Bookish Ramblings: Five things Friday

Hooray it’s weekly wrap up day!

New to my Queue

My lovely blogging relationship with Titan Books continues with Warlock Holmes – The Sign of the Nine by G.S. Denning. It’s book 4 of the series but I hopeful that it can be happily read as a standalone. I have honestly read myself ragged this week with Negalley (I am not requesting anything for the whole of April) and my kindle has started giving me headaches so picking back up with paper will sooth the eyes, and the soul with a comedy  – I so need this book right now!

Favourite read(s) this week

I admit that I’m struggling so hard to get into Priory of the Orange Tree, honestly, I know it sounds petty but I hate the font and it’s impossible to hold – i’m not abandoning it though, far from it, it’s just going to be a background read for the next few weeks I think. However, Viper by Bex Hogan is freakin amazing, I thought I loved Dark Shores last week but Viper is just out of this world exceptional – I adored every page of high seas goodness and whilst it’s not for the faint hearted in parts it was just unputdownable for me.

When I wasn’t reading

Honestly, I feel like that’s all I’ve been doing this week (note to self, check the date that books are being shelved on Negalley before requesting them) but I’ve also been thinking again for some more informative blog posts – rather than those that are tag based. My main one at the moment is the “Indie Authors Guide to Arc readers” as I have seen some real misconceptions going around recently which I feel I need to contribute to. My Fairyloot also arrived yesterday which was utterly amazing and worthy of the title anniversary box, I’m going to try and get an unboxing up tomorrow but we’ll see. It’s mother’s day in the UK on Sunday so I fully intend to be doing very little whilst my little ones do a lot.

Pic of the Week

I’ve been taking part in a week long photo challenge on IG this week sponsored by (amongst others) the lovely Whizzpop Candles and Wizarding Letters who are firm merch favourites in this house! The most popular of the tags this week has been the fairytale retelling prompt which was the perfect excuse to show of the Whizzpop Mermaid candle – remember you can save 10% at their Etsy store by using my code Paperbacks10

Looking ahead

This week I intend to do very little reading. Arc’s have left me spent and I don’t want to destroy my reading love by doing too much. Once I have my reviews typed up I’m going to then spend most evenings catching up on Netflix and playing Zelda. I have’t yet decided on my April TBR but I’m looking at the moment at finishing off Priory, re-reading Legendary (with the lovely Sylv from Whizzpop) before Finale in May, and possibly Warcross. My self imposed book buying ban will continue and despite the wealth of books I want to buy, I’m feeling strong in my commitment to the unread pages on my shelf.

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