WWW Wednesday 09.07.14

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?

Happy Wednesday, Everyone! I’m back from a small blog-break, and wish I could tell you that I got loads of reading done, but I would be lying. I watched a lot of tennis and spent a lot of time in the pub with friends…but I’m feeling refreshed so that’s a bonus.

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Currently Reading: I’m still reading Cress, even though it’s amazing! I’m almost done though 🙂 I’m also making my way through Guilt-Free Baking which is an advanced copy from NetGalley.

Recently Finished: The last book I finished was Burial Rites by Hannah Kent which I still haven’t reviewed, but will!

Up Next: I’m dedicating the next two months to getting my TBR pile down as I’m massively failing to the TBR Pile Challenge I entered this year. Next will either be Shadow Kiss, or The Princess Bride.

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Confessions

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the image to visit them) who pick a different topic each week.

This week the theme is: Top Ten Bookish Confessions

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1. Covers: I judge books wayyy too harshly by their covers, even though it means I sometimes miss out on awesome books, the Rainbow Rowell books for example.

2. I’m not a member of my local library because it’s really quite rubbish, which makes me sad.

3. Spine-breaker: I’m a NOT fan of dog-earring pages, but I really love a good creased spine. I like my books to look well- loved.

4. Weird book reading system: When I start reading a book, I have to read the intro (if there is one) and the dedication/about author first. Then I read the first chapter. Then I flick to end and read the acknowledgements and make a note of the page count before carrying on with the book. Is that weird? It took me ages to realise that I do that.

5. Sunday Madness: I try to get up mega early on Sundays just to get in some extra reading time. Even if I know I’ll start the working week being tired, I tend to get up earlier on a Sunday than a weekday. I also try not to make any plans on that day. It’s the day of rest, after all. Sorry, friends.

6. Lies: The last point is followed closely by…when I say I’m busy, I sometimes mean I need to read my book. Alone. When I say sometimes, I mean a lot of the time.

7. Book Crushes: Because I read a lot of YA, I end up crushing on characters that are way too young for me. But they’re fictional…so it’s OK, right? I’m still 17 inside OK! (IF THAT)

8. Time Wasters: When I see people on public transport/waiting rooms/in queues looking really bored and frustrated, I always wonder why they don’t carry a book with them. So much wasted time!!

9. Hype: When there’s too much hype surrounding a book it really puts me off. That’s probably why I never read Harry Potter, and why it took me about a year to read The Hunger Games after it came out.

10. Buying Books: I buy most of my books from either Amazon, charity shops or carboot sales. I’d like to support local bookstores more, but finances don’t often allow it. 😦

What are your bookish confessions?

May & June 2014 on Lipsyy Lost & Found

I’m not really sure what happened to the May round-up, I think I just ran out of time. So better late than never, here’s everything that’s been going on around here in the last two months.

Total Posts: 23 (May); 22 (June)

New WP Followers: 25; 15

Books Read & Reviewed:
MAY (5)

  • Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie, 3/5 (Review)
  • You’re the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher, 3/5 (Review)
  • After Wimbledon by Jennifer Gilby Roberts, 4/5 (Review)
  • The Unicorn Thief by R.R Russell, 2/5 (Review)
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, 5/5 (Review)

JUNE (5)

  • Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozniewski, 4/5 (Review)
  • The One by Kiera Cass, 4/5 (Review)
  • The Prisoner of Brenda by Bateman, 3/5 (Review)
  • The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, 4/5 (Review)
  • Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon, 4/5 (Review)
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    Read but not yet reviewed:

    • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
    • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer – Reread challenge
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    Friday Features:

    MAY

    • The Best Children’s Books of the Last 100 years part 1 (View Post)
    • The Best Children’s Books of the Last 100 years part 2 (View Post)

     
    JUNE

     

    Guest Posts/ Promos:

     
    Most Viewed Posts:

    • Top Ten Tuesday: Books Read This Year so Far (View Post)
    • WWW Wednesday 08.06.14 (View Post)
    • Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski (View Post)
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      ARCs/Giveaways:
      I’ve been trying not to request many ARCS but I did get approved for these ones….

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      *BOOK OF THE MONTH – MAY*

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      *BOOK OF THE MONTH – JUNE*

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      *BEST COVER*

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      *MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MONTH*

      This July/August I am focusing solely on books on my TBR pile for the TBR reading challenge in which I’m massively behind! The Princess Bride has been on the top of the list for so long.

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