Monday, 26 July 2021

The Mid-Year Freak Out Tag 2021!!


 Mid-Year Freak out time!
Yes, it's the end of July but I don't care... Being late is the story of my life! 😆

THE BEST BOOK YOU'VE READ, SO FAR, IN 2021.

I can't choose!!! I have 3 very different favourites of the year, so far... 
Lancelot by Giles Kristian
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Well Met by Jen DeLuca


THE BEST SEQUEL YOU'VE READ, SO FAR, IN 2021.

Erm... I guess it would be Hellbound Guilds and Other Misdirections by Annette Marie and Rob Jacobsen.


A NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN'T READ YET BUT WANT TO.

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas
Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews


MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF 2021

The One and Only Crystal Druid by Annette Marie


BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson


BIGGEST SURPRISE

Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz


FAVOURITE DEBUT OR NEW TO ME AUTHOR
Jen DeLuca


NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH

Ren Bergman from Always Only You by Chloe Liese


NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER

Nava Katz from The Unlikeable Demon Hunter series by Deborah Wilde


A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo had me bawling my eyeballs out towards the end.


A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

Well Met and Well Played by Jen DeLuca


FAVOURITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION

I can't really think of any book to movie adaptations we've watched this year beyond doing a re-watch of the Hunger Games movies so I'll go with those!

FAVOURITE POST YOU'VE DONE THIS YEAR

Bwahahahaha! I've written about 20 posts total this year and I wouldn't say any of them are a favourite but I'll go with "Reasons why I love reading and reading romance!" as it was fun.
MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU'VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR

Uprooted by Naomi Novik


It's much prettier in "person" with embossing and foil etc.

BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR
Too many to count! But here's a few that spring to mind...



Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Keystone, Ravenheart and Deathtrap by Dannika Dark
Great and Precious Things by Rebecca Yarros
Camelot by Giles Kristian
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas
The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

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Are any of these on your lists?

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Books I Read In One Sitting


This week's Top Ten Tuesday question is: 
Books I read in one sitting... Or would have if I'd had the time.

Oooh... and what a lovely question it is! The problem is that there are so many!!! 
And I'm only going to focus on books I read in one sitting... The "would have if I'd had the time" would keep us here forever!

Okay, let's start with 2021, so far...

Well Met by Jen DeLuca


Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz


Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa


The Unlikeable Demon Hunter by Deborah Wilde


And now for 2020...

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang


The Beginner's Guide To Necromancy series by Hailey Edwards. 


Yes, the series... One book after another (paced at one book a day). It was lockdown... I had nothing else to do and it hooked me.

Damned Souls and A Sangria by Annette Marie


Touch of Evil by Cecy Robson


Grave War by Kalayna Price


The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss


You Had Me At Hockey by Kelly Jamieson


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Huh... What do you know; that's eleven (plus)!
And I could have gone on from 2020... Let alone 2019 and beyond (behind?) but I'll stop there.

What can I say? I like a good binge read.
What about you? What's on your list? 

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Weekly Update #139

 

Welcome!
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!


This week has been a quietish one without work (I'm on medical leave) to juggle alongside the day-to-day activities. 

Monday to Wednesday pretty much consisted of me going for a walk in the morning and reading the rest of the day until the little dude got home from school. 
On Thursday and Friday, I mixed things up a little by meeting a friend for coffee in the morning, then walking, then reading... What an exciting life! 😆 In all seriousness, I need the routine, I need the calm and I need the time to adjust to the medication I'm on, so it's all good. 
On Saturday, we ran errands in town, checked out flooring options (we're looking to replace the downstairs carpets probably with wood flooring), and had a BBQ in the evening. 

The weather has been so freaking hot this week and it looks like next week will be the same and I'm not happy about it... I hate it when it gets too hot... Ugh, sticky and gross!
 As I write this, it's not quite 10am, and it's already 26c/79f. 😞 If yesterday is any indication, it'll be above 30c by lunchtime and there is nowhere to hide! The only one in this house who can handle the heat is the professor who thrives on it.

The little dude breaks up from school this coming Thursday so I think I'm going to spend the day planning some summer activities. It's going to be nice having something to look forward to!


None! OMG, it's a miracle!


This week was a mixed reading week... 2 novels, one novella!
I really enjoyed Romancing the Duke but the other two mostly missed the mark for me.
 

Romancing The Duke by Tessa Dare 
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Never His Mate by Sarah Spade
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How To Catch A Wild Viscount by Tessa Dare
⭐⭐1/2


I blame Jen DeLuca and Well Met because I'm re-watching Once Upon A Time! I'm halfway through S2 and enjoying having it on in the background immensely!

Apart from that, all we've watched is the season finale of Loki.


Bookish Thoughts: Well Met and Well Played by Jen DeLuca
Tell Me Something Tuesday: What Are Your Favourite Posts To Read?
Bookish Thoughts: Lancelot by Giles Kristian