I want all the books

I was placing an order on Amazon the other night and after a solid hour of wishful thinking book stalking, I was led to a kindle unlimited ad. I’ve avoided kindle unlimited so far because I didn’t think it would be worth the cost, but it was a two month free trial. How could I actually pass that by… It would be crazy of me not to use this opportunity to see what it has to offer.

Apparently my ever growing piles of books and backlog of NetGalley arcs weren’t enough to make me pause, I dove in with a level of excitement I usually reserve for cake and cats. Continue reading “I want all the books”

The Olympic Games

Olympic Games Logo

In June I’m going to be participating in a reading challenge inspired by the Percy Jackson series. The Olympic Games is a fun way to come up with a TBR for the month and distract myself from all the reviews I have yet to write up. I have serious reviewers block and a serious backlog of reviews that need to be written up. Anyway, this challenge has been created by ISHI and if you click her name it will take you to her video. She is joined by a team of hosts and the challenge can take place across all platforms. The effort that has gone into the set up of this is amazing.

How does the challenge work? You take the quiz to determine your cabin and then follow the reading prompts for the god your representing. There are 5 prompts for each god and once those are completed you have the option of completing the advanced prompts.

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February Fun Times

Here we are, the kids go back to school this week, work has quietened down after the Christmas craziness and I have to do adult things like get my car serviced and all the after school activities are back on. I love having my kids home but little Sir spent more time playing Fortnite than he should have and as much as the family did lots of awesome things, I didn’t get to participate in all of it. I did get to see Dolittle today which I thought was brilliant. I laughed louder and more than anyone else in the cinema.

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Top Ten Tuesday

top ten tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where we get to feed that part of our soul that loves lists, by coming up with 10 things related to a certain topic.  Top Ten Tuesday was originally created by  The Broke and Bookish) and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future topics can be found HERE.  This weeks topic is:

Most anticipated releases of the second half of 2019 in no particular order –

1. Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicles) by Jay Kristoff 3rd Sep
2. Dispel Illusion (Impossible Times 3) by Mark Lawrence 14th Nov
3. Starsight (Skyward 2) by Brandon Sanderson 26th Nov
4. Meet Me in the Future: Stories by Kameron Hurley 20th Aug
5. The Wolf’s Call (Raven’s Blade #1) by Anthony Ryan 23 July
6. The Princess Beard: The Tales of Pell by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S Dawson 8th Oct
7. The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker 24th Sep
8. The Marked Prince by M.A. Grant 5th Aug
9. Monstress Vol. 4 by Marjorie M. Lui 1st Oct
10. A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie 19th Sep

And as a bonus I want to add Lauren James’s The Starlight Watchmaker, out on July 15th a middle-grade sci-fi. She writes fantastic ya sci-fi  and if you are looking for something for your kids (or yourself) to read, either of these would be a great choice.

In the interest of honesty, I will say I have already read Meet me in the Future: Stories by Kameron Hurley and it was a 5 star read. You should all go and pre-order your own copy now. And I haven’t read all the Abercrombie books, I just can’t wait to see everyone get excited for it. I know their will be some squealing over it.


Stacking The Shelves

A weekly post where I can brag about my new books? Yes please. Granted I definitely won’t have something to post every week, I’ll just do it as required. I will be including everything from my purchases, to NetGalley, gifts and books from authors or publishers (haha as if I’ll get a book sent to me from a publisher). Continue reading “Stacking The Shelves”

Stacking the shelves

mini haul

A weekly post where I can show off any new books? Yes please. I definitely won’t have something to post every week, I’ll just do it as required. I will be including everything; from my purchases, NetGalley, gifts and books from authors or publishers (haha as if I’ll get a book sent to me from a publisher).

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