Bookish Ramblings: Five things Friday

As it’s Friday it’s time for my weekly round up with a Five things Friday (original prompt from Kimberly Faye Reads)

New to my Queue

New to my queue this week is the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, I managed to pick up the first 3 books in the series as a box set for just £8 in The Works – I’ve been looking for this offer for ages and randomly found a single set when I was working away from my usual places this week.  It’s not as good as the £5 that the Book People were offering the set for for Black Friday but that was never in stock! Whilst the series has had mixed reviews, friends who I know have similar tastes to me have loved it, so I’m hopeful I will too.

Favourite Book(s) of the week

Last night I finished reading The Guilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, this is a book that is not due for release until January and I’m incredibly grateful to Netgalley for selecting me to receive a review copy.  Whilst the inevitable comparisons will be made to Six of Crows (after all it’s what drew me to the book in the first place) if you can put the similarities aside and enjoy the book for what it is, you’ll really enjoy it. Heists are pretty much one of my favourite plots and I loved that the historical element went hand in hand with the advancements almost giving it a steampunk feel at times. I’m going to hopefully get my full review up over the weekend.

When I wasn’t reading

I’ve been back to formatting this week with another wonderful repeat client, we’ve been working really hard for weeks to get things just right so I’m excited to see how things turn out. I’ve been working away for part of this week and on Monday I was in London, so I of course had to stop off at Europe’s biggest bookshop, Waterstones in Piccadilly – it’s such a beautiful building and their Science Fiction and Fanstasy sections were fabulous!

Pic of the week

It was thanksgiving yesterday in the US and whilst being a Brit I don’t celebrate, it doesn’t stop me for feeling thankful for things!  Looking up at my shelf yesterday I realised that I had so many books from authors I have been able to meet in person or spend a lot of time corresponding with. I am blessed to be involved with so many authors writing processes from Alpha and Beta reading, arc reviewing, helping with promotions and most importantly just being there to listen and help where I can.  I must never underestimate was a positive impact being part of their worlds has had on my life and look forward to many more years of the same.

Looking ahead

I’m hoping to pick up some bookish goodies for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I’ve also got just one book left on my November tbr which is City of Lost Souls (book 5 in the Shadowhunters series) and I may even be able to squeeze in one extra!  I’m planning ahead with my blog posts and this week i’m hoping to start compiling my top 10 reads of the year and I’m also going to make a start plotting out my most anticipated reads of 2019, given that 2 of the books on this years list didn’t quite make it to publication on time, I’ve got a good place to start!


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