Indulgence Insider #40 – Oz Comic Con & I dance and lipsync with books

September 27, 2015 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Features, Indulgence Insider, Videos


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!

It’s been another pretty busy week at work where I’ve been working late most nights and getting home around 7pm. It’s so tiring and I hope it eases up soon! We started house hunting today which was pretty exciting, it’d be good to finally own our own place.

Oh yes, Oz Comic Con was a massive tiring day! What can I say, Mark Shepphard and Jim Beaver were absolutely hilarious. The photo with them was super quick, but at least I have evidence! They had a really great bromance and were really sharp and hilarious (especially Mark). They kept on jibing each other too.


For the rest of Oz Comic Con we just walked around shopping and taking photos with cosplay people. I picked up more pops as well! I took some photos here on tumblr. Here’s what I picked up:


For my latest booktube video, I dance and lipsync my way through songs that I match with 10 books. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN, the embarrassment was totally worth it!

Book Haul

Review copies

Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford
Sunkissed by Jenny McLachlan – Not sure about this one because I haven’t read the 2nd book yet, and the first book felt too young for me.
The Sun In Her Eyes by Paige Toon 

Thank you Pan Macmillan Australia, Hachette, Bloomsbury and Simon and Schuster for these review copies! 



Pines by Blake Crouch – Everyone is raving about Pines and it was only $2 on Kindle on Amazon! You can buy it here.

Reading Update

inkandbone armada

  • Ink and Bone IS SO FREAKING EPICALLY FANTASTIC. It’s like a high fantasy The Book Thief! This stuff is GOLD. And I would expect nothing less from my favourite author of all time.
  • Armada was disappointing, especially considering how Ready Player One is one of my favourite books of all time. My first video review will be going up soon!

Book Photography

Some of my #bookstagram shots from the past week:

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Geek & Gamer News

  • The Fallout 4 Merchandise Bundle (which is also the Lootcrate I’m guessing) is on sale at Eb Games for Aussies! Featuring the vault 111 hoodie that you’ve always wanted.

Discussion Posts

Some of my favourite discussion posts:

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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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45 responses to “Indulgence Insider #40 – Oz Comic Con & I dance and lipsync with books

  1. Oh my goodness this playlist tag is SO. CUTE. I seriously want to do it after seeing yours and Faye's, but I don't know if I have the guts 😉

    I LOVE the Oz Comic Con pictures- your dress is so fun! Glad you had the opportunity to go, it sounds so fun. And I am so glad you loved Ink & Bone! I am excited for that one. Sorry about Armada though 🙁
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    • Hehhe oh man, it was so much fun you wouldn't even be worrying about the embarrassment XD Thank you so much Shannon! It was definitely lots of fun!

  2. danielleisbusyreading

    You are the cutest thing ever! That video is fantastic. End of Days and Halo? Perfect haha.

    Ink and Bone was so so good, right?! I feel like it's way underrated at this point!

  3. thebigfatf

    OMG!!! Went to Comic con as well!!!!
    How amazing was it?! It was an AMAZING experience and everyone was so nice. I gotta say, merchandise is pricey. I was walking around so skeptical about this things I wanted to buy, telling myself to reign in the desire to just buy everything!

    • Ahhh YES I just loved Comic Con! It was definitely pricey, I was skeptical as well thinking if I could buy it on ebay for cheaper. But that's why I picked up the art, which was so pretty <3

    • You have to be in the mood for a high fantasy I think with Ink and Bone! Ready Player One I hope you read first because it's my favourite XD

    • Heheh so glad to hear you enjoyed it Amanda! I had fun making it too. Yeah, the house hunting process is exciting but can be slightly frustrating as well! Everything seems to get snapped up so quickly. Thank you!

    • It was really fantastic Faye, I just finished it today and Wow! I could imagine why you'd be in a slump afterwards. I read your review and I'm excited that it had some brandon sanderson feels about it!

  4. Romi

    Ahahah, that video is wonderful! I'd never heard of the tag before, but now I'm just like- I wish I still vlogged. I could totally be doing that right now. Aah. Days gone by!

    I've seen ONLY good things about Ink and Bone, but… I'm a little sad, because I just cannot. get. into. it. My mind is either turning stale or it isn't for me. I should bring myself to giving it a better try- maybe my mark should be 100 pages and if there's still nothing then I can give up. Review books and I aren't going so well at the moment. I really need to step up my game!

    Pops! Your new ones are so. cute. I only started collecting these in July and I love them so much. It's basically books and Funko Pops on my christmas wishlist. What else do you need, really? I recently got Hagrid. He's awesome. Nothing more needs to be said on that score. I love Albus, too! So neat!
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    • Hehhe it was so much fun, thanks for watching Romi! Oh man, Ink and Bone was so good! I do agree you have to be in the mood for it though. Ah, it sounds like you're in a bit of a slump, maybe just read what you want for the moment. Hehe I love the Harry Potter pops and I've got a bit of a batman collection. Hagrid is a good investment, he's so big!

    • Heheh yesss I loved those segments! I hope people enjoy their stories a bit more now that it isn't smack bang in the middle of another story. OMG you got married Lucia, congratulations!

  5. Grace @ RebelMommyBB

    Happy house hunting!! Such an exciting thing. Carry On!!!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts! So disappointing about Armada. I just finished Ready Player One and LOVED it. Have a great week!
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  6. randomsteph1210

    I can't even begin to express my jealously of meeting Crowley and Bobby!! (I know that's not their names… But come on, it's Supernatural) Funny enough Cait from Paper Fury and her numerous Supernatural gifs was the reason I started watching it in the first place. I'M HOOKED! Video was great! I haven't acquired the nerve to vlog yet, still new to regular blogging lol.

    My boyfriend is DYING for Fallout 4, he is trying to convince me that I would like it too.. We shall see. What other games do you like? Have you played Battlefield at all?
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    • I know right, I wish I could say more about it but it just went by so fast! I'm so glad you love Supernatural, Season 1-5 is my favourite of all time. Glad you enjoyed the video, I think the confidence grows the more vlogs I do heheh. YESSS you will love Fallout 4! I have played Battlefield, I never got into BF4 though. I'm a big Left 4 Dead and Starcraft player as well.

  7. awww, Thank you for sharing my post. *flails around like a pineapple* I HAd SO MUCH FUN WRITING IT. And omg! Omg! CROWLEY AND BOBBY!!! *flails for 9 million years* THAT IS SO AWESOME THAT YOU MET THEM AND WOW. JUST. WOW. XD
    Ahhh, Simon and Baz. Squee!!
    And Ink and Bone was just INCREDIBLE. I was a teeny bit confused, but, bah, my brain is a melon, I just mostly enjoyed how fantastical and unique it was. More books like that! Yes please and thankyou.

  8. That video was so much fun Jeann! You had me dancing with some of the songs too!! I cannot wait to see Faye do this!!

    YAY for Oz Comic Con! I've never done a con and I so hope I can do one at some point! At least I'm doing the SW Celebration in London next year! =D

    And best of luck on the house hunt! Having a place of your own is the best feeling! Make sure you get a place with a lot of space for bookshelves! 😉
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    • Hehe thanks Pili, Faye's video was hilarious as well! Oz comic con was lots of fun, but I reckon going to every one of them gets samey after a while. Thank you, I definitely need to keep the epic bookshelf library in mind!

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