What a wonderfully busy week! My schedule for the blog and bookstagram was out of order and although my statistics were a bit low because of this, I’m really happy with how my week turned out. Besides the whole being sick and having to walk around in the heat.
But it was so worth it, because I am finally having my thesis defense this Thursday (April 26th)! Please, please, do keep me in your thoughts and send lots of good vibes my way.
Then, the week gets better with Mister visiting me! I’m very excited because I’ve run out of tea and he’s my only supplier. Do you enjoy drinking tea? What’s your favourite brand? Although I do drink the Lipton green tea from time to time, I love the Indian chai (I don’t really refer to it as chai, just simply tea, so it feels a bit weird).
This is the brand Mister brings me. Love, love it!
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG
I reviewed two fairytale retellings, both of which I found quite enjoyable! Happily by Chauncey Rogers is a Cinderella retelling without Cinderella while The City Beyond The Glass by Suzannah Rowntree is a dark retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
Taking a bit of a crazy step, I went back to my old poetry habits and posted two different short stories for Top Five Wednesday’s prompt My Ideal Character Mash-Ups.
Finally, we end the week with a small discussion on organizing and managing book reviews. Just so you know, I’m not the expert at it, however, I have found a system that works for me, so I hoped to share it with you.
ON THE GRAM
I got approved for a review copy of The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco which, from its Goodreads synopsis, sounds like a historical crime fiction. It set in 1887 and features a woman who goes undercover to bust an opium ring.
I also bought myself a copy of Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson. I’ve wanted to try this book for a while especially after hearing about it from Abby @ Crime by the Book. Snowblind is a crime fiction set in Northern Ireland with snowstorms and 24 hours darkness; it sounds like a read for a dark and dreary day.
I hope you were aware about Amazon’s free books for its #ReadTheWorld campaign! Below are nine books, translated from various languages, and provided by Amazon for free. These books all sound so beautiful; I was very grateful for Amazon’s initiative, especially with diversifying the books!
OUT & ABOUT
Are you a tea or coffee person? A morning person or a night person?
Let’s be friends!
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