Dec 30, 2016

2016 End of the Year Survey

One more day to the end of 2016! Once again, I've failed my GR challenge, read some equally amazing and meh books, and it's that time to do Jamie's end of the year survey take a look at how my bookish year has been!


Dec 27, 2016

A Very Bookish Christmas || Steampunk jewellery from Cogs and Curiosities

Hey bookworms!

I am back with another merch store today! Today, we're featuring a store that makes and sells the coolest jewellery, all steampunk themed! Their stuff is so amazing, and I am so happy to share it with you all!



Dec 21, 2016

CHASING FAERYTALES IS TWO!!!

Hello bookworms!!!

Guess what's special about today??? It's been two years since Chasing Faerytales was created! YES, MY BABY IS TWO YEARS OLD! This is so exciting, plus I am extremely sappy, so beware of all the feels below!

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Dec 14, 2016

A Very Bookish Christmas || Mason's Custom Funkos

I am pretty excited about today's store! :) Funkos are a popular trend these days, and I've always wanted to buy myself some, even though shipping has always made me sob! Well, today we're featuring Mason, who makes and sells custom funkos inspired by books!

Dec 13, 2016

A Very Bookish Christmas || Bookmarks from Read and Wonder

Another day, another book merch store, and today we are featuring a store which sells stickers, bookmarks - both magnetic and normal - which you wouldn't want to miss! 

Say hi to Jess the owner of Read and Wonder, a store which sells the most adorable products!


Dec 12, 2016

A Very Bookish Christmas || Magnetic bookmarks from Jane's Tiny Things

Hi bookworms!

Today I bring to you yet another store which sells bookmarks, but this time, of the magnetic kind! Say hello to Jane, the owner of Jane's Tiny Things, who makes and sells the most adorable pop culture and books inspired magnetic bookmarks and stickers!



Dec 11, 2016

Announcing the 2017 Diverse Books Reading Challenge!

Hi bookworms!

It's that time of the year! Shelly and I are once again joining forces to bring to you a year long reading challenge for diverse books! With certain new aspects, we're resuming the challenge we created last year, and let us present to you Diverse Reads 2017!


For newbies to the challenge - what is it all about? Well, we want to encourage the reading and support of diverse books and marginalized voices, and therefore this challenge hopes to help you read more diversely in 2017!

How do we classify a book as diverse?

The main character - or one of the leads, who preferably has a POV - has to belong to a diverse group. According to the definition of We Need Diverse Books
"We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
*We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization."
Furthermore if you have any doubt regarding whether a book is diverse or not, feel free to ask either Shelly or Me via twitter. I am @chasingfaes and Shelly is @shellysrambles.

Certain things to know

  • The books you read can be MG/YA/NA or adult, as well as in any format - paperback, hardcover, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, anthologies, short stories etc.
  • The books you read can be released at any time, can be ARCs and can be rereads. And it can coincide with another challenge you're taking part in.
  • The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st, and you can join in at any time you want.
  • You don't have to have a blog in order to participate, but we'd prefer if you review or talk about book in some platform, namely twitter, instagram or goodreads
  • We don't have levels or points, as we're trying to promote the reading of diversity, and we want you to set your own goals!

What's new this year?

We have created mini challenges for each month! We have designated a theme for each month, and while you are not required to read a book that falls in that particular category, this is something we created for those who like to challenge themselves a bit. 

January - Stories based on/ inspired by diverse folktales/culture/mythology
February - POC/ Biracial/ Multiracial Main Character/Lead
March - Disability
April - Mental Health 
May - Religious Diversity
June and July - Sexuality and Gender Identity
August - Non Western Setting
September - Ownvoices
October - Intersectionality
November - Diverse Retelling
December - 2017 Releases

We have created a reading list to help you with choosing your reads for the challenge. It's categorized according the monthly themes, and it's in Read Only mode, so if you have more recommendations or links/resources, do let us know in the comments or via twitter so we can add them to the list.
And that's not it! We want to celebrate diverse books that are being released in 2017 and their authors, so if you have a book coming out next year which is diverse, we want to feature you! Please sign up using the google form below, and you'll be interviewed and your book will be spotlighted in either one of our blogs during the course of the year!


Sign up and start reading!

All you have to do to sign up is to create a post saying that you're joining the challenge! A challenge TBR is optional, but we'd love to see your reading choices! You can also join with a sign up tweet or instagram post, just make sure to include the link of this post, use the hashtag #DiverseReads2017 and let everyone know that you're joining in the challenge!



Dec 9, 2016

A Very Bookish Christmas || Soaps,lip balms and bookmarks from Behind the Pages

Hi bookworms!

Today we're featuring one of my favourite book merch stores! Say hi to Gina, the owner of Behind the Pages, who sells the most amazing book inspired soaps and lip balms!


Dec 7, 2016

A Very Bookish Christmas || Jewellery from Feather Project

Hi everyone!

Today's store is kinda extra special, as it's not only an outlet for gorgeous accessories, charms and fandom inspired merch, it's also a local store!!! Yep, let me present to you Feather Project, a 
handmade store based in Sri Lanka, which I am proud to feature on the blog today!


Dec 6, 2016

A Very Bookish Christmas || Bookmarks from Ink and Wonder


Today's post is for lovers of bookmarks!!

Whether you use bookmarks to mark your pages, or just love to collect them like me, this particular type of book merch is something that all of us bookworms adore! So today on the blog, we're featuring Ink and Wonder, a store which sells beautiful wooden bookmarks, which you don't want to miss!


Dec 5, 2016

A Very Bookish Christmas || Candles from Novelly Yours

Hi bookworms!

Today we bring to you the second store we're featuring during this season. Novelly Yours is a store that sells candles inspired by books, characters and fandoms, and say hi to its owner, Brittany!

You might know Brittany as the blogger behind The Book Addict's Guide and one of the masterminds behind OTSP  Secret Sister, but today, it's time to get to know her as a store owner, while taking a look at the amazing store that is Novelly Yours!




Dec 2, 2016

A Very Bookish Christmas || Bookmarks from Skinny Hues

Hi bookworms!

Today you get to meet the first store we're highlighting during A Very Bookish Christmas! Say hi to Crini, the owner of one of my favourite Etsy stores, Skinny Hues - who makes gorgeous watercolour bookmarks that you don't want to miss!

Dec 1, 2016

Announcing A Very Bookish Christmas - A book merch store feature

Hello bookworms!

It's December! First of all, can you even believe that we are in the last month of the year? And the second thing is, are you all getting your Christmas wish lists ready? I am extremely excited to curate mine, which is going to be 85% bookish stuff, so I thought of doing something that might help you out a bit with your book merch shopping!

Throughout this month, I will feature a bookish merchandise store on the blog, complete with an interview of the store owner (s), spotlights of the products, details, links and some stores are even giving some of their products away, while some will be revealing an exclusive discount code!

So, from today, we'll be starting "A Very Bookish Christmas", and you'll get to know about different book merch stores throughout the month!