Bookish Mixes

bookishmixesTwo of my favourite things are books and music. When they come together it’s pure heaven. Many authors have described how they write either with music in the background to set the mood or use it as a tool to help plan out their novels. For readers, music can remind them of a scene from a book or add further meaning to an emotion or event. Spotify and 8tracks have some fantastic book inspired playlists. Each week I plan on sharing a playlist that I have made as well as some of my personal favourites.

This week’s focus is on my favourite book of 2015, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardrugo. It’s basically about an impossible heist that thrusts a groups of criminal misfits together. Leigh could write about anything and I would probably love it. The characters and setting are vibrant and stunning. The darkish criminal underworld feeling of the book, from the bustling streets of Ketterdam to the snow and ice in Fjerda, is perfectly captured in these playlists.


What do you think of these playlists? Do you have any others to suggest?


Blogging Extravaganza

Blogging Extravaganza

Blogging extravaganza is a month-long challenge hosted by Rachel from Beauty and the Bookshelf! All the details can be found here.

Prompt: Plan a fictional trip. 


I have loved Leigh Barudo’s magical world since I read the first book in the Grisha trilogy, Shadow and Bone. Taking inspiration from the cold winters of Russia and the seaports of the Netherlands, this is where I would plan to visit. Of course, I would need Kaz and the crew to keep me safe. It’s a dangerous world out there!

So, this is the Grishaverse. I love books that come with awesome maps!

First stop…Ketterdam on the island of Kerch. It’s an trade hub, but be extra careful! Always keep on eye on your purse. After a brief top in Ketterdam, it’s a ship ride over to the kingdom of Ravka and its gorgeous capital Os Alta. Think Saint Petersburg at the height of Romanov rule with magic. After that it’s a trek across the frozen lands to Fjerda. The people aren’t very friendly, especially if you have a magical ability, but the Ice Palace is supposed to be a stunning piece of architecture.


Just look at how stunning this imagined world is! ♡♡♡♡

What fictional world would you like to journey to?

→ The Grishaverse world aesthetics created by RykeMedows. Visit her Tumblr for other gorgeous creations.