Hello again to you all, I have decided to continue sharing my bookish ramblings with you all you lucky things!
So the big thing for me this week is Book Subscription boxes – there are a ton of these out there and I was feeling really disheartened when so many of them were based in the US, the shipping was almost as much as the box! Then I discovered Fairy Loot, they are based in London so only a few £ for shipping and they only send YA fantasy books out in their boxes so i’m always going to get a book that i’ll enjoy! They also set you up with random reading buddies who also get the box to read the BOTM with. I’ve set it up that I’ll get my first box in December, in time for my birthday 🙂 It seems like forever away, but it’s my birthday present to myself and I’ll be sharing the big reveal with you all when I get my first box delivered! Are any of you signed up to boxes, which ones? What made you choose that particular box?
This week I have been reading A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas, I finished it yesterday after having a complete binge read, it was so amazing! I want to start book 3 in the trilogy but because I have ARC’s I signed up for ages ago coming through I need to prioritise those, which leads me to my next big problem – I have been reading paperbacks again for soooo long now that I have no idea where I left my Kindle! When I have signed off from you I’m going to have to have a search, arggghh.
Finally, as the autumnal nights start drawing in I have gained a snuggly reading buddy 😉
Also, I never found a book case – my hunt continues…..
Stay safe from the Zombie hoards until next time!
I’m all about trying new things for the most part as long it allows me to remain my introverted self. When I started up this blog I was all about it being a community and not just piles of promo – well somewhere along the line I failed with that. I think it’s because I didn’t have the nerve to talk to you all and I slowly became a faceless blogger. I’m going to try and remedy that for those of you who are still with me! So I will from time to time talk to you on here about what’s going on with me and the YA/Dystopian/Fantasy bookworld!
SO big news is that after 2 years of solidly reading Indie on my kindle I have been reading a ton more trad published fantasy. I always find it difficult to review trad published books, I don’t know why. It’s almost like I feel they have already been validated and who am I to judge? How about you? Do you like to see reviews of traditionally published books or are you all about the indie? I would like to know as if you do like to read these types of review maybe I will try and push out of my comfort zone and then share my reviews with you too!
My new big love at the moment is Bookstagramming, I started last week on a whim and found myself completely in love with it. Although my 2 year paperback drought has left me woefully without subject material to photograph! I’m working on it though. I am taking part in a bookstagram monthly challenge which at least gives me a place to start everyday – this is one of my favourite that I have done so far – it was a challenge to post a short title, you can’t get much shorter than a single letter!
I love searching around and looking for props as well as digging out old books I forgot I had when given the theme for the day. I have to admit that I have plundered the children’s toys for a large amount of the props I use (Harley Quinn up there is one of my daughters favourites) but I think that has helped me find my style 🙂
I have serious book case envy too – some of the big bookstagram players have the most fabulous book shelves and we are on a mission this weekend to find the perfect shelf so we can mix our paperbacks with our fandom related merch! If you like the look of what I have done and you want to follow me on Instagram then I would love it if you would join me! Post Apocalyptic Playground Bookstagram
See now i’ve started talking I don’t want to stop, but I will keep my ramblings to just this for today, if you like my ramblings then let me know and I will talk to you some more!
Stay safe from the Zombie hoards until next time you guys!