First of all, I would like to thank everyone who voted for Poll – Publisher and Publishing Date. These were the results:
Since almost everyone seemed up for it, I have already begun including the Publisher and Publisher Date in my latest review:
I got rid of the format, which didn’t seem to be doing much, and added ‘Kindle’ to locations to make it more obvious, so in the end it looks pretty much the same as before and not cluttered, which was my main concern.
But more importantly – What do you think?
Oh and since I am all for simplifying, Blog Freebies, GR First Reads and Rafflecopter subcategories are all under Giveaways now.
Looking forward to your feedback!
The generosity of the bookish blogging community never ceases to amaze me.
Some people donate their time by visiting other people’s blogs, liking and commenting their post – which I really appreciate.
Others hold giveaways, either of books donated by the author or publishers or even themselves.
And then there’s people like the amazing Kelly @ Book Obsession who just happened to send me a book so it would not go homeless or sitting in a shelf unread. Just because I said I might like it.
Kelly, you rock! Thank you so much for this gift <3
I hope you will visit her blog, she deserves all the best!
I actually won an international giveaway for a paperback!
I am so thankful to Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch for hosting the giveaway and to C.L. Denault, author of Gambit, book 1 in The Prodigy Chronicles for providing the book.
You can find the author’s site here and information about the book below:
In Earth’s battle-ridden future, humans have evolved. Those with extraordinary skills rise to power and fame. Those without live in poverty.
Sixteen-year-old Willow Kent believed she was normal. But when a genetically-advanced military officer shows up in her village and questions her identity, long-buried secrets begin to emerge. With remarkable skills and a shocking genetic code the Core and its enemies will do anything to obtain, Willow suddenly finds the freedom she craves slipping through her fingers. Greed, corruption, and genetic tampering threaten every aspect of her existence as she’s thrust, unwilling, into the sophisticated culture of the elite Core city. To ensure peace, she must leave the past behind, marry a man she’s never met, and submit to the authority of a relentless officer with a hidden agenda of his own.
Her life has become a dangerous game. How much will she sacrifice in order to win?
Buy Gambit here:
Click here to add it to your GoodReads shelves.
At 556 pages, this promises to be an enthralling read and the first book in the next big dystopian series and I cannot wait to start reading it!
As part of my pursuit to use social media more actively I have created accounts in Pinterest and Instagram.
I haven’t done much with them yet but I have to admit I really like Pinterest’s boards, they are very handy, and the stuff I find there is quite inspirational. Sometimes I misclick and add stuff to the wrong board though and I find it difficult to remove the pins from there, especially on the app!
Instagram seems cool as well and I hope I will be posting more when I get my new phone (whenever that will be)! Not sure I can create pictures nearly as beautiful as the ones I see around, I don’t think I have that good an eye for that kind of stuff, but we’ll see where the journey takes me.
Things are getting busier at work but hopefully I will be able to take some time to explore both, eventually.
In the meantime, if you have any tips please let me know and please feel free to add me, I will follow back: