Bookish Ramblings: Five Things Friday

It’s the middle of the month so I thought I would do a mini roundup through a five things Friday today!

New To My Queue

I had exciting book mail today as my Illumicrate copy of Aurora Burning arrived! I do like the blue on the cover, although I have to say I do actually prefer the orange of the standard copy. It’s nice to be collecting the Illumicrate editions though. I can’t wait to catch up with Squad 312 but I know that my heart is going to get broken all over again!

Favourite Book This Week

After being all smug about how great my reading was in April, I’ve really struggled this month so far. I finished Starsight by Brandon Sanderson a couple of nights ago and I’m still mulling over my review. I did enjoy it, but it went in a completely different direction to Skyward and whilst it didn’t pack the same punch it was still a solid 4* read.

When I Wasn’t Reading

Everything is feeling a bit like groundhog day at the moment, with working, homeschooling and then leaving the kids in front of a screen. I am not complaining at all because I know I’m in a very privileged position to be able to stay home with my family, but it’s getting tough now mentally. We have to balance whether it’s safe to send my reception age son back to school on 1st June, whilst being on top of Biba’s needs as she learns to deal with the fact that she’ll likely not be able to hug her friends until the start of the new school year in September. It’s emotional a lot of the time but at least with the easing of restrictions we can go an visit my mum and chat from other ends of her garden.

Pic of the Week

I am loving Bookstagram at the moment! I am so happy with my feed, the light is good and I have the time to think about set up, we’ve been clearing out the attic and I’m finding new things to use as props. I think I’m going for the one that I posted yesterday as both Melinda Salisbury and Bex Hogan commented on it which has kind of blown my mind and totally brightened my week!

Looking Ahead

I’m excited to start buddy reading Vicious by V.E Schwab tonight, it’s the first of hers that I’ve read and I’ve heard good things! I’ve reached the point on my Animal Crossing Island where I can start to landscape and I am creating a Crow Club and Ketterdam dock area from Six of Crows, which is a lot of fun, although finding those kinds of items in the game is hard, but I’m going to continue on with that!


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