[Weekly Update] End of the Year Survey + Stacking the Shelves

I don’t usually do weekly updates but I thought it would be a good thing to try to keep myself accountable with writing, introduce you to new books I bought or have added to my wish list, and recommend a few posts. Basically I just want to connect with my readers and fellow bloggers.

I’ve been really happy with the progress of my blog which I’m almost at 200 followers! Once I reach 500 I’ll be doing a giveaway to say thank to everyone 🙂

In order to catch up with all the review copies I haven’t gotten to yet, I’ve officially signed up for Avalinah Books’ State of the ARC meme. I think I have around 20 books to get to on NetGalley and another 30 indie books on my wait list. I’m staying away from NetGalley for now as I sort through my review copies. I’ve kept aside ten review books to get through this December.

Since it’s almost the end of the year I wanted to, sort of, redesign my blog. I’m terrible with graphics so I’m not sure how much I can do in the area. But I would really like your help with the content I create. I have a small survey which I hope you’ll consider answering as it will help me understand what my readers like and how to have better content quality!

Please click here to answer my End of the Year Survey

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Last Week on my Blog

When Buying Books Become a Privelege               My Expectations for Fairy Tale Retellings

Has Bookstagram Become Superficial

Six Fictional Places To Visit

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Book Haul

I didn’t buy any of the books listed below since they were free for a limited time.

And then I also received three books this week for review. The Wife Between Us is an upcoming suspense novel to be published by St. Martin’s Press. I’ve been hearing so many good things about this book and can’t wait to get into it!

Twist of Truth and Tomorrow by Hilary Thompson, and War and Wind by Alex Lidell are both second books! I love the first books for both of the series and if you’re interested in reading my mini review for the first books you can go here: Shift of Shadow and Soul by Hilary Thompson, and Air and Ash by Alex Lidell.

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What I Read

Austine at Novel Knight Reviews talks about the pressure of having various social media handles

Suzanne at The Bookish Libra lists Christmas gifts ideas, in case you’re at a loss on what to get your bookish friend – or yourself!

Avalinahs Books shares her fear of reading up all the good books.

If you’re looking for 2018 recommendations, I’d suggest taking a look at CozyBooks&Coffee’s, and Word Wonders’ ancticipated releases.

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This blog post is a tie in with Tynga’s Reviews’ Stacking the Shelves.

How was your week? Feel free to leave links to one of your posts in the comments for me to check out!

Don’t forget to answer my End of the Year Survey! Thank You!

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5 thoughts on “[Weekly Update] End of the Year Survey + Stacking the Shelves

  1. Marie says:

    Yay, congratulations on the followers, this is so great, I’m so happy for you ❤ ❤
    I'm going to fill out your survey right now 🙂
    Hope you'll have an amazin week!! xx


  2. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks says:

    Thank you so much for sharing my post! ❤
    As for NetGalley, I'm going to ruin your mood now.. But. NetGalley is not going to be a problem for us anymore. NetGalley has effectively cut us all out of the loop. Us "second rate" people. Meaning, international 😦
    They don't allow requesting anymore. We can only wish for books. So sign up for Edelweiss.
    I know, I am very sad too.

    Anyway! Speaking of redesigns, I used to have your blog theme 🙂 didn't like having it much xD I wouldn't have been able to change it without the help of a friend though. So I hope your redesign goes well and you figure out what you want 🙂

    Also, I have a question. Why do your posts have [Belle's Bookish Tales]? I am sometimes mixed up about that. Because your blog is Camillea Reads, so.. I often wonder if you're reposting, or… But I know it's your post. So I'm just a little mixed up 😀

    And thanks again for sharing my post 🙂 hang in there, fellow international. We will find a way.

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    • Cam @ Camillea Reads says:

      It’s terrible how NetGalley is treating international bloggers. It doesn’t make sense to block us out since we’re requesting ecopies and not actual physical books! I don’t know how they plan to market their book outside of the U.S. because as well as American bloggers are doing, us international people are able to reach our local crowd much easier! Well, at least, this will keep me from requesting more books hahaha

      Oh yes, I hope so too! I might have to ask someone to help me out with it haha

      Aaah, actually, when I first started this blog I wanted a name for my discussion posts. I felt that titling it just “DISCCUSION” would be a bit too plain? So I came up with the title “Belle’s Bookish Tales” in favour of my favourite Disney character hahaha It’s all my writings though! Do you think I should change it to just Discussion or maybe Cam x x? I don’t want new readers getting confused :/

      And yes, it’s no problem at all! I love your posts and want more people to read them 😀


      • Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks says:

        Maybe Cam’s Bookish Tales? 🙂 because it seems like Belle is your Co-blogger or something 😀 anyway. About NetGalley, you should still try I think, cause we can still be approved. I think it’s because of laws though… some of the publishers might not be able to send their book to another country, because a different company owns the right there. Just capitalist stuff, meh!


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