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Weekly Round Up #21 : Floods and power cuts - just another week in my 2017

Here's my weekly roundup. I'm linking to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and #IMWAYR hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date.



Please leave a link to your blog (if you have one) in your comment or make sure your Disqus profile has your address so that I can visit you back! 


This week has been CRAZY. The rain has almost seemed well-nigh apocalyptic at times and we've had power cuts galore. Not only that my not so busy week turned into... well, busy and therefore I haven't been getting around to visiting all the blogs I want to visit! We've been luckier than some as I know some parts that have had no electricity for days on end...



I've had the strangest reading week - I think I've been in a reading slump... Nothing looks good and I haven't been able to pick up anything I'm excited for - even Rebel of the Sands!!! Book burn out? I hope not! Hopefully I can get out of this funk soon! I think it's a weird hangover after reading a…

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part III

We are a group of three book bloggers situated on different continents but brought together by our love for books and a penchant for talking about them. We’ve joined our forces to create a collaborative series of posts about book blogging and we hope you’ll enjoy the discussions.


A MAGICAL WORLD OF WORDS - AmyNikita  BOOKS.BAGS.BURGERS - Uma K  BOOK REVIEWS BY DI - Di Hewlett






Book Blogging is actually a huge responsibility all in itself - you’re putting your opinion out there for the public to see. Not only that, it’s your opinion on something that someone has spent a lot of time creating. If you’ve accepted ARCs or review copies from publishers and authors you have a responsibility to get a review out there. There’s post scheduling, there’s cross posting reviews, there’s actually writing a review worthy of someone’s time to read! It’s a lot to think about! Yet none of that would be possible or worthwhile without the readers, the followers, the commenters.
As a blogger you want to say th…

Review: The Hidden Oracle - Rick Riordan

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Series : The Trials of Apollo
My rating: {★★★★☆} 

MiddleGrade Fantasy Adventure
Published May 3rd 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

Source: Borrowed

How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favour.

But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go... an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
I've always enjoyed Riordan's books and this one did not disappoint me in any way. It was full of adventure, action, diversity, humour and also a depth of emotion that is rare to find in books such as these.

I lo…

Weekly Round Up #20

Here's my weekly roundup. I'm linking to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and #IMWAYR hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date.



Please leave a link to your blog (if you have one) in your comment or make sure your Disqus profile has your address so that I can visit you back! 


This month has been a pretty terrible month for my 'free time' in which I read and blog... I will endeavour NOT to still be answering comments and visiting back for a week AFTER this post... but no promises. Seriously I will try though! Work has been crazy and then there was the small one's birthday party planning happening and then a bit of impromptu travelling (for work) so overall it's just been a super busy February.

On Friday's I've been posting with 'The Blog Squad' where we are doing collaborative posts about book blogging in general. If you're interested have a look at our first two posts:

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part I
The Bl…

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part II

We are a group of three book bloggers situated on different continents but brought together by our love for books and a penchant for talking about them. We’ve joined our forces to create a collaborative series of posts about book blogging and we hope you’ll enjoy the discussions.


A MAGICAL WORLD OF WORDS - AmyNikita  BOOKS.BAGS.BURGERS - Uma K  BOOK REVIEWS BY DI - Di Hewlett







Absolutely NOT!! In fact, I’ve visited blogs that don’t accept (or request) any ARCs at all - they are totally dedicated to the backlist.

In my opinion if you have a blog and you talk about books for the majority of your posts then you are a ‘proper’ book blogger. It does also help to have a mildly serious book acquisition problem - you borrow, buy or get books thrown at you left, right and center but let me just tell you that if you START a blog you’re going to have an even bigger problem than the one you have now. I acquire WAAAAY more books now than before I had a blog, which is saying something….



Absolutely not!…