YALC 2019 | Book Haul

YALC 2019 | Book Haul

Hey friends, it’s been a while!

I’ve been absent for pretty much the entire month for various reasons which I’ll go into another time, in another post. The weekend just gone through was YALC weekend, one of my favourite times of the year, and I had an amazing time. I’ll be doing a follow-up post talking about the actual event itself like I did last year for YALC 2018, but for now, I wanted to start with something joyous – my YALC 2019 book haul!

This year I got a little bit wild with my book acquisitions despite promising my partner I wouldn’t be getting many books due to financial constraints. However, I was lucky enough to get a good amount of books via the wonderful book swap area as well as win a few in the giveaways run by the publishers. That coupled with the incredible deals (I mean, could you really turn down a 3 for £5 deal?!) meant that in total I acquired 21 books at YALC this year (and still came in under budget)!!! I got about 3-6 books a day which then got taken back to our hotel room so I didn’t realize just how many books I had until I had to pack them all up to transport home. Thankfully my lovely partner was able to help me carry them home and I spent a good few hours yesterday rearranging my bookshelves to make them all fit.

Here’s a look at the books I got from YALC 2019 ❤

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Book Tag | The A-Z of Book Bloggers

Book Tag | The A-Z of Book Bloggers

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag and I loved the look of this A-Z of Book Bloggers tag that imyril recently did. The tag was originally created by the Perpetual Page Turner.

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Author you’ve read the most books by

As much as it pains me to say it I think it might actually be J.K Rowling because of the Harry Potter series, but if not then it would be George R.R Martin thanks to the huge ASOIAF series. I would definitely love for this to change to an author that I actually really love :’)

Best sequel ever

This is such a hard one for me because, as I’m sure we are all aware of by now, I suck at series and hardly ever get past that first book. So… I don’t think I can answer this (yet) until I discover more sequels!

Currently reading

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I started Tone of Voice by the wonderful Kaia Sønderby today and oh my heart. I adored Failure to Communicate and I can’t even explain how warm it made my heart when I rejoined Xandri Corelel on her adventures. I can’t wait to see what she gets up to in this book ❤

 

Drink of choice whilst reading

My reading drink of choice really depends on what time of the day it is and how I’m feeling. If it’s in the morning or early afternoon I’ll probably be drinking tea, but if it’s the evening or on a warm afternoon then I’ll probably be drinking diet coke. Either way, these are my two staple drinks.
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ARC Review: Tempests and Slaughter | An Unexpected Favourite

ARC Review: Tempests and Slaughter | An Unexpected Favourite

TITLE: Tempests and Slaughter
AUTHOR: Tamora Pierce
SERIES: The Numair Chronicles
RELEASED: February 2018; Random House Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Fantasy
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: magical schools, coming of age, world-building, romance, friendship, political intrigue
REPRESENTATION:
characters of color (side), gay male (main)

Content Notices

slavery, empire, violence, poverty, dead bodies

amazon / book depository / goodreads

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Wrap Up | January 2019

Wrap Up | January 2019

Thanks to January’s late-a-thon, 2019 is off to a pretty good start. Although I’ve been horrifically busy with my PhD application and starting a new job I was able to get a fair few overdue ARCs finished up as well as (finally) posting to a reasonably consistent level. Thank you to all of you who have been cheering me along my PhD application journey and leaving such ace comments on my posts this month 💚

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State of the ARC |#6 Late-a-thon

State-of-the-ARC

State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies).

Welcome to the first State of the ARC of 2019 and, thanks to Destiny’s late-a-thon, my ARC reading is off to a pretty good start! I’ve also received some amazing ARCs recently so I’m very excited to see how my State of the ARC progresses throughout the year!

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