What a week of ups and downs in the book blogging world! There was heaps of tension around the blogosphere as of late, which, even if you’re not active on Twitter you’d be able to tell from the types of discussions that are out at the moment. For me, I was getting a little demotivated seeing all of the negativity, but that’s over now thanks to the #BookNerdBoost held by @YAIndulgences @kawaiileena @. I woke up to so many wonderful messages of positivity, encouragement and support and it truly brought tears to my eyes! (ILY ALL SO MUCH). While there may be drama every now and then in this community, that can often be tiring, it’s just what happens with people. I stick it through the ups and downs and in the end, we are reminded that it’s not all for nothing.
Upgraded to Ultimate Book Blogger v3 which is very neat! It now supports multiple reviews and has a tonne of new features. If you haven’t got this plugin yet and you’re on WordPress, you need it, it is awesome! It saves so much time, automates so much and makes everything so easy, plus Ashley offers the loveliest customer service ever.
This week was the most exciting week in a gamer’s world, E3 was on with heaps of announcements and major releases! It was awesome getting hyped up about all the games coming out. Check out my Geek & Gamer News below for the highlights…
I managed to post a lot this week, but next weekend I’ll be away for work so there’ll be no Indulgence Insider.
Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot – Princess Diaries 11!! Wow, I had no idea there were so many, so I look forward to this one!
Thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia for this review copy.
I have been wanting to read Stolen Songbird for ages (even though I have a Kindle copy). Hoping I love it, plus these covers are so beautiful! Had no idea there was a Miss Peregrine’s Graphic novel out as well!
- Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane As You Being You is told entirely in lists! The longest title ever. 3 stars.
- The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is my current read, surprisingly easy to get into but not scary.
- Ms Marvel Vol 2: Generation Why is where Kamala kicks ass! It felt very cartoony. 4 stars.
- What She Left is one of the first one star reviews I’ve given this year. So frustrating.
Reviews to come!
Here’s some of the posts I put up on bookstagram this week:
Some of the discussions I enjoyed this week:
- Jessica @ Bookish Serendity weighs up pros and cons of co-blogging
- Bieke @ Istyria Book Blog on being an author and blogger
- Melanie @ YA Midnight Reads on how to get people to read your blog
- Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books on opinions and freedom of speech (aka. booktube gate)
- Asti @ Oh The Books on accepting changes
- Romi @ Where the Writer Comes to Write on blogger jealousy
- Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer WILL BE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!!
- Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales on Book blogging and freedom of speech
- Larissa @ YA Midnight Reads gives us a motivational speech for women
Shatter Me has been optioned for TV by ABC Signature and Tahereh Mafi will be a consulting producer! Follow @ShatterMeTV for news!
- Cara Delevingne, super model and Paper Towns actor has opened up about being gay. So awesome and brave of her!
- The sequel of the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is called the Glass Sword.
- Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is also coming to TV!
- Hachette YA Bloggers Night is happening again in Sydney, on 17 August Evening. A special guest will be coming (not sure who yet).
Geek & Gamer News
- The Batman Arkham Knight Collector’s Edition featuring the batmobile has been cancelled, a week from release. I’m glad I’ll still be getting my Batman statue!
- Today’s the last day of the Steam Summer Sale! Have you picked up heaps of bargains? I bought Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, DLC for Bioshock Infinite, XCom Enemy Within, Life is Strange and The Detail. There’ll be lots of gaming for me!
- E3 was on this week with lots of exciting gaming announcements! For a summary of announcements, click here. My highlights are below!
- Telltale Games announced the 3rd Season of Walking Dead, which will feature a 3 part series focused on Michonne’s story.
- We got an awesome preview and release date for Fallout 4! We can build our own base, customise our weapons to the max and build our own turrets. I managed to nab a Fallout 4 Collector’s Edition which sold out worldwide in 2 days, featuring a real life Pip-boy!
- Final Fantasy 7 remake has been announced for PS4! Check out the trailer below, it looks amazing!
- Mass Effect 4 has been announced with a sneak preview, which there was more!
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