So I didn’t put an Indulgence Insider up last week because I just haven’t been in the mood to. I’ve been in and out of the doctor’s office, the pathology, radiology and now the specialist. I thought it was all related to my food allergies, but now it turns out it may be more serious. Only time will tell I guess.
This weekend I had 4 days off, went to the bookfest for two of these days and picked up an awesome haul! Met up with Chiara and Bec again to catch up over books and to help Bec do the Find Me Tag. It was lots of fun! Basically with Bookfest, the convention center is divided up into several sections – such as Sci-Fi, Paperback Fiction, and Children’s. The books aren’t sorted in any order, you really have to dig through them to find out any titles that you may want. Finding something on your TBR is like hitting a gold mine, and they’re only around $5 each for a good quality one as well. Plus it’s supporting Lifeline which is a bonus!
I was also forced to rearrange my bookshelf because my boyfriend moved it. After I got over the initial shock, I was able to organise all the series and authors and get rid of books that I didn’t want to read anymore. Loving my shelves more than ever! Just ignore the bottom shelf. That’s my swap/review pile.
Oh yes, there was also rude comment left on my blog. Thanks for all of your support on Twitter, I really felt the love.
Other than work, watching the Flash, trying to finish Arkham Origins before the next game comes out and playing board games with friends, I haven’t been up to much else at all.
Here’s my bookfest haul! All are books that I am genuinely interested in reading, and I got all of them for around $5 each.
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – SO EXCITED!
The Sound of Whales by Kerr Thomson
Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
Hexed by Michael Alan Nelson – Pyr from Netherlands saw my extremely enthusiastic comment on Books Bones and Buffy and contacted me for a review!
Thank you to Scholastic Australia, Bloomsbury, Penguin Random House, Pyr Books and Harper Voyager for these review copies.
I swapped books with Chiara and Bec at the bookfest. Have been wanting to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for ages, and The Truth About Forever fits my Sarah Dessen collection nicely.
I’ve read the following books in the past 2 weeks:
- The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes – Definitely one of my favourite reads this year! It’s tense, thrilling, told from the perspective of a strong and arrogant survivor. I loved it.
- Kissing in America by Margo Rabb – A travelling book more about the journey than the destination. 3 stars.
- Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella – I love books about mental health and Audrey has severe anxiety and social anxiety disorder. She was ever so charming. 4 stars.
- Becoming Rain by K.A. Tucker – Definitely enjoyed it more than Burying Water. 3.5 stars.
Reviews to come! Which reviews would you like to see first?
Some of my recent posts on bookstagram: (click on the picture for the original link)
Check out some of my favourite discussion posts this week:
- Amanda @ Beautiful Bookish Butterflies says how she would blog differently if she could start again
- Emily @ Loony Literate on who should be bookish BFFs
- Jen @ Ya Romantics on spotting love triangle red flags
- Melanie @ YA Midnight Reads on Co-blogging pros and cons
- Amir @ Not So Literary on WordPress themes & plugins
- My friends at Deadly Darlings are looking for a co-blogger, as is Her Book Thoughts!
- Check out the latest Aussie YA Bloggers Newsletter for June, where we featured recaps of Teen Con 2015. Why not subscribe for the latest releases here?
- Cassandra Clare & Holly Black are coming to Australia! They’re attending the Brisbane Writer’s Festival to promote the latest Magisterium book in September. Love YA Festival is also happening again this year on 5 September.
- Perth has been announced as hosting Penguin’s flagship YA events, PTALive! Details are here.
Geek & Gamer News
- Check out my review of Game of Thrones: Episode 4 (Telltale Games) here.
- Fallout 4 has been announced! Fallout 3 is definitely one of the best post-apocalyptic games I’ve ever played, so I cannot wait. View the trailer here.
- XCOM 2 has been announced as a PC exclusive. Interesting enough, the sequel follows the bad ending where aliens take over. Trailer here.
- Nvidia is giving out free copies of Arkham Knight with qualifying graphics cards. I’m definitely taking advantage of this offer!
- Legends of Tomorrow, DC’s superhero compilation trailer has been announced as a new series for The CW! If you love The Flash or Arrow you will LOVE this. I’ve watched this trailer many times 😀
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Find Me Tag: I Hunt Down Books & Take Photos of Them
Fantasy Reviews #2 – End of Days & The Girl at Midnight which were both meh
You’re The Kind of Girl I Write Songs About by Daniel Herborn Review: I’d Write a Haiku, Maybe an Iggy Rap at Most – Kristy’s wonderful first review
How has your bookish week been?