MAY WRAP UP VIDEO & #LoveOZYA Giveaway (Aus)

June 10, 2017 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Features, Monthly Recap, Videos

It’s another time for a monthly wrap up video! I only read three books this month because I was really busy and stressed this month.

May Wrap Up Video

With only three books this month, I thought my wrap up video was going to be short. But alas, I babbled on for longer LOL.

Watch my May Wrap Up Video below!

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Life Update

Most of May was filled with weekend plans on both days. Most of it was wedding planning, but some of it was hanging out with friends and family, with a lot of birthdays going on.

I’ve learnt the best way to de-stress and get myself into a better mindset is to go to the gym, so I’ve been going a lot mainly during my lunch break at work. Nothing else beats that physical and mental stimulation.

We also had our engagement photoshoot, if you haven’t seen it already I posted some photos here! 

We’ve also decided on our honeymoon which is going to be Hawaii! I’m so excited, I have always dreamed of going there. If you’ve been, let me know your travel tips below!

Books I read

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken– 3 stars – Review
Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin– 5 stars
Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han – 5 stars

I also talked about two books I’m currently reading:

Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies by Jackie French
Flame in the Mist by Renee Abdieh

Reviews to come!

GIVEAWAY – Win a #LoveOZYA Book Pack (Australians only)!

The Readings Book Stores in Australia have announced the very first Young Adult Book Prize shortlist, to recognise the best new contribution to Australian young adult literature. You can read more about the Prize and this year’s books here.

I’m excited to see some of my favourite books on the shortlist, which include:

Boone Shepard by Gabriel Bergmoser
Freedom Swimmer by Wai ChimReview
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
Becoming Aurora by Elizabeth Kasmer
The Road to Winter by Mark Smith Review
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland – Review

To celebrate the Readings Young Adult Book Prize, I’m giving away all 6 books to a lucky reader of Happy Indulgence! All you have to do is enter via the form below.

Verified entries only, we check every entry! Giveaway ends 30 June 2017. Winner must respond within 48 hours. Package will be posted by Readings, we take no responsibility for any lost or stolen packages.

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12 responses to “MAY WRAP UP VIDEO & #LoveOZYA Giveaway (Aus)

  1. Aw yay, Hawaii sounds so fun! Well, Hawaii IS fun. Do you know where you are going, which island(s), etc? We should chat 😀 Also, glad you liked Lara Jean and Nevo- and that you finally finished Wayfarer 😉 Sorry that Flame in the Mist has been meh so far- I have sadly been hearing that a lot, and it keeps getting pushed wayyyy down on my TBR because I don’t feel like being disappointed at the moment.
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  2. Oh yay! Hawaii – that’s where I went on my honeymoon as well (this time last year I was there) – I loved Maui and Kauai the best out of the islands but if you go to the big island to see the volcano, make sure you at least bring a hoodie, it always rains (and no one told me!).

    I knew my husband was a keeper when I went to my first ever Barnes and Noble in Maui and said I could treat myself to as many books as I wanted as a wedding present, a very dangerous proposition. We posted the 20 or so books back to Australia which wasn’t cheap but I have some beautiful hardcovers and some paperbacks that are hard to get here.

    Remember to breathe and to try to actually enjoy the experience of wedding planning, I let myself get so stressed (it was an interstate wedding which added to the experience) and now I wished I just enjoyed it more – everyone said it will go so quickly and as cliche as that is, it really does!

    • Ohhh thanks Jade! We haven’t planned out which islands we are staying yet so that definitely is helpful! Yes I’m definitely going to go and visit a B&N when I’m down there too, that sounds like a dream come through!

      Yeah, I was really stressed at the start of the year, but now as it edges closer I think I’m more relaxed because it’s all falling into place finally.

  3. Your engagement photos are so cute, I love them 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful honeymoon in Hawaii, I am sure it will be awesome. I’d love to go there sometime.

    I haven’t read a lot of books lately either, so I am trying to catch up a bit and read 3 in 3 days over the long weekend. I’ve read two so far, so going good.

    And thanks heaps for the awesome giveaway.

  4. Cherie Stokes

    Wow Hawaii – so lucky. I went there on my honeymoon too and it was lovely 🙂 Love your photos too, they are so sweet 🙂