Indulgence Insider #21 – 500 Instagram Followers!

February 22, 2015 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Features, Indulgence Insider


Indulgence Insider is our version of Stacking the Shelves and the Sunday Post, bringing you this week’s haul, bookish news and discussion posts from around the blogosphere!

Thank you everyone for following me and supporting my Instagram adventures, I’ve reached 500 followers on Instagram! It’s been so much fun and hopefully I can start another challenge again for next month.

This week we had a tropical cyclone in my State, so it was a bit scary there for a while. Our area copped a bit of rain and flooding, but there’s been a lot of damage in some of the more rural areas.

I also got my January Arcade Block a few weeks ago, with some pretty cool stuff. I love the PvZ comic and the lego, even though I’m not the biggest Halo fan. I’ve unsubscribed though, because now I have 3 Nintendo shirts I don’t know what to do with.

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Read Play Blog 2I put up this month’s post of Read Play Blog, a gaming meme that Ana and I have created. We talked about our ideal Valentines date and a game with our favourite couple. Come check it out and if you’re a gamer, why not even participate? Next month’s question: Do you prefer multiplayer or singleplayer games? Recommend your favourite! – post your answer, recommendation & currently playing on the 16th or anytime during the month and link up!

Here is my favourite Instagram photo I took this week! Click on the photo to go to the original post.

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Book Haul

Review copies – physical


Ensnared by A.G. Howard – Time to binge read the whole series!
The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead – Been reading this all week, it’s sad it’s all going to be over!

Thank you to Thames & Hudson Australia and Penguin Australia for sending me these review copies.



Looking for Alaska by John Green: 10th Anniversary Edition – I’ve been pretty good about not buying anything, despite still needing to use up my birthday Dymocks vouchers but I couldn’t resist this beautiful anniversary edition!

Reading Update

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  • A Court of Thorns and Roses was absolutely amazing, and left me with a bit of a book hangover. I’m officially cheating on Chaol with Tamlin! Review to come closer to release.
  • The Ruby Circle is really fast paced and I’m sad it’s all coming to an end a bit too quickly. Review to come.
  • YOU by Caroline Kepnes is a really freaky stalker story so far written in second person. This is going to be twisted!

Discussion Posts

Posts I enjoyed this week:

Bookish News


You may have missed…

Chatterbox: How Does Age Impact Your Reading?
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Review: Bland Mash-up of Books
Contemporary YA Reviews #5: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart & A Small Madness by Diane Touchell
Read Play Blog #8 – My Valentines Date and Favourite Couple

What books did you add to your shelves this week?

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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Twitter @happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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38 responses to “Indulgence Insider #21 – 500 Instagram Followers!

  1. Thank you Jaz! Gosh you're putting me onto hardbacks, they are really so pretty and my hardback shelf isn't just 1 shelf anymore! LOL fair enough, TBH Fiery Heart was my favourite of the series, it just kind of peters out from there and Silver Shadows is even more boring. Yep, Stephanie Meyer, author of Twilight! I hope it isn't going to be lame.

  2. Stephanie Meyer? Anna Dressed in Blood? Oh no, you know she's going to end up either a brooding whiny ghost, or sparkly. Why WWHHHHHHHHHHHHY is she doing this to us. I loved that book, so if the movie turns out to be shithouse, I'm going to cut a bitch.

    YAY for 500 followers! That was quick. I'm not on there, you know, with a shitty Windows phone and all. Ooh, can't wait to see your review for Ensnared, and that ending.

    Have a lovely week of reading Jeann <3

    • I know, I hope it will turn out decent because after the first one, we're pretty turned off lol. I know, it's pretty quick actually! I'm having a lot of fun with it. Hurry up and upgrade your phone Kelly!

  3. Eugenia

    Congrats on the 500 instagram followers Jeann – I really love that one with the flowers on top, and I so need to read more Colleen Hoover novels – it's just a matter of what to pick up first. Great to hear ACOTAR blew you away 🙂
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  4. danielleisbusyreading

    Congrats on the instagram followers! Your pictures are so pretty – I seriously need to do a better job with my book haul pics lol. My apartment is so bare right now because I'm moving in a few months. 😛

    Yay for The Ruby Circle! I was sad to say goodbye as well. 🙁 I love Sydrian so much.

    • Thank you Danielle, with good lighting and a bit of practice you can do anything lol! Ah, that\’s exciting about the move. Sydrian was lovely and it was great to see how much they\’ve evolved since the first book.

  5. Charnell

    You've got a great haul this week. I'm totally cheating on Chaol with Tamlin too, I can't help myself. That book was utter pefection and I am so desperate for book two already. My review is scheduled and I am very excited for it to go live nearer the release date. Your Instagram pictures are soooo pretty, must go check I'm following you and if not, rectify it.

    • I know, how awesome was Tamlin! Gosh I can\’t wait until your review too, my one will be on the 27th of April. Thank you Charnell!

  6. bebeboss666

    Incredible haul! I used to get Loot Crate, think they're all similar but I love them! Happy reading 🙂

  7. inlibrisveritas

    Congrats on all the followers! I just hit 200 this weekend. I can't wait to get Court of Thorns, it looks so good and I've heard nothing but good things.
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    • Thank you and congrats to your milestone as well! Yesss Court of Thorns is so amazing! My review will come out closer to the release date.

    • Thanks Joy, I\’m glad you\’re enjoying it hehe! Wow, surprised you heard about our cyclone over there! I love your account too!

  8. I really love your photos on Instagram Jeann so I'm not surprised that you reached 500 followers! Congratulations! Love that Valentine pic! And I loved YOU. I read it months ago and still haven't reviewed it cause I suck but it was certainly twisted and different! Have a great week ahead! 🙂
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  9. rlsharpe

    Congratulations on reaching 500 instagram followers, that is amazing. I'm glad to hear your area wasn't damaged to badly in the storm.
    I've been holding off reading A Court of Thorns and Roses, even though it's killing me, waiting until a bit closer to the release date because I have a fair few other books to read and review due before it. I'm glad you loved it, I just know I'm going to love it too.

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    • Thanks Rochelle, I totally know what you mean with ACOTAR! I read a few books first so I had reviewed some I needed to first, and used this one as a bit of a treat. I hope you\’ll enjoy it though.

    • Thanks Kara, I just finished reading The Ruby Circle and my review will be going up tomorrow. It was a good ending to the series, probably rated it a 3.5.

  10. Jaz

    Congrats on 500 Instagram followers Jeann 🙂

    Pretty book haul! I have the hardback of Ensnared because I couldn't resist the gorgeousness. Yay for TRC! *Whispers* I still haven't finished The Fiery Heart because it's boring the hell out of me lol.
    I need that gold edition of LFA even though the book was meh for me lol.
    Wait the author of Twilight (Stephenie? Or is Stephanie Meyer a different person) is producing Anna Dressed in Blood what.
    ACOTAR forever <3 Rhysand omg.
    Also thank you for the mention (:

  11. Nice haul this week 🙂 That Looking for Alaska edition is so shiny!

    I hope there wasn't too much damage from the cyclone! We haven't heard much about it to be honest, which is a bit weird for the media, but I suppose no news is good news! We used to get them all the time up north, but there's a bit of a difference when you know your house is built to cyclone grade standards and when it's not D:
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  12. Bec

    CONGRATS ON 500 INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS! That's an insane number of people. And thanks for linking to my oh so amazing and helpful tutorial!

    I'm about to read ACOTAR! (well, after I finish playing Dual Destinies and reading The Novice). I can't wait to meet Tamlin and then fangirl with you!
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  13. piscesgirl1688


    • Hahaha Rhys is pretty freaking awesome, man those wings <3 I can\'t wait to read the Splintered series! I shall totally let you know!