I was chatting with my dear friend Andi from Andi’s ABCs the other day, mulling over what kind of new blog post I could possibly come up with for my blog. After blogging for five years and feeling like I’m repeating so many things and having candles take over my life with Novelly Yours (in a good way), I just don’t have as much time or energy to create some of those fun graphics and infographics that I used to love to spend hours and even days creating! Book and a Beverage really kind of died out with so many people having already done it and me having a hard time keeping track of blog posts sometimes so she suggested I switch things up to fit my life with more of what I’m doing now… and do a little switch from books & beverages to books & candles! I already post quite a bit of books & candles on my Instagram account and it seemed like the perfect way to really tie everything back together!
Here on A Book and a Candle, I share two of my favorite things! I started my own candle shop about two years ago and ever since then, my candle addiction has only grown exponentially! I share a lot of my photos on Instagram but not many really make it to my blog so this seemed like a great opportunity to talk some more about books and candles and how one enhances the other!
With the Ready Player One movie coming out, I was naturally in the mood to share a RPO photo with my Wickworms candle, The Oasis!
THE BOOK: READY PLAYER ONE | Goodreads
THE CANDLE: The Oasis from Wickworms
Candle scents: the scents aren’t listed on the candle but it’s light and fresh and clean! Being the candlemaker that I am, I think one is green clover & aloe!
I still haven’t seen the movie for Ready Player One and I’ve heard some mixed reviews but I’m still excited to see it! I think if I’m prepared for a lot of things to be different, it’ll be easier to split myself from expecting it to be exactly like the book. I’ve been watching the TV adaption of The Magicians and I actually kind of enjoy how it’s inspired by the series but it’s not ALWAYS the plot of the series (often it’s actually its own thing), so I’m kind of prepared for the Ready Player One movie to be along those lines.
I do still want to read it again before I see the movie though. I really like reading the books before I see the movie/TV show so I at least know what was changed and what wasn’t. It’s so easy to see a film or TV show multiple times and start to forget what the book was actually like and that’s the most important part!
I first read READY PLAYER ONE siiiiix years ago!! It was one of the first audiobooks I ever listened to and I fell in love! Wil Wheaton is such an amazing and dynamic narrator that it just pumped my up throughout the whole book! I loved all of the 80s references, even if I didn’t know ALL of them, and I think I’ll enjoy it even more on the second read!
When I saw that Wickworms had a candle inspired by READY PLAYER ONE, I knew I had to have it! This was actually an exclusive candle in a Wickworms special set but I was swapping candles with Sav, candlemaker to candlemaker, and I was able to sweet talk her into including this one in our trade!! It was my first-ever RPO candle and it smells so lovely! The scents were included in the box so I don’t know exactly what they are, but I think from my experience that it has some clover and aloe. It’s beautiful, light, and this combo kind of gives a minty/menthol feel that makes it super fresh!
** All candles featured in A Book and a Candle have been obtained by my own choosing, whether by direct purchase or in a candle swap and there have been no exchanges or free product sent to me to feature. Candle shops featured are of my choosing and each candle summary/review are my own words and opinions. I have not been influenced in any way to write these posts other than my own pure enjoyment of each candle! I’m just sharing what I love! **