Review of November 2016 – Includes Fantastic Beasts Giveaway

Review of November 2016 – Includes giveaway


Hello, and welcome to the review of November 2016. This is a very special review as at the bottom of this post, you will find the first giveaway for December. As Christmas is fast approaching, we decided to run a few giveaways. We have some fantastic prize. We are kicking off with one that we hope you will love, a ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to find’ them set. Take a look at the bottom of the page for prizes and to enter the giveaway.


Well, you could certainly tell that winter had arrived this month. Cold, damp, frost mornings, a bitter wind, and dark nights graced us. Now I don’t particularly mind the cold. I love the crunch of the frost under my feet, and the look of everywhere turned white and glistening out of my window.

However the cold does have its downfalls. Having to de-ice the car, which means you have to get out of bed earlier, heating switched on, which dries your skin out and my least favourite, slippery floors.

This is the time of year that everyone does either the robot walk – staying so rigid, trying to stay upright, or the ballerina dance – slip sliding around with arms and legs having a mind of their own. 🙂

The cold weather does bring one big advantage to book lovers, though you get to snuggle up under a blanket, hot chocolate in one hand and a good book in the other – and perhaps a cheeky chocolate bar as well.

If you are looking for some inspiration as to what to read, then this month we reviewed 44 books, including two books that were reviewed by this month’s author guest reviewers, Terry Tyler and Tom Williams.

For those still trying to get in the Christmas spirit – we reviewed a few Christmas books that are just perfect for making you feel all warm and fuzzy.








Alongside our reviews there were guest posts, blog tours, cover reveal, five giveaway and interviews of both authors and bloggers to give you something to read.

This months author interviewees included conversations with:-


Each week we also have interviews with bloggers, from all genres. This months Blogger interviewees on our Bloggers’ Bench were :-


We’ve said goodbye this month to one of our longest serving reviewers, Bhakti, 🙁 But we have gained three new reviewers, so say a big hello to Monica, Francesca and Nalini. You can find all about them over on our ‘Meet the Reviewers‘ page.


Fantastic Beasts – Giveaway

As I told you at the start of this post, we will be running giveaways throughout December, on various posts (so keep a look out) – kicking us off is this wonderful giveaway of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ merchandise.

Prizes include: 1 x Tina Goldstein Pop Vinyl, 1 x 2017 calendar, 1 x Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J K Rowling , 1 x Poster Book, 1 x Magical Movie Handbook, 1 pkt of Chocolate Orange chocolates and 2 x Cadburys hot chocolate sachets. Giveaway is open to UK residents only – sorry.

fantastic beasts prizes

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So that’s it, until the end of December – seen as the next review will be after Christmas, we would like to wish every one of you a Very Merry Christmas, and we hope that Santa brings you lots of goodies (especially books 🙂 ), but remember a book is for life, not just for Christmas!

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30 Responses

  1. tracy shephard says:

    good health i have been so ill this year x

  2. Jenny says:

    I don’t really need or want anything this year. But if I was to treat MYSELF, I’d like Santa to bring me… maybe a nice new pair of boots 🙂

  3. Heather says:

    A magic wand ?⚡️

  4. Diana says:

    Books! More books!

  5. Mindi says:

    I want Santa to bring me a dishwasher!

  6. Georgia Rose says:

    I would like X by Sue Grafton in paperback. I love, love, love this series and can’t wait to read this one 🙂

  7. Mary Gardner says:

    I would love for Santa to bring me a new purse!

  8. Sophie Roberts says:

    I don’t need anything, I just want my family to be healthy and happy 🙂

  9. Laura says:

    I really don’t need anything. Would like for my uncle to get news on Monday. He has just been diagnosed with cancer ?

  10. Max Riley says:

    Lots of great books to read.

  11. Joanne says:

    Such a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for this, very exciting ? I can’t wait to just be able to spend Christmas with my family this year, and to watch them opening the gifts I got for them ?

  12. Joanne Gaylor says:

    Mint chocolates and a birthday cake!

  13. Hannah says:

    This Giveaway has me salivating. I don’t want much for Christmas. A few books, perhaps, and lots of time with family.

    • whisperingstories says:

      I’m with you on that one. I have a cupboard full with nowhere to put them as my shelves are full.

  14. That’s a lovely giveaway, just watched fantastic beasts twice!