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Life Update & July Book Haul — July 24, 2016

Life Update & July Book Haul

It’s been a while since my last post (that’s a sentence I rarely use (!)) but it’s only because I’ve been travelling! My parents are originally from Morocco so it’s a bit of a tradition to spend the whole summer here. I live in London and every year we make the journey from there to Morocco, by car… It’s one hell of a journey taking a minimum of two days and includes getting on two different ferries, and that’s just on the way there! But the drive from the north of Spain to the South makes for some great pictures, it’s a shame I’ve never been gifted in photography. Insert a crappy picture that I barely managed to take and does no justice to the actual area:

One of the ferries has a little bookshop so you already know I couldn’t resist picking up a few things! It’s been a while since I’ve actually purchased a book so I think these few items were well deserved… Since it’s a little too late for a July TBR instead I’m going to include some books I’ve received for review at the bottom of this haul!
Books (and bookish things) I’ve purchased:

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Heart Sick by Chelsea Cain
  • Notebook
  • Bookmark

Books I’ve received for review:

  • Moral Dissipation by S. M. Jarvis
  • BoyzNite by Xane Fisher
  • Upon The Tide by Ryan Jo Summers
  • Toru by Stephanie Sorenson
  • Falling For The Chance by Kennedy L. Mitchell


  • The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent
  • Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
April Book Haul- (Finally) — May 6, 2016

April Book Haul- (Finally)


The struggle I went to, to get this semi-decent looking picture was ridiculous! I had to balance it on my window and then I’d accidentally knock them down with my long ass arms! Anyway on with the book haul!

Books I bought:

  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  • Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
  • Death note, art by Takeshi Obata and story by Tsugumi Ohba
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • The Tempest (manga Shakespeare). Illustrated by Paul Duffield.
  • Hamlet (manga Shakespeare). Illustrated by Emma Vieceli
  • The Good Neighbours by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
  • The Hypernaturals, by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Brad Walker, Tom Derenick, Andres Guinaldo

Won in Goodread Giveaways: (and received)

  • Portraits Of Gilrs I Never Met by Rebecca Rijsdijk
  • The Trap by Melanie Raabe

Received for review:

  • Steel Victory by J.L Gribble
  • Abomination by Jane Dougherty
  • Silent Cats- Deadly Dance by JD Wallace
March Book Haul — April 11, 2016

March Book Haul

Books I bought:


• Bones To Ashes by Kathy Reichs
• The Abortionist’s Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde
• The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
• Crimson Rooms by Katharine McManon
• The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
• Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
• Twilight (graphic novel) by Stephenie Meyer and art and adaptation by Young Kim
• Gone by Michael Grant
• Queen’s Gambil by Eizabeth Fremantle
• 2nd Chance by James Patterson
• Dead Gone by Luca Veste
• The Affair by Gill Paul
• Ascend by Amanda Hocking
• Sovereign by C.J. Sansom
• Desperation by Stephen King
• The Venus Throw by Steven Taylor
• New moon (audiobook) by Stephenie Meyer

And of course one of the most anticipated releases of the month Lady Midnight by Cassandra Claire.


Books received for review:

  • Unmarked Vampire by Belinda Laj

unmarked vampire

  • Blood Princess by Rebecca Piercey

Blood Princess by Rebecca Piercey

Books won in giveaways:
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen


Death of an owl by Paul Torday