Bookish Ramblings: Five Things Friday

Wow has a whole week gone already? It’s not even been an enjoyable week for a wealth of reasons but time flies when you’re having fun apparently! Here’s my five things for this week!

New to my Queue

I’m so happy that one of my most anticipated reads of 2019 has been released! The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan looked to tick all my normal boxes of a misfit team and a bit of a heist! Waterstones points made this a complete bargain too, i’m just forever frustrated that all the Goldsborough editions were snapped up and are now on ebay for nearly £100 – when will this profiteering stop?

Favourite Book(s) this week

I finally got a good amount of time this week to read This Cruel Design, book 2 in the This Mortal Coil series – I attempted a start of this in November I think but then things got in the way and it sadly got pushed aside. I devoured it though in just a few day and whilst it did for me suffer from middle of the trilogy syndrome it did pick up towards the end to make it the page turner that book one had been, I’m going to hopefully have a review up in the next few days!

When I Wasn’t reading

I’m going to be serious for this bit and open up about my actual life a little, which I rarely do. I’m not going to lie, this has been a hard week. It’s a week of very sad anniversaries of the loss of our child through miscarriage and the loss of my father within days of each other, whilst much time has passed now it’s still a painful time and made escaping into books all the more needed. In an effort to make things a little brighter though I did book tickets for me and Little Miss Playground to meet Cressida Cowell (of how to train your dragon fame) in London during the February half term. We’re hoping to get a little sightseeing in whilst we’re there too! Also my January Fairyloot arrived so I need to work on getting an unboxing up!

Pic of the Week

I got this gorgeous edition of Empress of all Seasons by Emiko Jean in an Illumicrate box and whilst I’ve not yet had a chance to read it I realised that I completely forgot to feature it in a pic! I think because it came in a box which I didn’t love I didn’t take part in the photo challenge so it wasn’t focused in my mind but it has amazing black sprayed edges and I need to make time for it soon!

Looking ahead

Wow if anything, this week has proved that i’m pretty unorganised, I have posts that I need to get up and photos to take – with the smallest playground dweller being quite poorly I don’t see myself getting back on track this week! I’m also paying off a little more for my attendance at Chapter.con in June which looks utterly amazing and I’m looking forward to a once in a lifetime experience to meet authors who have become really great friends. I’ve also applied to be on a panel for the event so fingers crossed! King of Scars also comes out next week and I’m really excited to start my buddy read with the gorgeous Eccentric Owl Reads over on Instagram. We last read Book of Dust together and it was such a great experience!

Have you ever buddy read with anyone?

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