Tuesday, 31 May 2016

To Plunder: Our Song by Ashley Bodette

Our Song
by Ashley Bodette

Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance
Published on 31st May 2016 by Ashes Press
Purchase: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon AU / Amazon CA / Smashwords
Pre-Order: iBooks / B&N / Kobo
I broke up with Trip four months ago. But with the exception of my parents, I haven’t told anyone why. Not my friends, not my little sister, not even Asher.

I’ve been missing my best friend every day for the last nine months. Even though Becca broke up with Trip months ago, she’s still been distant, even when we’re in the same room.

She thinks she can break up with me and then go on a “family” vacation with him? I’m going to prove to both of them that she never should have left me.

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Ashley Bodette 
Ashley Bodette is a soon-to- be MA publishing graduate from Kingston University London. She started her venture into the book world as a book blogger, never imagining that one day she'd write a book. Now, you couldn't stop her from writing if you tried.
Along with writing and providing editing and other author services, you also might find Ashley crocheting, watching British television shows on Netflix, playing piano, singing around the house, or, of course, curled up with a good book.


Saturday, 28 May 2016

Bought, Borrowed, & Bagged (81)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Talk Supe is a weekly meme where you can share your book haul, ongoing events and news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.
Please Note: All images link back to their GR pages.

New Books
These months I've done I've been fairly good at avoiding purchasing new books - being eternally busy at university has helped. However last weekend I took a trip to Waterstones Deansgate for the UKYA event with the intention to buy only Radio Silence to get that and Solitaire signed by Alice. However, whilst browisng the shelves I also found a few others books that I grabbed. The Art of Being Normal was hidden away on the bottom shelf and it was a signed copy, The Rest of Us Just Live Here was another signed copy under the buy one get one half price deal so I also picked up All the Bright Places
Radio Silence The Art of Being Normal The Rest of Us Just Live Here All the Bright Places

Friday, 27 May 2016

Quick Review: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

The Restaurant at thend End of the Universe
by Douglas Adams

Series: THHGTTG #2
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 187 pages
Published on 19th April 1989 by Pan Books
Purchase: Amazon / B&N / The Book Depository
Douglas Adams: Website | Goodreads

Copy purchased myself

Synopsis: Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a craving for tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his curious comrades in arms as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability--and desperately in search of a place to eat.

Among Arthur's motley shipmates are Ford Prefect, a longtime friend and expert contributor to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the three-armed, two-headed ex-president of the galaxy; Tricia McMillan, a fellow Earth refugee who's gone native (her name is Trillian now); and Marvin, the moody android who suffers nothing and no one very gladly. Their destination? The ultimate hot spot for an evening of apocalyptic entertainment and fine dining, where the food (literally) speaks for itself.

Will they make it? The answer: hard to say. But bear in mind that the Hitchhiker's Guide deleted the term "Future Perfect" from its pages, since it was discovered not to be!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Review: Right Click by Lisa Becker

Right Click
by Lisa Becker

Series: Click #3
Genre: Romance / Contemporary
Length: 381 pages
Published on 14th May 2014 by Create Space
Purchase: Amazon / B&N
Lisa Becker: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Copy recieved from author

Love. Marriage. Infidelity. Crises of identity. Death. Cupcakes. The themes in Right Click, the third and final installment in the Click series, couldn't be more pressing for this group of friends as they navigate through their 30's. Another six months have passed since we last eavesdropped on the hilarious, poignant and oftentimes inappropriate email adventures of Renee and friends. As the story continues to unfold, relationships are tested and some need to be set "right" before everyone can find their "happily ever after."

Saturday, 21 May 2016

I'm Back!

I'm back!

No really, I am this time. For good. It's official, I have no more lessons to attend. That's it. I'm done. I'm no longer a student.

Time for me to face the real world and become an adult now.

Okay I'm pretty scared and a bit like, what do I do know? But I'll get there, I'll get somewhere at least.

Anyway, I really enjoyed (most) of my time at university and it was a huge learning experience for myself. But at the same time I'm so ready to be done.

My last post here would've been a bit of out of the blue from my hiatus but I was so thrilled to be working on a book focused project at last that I just had to share some of that work with you guys.

I guess I should talk about whats been happening outside of university; I've set up my own website to share my illustrations and I created a shop to sell prints of them too! Hopefully one day I can be printing these myself so I don't have to go through redbubble but for now it'll do.

On a more bookish side of things I've been able to somewhat stay part of the book community by creating my own discord server for those who enjoy books can come and talk and share reviews etc etc. Its been so much fun and I've met a lot of new booklrs thanks to it. So its about time some of my fellow bloggers came to say hi too because we're over a 100 members strong now and all super friendly.

We're just about to finish up doing a readalong of The Raven Cycle, we'll start a read-a-long of Neverwhere next month and this month we're also running 2 travelling book projects which has been fun but also a little stressfull to sort out. (Unfortunately no new people can join the travelling book project but read-a-longs remain open for everyone).

[To read more about discord click here | To join the text chat click here]

Anyway the rest of this month and next I'll be playing catch up with reviews before I start writing them properly again.

So now you're caught up and I'm ready to hop back in with this book blogging. I hope you've all been doing well, please let me know how you've been since I've been gone.