Bout of Books #14: It’s that time again! #BoutofBooks

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.

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So it is is that time of year again! I thought I better take part this time considering how bad my blogging slump has been this year! I also nearly forgot to make a sign up posts! I don’t have many goals this week but I do want to accomplish certain things!

  1. Finish my current read: Reawakened by Colleen Houck

This is the only book I have any sense of urgency in to finish. It came out a few days ago and I would love to get a review up soon!

2. Finish another book from my TBR. Any of the books on there are fair game. I would love to get back in to the swing of reading two books again!

3. Read every single day. Whether it is a page or ten chapters, I want to read every single day.

Anyways, these are my goals for the #BoutofBooks #14. I’m not going to pressure myself too much but I definitely would like to accomplish all of my goals for the week.

Let me know what you guys plan to do in this weeks #BoutofBooks Read-a-thon!


Showcase Sunday #17: I’m Baack!

Showcase sundayHello and welcome to Showcase Sunday. SS is a weekly blog hop hosted by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits and Tea where we showcase what books and bookish things we have received in the past week.

Well, well, well. Looks like my first year of university has ended.  I have not blogged as much as I would like but I thought I should come back with something that we all know and love: a book haul!

As much as I have not been blogging, one thing that I have kept up with is the amount of book buying! Here is what I got recently:


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray

The Lie by CL Taylor 

Rogue by Julie Kagawa (Talon Saga #1)

The Two of Us by Andy Jones 

Shoes for Anthony by Emma Kennedy

The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins


Burial Rites by Hannah Kent 

The Sin Eater’s Daughter  by Melinda Salisbury

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman 

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab 

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie (Shattered Sea #2)

 So these are all of the books I got in the last few weeks. I got these all from my local book store which I love supporting. Let me know what you guys got in the comments below!

Update: First Year of University & the Home Stretch.

Evening kids,

So my first year of university is coming to end. I have one exam left and my brain is borderline leaking out of my ears. That nearly excuses the fact that I have not posted since February and not come to say Hi on any of your lovely blogs for at least 5 months. Nearly.

I been so busy, or at least felt like I have been so busy with university and my part tie job that I have felt like I have had no time for blogging. However, summer is on its way and despite not reading as much, I have still been buying books just as quick!

I have a few post ideas up my sleeve. I may even have some study posts flying around since I feel like I have been doing so much lately and I have learnt a lot in a such a little amount of time. The usual bookish goodness will be coming too!

I hope you are all doing well and I hope to see more of you soon!

Alex 🙂 xxx