The fiance and I are gaining a flatmate in the form of his brother - not by choice. His brother needs a place and you don't turn away family. But neither of us is looking forward to sharing our flat with another human being. We have got used to having our own place, our own space and it just isn't as comfortable when you have someone else living with you. I always stress out about everything, so this is just a nightmare for me - especially since this could end up being way more long term than either of us would like. Wish me luck, internet!
The other stressful thing was that my blog got taken down by blogger... again! They have an automated system that takes down blogs that violate policies. It's the second time this has happened and it is so frustrating. I send in an appeal each time, and eventually get the blog back - but I am so fed up with it. Very tempted to go self hosted but I literally have ZERO idea where to start. If you can give me some advice or point me to some useful websites, I'd love that.
The Stones of Winter by Oskar Jensen: This was a review copy sent to me by Hot Key Books, and is the first book in a series.
V for Violet by Alison Rattle: This is another great review book from Hot Key Books and it sounds really good. It involves a murder mystery aspect and is set in London during the 60s- sounds AWESOME!
London Belongs To Us by Sarra Manning: This was a surprise review copy from Hot Key Books - which came in adorable packaging, with a cute London pin. It sounds like a cute romantic contemporary, and I am excited to read it.
Silence is a Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher: This is one I have wanted to read for a long time and am very excited to get to it.
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare: OH MY GOD! I can't wait to review this book just so I can rant, rant and then rant some more. This was such a fucking disappointment - mostly because it started so well, and was looking to be my first 4/5 read from Clare. Nope! She goes and ruins it AGAIN by being completely incapable of pacing out a story. Ranty review to come... so look forward to that! ★★
F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher: This one was really interesting but very frustrating. It was the story of a woman who falls in love with her best friends boyfriend. Not the first time I've seen this - I ended up loving Something Borrowed. It was quite good and kept me reading, but I get so sick of a book where the two lead characters are completely incapable of getting their shit together. ★★★★
Flawed by Kate Avelyn: I was so torn about finally getting to this book. Forbidden is one of my all time favourite books - it is achingly beautiful and completely heartbreaking. I have avoided similar books since because I worried that they'd not be anywhere near as good or equally break me. This was really interesting to read but I didn't love it as much as Forbidden - mostly as I felt the end was just a bit too overdramatic and unnecessary. ★★★
I have spoken a lot (I'm totally not sorry!) about my love of Instagram and how much I love taking bookish photos for it. I recently reached 6,000 followers on there and thought it was a good time to do a giveaway. I am offering £30 worth of books to the winner - the winner gets to choose their books from Book Depository. To find out how to enter GO HERE.
What have you been up to this week? Have you read any 5/5 read this week, if so, what?