Friday, 31 July 2015

REVIEW: ANOTHER DAY - DAVID LEVITHAN

THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO ME BY THE PUBLISHER IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW, THANK YOU! THIS DOES NOT EFFECT MY OPINION IN ANY WAY.
TITLE: Another Day
AUTHOR: David Levithan
PUBLISHER (UK): Electric Monkey
RELEASE DATE (UK): 30th July 2015
GOODREADS: x
,MY RATING: 4/5

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

BOOK COMBO TAG

Hi everyone,

I was tagged by the lovely Haley from paperback heaven (thank you!) to do the BOOK COMBO TAG. 
I don't know who created this tag, but if you do please tell me in the comments so I can give them credit!

I have no idea who's already done this tag so I'm not tagging anyone in particular, but if you haven't done it and you want to then I TAG YOU! 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

SBPT #4: TOP 5 SERIES MORE PEOPLE SHOULD READ by OFFBEAT YA

THE SUMMER BLOGGER PROMO TOUR IS HOSTED BY THE BOOK BRATZ.

TODAY I'M FEATURING ROBERTA FROM OFFBEAT YA, WHO WILL BE RECOMMENDING SOME UNDERRATED SERIES SHE THINKS MORE PEOPLE SHOULD READ!

Saturday, 25 July 2015

YALC RECAP/EXPERIENCE

Hi everyone!

YALC took place last weekend at London Film and Comic Con, and I (along with my Mum and sister, who don't even read) had the pleasure of attending. In case you don't know, YALC is a Young Adult Literature convention here in the UK, kind of like a much smaller BEA. You can find out more information on the website here!

I was only able to attend one day of the convention (Saturday the 18th of July), and although I would have loved to be there for all three days I still had a really amazing experience. I got to meet multiple brilliant authors (including my favorite author! Ahh!) and listen to some really interesting panels, as well as picking up some really exciting books and free swag. I also saw Hayley Atwell's hair.

I posted my YALC haul (and swag giveaway!) a few days ago, and today I wanted to tell you about my experience at the event and what happened during the day. This is going to be long. You've been warned.

PS: please ignore my face in all these photos. It was a really long day and I was a sweaty mess. Also ignore my awful photography. 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

NEW BLOG SCHEDULE!

Hi everyone,

I was totally supposed to have my YALC recap up today, but the Mockingjay part 2 trailer came out before I could finish writing it and now I'm too emotional to do anything. Instead, I've decided to share my new BLOG SCHEDULE. 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

YALC HAUL + GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone,

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending YALC (What the heck is that? find out here) in London, and I had an AMAZING time! 
I'm going to have my whole recap telling you exactly what happened posted as soon as I get my sister to send me her photos, but today I just wanted to show you all of the books and free swag that I picked up at the event.

Monday, 20 July 2015

REVIEW: I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN - JANDY NELSON

TITLE: I'll give you the sun
AUTHOR: Jandy Nelson
PUBLISHER: Walker books
RELEASE DATE (UK): April 2nd 2015
MY RATING: 3.5/5 stars

Sunday, 19 July 2015

SBPT #3: EMILY READS EVERYTHING'S FAVORITE AUTHORS!

THE SUMMER BLOGGER PROMO TOUR IS HOSTED BY THE BOOK BRATZ.
TODAY I'M DELIGHTED TO WELCOME EMILY FROM EMILY READS EVERYTHING, WHO WILL BE TALKING ABOUT HER TOP 10 FAVORITE AUTHORS!

Hi everyone! I’m Emily from Emily Reads Everything (www.emilyreadseverything.com) and I’m so excited to be here today. 

This post was so hard for me to write. I had an incredibly difficult time choosing only 10 favorite authors. There are so many wonderful books and authors out there that it’s so tough to narrow it down. I thought about doing a true top ten list that goes from 10 to my number 1 favorite but that was way too daunting. So these are my top 10 favorites but in no particular order.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: ANTICIPATED PRE-ORDERS FOR THE REST OF 2015

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY WAS CREATED BY GINGERREADSLAINEY, AND YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THE GOODREADS GROUP.
Hey everyone!

It's Wednesday again, which means it's time for another Top 5 Wednesday list. 
This weeks topic is my most anticipated pre releases for the rest of the year. There are so many really exciting books coming out this Fall and Winter, so I had a really hard time cutting this down to just five. 

All these books are being released between August and December of 2015, and I'm really excited to read them!

Monday, 13 July 2015

CAMP NANOWRIMO JULY 2015: WEEK 1-2 UPDATE

Hi everyone,

We're (approximately) half way through July, which means camp nanowrimo is half way over! Ah! Today I just wanted to give you a short update about my writing and how well I'm staying on track with my goal.


Sunday, 12 July 2015

SBPT #2: 5 BOOKS THAT GOT ME OUT OF READING SLUMPS by MARISSA NICOLE READS

THE SUMMER BLOGGER PROMO TOUR IS HOSTED BY THE BOOK BRATZ.

TODAY I'M VERY HAPPY TO WELCOME MARISSA FROM THE BLOG MARISSA NICOLE READS, WHO WILL BE TALKING ABOUT BOOKS THAT GOT HER OUT OF READING SLUMPS. YOU CAN VIEW HER BLOG HERE.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

TBR JAR CHALLENGE: JUNE - JULY

Hi everyone, 

I'm taking part in the TBR JAR CHALLENGE this year, created by the wonderful KatytasticClick HERE to watch her explain everything about the challenge.

Today I'm talking about the books I (didn't) read to fulfill my challenge in June, as well as the challenge I picked out for July. Let's get to it!

Monday, 6 July 2015

READING SLUMP BLUES

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to talk about something that I've been facing a lot recently...the dreaded reading slump *dramatic music*.

I'm sure every reader has battled with the reading slump at some point (I envy you if you haven't!). I'm sure you've all been in that situation where you just can't make yourself concentrate on a book or have the motivation to read. And I'm sure every reader knows that it really sucks.

At the time of writing it's July 6th, and I haven't read a single page all month. Sure, I've been busy, but that's not really the problem. The problem isn't the book I'm reading either, in fact I'm quite enjoying it. I've tried picking up multiple books but I just can't get into any of them. There's no reason why I'm not reading...so why won't my brain let me get into a good book?

Of course, reading slumps always hit just when I want to get the most reading done. I have quite a few review books that I want to get to before the release dates, and I have a lot of books that I want to read before I meet the authors at YALC in a couple of weeks, but alas...I can't read anything. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.

Everybody has their own techniques for breaking out of a reading slump. Personally I like to try and read some short, fast books instead of slogging through epic long ones, and I always find it helpful to talk to other people who might motivate me to read more. But sometimes all you can do is make yourself busy with other things and wait for your reading mojo to return. 

This was a bit of a random post, but I just needed to vent about my reading slump struggles. I also wanted to explain why there haven't been any reviews recently- I just haven't read any books! 

Please comment any tips you may have for breaking out of a reading slump down below; I totally need them right now!

-MIA 

Sunday, 5 July 2015

SBPT #1: BOOKS AND MOVIE SCORES by THE PETITE BOOK BLOG

Hi guys!
It's the first day of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour, hosted by the Book Bratz
Today I'm featuring Victoria from the Petite Book Blogger, who will be talking about movie scores she would listen to whilst reading different books!

Victoria, take it away...

Saturday, 4 July 2015

4TH JULY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Hi everyone,

Today is the 4th of July, which means it's Independence Day for all my American friends! I'm British, so today is really just a normal day for me, but I still wanted to get involved and recommend some awesome RED, WHITE and BLUE books.

PS. apologies for totally missing the number nine off of the picture below. Apparently I can't count.