July PR, giveaway prizes & review copies haul 

Throughout July, I was very lucky to receive some amazing things in the post. As a blogger, as I’m sure a lot of you will understand, post time can be your favourite time of day and the postman can become your best friend. I get along really well with my postman now as he’s always bringing me parcels! Anyway, I worked with some great brands and received some amazing books in the post this past month so I wanted to share them with you here along with some other goodies! I’m also thinking of maybe doing one of these ‘stuff hauls’ every month! What do you think?

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August wrap-up: No Books But At Least There’s Bake Off!

Firstly, I’d just like to sincerely apologise for how boring this August wrap-up could potentially be. August has been a pretty good month but believe it or not, I haven’t received anything in the post nor have I actually bought anything that you might want to see! But, I did finally get to see my best friend again, make some progress on my WIP amongst other things so although there’s not much to show you, I can still waffle a bit about what I’ve been up to and what’s to come over the next month!

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Let’s get the important stuff out the way first; this month I was finally reunited with my best friend Lynsey James! She came to stay with me for the second time and we had a great time. We made cakes and cocktails, had takeaways and a gorgeous BBQ, spent all da relaxing in the garden and had a ride to the seaside one evening. Continue reading

July Wrap-up: Books, Best Friends and Bits & Bobs

Well howdy folks! Hello and welcome to my July wrap-up! I hope you’ve all had a lovely July. I don’t know about you but the weather outside as I’m writing this feels more like Autumn! Although I’m not complaining, I’m not one for heat! So let’s crack on, here’s what’s been going down in July…

What I’ve Received in July…

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Book-wise, I didn’t actually receive or buy an awful lot in July. I got 2 kindly sent from publishers which were In The Name of Love by Patrick Smith (thanks to Head of Zeus) and The Way We Were by Sinéad Moriarty (thanks to Penguin). I also bought Pride and Prejudice as a little bit of research for my own work in progress. I’ll say no more, because I don’t want to give anything away! I was also lucky enough to win a giveaway over on Pixie Bebe for a craft and paper cutting kit! I love anything crafty so can’t wait to give this a go! Continue reading

June Wrap-up: Cute Gifts & Chick Lit

Hi guys! Welcome to yet another wrap-up post. I swear the last one is only up for a day before I have to start writing another one! Well, I hope you’ve all had a lovely June and the weather is warming up where you are. June has been pretty good for me too – bookish and otherwise! So lets get to it!

What I’ve Received, Bought and Won

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Publishers: The Dress by Kate Kerrigan (Head of Zeus), My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologies by Fredrik  Backman (Bookbridgr) and Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich (Head of Zeus) Won: Full Brazillian by Cintia Silva with Teena Lyons Bought: The Fire Within by Chris d’Lacey (a childhood favourite of mine I’m desperate to read again!) I also received a lovely little wish bracelet from Lynsey James as a thank you for helping out with her book. Continue reading

May Wrap-Up: NetGalley Month & New Adventures

Hello my little lost boys and girls! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous month and read some amazing books too! I’ve been away on holiday and gallivanting around the UK for a lot of May but I still managed to get some reading done, although not as much as usual. I did come home from holiday to a lot of lovely bookpost which I will share with you below! Here’s what’s been going on in Neverland this May…

What I’ve Received and Won

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Publishers: Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates and The Washington Stratagem by Adam Lebor (Head of Zeus) Continue reading

April Wrap Up: NetGalley, New Books & Not Feeling Well

And we’re back here again! Another month gone; and although it’s not been the best month ever personally as I was struck down with a rotten cold for 2 weeks after not having a cold in 3 years, I have read some amazing books, taken part in #PaperbackMonth along with a bunch of other bloggers and started a few of my 33 Before 33 challenges including, reading all the books on my bookcase and taking 1 photo a day of something that makes me happy for an entire year. But anyway, onto the books!

What I’ve Received + Won

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Publishers: The Traitor by Jonathan Holt, Echopraxia by Peter Watts and The Atlantis Gene by A.G Riddle (I’ve been spoilt by Head of Zeus this month, so massive thank you for all these surprise review copies!) and Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (Prisoner of Night and Fog Book 2) by Anne Blankman (Headline) Continue reading

March: Books, Blogging Awards & Blogoversaries

Well, hello there lovely readers! I know I say this at the end of every month but seriously, can you believe we’re in April already?! I thought I’d try a new approach to my monthly book haul / wrap ups this month and include what I’ve read, what I’m reading and maybe miscellaneous stuff that’s been going on this month!

What I’ve Received

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Publishers: The Valley by John Renehan, The Detective’s Secret by Lesley Thomson (both surprise posts from Head of Zeus!) & A Mother’s Story by Amanda Prowse (Head of Zeus), The Chosen Queen by Joanna Courtney (McMillan), Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum (Random House), The Three by Sarah Lotz (Hodder), That Girl From Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson (Century) Continue reading

February Wrap-Up!

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Okay guys, where is this year going? It seems like only yesterday I was sitting here saying I couldn’t believe it was the end of January and here we are – another month down the line! I hope all your Februaries have been wonderful and had a lovely Valentines Day (if you celebrate it) and of course pancake day! Here’s what’s been going on in my booky world this month. Continue reading

January 2015 Book Haul!

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Hello lovely readers! Wow, can you believe we’re at the end of January already? This month has gone insanely quick but it’s been a great month for me – bookish and otherwise. I’ve had some amazing book post, planned some really good things which are happening on my blog and in my personal life, have had some lovely days and planned a few holidays! But today I’m sharing all the wonderful books I’ve received throughout January!

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Most of the books I’ve received this month I’ve bought myself, however I was sent one review copy from the lovely people at Quercus of The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths, which was a recommendation from Cressida, who I saw absolutely loved it. I read what it was about and was instantly sold – crime and magic?! Who could resist?! Being a massive fan of both I was so excited to start reading this and it hooked me from page 1. Continue reading

May & June Book Haul

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Throughout the month of May, I was on a bit of a book buying ban and only received one in the post so I figured there was absolutely no point in doing a book haul that month so I teamed up with June and am doing a combined book haul of the last two months. Enjoy! Continue reading