WWW Wednesday! 16.04.2014

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• 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.

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WWW Wednesday! 09.04.14

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We’ve made it to another Wednesday, hurrah! Here’s what I’ve been up to this week.

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Currently Reading: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett. Early days yet. It’s definitely taking a bit of getting into but it’s going to be either amazingly epic, or awful. Plus, I also started The Selection Stories which is kind of distracting. Oh Maxon!

Recently Finished: I finished The False Prince which I really liked despite having some issues with it (review here) and Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead which was great but not as great as the first one. Review will be up in the next day or so.

Up Next: Battle of the sequels continues – Either Insurgent or Scarlet. Uber excited about both. On verge of Fangirling.

Let me know what you’re reading, or leave a link to your post and I’ll come and take a look 🙂

WWW Wednesday 02.04.2014

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• 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’m almost done with The False Prince and I started A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick

Recently Finished: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue, (my review is here) which I liked, but didn’t love.

Up Next: Definitely Frostbite, Vampire Academy #2 followed by Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.

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WWW Wednesday 26.01.2014

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Happy Wednesday everyone!

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Currently Reading: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue and The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. I’m going to the book launch of Frog Music on Sunday too which is exciting!

Recently Finished: I finished Monsters of Men (review here) by Patrick Ness, which broke me, as expected, and The Medea Complex by Rachel Roberts which I really enjoyed.

Up Next: Ahhhhh too many good books! I have A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick, After Wimbledon by Jennifer Gilby Roberts, Frostbite by Richelle Mead, Scarlett by Marissa Meyer, The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas and The Selection Stories by Kiera Cass in the running. How to choose????

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Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts #1

This seems to be a week of signing up for new things so I’ve decided to take part in this meme hosted by the Bookishly Boisterous which was brought to my attention by the lovely Jess at What Comes Next.

The idea is simple, it’s a round-up of your week, your thoughts, and basically anything you’d like to share on your blog.

I’m not sure if I’ll make this a weekly thing (maybe fortnightly?) and the original is posted on Wednesdays, but I’m going to schedule mine for Mondays. That’s allowed, right? COME AND STOP ME :p

But anyway, it seems like a great way to share what’s going on, whether in book world or your real life world.

1. So the Divergent film is imminent. Naturally, I have casting rage and think it looks awful from the trailer, but my friend Di and I will *have* to go and see it to snigger in the back row and ultimately declare it to be the worst adaptation since Twilight. I also came across this list of 10 Books You Should Read That Are Being Adapted on Pop Insomniacs. How have I not read The Maze Runner yet?

2. My brother is visiting this weekend which will inevitably involve a lot of drinking! We’re also going to a Sing-Along screening of Busgy Malone at the Prince Charles Cinema (who btw have a great film blog here). Yay! Not so yay is that he will be here on Sunday, which is Mother’s Day so I have major guilt that neither of us will be there to spoil our mum. Bad children!

3. I got an invite to my first ever book launch last week, for Emma Donoghue’s Frog Music. It’s taking place in a secret London location and looks all kinds of awesome! Can’t wait!

4. Have you guys been following the Let Books Be Books Campaign this week? There’s been this whole bickering in the UK press about books being purposely marketed for either a male or female audience and I must say I do think it’s a bad trend we’ve gotten into. There are so any great books that either boys or girls won’t read, because the covers and marketing material have targeted just one gender. It’s hard enough to get boys to read books with a female protagonist and vice-versa without making the covers pink or blue! I loved this post on the subject by author James Calbraith: Girls With Bows

5. I’ve finally decided to open an Etsy shop to sell Vintage Books and other finds. I’ve been wanting to do it for years now and even set up an account in 2012 but I never had a good enough camera to take the photos. So I bought myself a vintage SLR camera (what could be better than a vintage camera to take photos of vintage books?) We shall see! I’m building up stock slowly, and will hopefully be up and running in a month or so. Exciting.

I could seriously carry on all day with this but I’ll spare you. I think I’ going to enjoy this meme. 🙂

WWW Wednesday 17.03.2014

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Currently Reading: I’m reading The Medea Complex by Rachel Roberts and I’m just finishing up Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Recently Finished: This week I finished Blood Orange Soda by James Michael Larranaga (review here).

Up Next: Probably The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen.

WWW Wednesday 12.03.2014

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Currently Reading: I’ve just started Blood Orange Soda by James Michael Larranaga and I also finally picked up Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness, which I’m not loving yet, but if the other books are anything to go by, I will be soon.

Recently Finished: The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh. I really enjoyed this beautifully written Thriller. See my review here.

Up Next: I have quite a few (too many!) ARCS that I need to read by the end of March, and also The Medea Complex by Rachel Roberts. I also realllly want to read The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen that I’ve had on my shelf since Christmas. Ahhhh.

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WWW Wednesday! 05.03.2014

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Currently Reading: I’ve just started The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh, not much to report so far, but I think I’m going to like it. Needed a break from all the YA/Vampire stuff I’ve been reading lately. (See below for more)

Recently Finished: I finished Cinder, which I loved! Review should be up soon! And Eden Forest by Aoife Marie Sheridan for her book tour, stopping here tomorrow!

Up Next: I’ve said it 3 weeks in a row now (things keep coming up!!), but either Blood Orange Soda or Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking Trilogy #3) by Patrick Ness

The Weight of Blood – Laura McHugh

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For fans of Gillian Flynn and Daniel Woodrell, a dark, gripping debut novel of literary suspense about two mysterious disappearances, a generation apart, and the meaning of family-the sacrifices we make, the secrets we keep, and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.

The Dane family’s roots tangle deep in the Ozark Mountain town of Henbane, but that doesn’t keep sixteen-year-old Lucy Dane from being treated like an outsider. Folks still whisper about her mother, a bewitching young stranger who inspired local myths when she vanished years ago. When one of Lucy’s few friends, slow-minded Cheri, is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost girls-the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn’t protect.

Everything changes when Lucy stumbles across Cheri’s necklace in an abandoned trailer and finds herself drawn into a search for answers. What Lucy discovers makes it impossible to ignore the suspicion cast on her own kin. More alarming, she suspects Cheri’s death could be linked to her mother’s disappearance, and the connection between the two puts Lucy at risk of losing everything. In a place where the bonds of blood weigh heavy, Lucy must decide where her allegiances lie.

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WWW Wednesday 26.02.14

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• 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’m fiiiiiinally reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Loving it so far!

Recently Finished: Kissing with Fangs by Ashlyn Chase. I’m totally behind on reviews but I’m hoping to catch up over the weekend!

Up Next: Same as last week as I forgot I had Cinder and wanted to start it so bad! So either Blood Orange Soda, Monsters of Men, or Eden Forest.

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