Indulgence Insider #38 – Harper Edelweiss Titles & New Tumblr

August 30, 2015 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Features, Indulgence Insider


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

So I finally got a Tumblr for my bookish photography! I have no idea what it’s all about but I guess it was less intimidating than I thought. Check it out here and let me know what your accounts are!

Last night I went to a friend’s hens night on a boat which was really lovely and relaxing. It ended up raining but I totally felt like we were in one of those movies where you sail off into the sunset.


Book Haul

Review copies


Here’s my week in a photo –

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston – YESS I have been wanting to read this because of the thousand nights setting. Can’t wait to pick it up!

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine – I’m so excited for this one, I have heard so many amazing things about the library setting and Rachel Caine is one of my favourite authors. Too bad the cover isn’t as pretty as the US hardcover though.

Thank you Pan Macmillan Australia and Allen & Unwin for these review copies.

Also picked up some teas at T2, and it came with this free cup and saucer! How cute is it, it looks so much like Alice in Wonderland!

Asti and Kelley Oh the Books sent all the remaining players of Bookish Games a postcard which was a nice touch. I’m super proud of how I went during my first game, having to overcome so much suspicion and ultimately win the game with the team! Here’s what it’s all about.


Book bloggers everywhere are rejoicing for Harper’s Edelweiss releases, featuring heaps of awesome 2016 YA titles! I’m whitelisted so I was lucky enough to download them, but you can also request.

shallowgraves shadowqueen reignofshadows lifeboat hollowplaces greathunt girlfromeverywhere flamecaster dropofnight burningglass assassinsheart swordverse studyincharlotte



Picked this up because it was $1.99 on Amazon today! Get it here! 

Reading Update

uprooted demonroadjpg

  • Uprooted is the stuff of fairy tales, it’s lush, enchanting and features a wonderfully charming character at it’s forefront. The magic system and world in this is completely beautiful.
  • Demon Road was a hilarious, fun and enjoyable supernatural adventure, but I had several issues with it. 3.5 stars – review to come.

August ARC Challenge update: I have read 9/11 ARCs. 6 of these were planned and the other 3 were ones that turned up during the month. Overall, I think I did pretty well!

Book Photography

diversereads purplebooks uprooted

Bookish News

  • The Sky is Everywhere has been optioned for a movie by Warner Bros!
  • Congratulations to Claire Zorn for The Protected winning the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult! This Aussie contemporary was absolutely fantastic and moving. Check out my review here.
  • Author of Risk, Fleur Ferris will be doing a Q&A for #bookclubaus on Twitter, Fri 4 Sep, 8pm. Also if you tweet a review to @mybookburrow and @unfinished_book, you can win a copy of the September book club book!
  • Sarah J Maas started her official newsletter! You can subscribe here.
  • Megan, the third female lead for The Girl on the Train has been cast.
  • The Inky Awards contenders have been shortlisted, with a range of wonderful Aussie and international writers being cast! If you are between 12-20 in Australia, vote for your favourite read here.

Geek & Gamer News

  • The Borderlands franchise is being made into a live action movie! I’m looking forward to seeing Handsome Jack in the flesh and this zany techy western game come to life!
  • All online purchases for Aussies, including games on Steam will be subject to the 10% GST addition by December 2017. How ridiculous is that?

Discussion Posts

Some of my favourite discussion posts this week:

  • Valerie @ The Innocent Smiley on what to do when you feel behind on blogging 
  • My beloved Larissa, a co-blogger at YA Midnight Reads is leaving. Read her goodbye here.
  • Thanks to Read at Midnight, you can download these beautiful Wrath and Dawn wallpapers for your iPhone here.

You May Have Missed…

How was your bookish 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 Tiktok@happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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67 responses to “Indulgence Insider #38 – Harper Edelweiss Titles & New Tumblr

  1. I followed you on tumblr under wishfuldoe but I have bookish sideblogs too – booksandtea and northernplunder. 🙂

    Gosh so many cool books, I want to give The Martian a try the cover is lovely.

    Also have you seen any of Until Dawn? It looks soo good but I can't bring myself to spend £50 on a game :c

    But yeah Borderlands movie will be so awesome 😀
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    • I know what you mean! Oh man, there are so many amazing books out. I JUST LOVED Uprooted, it really was amazing and just went way epic! LOL

  2. danielleisbusyreading

    Those wallpapers are gorgeous! I still need to read Wrath and the Dawn. >.<

    All those Harper titles! I hope I can get approval for some of them on EW. And I loooooved Ink and Bone.

    Happy reading, hon!

    • Good luck with the approvals hun, fingers crossed! I know, my copy finally came in but I don\’t know when I\’ll be able to read it. Can\’t wait to sink into Ink and Bone!

  3. aentee @ read at midnight

    Nice EW haul! I hope I get approved for the ones I requested but I highly doubt it XDDD; Ah well I can always grab them when they are released,

    Wow that tea cup is amazing, I need to go and stalk T2 now!!

    You look gorgeous on the boat photo 😀 Also, thanks for the linkage love *squishes you*

  4. Haha, we both got a crazy amount of books from Edelweiss. The shadow Queen, Reign of shadows, Flamecaster, Great hunt, assassin's heart and sword & verse also found their way to my e-reader. I love Uprooted <3

    Happy reading!

  5. lalainthelibrary

    I am so jealous of your Ink and Bone! Everyone is raving about it. Did you know the added narration for The Martian was only $2.99? I got it because for some reason I have been doing better with audiobooks because I can multi-task. It is weird to think up until about four months ago I would not listen to them. I will follow you on Tumblr. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

  6. I…. still don't understand what I am supposed to do with Tumblr. I have one, and followed you, but seriously, not a clue. Auto approval, how I wish thou were mine. Le sigh, I will just keep on requesting 😉 And I LOVE that Asti sent you a postcard! I have to say, you were quite impressive in Bookish Games- all that analyzing was intense!

    I cannot wait to read Uprooted! It looks SO good! I, um, went to go buy The Martian and apparently, I already owned it. At least Amazon gave me a heads up 😉 Hope you enjoy all the fabulous new books, and have a great week!
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    • Yeah I get a bit intimidated while looking at Tumblr because I mean how are you supposed to see what are original posts and what are reblogs? Anyways, it\’s pretty and fun and links up to WP and Instagram, so there\’s that. Thank you so much Shannon, I\’m so proud that I survived. I was certainly gutsy during my first bookish games! HAHAHA oh Shannon, I\’ve totally done that before!

  7. Welcome to Tumblr! I have had my account for a year or so now, but I have yet to use it to my advantage. Okay, I don't quite know how. Someday soon I'll learn to integrate everything in one so my followers/readers won't get bombarded with the same crap from me over and over again. lol.

    Happy reading, Jeann!
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    • Thanks Joy! I will gaze at your photos anywhere they are posted lol. I errr, am a little apprehensive about it still. But anyways, happy reading as well Joy!

  8. Jackie

    Whaaaa?! Borderlands in one of my favorite games, so part of me is really, really excited to see how the movie turns out. Of course, I'm also really, really nervous to see how the movie turns out…
    My recent post A Stack of Spooky Books

  9. I requested a pair of the Harper titles and was not approved, so I'll just give it a try again later on, hopefully I'll get approved for my two must have titles!!

    YAY for an awesome hen night on a boat, sounds so unique and fancy!

    And hooray for doing great in ARC August!
    My recent post ARC August: Final week recap!!

  10. INK AND BOOOOOONE!!!! I don't even care about the other stuff you got this week, YOU MUS READ INK AND BONE ASAP AND TELL ME WHAT YOU LOVED ABOUT IT. Yes, I am not allowing any dislike, Jeann 😛 This book is perfection and you will see why!!! <3

    (and yep, when I saw all those HC titles on EW, my eyes nearly popped out. I WAS LIKE, "I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS CHRISTMAS ALREADY?!?!"
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    • Omg omg yes you have no idea how much I want to just pick it up and read it!! THERE WILL BE NO DISLIKE. Seriously rachel caine can do no wrong in my eyes. Hahaha that's pretty much exactly what you said on Twitter <3

  11. Grace @ RebelMommyBB

    Oh glad you had a good time on the boat despite the rain – what a great picture! Really good job on the ARC challenge. I am just finishing up my last one today and tomorrow. Now I need to head to Edelweiss to check out and request some of these titles!! Have a great week!
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  12. Bec

    There are so many new fantasies on Edelweiss!! I went on there yesterday and do you know how hard it was to resist them all! Hopefully you love them.

    I"M SO EXCITED YOU GOT TUMBLR! You'll be more famous than me on there one day I'm sure XD
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  13. Aw, only 3.5 stars to Demon Road? YOU MAKE ME CRY, JEANN. XD Ahhh, but still! So much pretty! And yay for Ink and Bone! I didn't think Australia was going to publish it so I went out and bought it. Gah. Typical. -_- Buuuut I'm GLAD I did because omg, the paperback hasn't got a THING on the hardcover. *cuddles hardcover in all its beauty* YAY FOR ALL THOSE 2016 RELEASES!! I'M SO JEALOUS. :DD

  14. Jeann you look absolutely STUNNING in that photo!! Sorry to hear about the rain, but I'm so glad you had a brilliant time at the hens night 😀 OMG those Harper titles sounds sooooo good! I haven't been using Edelweiss in so long, doubt I will get approved for anything lel. Also…I shouldn't be adding to the TBR anyway. Eep!

    I saw the trailer for The Martian in cinemas the other day, and it looked superb! Hope you enjoy the read, let me know how it goes! I've been eyeing off Uprooted for sooo long. I need to snag myself a copy asap!!

    • Awww Joy you are too nice hehehe! Yes, I shouldn't be allowed on Netgalley or Edelweiss but I couldn't resist! The Martian movie looks soo good. Uprooted is fantastic Joy, hope you pick it up soon.

  15. Anne

    I just followed you on tumblr! I'm relatively new to it, but it is so addicting. I have been spending more time there than on my poor blog. >.< My name is lovelyliteratureblog (I'm not very original, haha) if you want to follow me. 😀

    Also, I love the postcard from Kelley and Asti! It was so fun playing with you this game. Since I believed you to be on my side very early on, it was awesome reading all of your theories! You put a lot of thought into the game!
    My recent post When do you use the library?

    • Thanks Anne, I followed back! The postcard was such a nice touch! Hehehe yes I was quite obsessed with the game, glad I wasn't completely off the mark lol. And for the record, I was on your side the whole time too!

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