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 a while since the last Indulgence Insider, but with 1.5 months left until the wedding, it’s all full speed ahead! In between organising my guests, wedding stationery, dress alterations and trying to exercise and eat healthy, blogging has definitely taken a back seat with this all happening. Oh yeah, still also trying to organise our 18 day honeymoon in Hawaii. We’re going to Big Island, Oahu and Maui, so send me all your tips please.
Just letting you guys know that Jenna is currently on hiatus. She’ll be back when she’s ready, but if you get the chance, send her all your love and support.
This week, I watched A Monster Calls on Monday which was a really intense, emotional and impactful movie. I haven’t read the book yet, so I had no idea what I was in store for, but it was a really moving experience.
Current Giveaways: Win a copy of The Build-Up Season by Megan Jacobson! Australians only, ends 13 August.
THANK YOU for the 5K
I’ve reached 5,000 followers on Twitter and I can’t quite believe it! Thank you everyone for the support and listening to my bookish tweets and sometimes rants.
JULY BOOK HAUL
Here’s some amazing books I received from publishers and authors for review this month (mostly unsolicited):
Gap Year in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor
The Student by Iain Ryan
Shaozhen by Wai Chim
Sparrow by Scot Gardner
A Voyage Through Air by Peter F. Hamilton
The Traitor and the Thief by Gareth Ward
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
The Ones That Disappeared by Zana Fraillon
No Filter by Orlagh Collins
The Build-Up Season by Megan Jacobson
No Limits by Ellie Marney (eARC)
Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
Thank you to Penguin Random House, Allen & Unwin, Pan Macmillan Australia, Walker Books, Bloomsbury, Ellie Marney and Echo Publishing for sending me these review copies!
Want by Cindy Pon
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
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I am stoked to see my book ‘The Traitor and the Thief’ in your haul of books. I’m interested to know what you think, good or bad. Best wishes for the wedding. I hope you have a fantabulous time. Cheers, Gareth
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Wow. i feel a bit silly because I know NONE of these books!!! I’ll look out for them now though. Thanks for the great post.
You’re welcome Poppy, thanks for stopping by.
Congrats on hitting 5k on Twitter. I need to spend more time on my Twitter. Best luck with finishing up all of the wedding stuff. And I’m sending lots of love and positive vibes to Jenna while she’s on her hiatus!
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Thank you so much for the good vibes and everything! There’s heaps to do but I’m glad most of it has been done now. Just gotta make sure it goes smoothly!
Congratulations on 5k Twitter followers and I wish you that all of your wedding prep goes smoothly! I also hope that you enjoy all those books ^_^
Thanks for sharing,
Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles
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Thank you so much Brittany! I’m hoping it goes smoothly on the day too, not long to go now, I’m excited!
Eeeep, good luck with all the wedding prep!! *fingers crossed everything goes to plan* And SUCH pretty books. Our Dark Duet is like my faaaavourite thing so I hope you love it. (Also like August is such an AESTHETIC month to read it in…I’m just saying. )
ALSO CONGRATS ON THE 5K!!
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Thank you so much, I hope so too, and even if it doesn’t I know it will still be a great time! Yesss I still need to read the first book in that series, where have I been, I’m not sure.
Your wedding is coming up so soon, how exciting! Can’t wait to see all the gorgeous pictures. And congrats on 5k as well!! It’s all paying off <3
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Yessss I can’t wait to see as well, it’s all happening!
Congrats on 5k on twitter 😀 wow you got so many book. Happy reading Jeann!
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Thank you so much Hana, I hope you have a lovely week!
Congrats on 5K! That’s an amazing amount of followers! Love your pillow!
Monster Calls was a fantastic book and I too liked the movie adaptation 🙂
Happy wedding planning! & Have a great week!
Thank you Anastasia, I’m very grateful for everyone’s support. The movie was so intense! Have a lovely week ahead.
Oh goodness, I hope everything is okay with Jenna, please send her ALL the hugs and love ♥♥♥
I cannot believe that your wedding is so soon! I am so excited and happy for you- and I cannot wait to see your pictures, you are going to be so, so gorgeous and happy!! And then I need to hear ALL about Hawaii so I can live vicariously, mmmkay? 😀
You and Toby and the pillow are TOO. CUTE. I love that picture! And HUGE congrats on 5K, that is seriously so impressive and well deserved! I think I have only read two of the books you have new this month- Song of the Current and Learning to Swear in America. Not bad, not great, you know hahha. Hope that you enjoy the new books, and good luck with all the planning!
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Thank you so much Shannon, I’m sure she will appreciate it. I can’t believe either, it’s all happening so fast but I keep on panicking lol. We haven’t even booked our Hawaii accommodation yet! It’s all thanks to the support of lovely people like yourself. Haha I’ll have to come check out your thoughts on the book soon, sorry I’ve been so slack with commenting!
Congrats on reaching 5,000 followers on Twitter and I hope you have a fun time at the wedding!
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Thank you so much Ronyell, I know it will be amazing on the day!
Ohhh you must be SO excited – and a bit nervous I’m guessing – with the wedding so soon! I’m sure it is going to be PERFECT, don’t forget to take a breath and take care of yourself, Jeann! <3 <3
Congratulations on the 5K! <3 <3
I hope you'll enjoy Want, I have been hearing fantastic things about this book for the past few weeks! 🙂
Happy reading and have a great month! <3 <3
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Thank you so much Marie, I’m so excited but also panicking slightly *cough cough*. I think it’d be fine on the day though! I’m really enjoying Want. Have a lovely week!
Eep! The wedding is so soon! I can imagine how nervous/excited you are about the whole thing. But I hope the preparations leading up to the big day all go very smoothly.
Your haul looks so exciting! I got the Ellie Marney book too. I’m excited to read that one because I just love Ellie’s writing. Also yay for Want and Song of the Current! 2 books I really enjoyed this year!
I hope Jenna’s okay! <3
Have a great week ahead, Jeann!
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I know, I can’t believe it’s all happening so fast! They are going well so far, but not without a few hiccups. I can see you reading it on GR, I hope you are enjoying it because I’m looking forward to reading it! Have a lovely week, Nick.
Ooh I also bought Our Dark Duet and Song of the Current!! I haven’t received the latter yet though it’s still in the mail *sad face* but I started reading ODD AND IT. IS. PERFECTION. I hope you love it!!
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Yay, great taste if I should say so myself 😉 I’m so glad to hear that you love ODD! I still need to read the first book but I think I’ll love both of course.