WWW Wednesday 14.05.14

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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?

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Currently Reading: I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump of late. I think it’s a mixture of being busy at work and home, being ill (stupid cold just won’t budge) and not wanting to start anything substantial because I was waiting on the 3rd book in The Selection Series, but IT STILL HASN’T ARRIVED. They’ll be a whole a post on this so I’ll just continue that rant in my head for now.

So basically, I gave up on waiting for The One, and started You’re the One That I Want which is my next ARC to be reviewed, but I wasn’t really feeling it. So eventually I reached for my go-to book when I’m feeling a bit meh…yes my friends, it’s Twilight time. Which works out perfectly because it’s also one of the books in my reread challenge. Hurrah.

And as always, it’s worked in pulling me out of my reading slump and I’m starting to enjoy the other one too.

Recently Finished: The last one I finished was After Wimbledon, which I finally got round to reviewing here.

Up Next: I would say The One, BUT IT’S NEVER GOING TO ARRIVE. So I don’t know. I have lots of review request books, and ARCs to get through as ever. AND a TBR pile challenge that is going terribly (1 BOOK SO FAR!)

WWW Wednesday! 16.04.2014

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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?

Wednesday, already! And, just one more day to go until a lonnnnnnnnnnng weekend for me! If you can’t tell, I’m very excited about this!

Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to this week and just look how pretty these covers are together!!

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Currently Reading: After much indecision between this and Scarlet, I started Insurgent. I had to after watching the Divergent film – which I’m doing a quick post about soon.

Recently Finished: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett which was…I don’t even know….I’m trying to put my thoughts in order! And The Selection Stories by Kiera Cass which I reviewed here.

Up Next: Definitely Scarlet by Marissa Meyer! I also have After Wimbledon by Jennifer Gilby Roberts which I keep pushing back (sorry!!!), and Cutlass by Ashley Nixon for a blog tour in a week or so. Busy, busy.

Leave your link and I’ll come visit 🙂

March Finds

This is a monthly post where I share some of the books that I’ve found through fellow bloggers that I HAD to add to my wishlist immediately. I’m hoping I’ll look back on these posts and remember to buy/request the books (wishful thinking!).

I’m still working on reducing my TBR pile, not increasing it, but these are the books I found in March that reeeealllly want to buy!

Click on the links to go to the original posts.

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Found on: Tempest Books
Why: There’s a prince called Tristan (swoon), plus the Cover!

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Found on: Exploring All Genres
Why: I can see boobs and Buffy…nuff said.

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Found on: MegaMad 4 Books
Why: I haven’t read any of Melissa’s books yet but I’ve seen some of The Witches of East End TV show and liked what I saw. This Vampire series of hers sounds good!

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Found on: Required Reading
Why: This book set in the 60s and 70s about Intersex/gender identity looks amazing. I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before.

March 2014 on Lipsyy Lost & Found

Well that was another ridiculously quick month. Nearly all the books I read were ARCs in an attempt to catch up, so this month I’m looking forward to reading some of the books on my shelves. I also went to my first book launch, and got a pay rise at work. Winning!

Total Posts: 24

New WP Followers: 25

Books Read & Reviewed (8):

  • Frog Music by Emma Donoghue, 3/5 (Review)
  • Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking #3) by Patrick Ness, 4/5 (Review)
  • Zombies Vs Unicorns by Various, 3/5 (Review)
  • Blood Orange Soda by Michael Larranaga, 2/5 (Review)
  • The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh, 4/5 (Review)
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer, 5/5 (Review)
  • Eden Forest, 3/5 (Review)
  • Kissing With Fangs by Ashlyn Chase, 2/5 (Review)

Friday Features:

  • We Need to Talk About…reviewing books in a series (View Post)

Guest Posts:

  • Jennifer Gilby Roberts – The inspiration behind her novel, After Wimbledon. (View Post)

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    Books Purchased/ ARCs Received:

    I FINALLY got round to buying these beauties. I love that they are all blue-ish too. So pretty, I just want to stroke them.

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    And I was really good as far as Netgalley is concerned and only requested this:
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    The author is mainly famous for being Tom from Mcfly’s other half and this is her second novel. I didn’t read her first one, Billy and Me but it got some decent reviews so I thought I’d give it a go. It looks like a fun spring/summer read.

    *BOOK OF THE MONTH*

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    *COVER OF THE MONTH*

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    *MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MONTH*

    THIS. FINALLY.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR list

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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 topic is Top Ten Spring TBR books.

Some of these aren’t new, but they’re the ones on the top of my TBR list!

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  1. The One (The Selection #3) by Keira Cass: Obviously! Released May 6th
  2. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marrissa Meyer: I CANNOT wait until this arrives.
  3. The Selection Stories (The Selection 0.5 & 2.5) by Kiera Cass: I’m not sorry.
  4. The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass 0.1 – 0.5) by Sarah J. Maas: I finally got round to ordering this!
  5. The Prisoner of Brenda (Mystery Man # by Bateman: I love this series, and it’s been patiently sitting on my shelf since the new year!
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  7. Frog Music by Emma Donoghue: Released March 27th
  8. After Wimbledon by Jennifer Gilby Roberts: This is sure to get me in the mood for Wimbledon this year!
  9. House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple: Released April 15th
  10. Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead: I was so pleasantly surprised by the first book in this series, so I’m looking forward to continuing it.
  11. A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick: I’m intrigued to see what Sedgwick has done in his first book aimed at adults. It sounds like quite a departure for him. Released March 25th

February 2014 on Lipsyy Lost & Found

Woah February went quick ey? I didn’t get through as many books as I wanted to, but I went to Iceland, revamped my flat as I now have it all to myself, and my parents came to help/visit. So all in all, it’s been an excellent, if not busy one!

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Total Posts: 18 (Slacker!)

New WP Followers: 23

Books Read & Reviewed (2!):

  • Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman, 4/5 (Review)
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, 4/5 (Review)

Read but not yet reviewed:
I’m a bit behind but I’ll catch up, promise!

  • Zombies Vs Unicorns by Holly Black et al
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Friday Features:

  • Book Fun With Barbies (View Post)
  • 5 Reasons Why Vampire Show Moonlight was Ahead of its Time (View Post)

Guest Posts:

  • B. I Woolet – The inspiration behind their World of Arcas Series. (View Post)

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      ARCs/Giveaways:
      I received these Advanced Reader Copies via Netgalley.
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      *BOOK OF THE MONTH*

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      *COVER OF THE MONTH*

      It was so close between this and Cinder, they are both very pretty…but I love this simple cover; the colours are epic!

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      *MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH*

      I’m a bit YA’ed out at the moment so really looking forward this Thriller, out March 11th

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