Wednesday, 20 November 2019

This Time Last Year I Was Reading ...

I love keeping records and lists. I'm not sure if that makes me a nerd, a geek or just an excessive stationery consumer! I so enjoyed looking back and reminiscing over books I'd previously loved when I created the first of these posts last month that I thought I could make it a regular feature I've linked to my review post if there is one or pre-blogging-days books are linked to Amazon.
Here's the books I was reading on (or around!) this date in years gone by ...


November 2018





November 2012
Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm 
by Philip Pullman



November 2011
From A Clear Blue Sky 
by Timothy Knatchbull



November 2010
To Build A Fire 
by Jack London

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Giveaways Roundup - November 2019 #giveaway #win

Welcome to November's Giveaway Roundup post!

The table below shows a snapshot of all the Literary Flits Giveaways I'm hosting that are currently running or due to start soon. There's a fabulous variety of books up for grabs here, plus Amazon gift cards and other prizes. Click the book covers or titles to visit their individual blog posts (after the start date!).


I'll post another snapshot update here on the 17th of next month. Keep up to date in the meantime by visiting the Literary Flits Current Giveaways page or by following my Pinterest Giveaways Board for on-the-day notifications of new giveaways starting!

Win a $25 Amazon gift card and a print copy of Beneath London's Fog by Iona Caldwell

Open Internationally from the 10th to the 21st November.
Win a $10 Amazon gift card to celebrate the Season Of '72 by Karen Tomsovic blog tour

Open Internationally from the 11th to the 21st November.
Win an ebook copy of Skin And Bone by Keary Taylor

Open Internationally from the 15th to the 21st November.
Win one of ten hardback copies of My Daughter's Keeper by Mark Winkler

Open Internationally from the 12th to the 22nd November.
Win one of two ebook copies of The Last Plantagenet? by Jennifer C Wilson to celebrate the blog tour for The Raided Heart, her newest novel

Open Internationally from the 17th to the 25th November.
Win one of two $20 Amazon gift cards to celebrate the Two Thousand Lines by Michelle Jester blog tour

Open Internationally from the 18th to the 28th November.
Win a $10 Amazon gift card or 1 of 3 ebook copies of The Veiled Threat by Sophia Menesini

Open Internationally from the 21st to the 28th November.
Win a $10 Amazon gift card to celebrate the Mambo by Melanie Munton blog tour

Open Internationally from the 23rd to the 28th November.
Win a signed print or 1 of 3 ebook copies of The Tender Birds by Carole Giangrande

Open to the USA and Canada from the 13th to the 29th November
Win a $50 Amazon gift card to celebrate The Last Thing She Said by Lauren Carr blog tour

Open internationally from the 8th to the 30th November
Win one of 5 Mystery Boxes to celebrate The Traveler by Sharon Nemechek blog tour

Open internationally from the 2nd November to the 5th December
Win one of 5 ebook copies of Great Kids Don't Just Happen by Dr Paul Smolen

Open internationally from the 4th November to the 6th December
Win 2 ebooks, Jerilee Kaye's INTERTWINED and ALL THE WRONG REASONS, to celebrate the Wingless And Beautiful by Jerilee Kaye blog tour

Open Internationally from the 28th November to the 11th December.
Win a $25 Amazon gift card to celebrate the Cecilia House by Simon Gandossi blog tour

Open internationally from the 19th November to the 13th December
Win a $25 Amazon gift card or Paypal to celebrate the Snowfall At Moonglow by Deborah Garner blog tour

Open internationally from the 25th November to the 15th December
Win one of three hardback copies of My Beautiful Detour by Amy Oestreicher

Open to the USA and Canada from the 20th November to the 24th December.
Win one of 5 hardback or 10 ebook copies of The Beijing Memorandum by J B Morris

Open to the USA and Canada from the 9th to the 27th December.

Good luck!

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Bookishly Inspired Etsy Finds

I add a fun little ending to each post on my daily Literary Flits book blog. It's Etsy finds, each inspired by that day's featured book, and I'm loving browsing the Etsy website for connected ideas!

If you want to browse the items without their books, I've set up a Rainbow of Pinterest Boards. Before you click away though, here's a selection of my favourite finds from the past few weeks ...

I found 
Wizard Of Oz shoes by Cornish Wench Does Art
for Dorothy In the Land of Monsters by Garten Gevedon



I found a
Stranger Danger bottle cap pendant
by Hippy Gypsy Fairy Ware
for Alfie And The Dead Girls by Jamie Stewart



I found a
Coat And Capelet Set by Technodolly
for Winter's Captive by Robin D Mahle and Elle Madison



I found an
Ada Lovelace poster by Rachel Ignotofsky
for Charles And Ada by James Essinger



I found a
Graffiti Model Train by White Sliced Oaf
for The Girl And The Rat by Jari Jarvela



I found a
for The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw



I found an
Braille Birthday Card by Beth Lau Braille
for Seeing Red by Lina Meruane




I'd love to hear from book bloggers (or anyone else!) with an Etsy shop who would like to see something of theirs featured. Please feel welcome to add your links in the Comments.

(Book links go to their Literary Flits blog pages. Etsy links are affiliate links and go directly to each Etsy item page.)

Monday, 11 November 2019

My Favourite #Vegan #Christmas #EtsyFinds



Regular visitors will know how much I love curating EtsyFinds posts and I've got an extra selection of loveliness for you this month. (Don't worry, my regular Bookishly Inspired EtsyFinds post is scheduled for the 14th, as usual!) Etsy got in touch challenging me to create a special Christmassy post featuring themed items. As we're rapidly heading towards my first Vegan Christmas I decided to combine these ideas and discover what inspired creations I could find. These are my favourites.

(Links below are affiliate links which go to each item's Etsy page and Etsy is sponsoring this post.)

Soy To The World Christmas Jumper
by Revl Apparel

Vegan Chocolate Advent Calendar
by Free From Queen 

Vegan Gift Hamper 
by Pop Up Poetry Shop

Avocado Christmas Tree Topper
by Inrainbows Becco 

Christmas Cake and Pudding Hamper
by House Of Vegan

This Christmas Card Is Suitable For Vegans
by For Vegans

Indian Chutneys Gift Set
by Cheeky Food Co 

Christmas Crackers
by Peachy Green Vegan

Scrooge Cinnamon Soy Candle
by Little Bookish Company

I hope this selection is as tempting for you as it was for me? It's great to realise that being vegan really doesn't mean missing out at Christmas time!
You can find more similar fabulous creations by searching Vegan Christmas on Etsy, or take a look at Etsy's own selected Christmas Gift Guides which are curated with specific recipients in mind (and they're not all vegan!)

Enjoy!