Book Haul|| Birthday.


HI! Today is my birthday!


Since it is my birthday today why not do a birthday haul post!? I received some amazing birthday gifts from friends and family. Some of those gifts included some books that I really wanted!

I decided to break up my book haul post into two posts, because it was becoming one huge epic post when I had first added all of this into it. You can check out my part one book haul post over here and also my February wrap up post over here. Onto the BIRTHDAY GIFTSSSSSSS! 

From Maren:
The Worn Bookmark.


My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Paperweight by Meg Haston
Crowley Funko
Cat page markers
A bunch of Neko Atsume pins & sticker

I am so in love with everything that Maren sent me! AHHHH! Some items aren’t pictured, because she also sent Lauren those and it needs to be a surprise, duh! 😛 It was Harry Potter themed things though. I’ll share a picture at a later time. Thank you again, Maren! So glad we have gotten so close!

From Shelbie:
Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads.


Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Katniss Everdeen Funko
Ninth Doctor Funko
Doctor Who shirt
Emoji stickers & food stickers!
Doctor Who pins

Shelbie knows me so well! We are pretty much the same person when it comes to things we like. I am so stoked about all the things she sent me. They are pretty perfect and ALL THE PIZZA STUFF! 😀 Thank you again, Shelbie! PS: move closer to meeee! 😛

From Lauren:


Hagrid Funko
Dumbledore Funko
Two hoodies (pictured below)
*she also got me those elephant socks pictured, but not for my birthday*

It’s been so awesome becoming friends with Lauren. I was so excited to get the HP Funkos! The hoodie says “the comedian” on the back (because I’m the funny one in the group 😛 ) and the front says “NINJAOTTERSOX”, because that’s our group name. It’s an awesome and comfy hoodie. Our group consists of Lauren, Shelbie, Maren, and I. It’s been so fun getting to know them. PS: check out Lauren’s book, Shattered Blue! I personally loved it.

Group hoodie picture shot!


The Comedian – ME!
The Eskimo – Maren
The Author – Lauren
The Bride – Shelbie

From Tammy:


John Watson Funko
Doctor Who earrings

I have a funny story about my birthday gift from Tammy. It was her birthday Feb. 22, so I sent her a gift as well. I sent her a Sherlock Funko and a Sherlock coloring book. I read her card, which  the end says “thanks for being the Watson to my Sherlock” and when I opened the bag it was the Watson Funko. I thought that was so hilarious that we got them for each other. We both had no idea what we were sending each other for our birthdays, so it was totally random and a surprise. I thought it was so cool though! 🙂 I told her that we were meant to be best friends.

From my sisters:

My older sister also got me a cute book themed shirt for my birthday and it says: “I’m a book reader; that means I live in a crazy fantasy world with unrealistic expectations; thank you for understanding.”


My younger sister got me one of the greatest things EVER! See below… 😛


A PIZZA PILLOW! Everyone knows how obsessed and in love with pizza I am, so I was so excited to get this pizza pillow! The rest of my birthday gift from my family was my trip to California, so this has been one amazing birthday!

That’s all for this post! It’s got a lot longer than I thought it would, lol. Tomorrow morning I am off to California to meet up with Maren and Lauren! I will also be getting to meet Kristen (author of Blonde Eskimo) as well. I am so excited to be spending the weekend with them and a few others too! I’ll be pretty silent on the blog until the 11th since I’ll be on this trip. You can follow me on Instagram to see pictures I take throughout the trip though! (heyyitsashley – IG account).

I hope you have a great day!


48 thoughts on “Book Haul|| Birthday.

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY!!!! Wishing you all the best, and great gifts, but from what I see, you already got some AWESOME things! That pizza pillow is SO fun, haha. And I can’t wait to hear what you think about Second Chance Summer, I need to read that book 🙂 And SOOCKS. I’m glad I’m not alone with tons of fun socks, hahaha :p

    • Thank you! 🙂 I was so happy with all of the gifts that I got. I got some really awesome books that I can’t wait to read. I am obsessed with pizza, so the pillow was perfect. 🙂 Socks are the best, so you are definitely not alone in liking fun socks!

  2. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great time, and appearently you had so.. Happy Birthday again!! The pizza pillow is the best and what your best friend wrote you is so cute 🙂

  3. AHHH all these things are so nice! All those funko pop dolls, the socks, the merch and THE BOOKS! I hope you enjoy them 🙂 I personally loved both Second Chance Summer and Paperweight – two really great emotional reads.

    Anyway Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one and you enjoy yourself 😉

    • Thank you! 😀
      I am so excited to read Second Chance Summer and Paperweight. I’ve been dying to read them for so long, so I am happy I finally got copies of them! 🙂

  4. Happy belated birthday, Ashley! 😀 I hope you had a great day!
    All of these things are so cute. T_T I’m totally eyeing the socks in the first picture because they’re so adorable. ❤

    • Thank you! 😀
      I love crazy/fun socks, so it was awesome getting so many for my birthday. I even got tons more while I was in California LOL! I’m going to need a dresser just for socks soon HAHA. ❤

      • If some of them go missing from your dresser, it wasn’t me…
        *hides stolen socks behind back*

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