Book Promo Mail + Navitrolla 2017 Calendar + 500!

I was pleasantly surprised this morning… actually, let me be honest, I was shocked! I worked from home a couple of hours before coming to the office and had the chance to meet the mailman… Through the cracked window of his postvan (because we have 3 scary dogs!) he handed me some letters and a dark purple (really funky looking) padded envelope. The last one was addressed to me.

This is what was in the envelope:


A postcard that has news of new duology coming out by Laini Taylor, Spirit of Librarian liquid (I smelled it, I think it’s water πŸ˜€ ) and the golden moth ‘tattoo’sticker…wow!

The package was ripped open because liquids aren’t allowed through post but I hope everything that was meant to get to me, did get to me. What surprised me though was the fact I got this fabulous mail in the first place… I think this is my first ‘non-demand’ bookish post! *dances in celebration*

The duology starts with ‘Strange the Dreamer’ and the postcard told me that proofs are on the way… Interesting!


Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

Now, I don’t know if I’m going to receive and ARC as well in the future or not, but I wouldn’t mind some bookish post if ya know what I mean πŸ™‚ I’m bloody well excited!


navitrolla-kalender-kinkekarbis-2017After my trip to Estonia I moaned in my blog that I totally forgot to buy myself the 2017 calendar by Navitrolla. Yesterday I went home to be welcomed by 2 packages waiting for me.. one from my mother who had sent me a ton of chocolate (hello, breaking out in hives!) and the other was from Rahva Raamat, an Estonian bookshop. I had totally forgotten that I had ordered the calendar so that was a big yay. The illustrations in the calendarΒ  are fabulous of course!


And the last piece of news I have… I reached that long awaited milestone of 500 followers on Cover to Cover… to be honest, I never thought I’d get there what with my tendency to read&review indie books, thus making the hype book lovers pass me by… but you know what? I haven’t felt this kind of sense of a community anywhere else… ever.. in my life… I think the book blogging community is awesome, you’re all very artistic, genuine, tons of fun and so creative… I feel I have a lot to learn from every single blog I follow and most importantly I thank every single follower sososo much for sticking with me! πŸ™‚

Here’s to new books, here’s to great reading experiences and a bubbly cheers for you all! πŸ™‚ ❀


  1. That’s awesome, Liz! Surprise book mail is the best kind. πŸ™‚ The name of the author sounds familiar to me and I can’t figure out why. I know I haven’t read her books. πŸ€” I’ll have to think on that. I would hope if they took the time to send you a package that you would also receive an ARC, right? I would hope so. And Congrats on 500 followers! I don’t think it matters what books you read. For me, it’s all about the personality of the blogger. I don’t read any of the same books as you, Drew, or Anne and we’re all super close. I read blogs for the personality of the reviewer and how they review. You could write a review of a calculator and I’m sure it will still be fun to read. To another 500 more! ❀️

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  2. Congrats on the BIG 500! one of many milestone I’m sure you’ll reach. I am new to your blog & can already tell it will quickly become a favorite go to for Indie picks πŸ˜‰ I am anxiously awaiting any Laini Taylor news since I’m a big fan of her Daughter Of Smoke & Bone trilogy. I think the package is a good sign of an arc coming your way *fingers crossed for you*

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    • Thank you so much for the vote of confidence πŸ™‚ I only recently discovered your blog as well, through Jill if I recall correctly so expect to seem me hanging ‘at your place’ πŸ™‚
      I haven’t read the Daughter of Smoke &Bone trilogy… yet… I hear good things about it so definitely one to check out for me in 2017… πŸ™‚
      Thank you πŸ™‚ I shall be waiting with open arms for that ARC, I like the cover and the promise of a good story! πŸ™‚

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      • Jill has only led me to wonderful people πŸ˜‰ Daughter Of Smoke & Bone is one of my fave trilogies. The writing is lush and beautiful with Laini’s signature flare for the unusual lol. The cover is beautiful & the synopsis has me tapping my foot & looking at the calendar haha! πŸ™‚

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        • Well, Jill knows some awesome people that’s for sure πŸ˜‰

          Lush and beautiful writing you say? Yeah.. I read that postcard again that promos the new duology and it already shines through that there’s a unique wordsmanship happening… I am intrigued for sure!

          Hahaha, a big red X for all release dates in the calendar… or maybe not… because then we’d have a calendar that is hard to read because all the dates are x’d over! πŸ˜€ #bookwormproblems

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          • Bahahaha! I had to get a separate calendar just for bookish related events & releases because it was getting crazy smh πŸ™ˆ hope you enjoy Laini’s writing when you get to it πŸ˜‰


  3. Massive congratulations on reaching 500 followers Liz, you have a great blog and write quality reviews and thoroughly deserve the achievement.πŸ˜€

    And as Jill says, personality counts for a lot to and you’re part of our crazy group of deviants.πŸ˜‚

    And you like Mark Lawrence and The Broken Empire trilogy – that’s a winner by itself!πŸ˜€

    Hyped books, blah, I don’t read hyped books either!πŸ˜‚

    I got that package in the post last week, I was like WTF is this?! If you receive promotional stuff then you usually get the book to, we shall both see.

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    • D’awweee! Thank you Drew! πŸ™‚
      With all the nice things people say here I feel like I’m receiving an award at a gala or something… jaysus, the attention is getting to me! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      πŸ˜€ hahaha, so your book mail wasn’t a pleasant surprise? πŸ˜€ WTF is this? LOL… hope it’s for a good book, yo… and you’re right, we shall see… *taps foot*

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      • Book Mail is always a nice surprise especially when it includes an actual book!πŸ˜‚ when it was promotional material I did wonder what it was for!πŸ€”

        We maybe waiting for a while for the book…who knows.

        Ah, you see, we can all write nice things at times!πŸ˜€

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        • πŸ˜€ yes, you cheeky bunch surprised me with the niceties! πŸ˜€

          I guess book promo mail without the book is all part of the build up… I recall a quite interesting marketing stunt a publisher did over twitter a while back.. they tweeted that they received a letter and in it was a black postcard which read a bit like a threat.. anyway, these letters kept arriving with new snippets and quotes and I was like, holy mama, they’re under attack πŸ˜€ turned out it was all a build up for book to be published… now, I never read the book, but I still remember the marketing of it. Genius!

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          • That’s great marketing, I got a fake train ticket for marketing for a book called The Tourist!πŸ˜‚ And the book turned out to be not very good – hasn’t posted my review yet.πŸ˜‚

            Fingers crossed this one will be good though.πŸ˜€

            I know, it’s a shocker isn’t it, we were nice….that never happens!πŸ˜‚

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            • Hahaha, a fake train ticket.. how did you figure out it was fake? did you try to board a train and were then kicked off for not holding a valid travel pass? πŸ˜€ … good idea though! sorry the book didn’t work out for you… will you review it some time soon? I think I can’t recall a review by you that was rant rather than good or rave…? no, i lie… I vaguely remember one I think but the title? who knows!
              so that would be interesting πŸ™‚

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              • Into The Guns was a complete rant by me, I didn’t like a sci-fi book either but didn’t rant about it. I’ve wrote the review but haven’t posted it yet, it’s not really a rant more that the books premise sounded good but it failed to live upto it.

                Ha, no, it was a fake ticket to the resort in the book but as I had no clue about the book at the time I didn’t know what it was! πŸ™‚

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  4. First of all big celebration hugs on 500 because it is so very well deserved. I love your blog ❀ and the vibe and support you contribute to this community. It is also very encouraging for someone such as myself who also continues to review and support indie authors. Again, you deserve every follower ❀

    Secondly, I am going to be so jealous if you receive a copy of Strange the Dream haha. That is some awesome bookmail! Sounds like your copy is coming πŸ˜‰

    All exciting stuff πŸ™‚

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  5. BWAHAHAHA, I’m rofling here like a maniac! XDXD So either you never ordered a Navitrolla calendar, but thought you did. In which case: my present has arrived!! OOOOOR, you did order one and I ordered you one as well, in which case, you’ll get two!! :’)

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    • πŸ˜€ Aww, giiirrrrl! πŸ™‚ Thank you… well, either way I’m keeping your copy and giving away the one I bought myself… someone’s going to be a happy puppy πŸ™‚ Thank you so so so much, the fact that you got it for me after my whinging just shows your love πŸ˜‰ I’m very grateful! ❀


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  6. I’m so happy for you! What an original announcement with the tattoo and the Eau the Spirit of Librarian, and the best thing is that you’ll get bookmail again! And congrats on reaching the big 5-0-0, which I think is only normal, who wouldn’t want to follow you? I still think about that one special review of a raunchy book which was hilarious πŸ˜‰

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    • thank you so much! 😊 i do feel rather accomplished now 😎
      yes, that post was so original and unique, i’ll defo out that moth tattoo to good use at the company xmas party πŸ˜‚
      aww, thank you, you and everyone here, have been sooo kind to me I feel like crying out of joy πŸ˜‚
      and you know, i think for the sake of spicing things uo I need to put myself through some more of those raunchy books…


  7. Wow congrats on the non-requested bookish mail! I love the package and the carefully chosen items! Lots of love for indie authors and lots of love for your blog!! Congrats on reaching 500, it’s fantastic and so well-deserved! 😘 Your reviews are brilliant and your posts interesting and fun, who wouldn’t want to have a piece of it?

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    • hahahaha, thank you this LOL comment… tin horn, blimey the big guns are polished and brought out 😁 thank you!
      yeah, chocie gives me hives when i have too much of it.. tbh, to get hives, the amount i have to eat is humongous so hives are probably a good sign to tell me to stop munching πŸ˜‚

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  8. Congrats! You are part of an awesome community!
    And look at that: you’re getting a proof of Strange the Dreamer! I am so jealous, but so happy for you! That looks like a good one. What is Weep? Sounds neat!
    And I’m glad you got your calendar. So cool that you got it even though you thought you forgot. Been there!
    All in all, great post! And I review indie books too, and I think it’s awesome that you do: they need all the help they can get, you know? πŸ˜‰

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