Saturday, 18 March 2017

Stacking the Shelves - I don't know how I acquired all these books. IT JUST HAPPENED OKAY



Hello everyone!
I hope you've had a great week!

I've had a pretty good week filled with outings, cake and really good food. My dad was on leave this week and it was my mom's birthday so we went to a few of our favourite places in the Cotswolds, had a wonderful lunch, a wonderful dinner (I love you, Nandos) and brownie cake which was just as amazing as it sounds! We relaxed a lot this week and I only studied for a bit this week as I felt like I desperately needed a break from all my revision, so I'm sure I'll be feeling much more refreshed when it comes to studying next week!

I also managed to hurt my lower back whilst exercising (I think the weighted arm workout I did was too much for my back) so THAT'S FUN. I was really getting into my working out but I'm guessing it would be wise to take a break from physical activity for a couple of weeks until it's better. >.<

I NEED TO STOP ACQUIRING SO MANY BOOKS. I'm going on a strict buying/library ban from today. I know I said that last week but I'm going to write a post about it, hopefully I'll be more inclined to stick to it then? HOPEFULLY.

OKAY SO, I went to the library (surprise, surprise) and they had SO MANY GOOD BOOKS that I was desperate to read. So, logically, I knew I shouldn't take them out because I have enough books to read but they just looked so sad sitting there on the shelf, begging me to read them - how could I possibly say no? It would be barbaric to turn away from their pleading eyes. BARBARIC.

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*actual image of me in the library wut*


I'm so excited to read these! I started reading Rock War and The End of the World as we Know It  in the library and reality completely fell away and I so hooked I couldn't leave them unfinished - so I took them home with me! PLEASE FLAIL WITH ME ABOUT MY LIBRARY BOOKS. I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THEM I COULD SQUEAL FOREVER.



OKAY I KNOW I SAID I WAS DONE BUYING BOOKS but, in my defense, they were from charity stores (or from a library sale) so they were a good price and I was helping a charity. SO IT'S OKAY. 

I am literally so excited for all these books! ESPECIALLY BLACK WIDOW: FOREVER RED. Do you know how long I've wanted to read this book for?? EONS, that's how long. Not even a small exaggeration. Not at all. 

Ballad was 10p from my library sale and I immediately jumped at buying it because I have the first book so I'm happy I got the sequel, too! 

I then found the Angel trilogy for only £1! WHAT. A few weeks back I saw AMAZING reviews for the trilogy so when I saw it for such a good price (at Wholefoods, of all places) I knew I had to get it! I also love how thick they are - I LOVE THICK BOOKS (even though they're scary).

I also bought The Help - and Winter (with my Waterstones gift voucher!) - and I'm so stoked to read them! I've heard endless good things about The Help so I'm super excited to read it. I'm so happy I finally got Winter as I've been wanting to marathon the Lunar Chronicles forever. Hopefully I can read the series after my exams!



I've also been so fortunate to be sent some lovely books to review! Thank you SO MUCH Bloomsbury and Abrams & Chronicle! <3 


UM OKAY BUT HOW GOOD DOES THE PEARL THIEF SOUND?? People are missing, accidents that might not have been accidents and murder mystery, all set in the 1930s?? YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU.


The Last Thing You Said sounds heartbreaking but I love heartbreaking books because I'm a masochist - I feel like all bookworms are, though?? Or is that just me being weird? Probably the latter. 
It's about three best friends (two of whom are siblings), Lucy, Ben and Trixie. Lucy and Ben (Trixie's brother) are finally about to admit their feelings to each other after years of not saying anything when Trixie's heart tragically gives out on one of their summer swims. They drift apart, drowning in grief, however, a year later they begin to find their way back to each other. IT SOUNDS SO HEARTBREAKING I CAN'T DEAL. 


WHEN THIS CAME IN THE POST I NEARLY DIED OF HAPPINESS. A GIRL OBSESSED WITH A SPACE, A COMPETITION TO SEE NASA HEADQUARTERS, HAVING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LITTLE SISTER BECAUSE YOUR MOM'S DISAPPEARED. I AM EXCITED FOR THIS.


I'M SO EXCITED TO READ THIS. I adored one of Brigid Kemmerer's other books so I'm sure I'm going to love this too!

Ahh, so many wonderful contemporaries to read - I am muchly excited!

So, let's talk! What books did you get this week? Have you got any tips for staying on a book buying ban? I NEED TIPS PLS HALP. ALSO, which library book should I read first? 
I can't make decisions - please make them for me.

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