My Weekly Recap: 21/02/2015

This week has been filled with working, whilst also trying to get back into some kind of blogging schedule. I'm rather proud of myself as I posted two days in a row, have got this weekly recap ready to go and already have two more posts scheduled for next week. That's really good for me, especially considering how bad things had gotten blog wise. Hopefully I can keep this up and you'll be seeing me posting a lot more regularly!

I've tried to make time for reading as well, but that's been proving difficult. I did manage to finish Never Never and reread Uninvited. Never Never is a really strange one and one I found almost impossible to review, you can look out for my attempt tomorrow! I got 6 of these books in a 3 for 2 deal at WHSmith last week, but then forgot to add them to my haul. Ooops! But that was probably for the best, my haul last week was a little ridiculous.

I am especially proud I've managed to plan some posts this week, considering the fact I have discovered and become addicted to Community! I LOVE that show and it really deserves so much more recognition.

I'm linking up with Tynga's Stacking the Shelves.

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare - I got the first five at Christmas and really want to give this series a try. Thought I'd grab the last one whilst it was on deal, I'm planning to binge read them.
What If by Rebecca Donovan -I'm easily roped in by deals, as this and many of the other books aren't ones I am desperate to read.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie -Have heard so many good things about this one!
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson - Managed to get a signed copy of this when I was at Waterstones for Harry Potter Book Night.
The Treatment by Suzanne Young - I read an ARC of this and didn't like it very much, it didn't have the satisfying ending I was hoping for. But I really loved book one, so I wanted to own the series - so I made sure to get this on a super good deal. 

The Darkest Part of the Forest

I won this in a giveaway on Twitter. Thanks Daphne!

I keep forgetting to add in my eARCs to my haul posts, so there's quite a few to add in here. 

Undertow by Michael Buckley | Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel | My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp | The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey | The Storm by Virginia Bergin | Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone | Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee | The Infinite by Lori M. Lee | We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach | Me and Mr J by Rachel McIntyre | Under the Spotlight by Angie Stanton | The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise by Matthew Crow | Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young | In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks | Resonance by Erica O'Rourke | The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak | The Cage by Megan Shepherd | The Rebound by Noelle August | Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca | The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine | Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby | Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher

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I've got a UK only and an international giveaway on the blog at the minute - both are for copies of The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melissa Landers. For more details and to enter go here


  1. OOOh you did very nice this week! Look at all those review books! I also got Girl at Midnight this week! Eager for the Cage as well, but I was rejected thrice for that, so I stopped requesting! Plenty to read until its release is what I always say! LOL!

    Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. :P Make that Sunday! Not tomorrow! LOL!

    2. I know. My review ARCs are a little ridiculous right now. I need to stop requesting and downloading them. It's going to take me the rest of my life to actually get through them all.

  2. CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE:DDDDDDDDDDD So many books to review:O

  3. Fantastic haul! With all those awesome books, it shouldn't be hard to get back into blogging. Good luck! I reviewed Never Never last week, MAN was it hard to do! I really liked it, but I wasn't sure how to review it without giving something away. I figured it out eventually. I hope you enjoy your new books! Happy reading!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

  4. That's a pretty impressive book haul! I'd love to know how amazing the Art of Being Normal is - it's been on my to buy list for weeks!
    Beth x

  5. OKAY, SO JUST SO YOU KNOW I'M A MEGA FAN OF CASSANDRA CLARE. I SHALL BE HERE SCREECHING AS YOU READ. XDXD *whispers* But no pressure if you don't like them. ;-) ajfdkalfds Simon.
    SO! I'm glad it's been a bit of a better bloggy week for you. I've been awful, I think I posted like, um, twice! OOPS. xD

  6. So many books! SO MANY! And a lot of them look really interesting. I became a liiittle bit addicted to Community sometimes last year (..?), and I had nobody to talk to about it because nobody here knows what it is! But I think it's getting a bit more popularity now...

    The first chapter on my new short story is up, but I can see you have LOADS to read already so nooo pressure at all. I dunno how you do it, but hey. The life of a bookworm. c:

  7. Wow, big haul! When are you going to find time to read that mega pile! *grins* Sometimes restraint goes right out the window with all those shiny books out there. Hope you get lots of reading time this week and enjoy your books!

  8. You've done well for books this week! :-) Well done for squeezing in some time for reading and blogging, it's so hard when you're so busy! My STS

  9. THAT ARE A LOT OF BOOKS! Cassandra CLare all the way!
    My Stacking the Shelves!

  10. Wow, that's a whole lot of awesomeness this week! Have fun reading them!

  11. WOW. An incredible haul indeed. I hope that you love all your new books this week. They look amazing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  12. The Cage! Ooh, I really hope you love it! I've had my eye on it for a while now - I mean, a human zoo?! Yep, that's all I needed to know, LOL! I can't wait to read it :D I bought Gates of Thread and Stone this week, and I got Infinite from NG :D Hope we both like them! They sound amazing, and I really hope they live up to the premise. Have a great week, Charnell!

    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

  13. I haven't read any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  14. Yay, I can't wait to hear what you think about the Mortal Instruments series. How fun to binge-read. To be honest, I wasn't that impressed with the first book, I thought it was ok, but then I got sucked in and loved the series.

    So many great review books! I just finished reading Girl at Midnight and LOVED it. So good. And I also loved Gates of Thread and Stone and The Infinite. Have fun reading! ~Pam

  15. Congrats to you on all of the new additions!

  16. Great haul! I've been recommended the Age of Miracles a few times so I may have to pick it up; it must be pretty good! Things We Know by Heart is one that I can't wait for. I've heard great things about Jessi Kirby's novels! In a World Just Right sounds really good too. I hope you enjoy your books! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  17. Excellent haul, you got some very interesting books in amongst those you've bought and the eARC's that I will be looking out for your reviews on.

    You sound like you're feeling a little bit better about things and I'm glad you're starting to find your footing with the blog and your reading again xx

  18. Glad you have been having some more time for blogging! I am sure the reading will follow in time soon as well. And this is a really cool haul! It's great that you were able to get the end of The Mortal Instruments series - I can't wait to see what you think of those because I love them! The Hit Looks interesting and I would like to try the one The Treatment sometime as well!

    As for review copies, I would love to read Gates of Thread and Stone, The Cage and Things We Know by Heart! Some of these I also received, so I am interested in seeing how our opinions might match/differ!

  19. You've been a busy bee once again this week, Charnell, but it sounds as though you're getting back into the swing of things blog-wise, which is great! And is also something that I really need to do. I haven't been able to read a book this week...nothing's grabbing hold of my attention, and I'm trying to force myself to read a review book which seems to have a lot of unnecessary explanations. Oh well. Hopefully I will get there soon.

    Another fantastic haul! I'm really interested in seeing what you think of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian and Vendetta. :)

  20. Again, don't worry about the blog. Do what you can when you can/want. But I get feeling guilty and such. Hope you're feeling a bit more like yourself lately. :)
    Great haul! I really enjoyed The Age of Miracles when I read it a few years ago.
    Look at all those e-ARC's. I just read Rebound and liked it a lot more than Boomerang. Much better story and romance. I can't wait to get my hands on The Girl at Midnight, The Things We Know By and The Cage. :D
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

  21. I can definitely understand work getting crazy and not having a ton of time to blog! I had my formal observation with my principal last week, but they give us a two week window where they can come at any time, so my mind was on that for about two weeks and blogging and reading did fall to the wayside. I am trying to get much better about scheduling more posts on the weekends when I do have more time, though!

    It looks like you have some awesome books here, so I hope that you have time to enjoy some of them soon!

    Tiffany @ Beneath the Jacket Reviews
    My STS

  22. I loved City Of Heavenly Fire and Darkest Part Of The Forest, hope you enjoy them! It's a shame that you didn't like The Treatment more, I thought it was quite well-done. Have a great week!
    -Jon from Bookish Antics!

  23. Glad to hear you're back to getting your blogging schedule underway! I'm pretty comfortable with my posting every 2nd day schedule as well. I don't know how I feel about TMI series, I stopped after the 2nd one but I have the rest of it on my shelves to read as well. Have a great week Charnell!


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