Saturday, 30 May 2015

Book Haul

So, May was a big buying month for me, I'm not going to lie.  I bought a total of 8 books.  Out of that, three of them were new releases that I had been anticipating for a long time, and had actually preordered.  I'm not a person that buys books every month though, so I'm trying not to feel bad about the amount of money I spent in one hit.  I probably won't get any more books until late in the year.  Or if I decide to preorder Six of Crows... hmmm.  Anyway, here are some pictures, and I'll talk a little about the books below.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

The Bookish Identity Tag

Hi, it's been a while!  I was tagged a little bit ago by the wonderful Noelia @ A Day in Bookland to do the Bookish Identity tag, so I thought I'd do that today.  Also, this is my 100th post on this blog!  I was originally planning to do something extra special, and you can see how well that turned out (ie. I didn't post for approximately two weeks), but stay tuned because my Blogoversary is in a month and I have shifted my plans for then...
Anyway, on to the tag!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

If You Want: Mystery

Today I'm here with the second issue of my feature "If You Want".  In case you missed it, here's the first issue in which I talk about some books you could try if you want to read about angels.  The idea is that all the books I mention have different elements to them but still fit within one topic, so that even if you don't like one, there's a good chance you'll like one or more of the others.  This issue I want to talk about books that involve mystery.  Of course, that's very broad, so I hope that you will find something here that you like.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Tuesday Thoughts & Talks - The Hunger Games

Yes, I am aware that today is Wednesday - at least for me - and that I already had a Tuesday post yesterday, BUT I wanted to participate in this new meme too.  It's called Tuesday Thoughts & Talks, it's hosted by Sherry @ BloggityBLOG and this is it's first week!  All you have to do to participate is pick a book and talk about something it made you feel or think about.  This week, I'm choosing to talk about The Hunger Games and what it made me think when I first read it and I'm a little nervous to post this!  I apologise in advance if this topic upsets or offends anyone and I hope you know that that is not my intention.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Books I Will Probably Never Read - Top Ten Tuesday

This TTT (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is hard for me because I never really admit to myself when I have given up on reading a book.  I never make that final decision not to read it. However, I have managed to pick some books that I will probably never read.  Hence, I'm not committed to not reading them.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Sapient by Jerry Kaczmarowski - Excerpt and Expectations

Recently I was offered the chance to read Sapient by Jerry Kaczmarowski by Book Publicity Services.  I am happy to say that I will be reading the book in the coming month.  Sapient is a techno thriller that was published this April and you can get it from Amazon as either an ebook or a paperback.  Today, I have the synopsis, about the author and an excerpt for you.  I've also shared a few of my pre-reading thoughts at the end, so you can read them too.  I think it'll be interesting to see how my expectations compare to my thoughts once I've finished the book!

Friday, 1 May 2015

April Wrap Up And May TBR

This month has been one of my better reading months for the year, with a total of seven books read.  I'm also in the middle of two other books.  I've found these last couple of weeks of uni to be a little overwhelming (more so than usual) but somehow - or perhaps therefore - I kept reading.  The other surprising thing was that I had a range of ratings this month.  Anyway, you'll see that if you keep reading!

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