Book Haul | April: 27th Birthday and Easter Con

Book Haul | April: 27th Birthday and Easter Con

I don’t often post book hauls, in fact my last one was in November 2018, but I got some really lovely books for my birthday on the 15th April and during Easter Con last weekend that I really wanted to share with you all. I’ve been really lucky and thankful to receive so many wonderful gifts as well as have the financial means to afford to buy more books this year, so I hope you all don’t mind me sharing these with you all!

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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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Mailbox Monday | Catch Up

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Hey everybody! I didn’t have a post planned for today but wanted to see how everyone is and share some positive things with you ❤

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WORK 

For those who’ve missed my last few Mailboxes, things haven’t been going great for me at work lately. I had a pretty good weekend at work though, which has really improved my mood and I’m looking into some other employment options to either supplement my weekend hours or possible graduate development programmes to apply for. So I’m feeling a lot more positive today and much less depressed!

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OPPORTUNITIES

I’ve had some exciting new opportunities crop up which I’m really looking forward to. I have my first ever author contact me asking me if I want to review their book which was exciting! I’ve pitched a few more writing ideas to various anthologies and websites, and I’ve completed 2/3 of my first paid writing article. I’ve also just joined the blogging team over at Queerly Reads where I’ll be contributing as a regular blogger and taking part in some of their events.

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Life & Lit

Speaking of events, did you know that I’m one of the moderators on the fantastic facebook group Life & Lit and I’m hosting an LGBTQ+ read for Pride ❤ For Pride month we are running a Blind Date book event where me and 3 other mods including Destiny and Melanie selected our chosen LGBTQ+ book to host. We then announced which book we chose last week and mine is, obviously, The Song of Achilles! If you want to take part in reading The Song of Achilles and participating in the event then you can join in here! Destiny will be hosting How To Make a Wish which you can join here, Melanie has chosen The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo which you can join here, and Terry is hosting Every Heart a Doorway which you can join here!

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Bookish Things

When I went to take my library books back last week I promised myself that I wouldn’t get any more books out. I already have a lot of ARCs I need to get through, AAPI Heritage Month reads, and all of my birthday books that I haven’t yet touched. But of course… it’s never quite that simple. To be fair though, 2 of the books are for the Ramadan Readathon, 1 was Volume 5 of Saga which I breezed through already, one was a book that has been on my TBR since 2012 but have never been able to find anywhere other than Amazon, and the last one is a book which I wanted to read in my first year of uni but never had time! I have very justifiable reasons… obviously…

I won Kate’s ebook giveaway which I’ve been so excited about as it’s the first ever blogger giveaway I’ve won and I’ve requested The Whale Rider which I’m really looking forward to finally reading. It’s been really tough to find books by Pasifika authors, my local library has a grand total of 0, and I don’t have enough money to buy them from Amazon. I did manage to find a copy of Once Were Warriors though on eBay for £2.50 though, and I managed to find another book for AAPI Heritage Month, Flame in the Mist, for £1.80 in a charity shop!

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Read this week:

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Currently Reading:

books x 2 (6)

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That’s all from me!
How are you all doing?
How has the past week been for you?


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Top 10 Tuesday | Books with my Favourite Colour on the Cover: Part 2!

Top 10 Tuesday | Books with my Favourite Colour on the Cover: Part 2!

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 Rainbow Recommendations – 

Yesterday I posted up part 1 of this week’s Top 10 Tuesday’s prompt, Beautiful Blue Books, but as I mentioned I had so many ideas for the prompt (none to do with my favourite colour…) that I had to split the posts into 2. Today’s post will focus on my Rainbow Recommendations as I have so many lovely book covers to share with you all that I just couldn’t help myself ❤

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Top 10 Tuesday | Books I Would Cross the Galaxy to Get my Hands On

Top 10 Tuesday | Books I Would Cross the Galaxy to Get my Hands On

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 Books I would Cross the Galaxy to get my hands on –

This weeks prompt was actually “books I would slay a lion to get early” but a) I’m not about slaying animals and b) most of the books I wanted to get ‘early’ have already been released! So once again I’ve taken a bit of creative license and adapted the prompt instead to include ANY books I would cross the galaxy to get my hands on – regardless of when they were published.

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