Indulgence Insider #50 – Ups and Downs & Meeting Lynette Noni

April 2, 2016 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!

To say it’s been a rough week has been an understatement. My sister was admitted to hospital after a scare this week and she will need to stay there for a few weeks. I’ve been looking after my nephews and making sure the family is okay. Thanks everyone for sending in your messages of positivity and support, I really appreciate each and every one of them.

On the flipside, if you haven’t seen my announcement on Twitter yet, I’ve finally got a new job! After three years in my current job, it’s time for a change and I’m really looking forward to the next step of my career! I start at the end of April.

Tomorrow will be the next Ozyay radio segment on ABC Radio on Sunday 3 April. We’ll be covering new Aussie YA release, Yellow by Megan Jacobsen and You’re the Kind of Girl I Write Songs About by Daniel Herborn. Tune in on ABC radio, via the ABC radio app or at to listen in! You can also tweet us at #ABCRhi and we’ll answer your questions on the show. There’s also a Facebook chat with the authors after the show on: make sure to leave your questions if you’ve read the book!

OZYA April

Last week, I also attended Lynette Noni’s signing at Dymocks this week with my fellow ABC radio presenter Rhianna Patrick and Annie from thebookcube. We had so many laughs with Lynette and took lots of photos, it was so much fun and she was super lovely and bubbly!


Book Haul


Akarnae by Lynette Noni for the signing, finally have my own copy now!

Reading Update

askandanswer monstersofmen you'rethekindofgirl morningstarcover


My favourite pics from Instagram in the past week. Follow me on @happyindulgence for more pics!

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During March, I hosted the #AusYAChallenge with Kelly @ Diva Booknerd and Genie @ Genie in a Book. Every day, we posted a new Aussie YA recommendation! It’s quite hard work hosting a challenge but it was a lot of fun seeing lots of love for our local authors.

Bookish News

  • Tickets for the next big YA event in Australia, TeenCon 2016 are available! It’s part of Sydney Writer’s Festival and will be held Sunday 22 May. Who’s going?
  • New YA novels for Catwoman, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman will be written by our favourite YA authors, Sarah J Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu and Matt de la Luna!
  • To replace #PTAChat, the lovely Felicity, formerly from Penguin Teen Australia will be hosting #YATalk on Wednesday 6 April at 7:30pm Australian EST. I’m so excited to hear this!
  • Check out my #YASquad2016 recap with authors Will Kostakis, , Shivaun Plozza, Megan Jacobson and Kylie Fornasier here or on my booktube video.
  • Parajunkee is doing a book blogger 2016 survey with some interesting questions. Take it here.
  • Are you in QLD? Join the YA Book Lovers book club here where we’ll meet once a month to chat about books!
  • The cast for the Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix is here.
  • Cover reveal for Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer!


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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55 responses to “Indulgence Insider #50 – Ups and Downs & Meeting Lynette Noni

  1. Cyn @ Bookmunchies

    I'm sorry to hear about your sister, I hope things only get better from here on out. And congratulations on your job, that's so awesome!! The radio show sounds so much fun!

    Oh man, I need to get back to reading Patrick Ness, and I just won a copy of The Red Rising, so hoping to start that soon! Hope you're having a good week!
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  2. Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms

    Oh Jeann I hope your suster gets better soon! Congrats on your new job, again! I'm really happy for you.

    Also GAH that cover for Laini Taylor's new book looks amazing!

  3. Liza

    I hope your sister is okay and congrats on the new job.

    Thanks for the mention Jeann! I have Morning Star and I have to read it soon because the series is just epic. The cover for Laini Taylor's new books is gorgeous! I can't wait to read it too since I loved her previous series.
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  4. I'm sorry to hear about your sister! It's so very hard to have a close family member sick. I hope she gets well soon!

    Author events are so much fun! I'm fangirling and usually making a fool of myself, lol!

    Ooooh, Every Word and Every Breath! Love that series! Enoy! 🙂
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  5. L Zahrah

    Sending hugs and prayers for your sister and family <3 that's an interesting bookish journey, i always love reading your posts!

  6. Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your sister! Hopefully all is well and things will get back to normal soon. I love the pictures of books! So pretty! Have a great week!

  7. Jasprit

    I heard about the new YA novels for Catwoman etc and I must admit I was super excited, I honestly will read anything these ladies will write! And that cover for Laini's new book is gorgeous! I just can't wait to have another one of her books in my hands! I have also heard the greatest things about Pierce Brown's books I really need to make time for them, seeing as I have the first two books in the series! I hope you have a great week Jeann, and you sister gets better soon <3
    My recent post Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts

    • I absolutely love the Red Rising series so I hope you give it a shot Jasprit! I know, I'm glad that their popular YA authors too, hopefully they'll do it justice. Thank you, she's doing well!

  8. Oh I am totally going to take that survey, thank you for linking! And I'll have to check out your Batman vs Superman review too (I have so many feelings about that film!)

    I hope your sister is doing okay and that she's on the road to recovery <3 you and your family are definitely in my thoughts.

    Congrats on the new job!
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  9. Oh Jeann, sorry to hear the news of your sister. I hope everything's okay and it's nice of you to help our with your nephews. I'm sure she appreciates it.

    And a new job?! Congratulations!!!!
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    • Thanks Deb, she's doing well which is good. Yup lots of new developments in March! The nephews are a hand full but I need practice lol

  10. Greg

    Congrats on the new job! And sorry to hear about your sister- I hope all goes well . Glad the signing went well (looks fun), and good stuff in the Bookish News too. Have a great week. 🙂
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    • Thanks Kimba, I'm really enjoying MS at the moment as a great follow up! Yeah, the last thing the family needs to be worrying about is taking care of the kids. I missed you too!

  11. Thanks Grace, she's in good hands now and recovering which is the main thing. Thank you Grace, I'm looking forward to the new change!

    • Thank you so much Pili, I really appreciate your kind comments! *hugs* lots of exciting things too! Definitely a rollercoaster atm!

  12. Josephine

    Once again I send my love and support for you and your sister! I'll be keeping her close in my prayers, and hope that she recovers.
    This is a lovely post! Congratulations on your new job, that is SO SO exciting and I'm squealing for you!
    It's great to be back reading blog posts again, now I have all those posts you shared by other bloggers to read! Woo!
    My recent post Tea &amp; Chat // The Reason for my Disappearance

    • Thank you so much Josie, I really appreciate your prayers and positivity. She'll be on the mend! I'm super excited for the change! So glad you're back, will check out your post!

  13. corrallingbooks

    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts, Jeann <3
    When is the YA Book Lovers meeting held? Because I'm kind of interested…but I'm also not 100% sure what you guys do! Is it like a book club, where you all meet to talk about a specific book?
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    • Thank you Geraldine, I really appreciate it. I'm not too sure actually, maybe Dymocks or at the library? I updated the link to the page. Yup, it's a real life book club!

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