#BOOKISHBOX – Outlander Box


Y’all this box..I couldn’t even wait to leave the post parking lot to open it! Let’s get to this review!

The shirt quote is, as always with Appraising Pages, perfect and fully embodies Jamie and Claire. I admit I’m a sucker and haven’t finished book 1! I started with the show by watching episode 1 while on vacation with my sister and immediately knew I wanted the books. When I got home i started reading and watching an episode at a time so I was at the same pace. But I stopped right before The Wedding and sometimes…juuuuust sometimes the picture is better than the words because whoo lord those two…. But one day I WILL catch up with the books! For now I’ll settle on watching my Jamie and Claire.

The Lexy Olivia bookmark! I fear I may need to buy this girl out of house and home! Her bookmarks are always my favorite. And I was about to purchase the “Sassenach” one when this came in the mail! Although I’m sure I’ll still buy it… This lovely quote from Jamie will definitely do for now.

The Geeky Caldron’s beautiful Sassenach bangle is perfect! Silver is my jewelry color and I’m proudly wearing this beauty with the rest of my baubles. From The Page‘s “Claire’s Pressed Flowers” candle smells so pretty! I love lavendar! I’ll need to buy a bigger one soon.

My other favorite piece of this box was the tumbler. The triquetra is one of my own symbols that I resonate with and paired  with Claire’s quote…I’m in awe of how perfect this really is.

“Sometimes I feel very much a stranger in a strange land.”




2016 GoodReads Reading Challenge: Pt. 1


I’ve reached my goal!! Scroll down to see all my reads from this year…so far!


Maya Banks: Softly at Sunrise, Forged in Steele, After the Storm, When Day Breaks, Darkest Before Dawn


Maya Banks: Mastered, Keep Me Safe, In His Keeping

Karen Marie Moning: Feverborn

Erin McCarthy: Burn


Maya Banks: Safe at Last, For Her Pleasure, Be With Me

Candy Starr: Too Many Rock Stars

Kate Dyer-Seeley: Slayed on the Slopes


Yasmine Galenorn: Autumn Thorns

Kristen Ashely: Rock ChickRock Chick Rescue, Knight

Jaci Burton: Unexpected Rush


Kristen Ashley: Rock Chick Redemption, Rock Chick Renegade, Rock Chick Revenge, Rock Chick Reckoning, Creed


Kristen Ashley: Raid, Deacon, Sebring, Rock Chick Regret, Rock Chick Revolution


Kristen Ashley: For You, At Peace, Golden Trail

Shiloh Walker: Darker than Desire

Patricia Briggs: Fire Touched


Drew Jordan: Hide

Kristen Ashley: Games of the Heart, The Promise

J.R. Ward: The Beast

Katie MacAlister: Dragon Soul


Kristen Ashley: Hold On, Bounty

Kresley Cole: The Player

Jay Crownover: Built, Charged


Gena Showalter: The Darkest Torment

Maya Banks: Dominated

Kylie Scott: Dirty, Lick

Jay Crownover: Rule


Jay Crownover: Jet, Rome, Nash, Rowdy, Asa


Katie MacAlister: Daring in a Blue Dress

Jay Crownover: Honor

Sherrilyn Kenyon: Born of Legend

Julie Ann Walker: Devil and the Deep

Shiloh Walker: Headed for Trouble


Katie MacAlister: Ghost of a Chance

Katie Ruggle: Gone Too Deep

Yasmine Galenorn: Flight from Mayhem

J.R. Ward: The Angels’ Share

M. O’Keefe: Burn Down the Night


Jaci Burton: Don’t Let Go

Shiloh Walker: The Trouble with Temptation, The Right Kind of Trouble

Katie Ruggle: Hold Your Breath

Jay Crownover: Better When He’s Bad


Maya Banks: With Every Breath

Jay Crownover: Better When He’s Bold, Better When He’s Brave

Katie Ruggle: Fan the Flames

Lynsay Sands: Runaway Vampire


Lynsay Sands: Immortal Nights

Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, and Gena Showalter: Blood Red Kiss

Yasmine Galenorn: Shadow Silence

Katie Ruggle: In Safe Hands

Erin McCarthy: Heart Breaker

I’ll add the rest of 2016 at the end of the year with the rest of the stats!

XOXO Nalla

#BookishBox – September 2016


Hi Beauties! As promised here is the September Bookish Box review. This month’s theme: Literary Ladies!

Lots of little things in this box, but none of them too little to matter! There is a pair of J&CO Jewelry LeviosA earrings. These are b-e-a-utiful!  Perfectly small and matches the Hermione t-shirt from Appraising Pages. Love the red color of this shirt.


Bookish Box also included their bookworm highlighter/pen combo and  Matilda quoted sticky notes! Matilda was such a great movie and I remember watching it as a kid many times. There’s also an awesome button magnet from Jar of Button stating “Females are strong as hell”. Boyfriend will have to deal with that on our fridge!


The Pride and Prejudice tea from First Edition Tea Co. makes me want to brew a batch and watch Austenland…THAT is a hilarious movie, haven’t read the book yet. I’m loving the Katniss arrow pen and highlighter holder from Nonies Custom Creations; that will definitely be going in my planner!

Lastly..another beautiful watercolor bookmark from Lexy Olivia! This one was actually on my wish list and is from Throne of Glass!


Can’t wait for the October box…and I should have a one time box review coming soon!


XOXO Nalla

Amazon Book Haul

I received a ton of gift cards for my birthday earlier this month so I figured it was time to buy some books I had been wanting to try and get more from my to-be-read list on Goodreads!

This haul features:

  • LEVELED by Jay Crownover; book 0.5 in the Saints of Denver Series
  • MISTER O by Lauren Blakely; kept seeing this online and it looks so steamy!
  • KING by T.M. Frazier; another one I saw all over the internet and wanted to give it a shot
  • PUCKED, PUCKED UP, PUCKED OVER, FOREVER PUCKED by Helena Hunting; I have been dying to read this series!!!
  • FLESH by Kylie Scott; duh it’s Kylie Scott and she’s amazing so of course I need to read this!
  • THE DEAL, THE MISTAKE, THE SCORE by Elle Kennedy; an author I’ve been dying to read (I have a few others by here already in my TBR pile) but my BFF is in love with serious so I’m giving it a shot!
  • TRUTH OR BEARD, GRIN AND BEARD IT by Penny Reid; BFF and I found these and they just seem hilarious so it was time to try em out!

#BookishBox – August 2016


#OverduePost 🙂

Hello Beauties! It’s time for a #BookishBox review! Today its the August 2016 Fairy Tales Box.

Lets start with the Appraising Pages t-shirt (9/10 is always my favorite part)! I love this font they use!! I need to find it. This quote is beautiful and awe inspiring. Makes sense as it comes from Sarah J. Maas‘ A Court of Mist and Fury. I am so behind on needing to read this book! But from what I’ve seen online and from LOVING the Throne of Glass series, i have no doubt it’ll impress. They’ve also included some cute Disney post it’s with the quote:

“Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

Love the Peter Pan necklace that is from Bookish Box! So dainty and cute. I’m not one for big jewelry so this is definitely staying in my collection. I also now want to go watch Hook…

Lexy Olivia’s Beauty and the Beast bookmark….Oh My God. This thing is so damn pretty. First of all B&TB is my all time favorite Disney story besides Pocahontas (because duh she had a tattoo!). This watercolor and script bookmark is honestly the prettiest bookmark I have had the pleasure of owning. Check out her shop; I know I’ll be purchasing some more bookmarks!

Evie Seo’s Cinder inspired mug…Evie has some of my favorite book lover pieces on Society 6 and i’ve already purchased a little zipper much myself. Definitely go check it out. Although I haven’t read Cinder, this mug is gorgeous and matches some of the art in my planner!

Interested in #TheBookishBox? This monthly subscription box is for stylish bookworms. Click here to subscribe with the #NallaReads discount!

This month’s box review will be posted next weekend! Until next time…

XOXO Nalla

September Reviews Addition!



In a sizzling new Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, an impulsive rescue pairs a sexy immortal with the woman made to be his for eternity.

Abigail Forsythe’s life hasn’t been easy lately. Still, if there’s one thing guaranteed to take her mind off an empty bank account and abandoned dreams, it’s a naked man locked in a plane’s cargo hold. A very big, incredibly gorgeous naked man. And when instinct prompts her to free him, Abigail must rely on this stranger for survival…a stranger who leaves her thrumming with need every time they touch.

Tomasso Notte knows he’s found his life mate in Abigail. Now he just has to hold on to her. They’re miles from civilization, hunted by his kidnappers. Abigail has no idea of Tomasso’s abilities, or of how intensely pleasurable their unique connection can be. But he’s about to show her, beginning with one wild, hot, immortal night…

#LITFULREADS – August 2016


Whooo lordy! I was so excited when Appraising Pages announced they were releasing a romance themed subscription box! I patiently waited and waited for them to ship out and IT WAS WORTH IT! BEAULITFULREADS IS HERE!

First of all COLLEEN HOOVER‘S IT ENDS WITH US! I hadn’t bought the book yet as I have so many of her books in my to-be-read pile and didn’t want to start in a weird place. My best girl has been persuading me for a long time to get in to her and let me say… if her writing is anything like her social media persona (and her fans reactions to her books)… I am in for a WILD ride. I have been seeing this book everywhere. And I’m stoked she’s mine! Also, hello, look at that gorgeous cover. It’s even better in person.

Cherry Pit Crafts‘s Harry Potter AMORTENTIA POTION Bubble Bath is so adorable. Any Potterhead will appreciate this lovely potion for their bath. I know I’ll be using it soon as it smells divine!

Doodles by Christina’s romance inspired mug is also an instant fave! The black and grey drawing depicting the phrase “Romance Isn’t Dead” is classic. As a huge reader and supporter of romance novels this baby will be proudly displayed (and probably used to house some of the bookmark collection) in the library! (That has yet to be put together… #MovingIsTimeConsuming). Be sure to check out her other art (psst…there’s some Colleen Hoover book inspired ones).

Last but not least: With this box’s release, Beaulitful Reads was able to donate $500 to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. As a survivor, this made my heart ache with joy to know that readers and book lovers were able to lend a helping hand. Purchasers of the August box received two beautiful Brave & Bold postcards.

Remember: For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).

Interested in my other subscription box: #TheBookishBox? Also from Appraising Pages, this monthly subscription box is for stylish bookworms. Click here to subscribe with the #NallaReads discount!

Cannot wait for the September box!

XOXO Nalla


Thank you to everyone that participated! A winner has been chosen and will receive email notification via the email they used to sign up! So glad these babies are getting a new home!



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