Indulgence Insider #37 – Massive Book Haul & 2000 Twitter Followers!

August 23, 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 it’s been a while since I did one of these wrap ups! I’ve missed doing them and have gotten heaps of books in the meantime. There’s been lots happening at the moment, I’ve been caught up with editing my Booktube videos, reading QUEEN OF SHADOWS (Which is absolutely awesome), #booksfortradeAU, Bookish Games and Fallout Shelter. Also sitting on Twitter.

First, an exciting announcement:

Also Sarah J Maas retweeted and replied to my tweets! FANGIRLING

Bookish Games hosted by Oh the Books just ended which means all the participants can finally talk about it! It was 10 weeks of accusations, defending and trying to figure out who the Mafia players were. It was incredibly intense but so much fun and the next theme has been announced: Daughter of Smoke & Bone edition!

Also I’m super excited but OzComicCon Brisbane is coming up, and Mark Sheppard and Jim Beaver, otherwise known as Crowley and Bobby from Supernatural are going to be there!!

I just finished writing up my #bookstagram tags and didn’t realise it would take an hour and 6 pages (excuse my messy writing):

Book Haul


Review copies


So many amazing review copies!! I am super excited about all of these!

Thank you to Bloomsbury, Penguin Random House, Allen and Unwin, Pan Macmillan Australia, Hachette, and Harper Collins Australia for the review copies! 



Ran out and picked up some library holds:



Thanks to #booksfortradeAU I traded some of my books for some new reads!

Still have heaps of books to trade here, let me know if you’re keen! Here’s my Wishlist but I’m also open to others.



And if that wasn’t enough books, I also purchased:

Reading Update

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  • Queen of Shadows is FREAKING AMAZING. Every word was perfection. I cried, I laughed, I shouted and gosh it was just an emotional rollercoast. 5 stars!
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here was slightly disappointing, I wanted to know about the Chosen Ones, which is NOT what this book is about. But that doesn’t mean it won’t tease you with it. 3 stars.
  • Lullaby was a heavy, thought provoking philosophical read that I didn’t expect. 3 stars.
  • Demon Road started off fantastically and now the stupidity of the main character is just frustrating me. Also, what is up with the cover? It’s sooo ugly XD

August ARC Challenge Update – I’ve read 8 books so far, 7 out of 11 which are ARCs (some planned and some unplanned). So I think I’m doing pretty well! Hopefully I’ll make more progress by the end of the month.

Book Photography

Some of my favourite photos I posted on #bookstagram – Follow me @happyindulgence

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Bookish News

Geek & Gamer News

  • The 4th episode of Tales from the Borderlands Episode is out by Telltale Games.
  • Fallout Shelter is out on Android and it’s an addictive Sim/Management game! It’s free as well!
  • OzComicCon Brisbane will be held 19-20 September and Sydney 26-27 September.

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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63 responses to “Indulgence Insider #37 – Massive Book Haul & 2000 Twitter Followers!

  1. danielleisbusyreading

    Yay for 2,000 followers! That's awesome! I always love it when authors tweet back to me – it's one really great thing about social media lol.
    I hope you enjoy your new haul! So many great new books. I still need to read Wrath myself, and I've had my eye on Ultraviolet for a while!

  2. aentee @ read at midnight

    You are definitely one popular lady, Jeann 😉 What with all those booktags and the 2000 twitter followers. You completely deserve it all and even more because you're one of the most positive and approachable book bloggers ever. Enjoy your book haul! I hope you like Legacy of Kings, I am a bit mixed on it but I still have about 1/4 left to read.

    AND OMG THANKS FOR LINKING ME *blushes* Twice, even, you are too awesome *squishes you*
    My recent post Top Ten Tuesday: Young Adult Book Syllabus

    • Hahaha oh Aentee you are too nice! I have the warm and fuzzies now <3 hmmm I've heard about the multiple povs for Legacy of Kings, not too sure!

  3. MAGNUS CHASE! Oh how I love thee. I wish it would hurry up and be released already.

    Seeing all those book tags, I'm glad I don't have an Instagram account. Who am I kidding, I want tags too *sobs, uncontrollably*

    *whispers* I don't watch Supernatural, so have to Google who the hell they are. But make sure you get lots of happy snaps of nerds in costume. Are you and Romeo dressing up too? Congratulations on 2000 followers Jeann, that's absolutely MASSIVE! I'm pushing 1000 soon and getting really excited too <3

    • Can't wait for you to get into Instagram Kelly! Oh my gosh you don't watch Supernatural? What are you waiting for? Hahah I haven't had time to prepare a costume this time unfortunately. Can't wait til you reach 1000! Are you going to do anything special?

  4. Queen of Shadowwwwssss. I am just… I need it. NEED IT. You have gotten quite a few lovely books, really! I hope you enjoy them!

    Also, Bookish Games! Holly, Amber, and I had a private DM going on trying to figure out who was who, and we were wrong at every turn! Val keeps telling me that I'd be terrible at it, but I want to play anyway 😉

    Congrats on the 2k followers, that is wonderful! So is Twitter responses from Sarah J Maas! Talk about epic 😀 Hope you have a fabulous week!
    My recent post The #ShatteringStigmas Conclusion: Recs, Thank yous, and Giveaways!

    • Oh mann, you are going to LOVE it shannon! Hahah oh man, it was so difficult playing the game too because whenever I accused someone more suspicion would come my way hahah! How embarrassing that you were watching us lol. It's so much fun- hope you participate next time!

    • So many amazing books to read and so little time! LOL I actually remove tags from my profile that I've done, easier to keep track that way.

  5. Grace @ RebelMommyBB

    Oh my congrats on 2000 followers! That is great and what a lovely pictured you shared. So many books too! I just got Reawakened as well and can't wait to get to it. Have a great week!
    My recent post Weekly Rewind ~ 8.23.15

  6. Maraia

    Um, Jeann, I think you might have a problem. SIX PAGES OF BOOKSTAGRAM TAGS?! O_O

    Congratulations on reaching 2000 followers! I'm happy to be one of them. 😀

    The Fixer is so addictive! I hope you like it.

    • I know right? When I was halfway through and realised I wasn't anywhere near finished writing them down I got a bit over it lol. Yippee, thank you Maraia!

  7. Congrats on 2000 Twitter followers!! That is amazing!!! And I can't believe there are talks about making Legacy of Kings a TV show. That was SUCH A GREAT book!!

  8. keionda

    Wowwwww. So many books! I loved your pics and ooooo was that tea? Mmm looked good. 🙂 it seems like whenever I tweet to an author I'm just virtually ignored so it's awesssoommeee that you got answered back. ♡

  9. rlsharpe

    Congratulations on getting 2000 twitter followers. Your bookshelf is so cool.
    I can't believe Sarah J Maas tweeted you. That is so cool. I would scream and dance around if she replies to one of my tweets.
    I am really looking forward to The Legacy of Kings. I didn't get a copy for review but I downloaded the free novella and can't wait to read that. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.
    My recent post Review: The Catalyst by Helena Coggan.

  10. Jeann our PS3 is broken!!! How can I play Fallout 3 now?! Do you know I played Fallout Shelter first and that's how I learned about the Fallout video games? I'm doing things backwards but now I can't even play it! Anyway, that is MASSIVE HAUL. Like wow. Congrats on 2000 followers!!!

    • Nooooo that is terrible Amir! Are you going to get it fixed or get a new one? Wow, I'm so pleased that you've learnt about Fallout lol.

  11. northernplunder

    I can't stop playing Fallout Shelter either, I'm being so thorough with it and its going perfectly but I've had friends had to restart 5 times?!
    Also wow so many lovely books, I can't wait for QoS I'm seriously praying someone gets it me for my birthday in Sept or I may die.
    My recent post Bought, Borrowed &amp; Bagged (75)

    • Oh my gosh it's so much fun Lauren! I already have 50 people and I've only been playing for 2 weeks lol. QoS is AWESOME! I hope you do get it 🙂

  12. Rachel Lightwood

    Oh my golly gosh, those shelves Jeann! They are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. I love them!! This is a fantastic wrap-up. I've clicked about fifty of the links, read a thousand discussions post from added a few books the TBR… and I am so, so excited about the prospect of Book Expo Australia. I know I won't make it this year, but boy oh boy do I plan on getting there one day soon!

    Also, out of plain old curiosity, how do you find out about all the awesome book and movie news? I never know about it all until I read a post like this! Am I missing something?? 🙂
    My recent post Sunday Overview: Somewhat Successful Week

    • Hehhe I love my shelves! Thanks Rachel, I'm glad you have enjoyed the links! BTW CONGRATS on the co-blogging announcement! I recommended you to Bieke hehe. Ummm it's basically just what comes up on Twitter and Facebook (by liking publishers, authors etc.).

      • Rachel Lightwood

        OH MY! THANKS SO MUCH! *HUGS AND KISSES GALORE* I am so excited about co-blogging with Bieke, I can barely contain my excitement to write a coherent sentence to thank you. It's just the perfect thing for me write now and Bieke and I have really clicked. A THOUSAND MORE THANK YOUS! <3

        My recent post Sunday Overview: Somewhat Successful Week

  13. Oh gosh. You are so darn organized! I can't believe you've written everything down on a notebook. Mind you, I'm not that of a popular IGer so there never is a need to keep track of those who'd tagged me. Lol. But, oh man. You're an inspiration, Jeann.

    Congratulations on hitting your 2000th follower mark on Twitter. You are awesome. 🙂 You deserve all the blessings.

    Happy reading, Jeann!
    My recent post Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 157

    • I know, I was sick of not being able to look up my tags easily lol. It's pretty crazy though hahah! I don't know about inspiration XD Thank you so much Joy and your kind words! I love you too 😉

  14. Oh, em, gee!!! YOU HAS REAWAKENED IN YOUR PILE! that makes me so ridiculously happy, especially since I just love that book to pieces. I just know you're going to love Amon 😉 And you'll adore him 😉 And worship him 😉 AND FIGHT ME OVER HIM! Haha. Plus, all the shiny boooooks! I can't wait to read QoS, even though I was spoiled… Everyone has been loving it and I just know the epicness is going to be so grand 😀 Thanks for sharing my post on Chasing Faerytales by the way, love <3
    My recent post Top Five Diverse Books of 2015 (so far)

    • I know Faye, your review made me so excited for that book! Hehe I can't wait to read it and discover Amon 😉 Oh man, I just can't believe you were spoilt that way still 🙁 Even so, there is SO much in there that you will really enjoy it!

  15. AGH YOU'RE GOING TO SEE CROWLEY AND BOBBY?!?! *DIES OF EXCITEMENT* XDXD THAT IS SO COOL THOUGH. I love that show WAY too much, although it kills me so much that I just kinda have to ignore it most of the time so I don't hyperventilate, hehe.
    Eeep.! I'm glad you liked Queen of Shadows! And I hope you do like the rest of Demon Road because ti's soooo incredible. One of my new favourites. 😀
    All the excitement, Jeann. 😉 Well done!

    • OMG i know I was dying when they announced both of them, so freaking exciting! I just love the show so much! It went downhill after season 6 though unfortunately 🙁 I sort of stopped watching around Season 8, I wouldn't mind picking it up again though because I miss it. Cait I am struggling so much with Amber's character in Demon Road!

  16. Romi

    Queen of Shadows! I was so, so beyond excited when I opened the package and saw I'd been sent a copy. I squeed, Jeann. I really squeed. But I just started it this morning and oh MY GOODNESS. It's already so fantastic. Aah. I can't wait (and am a ball of terror) for what will go down. We bloggers are so lucky. I doubt I'd have even heard of TOG if not for being a blogger!

    Your Potter alumni tee is awesome, Jeann! And your hair! Is it purple? It looks gorgeous.

    Congratulations on 2000 twitter followers! I'd totally be one of them, if I were on there. xx
    My recent post Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saénz.

    • Congrats Romi! That is so fantastic! It is sooo good, so many amazing things happen in the book. Hehe nope just a trick of the light! I didn't realise until I uploaded the picture. Thank you love! <3

  17. Kara Terzis

    OH MY GOSH THOSE BOOKS. MY EYES ARE IN HEAVEN LOOKING AT THEM. I hope they're all amazing! Queen of Shadows is SO BIG. O.o I literally can NOT wait till it's out… it's so close, yet so far away from September, haha. (Although I remember Heir of Fire started appearing in shops a little before its release date… so I'm going to cross my fingers and hope the same happens again, haha!) Legacy of Kings looks brilliant too. Can't wait to see what you'll think of it!

  18. inlibrisveritas

    Sooo many books! The Library a Mount Char was a good read, incredibly bizarre and it takes a lot of patience but good. I still haven't read Mortal Heart, I've had it since it came out and nada. I think I have a phobia of finishing series…because I have a lot of last books I've never touched. :/
    I've sort pulled back on instagram since I haven't been feeling well. I haven't even used my new camera in a few weeks.

    • I know, I read your review and was convinced Michelle! I totally know what you mean about last books, I have a bad habit of picking up the first book in a series and never continuing because of the hype. Awww I hope you feel better soon hun.

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