Can someone please tell me how the hell it's November already? It seems like just yesterday I was waking up at an ungodly hour and dragging myself out of bed to work the Next Boxing Day sale (and getting hit over the head with people's shopping whilst doing so!). How has this year gone by so quick? On a lighter note though, it's even closer to Christmas. Now that Halloween is over and done with, people are no longer holding back. Christmas decorations are in the shops and they're showing Christmas movies and adverts on TV - finally, I can start getting excited without feeling guilty!
I've got to admit, as sad as I was to say goodbye to Angela and Alex, I felt like their ending just didn't do the rest of the I Heart... series justice, so I'm extremely pleased to hear that Lindsey Kelk is back with I Heart Christmas! She seems to be keeping very quiet about what the story actually involves, only that Angela plans her own 'fairytale' Christmas which doesn't quite end up going to plan (when does it?!). I Heart Christmas is available to pre-order now and will be released on the 21st of November.
There's actually a good few films out this month which are going to be big! First of all we've got Thor: The Dark World (starring the gorgeous Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston) being released on the 8th November, as well as How I Live Now (based on a great book and starring Saorise Ronan) on the same day. AND we've also got new Hunger Games is out on the 22nd of November. You'll be spoilt for choice.
As corny as it is - (I lie, it's actually pretty awesome!) I can't wait for Punk Goes Christmas. I've been a fan of their past compliation albums, especially Punk Goes Pop 4 (You all NEED to listen to The Downtown Fiction's cover of Super Bass, I swear, it's the only song of Nicki Minaj you'll ever find me listening to and even then it's a cover and not her singing!), so I'm definitely excited for this. I mean, who doesn't love a Christmas album? Especially when it features some of the best Christmas songs covered by the coolest rock bands. It features bands such as All Time Low, Yellowcard, The Ready Set, William Beckett, New Found Glory and The Summer Set. And that's just some of my favourites. Punk Goes Christmas will be released on the 5th November and you can pre-order it now.
Me and two of my good friends are doing a mini road trip around the UK in the second week of November! Over a seven day period we'll be visiting and staying in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Wolverhampton and finally, London to end it all with my first ever music festival Vans Warped Tour UK. There's not much to say about this except upon my return I'll have lots of content including what we wore, the music we listened to, the cheapest places to eat, the coolest places to go and much more. I'm also looking for some people to guest post for that week so if you'd like to provide some content to get your blog promoted a little, pop me an email on Louise.Joy@hotmail.com! Warped Tour in particular will feature some awesome bands such as Billy Talent, Enter Shikari, Flogging Molly, Escape The Fate, The Maine, Yellowcard, We Are The Ocean and While She Sleeps.
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