Book Tag | Out of my Comfort Zone

Book Tag | Out of my Comfort Zone

Kathy recently did this really fun tag and at 1.30am when I couldn’t sleep I thought ‘what better way to spend the early hours of the morning’. As you might have noticed I tend to read a lot of science fiction. The one rule of this tag is that you have to choose one genre you frequently read and you can’t use any books from that genre to answer the prompts, so it will be an interesting exercise for my semi-tired brain!

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ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace | Magic, Mythology, and F/F Monster Romance

ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace | Magic, Mythology, and F/F Monster Romance

TITLE: In the Vanishers’ Palace
AUTHOR: Aliette de Bodard
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; JABberwocky Literary Agency
GENRE: Fantasy
FORMAT: e-book

KEY INFO: Novella, retelling, romance, dragons, colonialism, healing, agency, magic and mythology
REPRESENTATION: Vietnamese, f/f romance, female protagonists 
CONTENT NOTICES:
 woman held prisoner, sexual scene, poverty

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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Discussion | My ARC Shelves

Discussion | My ARC Shelves

Last month I saw a few of these great posts going around the blogosphere where bloggers shared their current ARC shelves and I thought it would be fun to join in as well!

This year has been a fantastic year for ARCs. I was approved for some of the most anticipated releases of the year on Netgalley, had all of my blogging dreams come true when I started receiving physical ARCs from UK publishers, and also had the opportunity to work directly with some authors. Needless to say, I’m incredibly grateful for all of the ARCs I receive but on the flip side of this success, there is also a mounting collection of overdue ARCs which I feel endlessly guilty about.

Like Destiny, I think that being transparent about what goes on behind the bloggers’ computer is a great way to show the reality of blogging life (lots and lots of unread books) and builds solidarity between us by showing you’re not alone in your struggle/guilt around ARCs!

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ARC Review: Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein | Ominous and Original Reimaginings

ARC Review: Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein | Ominous and Original Reimaginings

TITLE: Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein
AUTHOR: edited by David Thomas Moore
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; Rebellion Publishing
GENRE: Science-Fiction/Horror
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: Anthology, 5 unique stories, monsters, ominous stories
REPRESENTATION: characters of colour, f/f romance
CONTENT NOTICES:
body horror, decomposing bodies, violence, disfigurement, amputation (Warren), male love obsession (Meloy), death, all stories end in tragedy, stealing dead bodies, animal experimentation (Thompson)

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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Down the TBR Hole | #1

Down the TBR Hole | #1

Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lia @ Lost in a Story

Over the past year I’ve seen many of my friends join in with this meme but never felt to urge to myself. However, as the new year approaches, I’ve been spending reflecting on my reading and blogging for 2019 which led me to finally pay attention to the fact that I still have books from 2012 (when I first made my Goodreads) on my TBR shelf. As I want to actually tackle my backlist books in a more structured way next year I decided it would be a great time to actually join in with Down the TBR Hole to control that pesky, ever-growing TBR!

How it works:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 books)
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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