My eggciting weekly epilogue (sigh!)

This post is so late!

I had a really busy 4 day weekend over Easter and didn’t have time to do anything, I haven’t posted, haven’t blog hopped, haven’t commented, I haven’t even read *gasp*  But anyway, I wanted to say…..

Happy Belated Easter!

I’ll start off with a little egg humour……

We had our usual family dinner which was delish and then my son and I ate our own weight in Easter eggs!

On the reading front, I thought I was getting my groove back but now I really don’t know…….I just don’t know what is wrong with me.  I’m praying it comes back soon!

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1 book.  Just 1 book…..but what a great read!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

 

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The Gathering by LA Fiore (50% in)

Pretty Reckless by LJ Shen (arc)

 

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In a perfect world (in my head!), I’ll finish off my 2 currently reading’s and also read the 2 books below before the end of April.  But its not a perfect world so doubt I will! Wish me luck!!

The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

 

 

How was your reading week?

What books did you read this week?

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Update: New Release Challenge!

My first update of the year for this challenge!

You can see my original post here and I said I would try and read 1-30 books, ie a New Release Newbie!!!!

Well I did sign up for 1 to 30 books but I think I may best this by June as I’ve been flying through those new releases (due to the fact I suffer with the sickness called ‘not saying no to arcs’!!)

I thought I would stick to a list format for these as there are quite a few…..

January

The Kiss Thief by LJ Shen

The Boys of Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy

Darkness Embraced by Tillie Cole

Knights Fury by Bella Jewel

Total = 4

February

Enchantee by Gita Trelease

Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas

Only Work, No Play by Cora Reilly

Malum by Amo Jones

The Wicked King by Holly Black

Slayer by Kiersten White

Twisted Pride by Cora Reilly

Bennett Mafia by Tijan

Total = 8

March

Dangerous Love by Jamie Begley

Kiss and Break Up by Ella Fields

Free by Kristen Ashley

Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter

Repeat by Kylie Scott

Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan

Enthralled by Giana Darling

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

Total = 9

April

Tristan by Cora Brent

Gluttony by K Webster

The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

Total = 4

That’s a grand total of 25/30

I need to up my status to a New Release Pro I think!

 

Saturday Shelfie!!

 

My ‘most loved’ shelf!

These are the books I have fallen in love with! From their pretty covers to the words inside! Sometimes I just gaze at them and remember the beauty that was reading them!!!

Sometimes I wonder how everyone else sets up their shelves…..I have

  • My most loved shelf
  • Unread shelf
  • Harry Potter shelf
  • My guilty pleasures shelf

How do you set up your shelves?

 

 

 

 

Do you believe in ‘the need to read’?!

Do you believe in ‘the need to read’?

Do you find the need to read comes at the most inopportune times?

No, this isn’t a commercial! But read on!

I find that I suffer with the need to read often!

  • I’m waiting for my son to get ready to go shopping. I flick open my book and I’m a chapter in and I have to close it. But I don’t want to!
  • Its past 12 at night and I have to go to work the next day. And I have to force myself to close my book to sleep….
  • I’m at my sons swimming lesson and promise myself I’ll talk to the other mums to not appear rude…..but the need to read is strong (sometimes stronger!)
  • Sat in work and all of a sudden the pull of my book is too much to bear….but I have to squash it down as I have work to do (and the fact they pay me to actually work and not read!!)
  • I get up and have to get ready for work….but the need to read makes me read 1 chapter….that turns into 4 and I have to rush around to get ready!

Is this an affliction all bookworms suffer with?

Let me know your situations in comments!

Books I need in May…

Nearly the 5th month of the year….where is the time going?

I think it’s fair to say that I am going to be totally broke in May! I mean who needs to be saving for spending money for a holiday?

These are the books that I want need in May:

Finale by Stephanie Gerber (really I’ve actually already paid for this as I’ve ordered Fairyloots special box!)

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The UnHoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons

 

 

Do you want any of these?

Have you read any already?

What did you think?

Top 5 Tuesday! 5 Star Predictions…..

Top 5 Tuesday is bought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm – you can find her post and join in here.

Today’s topic is – Books I Predict will be 5 star reads!

Well here we go……

Finale by Stephanie Garber – we are so close to release! I loved Caraval and Legendary and I NEED this book, yes NEED!

Rage by Cora Carmack – I love this woman, she is just so lovely…..and Roar made my heart sing so I predict this is going to be fabulous!

Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley – Sigh….the Dream Man series! It seems that on 13 August, Mo will be joining in the ranks of Tack, Hawk, Brock and Mitch! Deep down in my bones I feel this will be a 5 star read!

Not pictured as no covers yet but also…..

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

Skyward rocked my life! I didn’t know if I was a sci-fi reader but I found I really was! I cannot wait until 12 November…and you can pre-order here

Crescent City by Sarah J Maas

I think the publication date is 30 November (correct me if I am wrong!) I have read that it’s an adult fantasy series featuring a brand new mythical world where humans struggle with survival and hierarchies of the magical creatures they live among. I just think of her writing and a 5 star rating pops in my head!

*update – I’ve just seen this is due for release in January 2020 but I still wanted to keep it on!!*

What are your 5 star predictions?

Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo….FINALLY!!!

Finally, yes finally I have read book 1 in this series!

And it was fabulous.

And I’ve found my new bbf, The Darkling!

Here comes the slap for waiting to read this for so long! I was mesmerised!

And…..I was totally in love with The Darkling…..

‘I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina. You and I are going to change the world.’

Yes I know, he is evil, he is dangerous and shows no mercy. But I still love him!

What a fantastic start to the series!

Easter holidays, books and scans!!!!

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue!

Hope you all had a good week?

First week of Easter school holidays. I had to work but my son has been having a great time going to adventure parks with his friends! I have this coming week off and I am so happy!!!

I also had a Dexa scan to see if celiac disease has ruined my bones…..no results yet but am crossing my fingers that all is ok.

Also…..you know when your just not feeling it and need to do a reread? Well I was there!

Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley

I totally didn’t read in order but these 2 are my fave books of the series and I needed it. Needed out my slump!

Tristan by Cora Brent (arc) – as usual, a 5 star read from this author!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I’m reading an actual paperback. I normally read via ebook but am loving this!

So I said no monthly lists, but I just couldn’t help myself! I really need to stop this to try and get back to not feeling pressured!

But anyway….these 2 are on my list (it’s a sickness!!)

The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber – Fairyloot readalong….

 

My favourite post from the blogosphere this week was from Abigail’s Books and was about what she is doing about waste.

You can see her post here.

I too have seen what the effects of waste has been doing to ocean animals and it needs to stop.  I fully recycle at home and my office has also changed to full recycling plus our in house Costa has got rid of disposable cups and since January, we bring our own.

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

Saturday Shelfie!

My Guilty Pleasures Shelf!!!

Yes I have a guilty pleasures shelf!

But look how lovely they look!

And look at Ariel up there all comfy sat on Edward Cullen!

 

This is going to be quite a short post and I am sure some of you will roll your eyes about the fact I have the Fifty Shades of Grey and the Twilight series displayed but…….

When these 2 series came out years ago, I absolutely loved them!  In a way they sort of saved my sanity.  It was a shit time for me at that point.

I think displaying these books are a reminder to me of the feeling I had when I grabbed back that love of reading, I needed something and these series gave me that bit if escapism.  Sometimes I look at them displayed and remember the absolutely heart warming feeling of the love of the written word.

Saying that I’m not sure if I could say the same thing now if I did a reread now…but who knows, one day!!

 

Do you display any books that mean something to you?