Monday, 14 July 2014

Time For A Break & A Giveaway


Hello Blogosphere,


The above gif is probably the most accurate way to portray what I am doing. I am here to say hi, then I'm promptly running away for a week. If you follow the blog at all, which I hope you do, then you know that I have been struggling with an immense reading slump. I tried to conquer it in many ways, which I shared with you in my completely unhelpful post about conquering reading slumps. Nothing helped.

Well, I have made some progress. I started the Throne of Glass series, something I had put off for so long because of fear that it would be another hyped book that I wouldn't end up liking. I was very wrong. I am obsessed. Chaol and Celaena had me hooked from the very beginning. I am only halfway through the second book, but so far this series is about those two for me. I worry once I am finished with my ARC of Heir of Fire I will be so distressed I won't be able to pick up another book. If you haven't read it yet, READ IT!

I am really getting off the subject, sorry. As you can probably tell, I am very easily distracted right now, which is terrible when you are trying to write reviews and blog posts. I am going on a break and probably won't be back until at least Monday, for no other reason than I can't concentrate on blogging right now. I need a break, I think I've needed it for a while now but just haven't taken it. I don't know why, it's just a week off so I don't see why I have put it off, like it's some really big deal. 

I need this break because I am beyond stressed right now and trying to find the time and energy to blog just isn't possible. I really want to blog about London Film and Comic Con and YALC - the UK's first Young Adult Literary Convention - because it was absolutely amazing. I will definitely be doing that but it won't be up till next week. So this is just a quick post to say that I won't be on here for at least the next week, not posting or commenting. I will enjoy this break and spend my time relaxing, calming down and having some me time. Plus, IT'S MY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK! 


I hope to see you all back here in a week!





It's my birthday this week and I wanted to do a giveaway to celebrate! Plus, I reached 1616 Bloglovin' deciding what to do for the giveaway. But, in the end, I decided to go for 6 winners each winning a book of their choice, worth up to £10 on Book Depository. I seem to be liking the number 6 right now, for no apparent reason. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enjoy!


78 comments:

  1. I would probably choose Book 2 from the Something Strange and Deadly series by Susan Dennard. I loved Book 1 and can't wait to get my hands on the sequel!
    I hope your reading slump will pass soon and that you'll have a relaxing week.
    Thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday!

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  2. Happy birthday! and thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. I probably choose a romantic book if I win :)

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  3. Hmm...I totally wrote down a list, but I don't have it on me! I think the Glass Casket was on it, but would likely have to defer to a paperback on the list...ooh Silver by Rhiannon Held would work!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    I hope you have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a GREAT week off!

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  4. I think it would either be Party Games by Jo Carnegie (that I've been trying to get hold of since it was released), or the newest Belinda Jones, or perhaps something else. So many books I want keep coming out so hard to stay on top of things

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  5. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    All Lined UP!

    Cora Carmack :)

    Thank you :)

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  6. Happy Birthday!! I would probably choose Dualed by Elsie Chapman :)

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  7. I'd pick Throne of Glass in honor of your love for it!! Enjoy your break, sometimes it's much needed and go you for making the decision to take it, and congratulations on your follower numbers AND happy birthday! Looking forward to the YALC posts and more from you when you get back.

    R x

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  8. I'm not sure if my comment posted or not... I'd probably pick Throne of Glass as I haven't read it yet, and I'm looking forward to it if you love it. Enjoy your break lovely, and congratulations on your new followers, AND Happy Birthday!! Looking forward to your YALC post and more from you when you come back. R x

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  9. Happy birthday! Oh I love the Throne of Glass series, cannot wait for Heir of Fire! If I were to win I think I'd go for Sarah J Maas' The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas!.
    strupag.com

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  10. First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a great one. Sorry to hear you've been in a reading slump. I hate it when that happens. I have not read the Throne of Glass series yet, but it is definitely moving up on my reading list. I'm really not sure what book I would choose, they're so many I want. But thank you tremendously for this awesome giveaway.

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  11. Breaks are absolutely necessary! Enjoy yours. Thanks for the great giveaway and happy birthday.

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  12. I have a long wishlist, so any books by Kristen Ashley, Lara Adrian, Belle Aurora!!

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  13. Maybe I'll try your recommendation and choose Throne of Glass!! Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  14. Make sure you read all the prequels as well, you will LOVE them! This is one of my most favorite YA Fantasy series!

    Enjoy your break!!

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  15. Hope you have a happy birthday! I would LOVE to pre-order Blue Lily, Lily Blue or choose a Kate Forsyth book!

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  16. Aww...I'll miss you while you're on your break, but I hope you have a good time and are get some rest from blogging! And I just finished Heir of Fire, and...OMG! *fangirls*

    Thanks for the giveaway too! You rock! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

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  17. Happy Birthday!! I'd probably order something off my wishlist: to name a few, pre-order Blood of Olympus, Book of Life, or Winds of Salem. I need to read Throne of Glass! The best way to get out of a reading slump is to read a book that like everybody recommends and says is awesome. Lol that's how I got outta mine - by reading Vampire Academy! It works!

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  18. Running away is sometimes the best thing to do when you're in a slump. Remove the blog stress and just enjoy your week off.

    I haven't started Throne of Glass yet but glad to hear it lives up to the hype!

    I have no idea what i'd pick if I actually on some very off chance win LOL

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  19. Ok just sayin' I want so many books i can't even name one. but a few are, dorthy must die, cinder, J.R Ward the Kind, several of gena showalter's books, and sherrilyn kennyons series that i havn't read, so that gives you a idea but gosh i don't no what i would actully pick if i was lucky enough to win!! :) thanks so much

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  20. Happy Birthday and enjoy your break. I would probably pick Daughter of light by V.C.Andrews.

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  21. Happy Birthday!

    I don't even know what I'd choose. I even checked my GR account and I still have the deer and the headlights look on my face lol

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  22. Aw, I'm sorry you're having a hard time right now. I've heard ridiculously fantastic things about Throne of Glass series. I need to give it a try myself sometime. The YALC sounds fun, I want to go to a book conference eventually.

    Have a great break and happy birthday! I'm sure you'll be well energized after your break. :)

    As for what book I would pick, oh my, there's just so many right now. I think I would pick "This Song Will Save Your Life" by Leila Sales, Say What You Will by , To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, These Broken Stars by Annie Kaufman, Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy, Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson, The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu, Tease by Amanda Maciel, or The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. I'll stop there.

    Oh my, ask you can see I have a long list of books I want to buy/obtain and read.

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  23. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great time away from the blog :). I think I would probably pick a book that I need to finish a series. So maybe Sever by Lauren Destefano.

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  24. Sometimes you just have to do that for one reason or another. I hope the little break helps you get your blogging groove back :)

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  25. Break is a good thing to sort things out :) I saw your tweets about those events and I feel utterly jealous because BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS! Anyway I hope you'll have a good break and happy birthday!! *throws confetti*

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  26. I'd choose Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn! Thank you and have a great break plus happy happy birthday! *throws confetti* :)

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  27. Blogging breaks are mandatory, especially when you're busy! If it adds to your stress, press the pause button for a while. Happy birthday! Hope you have a stress-free day.

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  28. I don't know what I should choose haha. Thank you for the nice giveaway and happy birthday! :D

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  29. I'd choose Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe ( I love the cover! )

    Have a great birthday :)

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  30. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. And I also hope you have a good break. Breaks are good. Breaks are awesome. And ERMAGERD CHAOL AND CELEANA FAJDSKLADSA. I haven't read Heir of Fire yet even though I have an e-arc because I just knoooow it's going to destroy me so I want to be destroyed closer to release date so I can wail about it on the blog. BECAUSE FEELS. WHO NEEDS 'EM?

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  31. Happy Birthday lovely, I hope you have an amazing day filled with cake and goodies! Have a good break, I'm kinda feeling like that at the moment and have heaps of comments to catch up on. YES for the Throne of Glass series! I hope you enjoy.

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  32. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    Thank you for this beyond amazing giveaway. I'd choose These Broken Stars. Hands down.

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  33. Have fun on your break and happy birthday!!! So glad you're loving Throne of Glass series! ~Pam

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  34. Happy Name Day!



    A Storm of Swords, Part 2: Blood and Gold.

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  35. Your break is very well-deserved, and I hope you arrive back to the blogosphere feeling refreshed and wonderful. A break has definitely helped me and my reading slump too! Also, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY you lovely lady! I hope you had an absolute blast. Thank you so much for the giveaway also...I think I'd choose The Darkest Minds, but I'm not sure.

    Also, you used a Boondock Saints GIF, so now I love you even more.

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  36. Happy happy birthday!!! Hope you have/had a great one! I hope your short break isn't stressful. See you again in a week! :)

    I'd choose a book by Colleen Hoover or Morgan Matson :)

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  37. Honestly, IDK right now. I have so many on my TBR kinda tough to decide!

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  38. I would choose Isla and The Happily Ever After!

    My rafflecopter name is Neira

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  39. Happy Birthday! =D

    I think I might actually pick Throne of Glass because you clearly recommened it and I've been wanting to get it for so long. I've heard from so many people how awesome it is. I need to get my hands on it already!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  40. i have no clue...there are so many good books out there that i could pick

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  41. Very sad to hear about your reading slump. I hope you'll recover from it, it's the one thing book lover's fear the most so I'm gathering a prayer circle for you right away! Anyway, have a wonderful birthday. Wish more books for you to come! :)

    I'd choose The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson!

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  42. Sorry to hear about your slump, and thank you for such a generous giveaway! I would definitely get Cruel Summer by James Dawson. I've wanted it for ages but I never seem to get it when I have the money >.<

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  43. I'd probably choose #GIRLBOSS because I've really been wanting to read it. x

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  44. I would choose Every Day by David Levithan or other YA books. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  45. I think I would choose a book by Darynda Jones.

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  46. First of all, thank you for leaving a comment on my wordpress blog, it means a lot seeing as I'm only starting out and I literally squeal at every comment I get :) Second, happy birthday! (even if I'm late, can't spoil the fun!). Third -- what book would I choose. It's a tough one. It'd either be Throne of Glass or Cress, the third book in the Lunar Chronicles. It's the only one I need to complete the three! Then again, I'm also really interested in Of Poseidon ... ANYWAY. Awesome giveaway :)

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  47. Solitaire. Really want to read it!

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  48. I don't really know right now what book I would choose and thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  49. I would maybe choose Through the Woods by Emily Carroll or Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley.

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  50. I would probably choose Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout but I just can't decide aaah! :)

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  51. Happy birthday!!!! :) I'm so happy you're enjoying Throne of Glass series and I cannot wait to get my hands on Heir of Fire :)

    I'd probably pick Deity by JLA :)

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  52. Happy Birthday! I have no clue what book. I just bought quite a few so would have to think and check.around! littlequeenie29@msn.com

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  53. Thank you for this amazing giveaway and happy birthday!! Aha I would have to consult my list.. which is so long it shouldn't be a problem. (:

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  54. Happy birthday and thanks for the giveaway! I'd probably pick either Four or Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods :)

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  55. I'd pick On the Fence by Kasie West. :)

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  56. Yay thanks for this! I think I'll just pick once I won *hopefully*. :D

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  57. Happy Birthday! :)

    Books from my wish list :D
    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  58. I hope you had an awesome birthday, and I am looking forward to your celebration post! Take the break :D I recently took one of three weeks (MAYBE I was abroad on holiday with no internet connection, but anyways, it was very helpful and I returned very inspired.) I hope your week serves you well.

    As for what book I would choose, probably Cinder by Marissa Meyer!

    http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/07/girl-missing-book-review.html

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  59. I have no idea which book I'd choose ... my TBR shelf is pretty huge right now.

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  60. I think I'd choose Strange & Ever After. Thanks!

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  61. I think I'd choose Strange & Ever After. Thanks!

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  62. Everyone needs a little break every once in while, so take care of yourself.

    For a book I think would want to get a manga voulme have been meaning to get but have not had the money for.

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  63. Hey, take a re-breather you deserve it.

    Also for my book of choice it would be Days of Blood & Starlight (with this cover)

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  64. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Might choose Catching Jordan if I win.

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  65. I'd pick Ruin and Rising!!

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd most likely choose Legend by Marie Lu.

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  67. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I Have no idea what I would choose because there's so many that I want!!!

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  68. Thank you for the giveaway :)
    I would probably pick a fantasy book there are so many i'd love to read!!

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  69. I think I'd choose Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  70. I'd choose Amy Zhang's Falling into Place. It really caught my attention, and since then, I've always wanted to read it. It seems like a phenomenal read. I'm really excited for this one! ♥ Thank you so much for this giveaway and for being so lovely! :)

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  71. I think I'd choose Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. Thank you for the giveaway. I'd choose Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.

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  73. Not entirely sure which one I would pick.. Maybe We Were Liars by E Lockhart or Sempre by J. M. Darhower.
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  74. I would love The Kiss Of Deception! Thanks for the chance to win

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