or read next to your partner while they sleep, so having a small light is very convenient to finish that chapter…or book.



7. Book Lover Magnetic Poetry 

Book Lover Magnetic Poetry

This bring everyone back to their childhood. Now adults can make poetry on their fridge while they’re waiting for their tea to brew so they can finish the newest book.



8. The Book Lovers Journal

book lovers journal

Now this is one of my favorite gifts. I may even get this for myself because it helps you record what you’ve read and your opinions on the book and if you liked it or not. For yourself or maybe for your child one day to know your favorite books when you were younger. Definitely one to add to your list.




9. Aiblophibia Sweatshirt/T-Shirt

abibliophobia t-shirt

Now this is cute! It comes as a sweatshirt or a t-shirt, but I love the sweatshirt as reading in comfy sweatshirts are amazing. And this word so is most readers – the fear of running out of books to read.




10. Leather Journal

leather journal

Readers generally like to write as well and having an ancient looking leather journal is fantastic. With the blank pages you can either write or draw within the book and feel like your living in the wild or some fantasy world with the leather casing.

A little pricey but these types of journals are of excellent quality and sure to last years!



5 Great Book-To-Movie Christmas Gifts of 2016!!!

For that book and movie lover in your life!

5 Great Book-to-Movie Christmas Gifts

With Christmas just around the corner, you may be scrambling around, just like me, to find something to give to someone who loves. Well I found a few great books which have been turned into movies recently or are about to be released and one should start reading them immediately. I know I have a few books I need to catch up on next year. There are many more books to movies coming out but these 5 I felt were big ones and also won’t break your bank if you decide to purchase them!

fantastic beasts

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling

If you’re looking for something for a Harry Potter fan, then this may be your best bet. With the newest movie, it can be sure to please any magic and movie lover.




A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd by Patrick Ness

I absolutely loved this book (review here) and really do recommend it. It is a difficult to read book as it’s sad but it’s beautifully written and with the movie coming out in a few weeks, any book lover is sure to want to give it a whirl!



The Gunslinger

The Dark Tower I: Gunslinger by Stephen King

With the new movie adaptation due in 2017, might as well get started on this long series. Check out my thoughts here.  Not a long read but definitely one to check out!




A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

This was a classic that many young adults were brought up with and it is finally being turned into a movie next year. How exciting! Why not re-read it, relive your child hood, or introduce your young one to an amazing novel?



it by stephen king

It by Stephen King

For the classical horror love in your life, this may be just what they need! With a movie coming around next September, this book may take you some time to bite through, so might as well start in the New Year!


Best Books of 2016 Gift

Looking for something to spend that little extra cash you may have laying around?

Well I got you! BookRiot is having a sale of a box which contains 4 books which they deem were some of the best of 2016 with book-ish gifts inside. It’s $100 and I think that it’s a really good idea. Check it out! 

Get it while supplies last!

Book gift


Holiday Helper

There is so much going on at the moment, it feels like the world is spinning too much. So much to do, so little time. So, once again here to help you with some gift ideas for others (or yourself……yours elf!!) here are some excellent suggestions.

Amie Borst of From The Mixed Up Files blog has written a lovely piece about holiday traditions in her home with a great list of books in various subjects. Here. Thanks Amie, wonderful suggestions.

If you are into technology you have to check this out. Full explanation is here. Technology, kids and reading is something we have touched on before but this has them listening to books. Here at MLCWO we love listening to books and have our favorite readers as well as books. This looks like it could be the perfect addition to a child’s development of reading – supplementing the books, of course. While checking the site out (rather quickly) Rodney Yee (cool yoga dude) was found doing a little meditation piece…..not sure if they are planning to move into adults as well…..or maybe it was for the harassed mother in the introductory video.