Indulgence Insider #68 – April Book Haul Video & #OZYAY on Air

May 7, 2017 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Indulgence Insider, Monthly Recap, 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!

So we’ve just finished a whole month of having a public holiday every week in Australia, and I’m glad to have my normal routine back. We’ve booked our engagement photoshoot in 2 weeks time, but my weakness is food. Why is food so tasty? We also went to a wedding in Byron Bay which was completely gorgeous, and got to catch up with some friends which was good.

Oh, I also watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2! I enjoyed it…but it had some issues. There’s this asian character in there, who is a submissive female who is pretty much made to serve. It made me cringe so much, but I enjoyed Groot and the action.

I’ve started a new writing project and have reached over 3000 words! It’s not much, but it’s kind of exciting to have something on paper, rather than daydreaming about all these stories that I could tell in my head. I’ve been crying out for Asian representation in YA for a long time and instead of waiting for someone to write it, I’ve decided to just write it myself. I’m not sure how it is or where it will go, but for now I’m just having fun with it (which is the main thing).

Current giveaway (Australians only) – Win a copy of Night Swimming by Steph Bowe! Ends 21 May 2017.

April Book Haul Video

I was really good during April and only bought 2 books! But because I was so restrained then I may or may not have bought more since I made this video.

Anyway, check out my book haul video for the month below!

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Full book haul:

Thanks to Simon & Schuster Australia, Walker Books Australia, Hot Key Books, Allen & Unwin and Pan Macmillan Australia for the review copies.

My wrap up will be up over the next week or so when I edit it.

OZYAY On Air – 7 May 2017

It’s time for OzYAY on Air, where we cover the latest #LoveOzYA news, releases, events and review two of the latest Aussie YA releases.

On 7-8pm AEST tonight on the Rhianna Patrick show, we’re covering Night Swimming by Steph Bowe & The Silent Invasion by James Bradley.

Listen to our Podcast below:

How was your bookish month?

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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 Twitter @happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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10 responses to “Indulgence Insider #68 – April Book Haul Video & #OZYAY on Air

  1. Good on you, Jeann. I could never find the strength/courage to write just because I'm a wuss. Lol. Good luck, and keep at it! Don't give up.

    • Never say never Joy! thank you, I'm slowly chipping away at it, I'm sure it will amount to something cos I'm too stubborn that way 😛

  2. Sandy @ Somewhere

    Congrats on the upcoming wedding! I love that you're taking action and writing the books/characters that you want to see. I think that's what more people should do instead of just complaining about other authors not writing more diversely. Write what you know, right? Hope you both have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  3. theliteraryhuntress

    Great book haul there! I'm excited to know your thoughts on Windfall, Release and Hunted. I've heard so many amazing things about GoTG2, but none of the issue bit, so I guess I'll have to see it myself to find out. Have an amazing May Jeann!

    • Thank you, I still haven't read them yet but it's taking me a while to get through Wayfarer which is my current read. Have a great one!

  4. susandyer1962

    Awesome post Jeann!

    How's the wedding planning going? All done with finals now?

    Your puppy is getting so big!!

  5. Chelsea

    So many pretty books this month!! I've herd of a few but some of the others I haven't but now I feel like I need to check them out! Hope you enjoy them all!!

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