Thanks everyone for your lovely feedback on my first vlog! I hope to do more soon, I had tonnes of fun with it. My giveaway for a $15 Book Depository book of your choice is still on, so make sure you enter here.
So it’s been a pretty cold/crappy week, both the bf and I caught the flu. Luckily due to the flu shot I didn’t get it as badly as he did, but I spent some pretty uncomfortable nights coughing. Hopefully we get better soon!
I have gotten addicted to a new hobby – colouring in! Adult colouring books are all the rage and I can see why, it’s so satisfying and stress relieving. Here’s one of my creations:
Happy Indulgence appears in the latest version of Girlfriend in the first quote below! So exciting! Photo Courtesy of HarperCollins YA.
I saw the Paper Towns advance screening this week. Because I hadn’t read the book, I didn’t have any expectations. While I wasn’t a fan of the story, where a nerdy guy gets obsessed with a popular girl who pretty much uses him, I thought the actors actually did a good job. I enjoyed seeing Cara in action even though she didn’t get that much screen time. You can read my full review here.
Paper Towns Movie Ticket Giveaway – Aussies only
Thanks to HarperCollins Australia, I was sent two free tickets to see the movie. Because I’ve already seen the advance screening, I’m giving it away to a lucky Aussie. The ticket is admit two at any participating cinema and is good until the end of the movie screening. Competition ends 26 July 2015. Winner will be contacted by email.
Demon Road by Derek Landy – I haven’t read the Skulduggery Pleasant series but I know plenty of you guys love it! This is Derek Landy’s new series, I’m really looking forward to reading it.
Adrift by Paul Griffin – Sounds like an interesting lost at sea novel.
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead – A fun middle grade contemporary.
Thank you to Text Publishing and Harper Collins for sending me these review copies!
Locke and Key Volume 1 – Joy recommended me this series and hearing that it’s going to be made into the movie, I was excited to find the first volume at the library!
Secret Garden by Johanna Basford – Such a beautiful colouring in book! This will keep me entertained for ages 🙂 I can’t wait until my Prismacolour pencils arrive from Amazon next week! At the moment I’m using these Stabilo Point 88 markers.
This week I’ve read:
- It took me forever getting through Polaris. It wasn’t as exciting as the first and now that I’ve finished it, I’m struggling to review. 3 stars.
- I buddy read Splintered with Benish. I’m the black sheep with this one because I hated the love triangle and the characters. 2 stars.
- Captain Marvel Vol 1 was a great introduction to the new Avenger, although I felt like it started in a random spot. 4 stars.
- Because You’ll Never Meet Me is my current read which I’m actually really enjoying. I’m glad some of you guys told me to suspend my disbelief and that this one is speculative fiction. Review to come!
Some of my favourite #bookstagrams I posted this week. You can follow me @happyindulgence
Some recent discussion posts I’ve enjoyed:
- Check out my Top 5 Fantasy YA Series You Should Read on Ibrary.
- Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales asks: are book trends just phases?
- Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer on Does Your Bookish Opinion Ever Change?
- Tonyalee @ Lilybloombooks on Giveaways – Are they legal?
Sara @ Deadly Darlings on is hype reliable?
- Mel @ YA Midnight Reads on when you need to cry in public while reading
- Momentum books (an imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia) is looking for bloggers to contribute to paid articles! Must be readers of genre fiction. Apply here.
- Jennifer Lawrence will star in the Rosie Project movie!
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight, Inge @ Bookshelf Reflections & Kayla @ A Thousand Lives are hosting a Mental Health awareness bookish event! Help them out by contributing your experiences here.
- Sign ups are open for the 3rd Annual ARC August. I’ll be providing my updates during my weekly posts during August.
- The Mockingjay Part 2 movie poster is pretty chilling.
- Goosebumps series is being made into the movie and it doesn’t look half bad. Check out the trailer.
- The Scorch Trials movie trailer is here!
Geek & Gamer News
With SDCC just passed, there’s been lots of exciting announcements!
- Jason Dohring (aka Logan from Veronica Mars) has been cast in the Season 3 of The Originals!
- Elektra has been cast in Season 2 of Daredevil.
- The Walking Dead Season 6 trailer looks freaking awesome! I can’t wait!!
- Batman vs Superman has Wonder Woman in it and she looks awesome! Check out the full trailer:
- Check out the trailer for Heroes Reborn:
You May Have Missed…
I list the geek conventions I’ve been to in Read Play Blog #3
I enjoyed the first adult installment of the Princess Diaries Royal Wedding
My 3 year blogoversary and first vlog (international giveaway included)
What’s up in your world? Tell me below!