So, as usual, i think in my last haul i said i was going to stop buying books, and as usual, they didn’t happen did it. I had my birthday, and honestly when stuck inside during lockdown i’ve found i tend to just buy a lot of books! I didn’t need any of these, almost all were online buys (with the exception of ones i picked up on my weekly trip to the supermarket). I cannot wait to get back in to a real book shop.Continue reading “February 2021 Book Haul”
I very rarely talk about TBR’s (i say this every time i talk about them), because i just hate the pressure of having those books and those books only that you feel like you can read. However, when it comes to ARCs, you do have a time limit you really should read them in. And i’m a little behind.
A Weekend Friend Trip Book Haul – Blogtober
A little while ago, one of my best friends Charlotte came to stay with us to celebrate Lois’ birthday. It was a weekend of friends, food and book shopping, including a little bit of paint a pot, and it was absolutely lovely. I picked up a couple of books that weekend so figured it was worth a small haul.
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A Honest Post About ARCs
I think as book bloggers we think a lot about ways to promote books easily and ways to increase your content easily, a lot. A lot of our minds turn to ARC’s (or proof copies) as a way to engage with recent releases, publishers and authors in a really easy manner. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the book community and the trading and receiving of ARC’s, and i wanted to write an honest post about my thoughts, no matter how controversial they are.
My YALC 2019 Experience
It was my third year at YALC this year, and my second year doing the full weekend. I always have such a fun time with my friends, being surrounded by books and meeting fab authors. I wanted to write an honest post about my YALC experience this year which was wonderful fun with just a couple of issues. Continue reading “My YALC 2019 Experience”
The Million Pieces of Neena Gill by Emma Smith Barton
I picked the ARC of this book up at NYA Lit Fest in Preston. That was in March and I’ve been wanting to read it for a while now. I started reading it over a month ago I think but was super busy with my job at the time and had no spare time to read. I honestly really thought this book was great and I love that it covers such a taboo area in mental illness – psychosis. Continue reading “The Million Pieces of Neena Gill by Emma Smith Barton”
April 2019 Wrap-Up (BEDM)
I have been waiting for the dip in my reading for a while now, it seems to be going so well i’m guaranteed to hit a slump at some point soon. April is clearly not that time for me! I partly contributed to ARC Attack April, and my goal was to read as many ARCs this month that i could get around to. On top of that, i listened to a couple of audio-books and had our LGBTQ+ book club book to read!