Posted in Books/Kindle

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk Books

Publication Date: August 2013

Pages: 368

Rating: 5/5

The Blerb:

The story of Jacob, a moody teenager who discovers, over the course of a series of increasingly dangerous adventures, that his grandfather’s stories of monsters and children with strange powers are actually true. As it flips back and forth between past and present, and as Jacob learns old truths about his grandfather and new truths about himself, the narrative pays thematic attention to the question of what constitutes individual identity, and also explores the differences between appearance and reality.


I had heard mixed things about this story so didn’t know what to expect when I bought it. Straight away I was in love with the concept of the book, the added visuals in the photo inclusions. It really added to the depth of the story for me.

Emma was my favourite character by far, there was something about her I could relate to. The heart ache she felt made her normal and more human. Jacob plays the moody teen well and it’s certainly interesting how the story develops. 

I am looking forward to reading Hallow City, the follow on from this novel. I want to know what happens. This book was over before it felt like I’d even started as it flowed so naturally. 

I am intrigued by what the film version will hold and whether it will compare to the greatness of the book.

Definitely one I’d recommend if you like something a little bit out there🙂

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

Posted in Planners

New Pursedori Planner

Yes, this is another set up post from me. A little while ago I ordered a LyraandCo pursedori (so called because of the popper fastener), it was listed under ‘last chance’ so I don’t think they are getting made again which is a shame.

I chose a fabric that would be nice for autumn. I really liked the idea of the popper rather than elastic as I really get fed up the elastic after a while,  which is why I’ve only managed to stay in a TN for a creative journal as it is not used daily.

Initially when I bought this I had no idea what I’d use it for however it just kind of fell into place. I had gone back to using a good old small notebook for all my blog prep and I decided to pop it in the Pursedori.

I ended up getting more books for it and setting it up to use for my blog. I have a weekly and monthly diary in there and a notebook ready for when my current one is full.
I decorated the outside of the notebooks, made a wallet and filled the little pockets and I’m loving it. It’s so easy to use, light, slim and perfect to pop in my handbag when I need it too.

I can even slot my slightly too big current blog notebook inside it as well.

I also bought some cute blogging stickers from HappyCutieStudio and they are the perfect size for the small inserts.

I am wanting to keep this as simple as possible, try something without a lot of washi and decor. 
If you fancy a look at one of these or to purchase one please check the link above for LyraandCo.

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x

Posted in Confessions Of......

Confessions Of A Plannerholic: My Favourite Recipe

This week’s Confession’s post is a little different from one we have done previously. We will all be sharing our favourite recipes.

For me this was a really easy pick. We have been having the same meal every Friday for what feels like forever as it’s our ultimate go-to favourite.

My recipe today will be Pasta Bolognese…


500g 5% fat mince

1 Tin of chopped tomatoes

Half a tub of tomato passata

Half a green pepper

Half a red pepper

1 carrot chopped into fine batons

1 red onion

Worcestershire Sauce



1 Oxo cube

1 Bag of Pasta


Brown the mince with the onion in a little oil or fry light. On a medium heat

Once the mince is browned add the peppers and carrots.

Leave for 5 minutes to soften a little then add the tinned tomatoes and passata.

Stir together and add the garlic (as much as you wish), few sprinkles of oregano, the crumbled Oxo cube and a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce.

Once all in the pan mix together and leave to simmer on a low heat for 30-40 minutes stirring occasionally.

After 30-40 mins put on the pasta and pop a garlic bread in the oven.

Once the pasta and bread are ready mix the pasta and sauce together and serve onto plates or in bowls, add the garlic bread as required.

And voila…Pasta Bolognese TSG style!

Don’t forget to visit the other ladies in the collaberation!



A Beautiful Plan 

Best Laid Plans

A Life Lived In Words

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

Pineapple and Button

Pennygate Crafts

Plan With Hannah


Pennygate Crafts

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

Posted in Plan With Me

My Week

This week I have gone with the magical Harry Potter spread.

The kit stickers and Halloween countdown stickers are from UglyBugDoes and the cute blogging stickers are from ThePlumpPlanner

Love how this looks:) 

I’ve got quite a busy week ahead. I start my major declutter to prepare for Christmas, one of the downsides to moving to a small house means it constantly looks cluttered.

I also have a book signing event I’m attending which I am covering to report on for my blog, I will be meeting the author and hopefully having a brief interview. I’m really excited about this! It’s my first of 4 over the month.

I also have a lot of blog draft prep for a new series I have coming out and college work to catch up (thank god it’s half term next week).

How is your week ahead looking? 

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x


Posted in Books/Kindle, My Life

The Versatile Blogger Award

First of all I’d like to thank Billie over at Billie Geena for nominating me.

I love these little blogger awards as they help to get other bloggers out there to share the wonderful content they all put out. 

So the Rules!

* Thank the person who nominated you

* Share the award on your blog

* Share 7 facts about yourself

* Choose 10 bloggers with less than 1000 followers (I picked Instagram)

* Notify them via social media.

7 Facts About Me

1) I have 6 tattoo’s, including a quote by Oscar Wilde down my arm. 

2) Before going to university to study Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Law I actually did Performing Arts at college.

3) My favourite genre is the 80’s – Fims, songs, you name it.

4) I still have and listen to my PJ and Duncan CD’s…Let’s get readddy to Rhumble!

5) I’ve lost 6 1/2 stone and still get a shock when I look in a mirror and expect myself to be bigger than I am.

6) My favourite TV show is Supernatural and I am convinced that I will marry Jensen Ackles one day.

7) I want to move to Canada even though I’ve never been there.

So there you go, completely boring me lol.

My nominations are :

A Beautiful Plan


Book Roast / Saturday On Wednesday 

Best Laid Plans

Plan With Hannah

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

A Life Lived In Words

Wonderfully Bookish

Sally Ann Made

Map To Mercury

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

Posted in Planners, Shop/Purchases

The New Rapesco 6 Hole Punch! Review

*Disclaimer :I received this item free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

I already owned the previous style Rapesco punch in black. I loved it, yes it was a faff about to do A5 but once you mastered it then it was easy as pie.

However when I heard about the new ones in various colours and with a punch guide I got a bit excited. Rapesco contacted me after I tweeted about them and asked if I’d like to try one as they were not available to purchase yet.

I’m not daft and said yes, of course! So along arrived the pretty pink punch.

The punch actually came with a hole punch instruction and paper size guide which was great. 

In order to do A5 you still need to flip the page the same way you did with the previous style punch except it is much easier with the pull out size guide.

The holes were spot on for my a5 planner. I managed to punch 10 sheets no problem of the paper I had which is more than I could with my last.

All in all this hole punch is definitely a step up from the previous model. There still isn’t any more information on when they will be released or for how much but you can find there range here.

Below are a couple more images of the new punch.

If I hadn’t got one I would definitely buy one!

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

Posted in Confessions Of......

Confessions Of A Plannerholic: A-Z Of Planning

This weeks Confessions post is something a little different. We are all doing and A-Z in something we like/enjoy. For me that is an A-Z of Planning and Stationery. 
I did struggle with a few of these so I have really grasped at some straws for answer, I have though managed to at least get an answer for every letter.

Let’s get started;

A – Art

B – Binder Clips

C – Charms

D – Dashboard

E – Ephemera 

F – Filofax

G – Glue

H – Hole Punch

I – Inserts

J – Journal

K – Kikki-K 

L – Llama (PGW!)

M – Minc

N – Notebook

O – Oli Clio

P – Pens

Q – Queen Stephanie (UKPA)

R – Rapesco

S – Stickers 

T – Traveler’s Notebook

U – UglyBugDoes 

V – Vision Board 

W – Washi

X – Xerox

Y – YouTube

Z – Zipped Pouch

As you can see I’ve used the freedom of everything when it came to picking some of these things.

For more in the series please check out the other lovely ladies taking part.



A Beautiful Plan 

Best Laid Plans

A Life Lived In Words

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

Pineapple and Button

Pennygate Crafts

Plan With Hannah


Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

Posted in Planners

UglyBugDoes – Traveler’s Notebook

The time has come for one of my most anticipated creations of the year. Michelle over at UglyBugDoes and her lovely husband have started selling Traveler’s Notebooks aka Uglydori’s.

Let’s have a look at what these beauties offer;

* 1.2mm leather, 3mm on the reinforced spine.


*4 Elastics (colour of your choice)

*2 Secretarial Pockets

*4 Credit card pockets

*Pen Loop

*Reinforced Spine

*Hand dyed in various colours

*Matte sheen not high gloss finish

*Can be stamped with initials and words.


* Free leather stamped charm for the closure elastic.

These Uglydori’s are available in two sizes Regular and Field Notes.

The Regular size is ÂŁ45 and the Field Notes is ÂŁ35, these will be available in the Etsy shop but you are welcome to send a message to Michelle to register your interest via her Facebook Group

 These are the leather dyes that are available. Orders take approximately 2 weeks until dispatched from ordering.

I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these bad boys:)

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

Posted in Books/Kindle

Book Review: Hogwarts Short Stories of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

TitleHogwarts Short Stories of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies. 

AuthorJ.K Rowling

PublisherPottermore From J.K Rowling 

Pages: 68

Format: Kindle only

Rating:  5/5

The Blerb:

These stories of heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories’ most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney’s life, and you’ll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way. 
Review :

I love love love this book. I really enjoyed reading about the lore of the Harry Potter world and the past of the characters we love.

I didn’t know what to expect but these compliment the Harry Potter novels so much. If you are a die-hard Potterhead like I am then you will absolutely be absorbed in the world all over again. J.K Rowling has added depth to a world I already wished to be part of.

Massively recommended from me!

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

Posted in Books/Kindle

Book Review: Vassa In The Night by Sarah Porter

TitleVassa In The Night

Author: Sarah Porter

Publisher: Tor Teen

Page Count: 304

Publication Date: 16th October 2016

Rating: 3/5

The Blerb:

In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now—but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood.

In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.

But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair.

I received this book with my September Fairyloot box and until then I’d never heard of the book or the author.

This book is based on a Russian Fairytale Vasilissa The Beautiful which could go someway to explaining why I just couldn’t get it.

Overall I found the story bizarre. Personally I like to know a story’s setting such as era etc. With this story you never quite know when it’s set, is magic commonly accepted? Is is socially accepted to kill so easily? These little things niggled me thought-out the book.

The story itself I actually really liked, the chatacters Vassa and Erg were quite enjoyable to read about as were some of the secondary characters. Babs played the perfect villan.

There is just something about the way it is written that didn’t catch me. Perhaps I will re-read this another time and see if my opinion changes much. 

This book has left me conflicted as I equally enjoyed and disliked it. Saying that I was eager to read it and didn’t really put it down once I had started.

Vassa In The Night has left me discombobulated for sure hence the 3 star rating.

Have you read this? What were your thoughts? Perhaps I need to read the original fairytale beforehand next time.

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x