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Weekly Round Up #25 : In which I am so jet-lagged

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.



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8 Timezones - me and my three year old - 2 days of travelling...... Jet-lag is always a killer but this time the kid is also feeling it!

On the up side we went to my cousin's combined 30th and 21st last night and that was a great evening full of family, funny pictures, memories and laughs. 
I'm fairly behind on my blogging and still have a lot of blogs to visit and comment on but I decided to post this weekend instead of taking a break because I will have time to catch up and blog hop towards the end of the week and I love the interaction!  What I read last week:

Black Snow was actually quite good but was a three star for me. More on that in my review to follow.
What I am current…

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part VI

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



Blog scheduling - Do you do it?


I’ve only ever properly scheduled The Blog Squad posts as the three of us live in different time zones and posting at the same time can only be achieved by scheduling. That being said, while I don’t “schedule” my other posts, I do plan them pretty well. I have a diary in which I write out outlines of posts (other than reviews) so it’s easy for me. But sadly, I haven’t been able to do that of late due to my college life being hectic! I’ll be completing my undergraduate degree in a couple of months and currently the only thing I’m planning are study time tables and stuff like that #notfu…

Weekly Round Up #24 : In which I read a lot but still haven't caught up... AT ALL

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! 


I may be a little more sleep deprived than usual, BUT!!! I managed to complete THREE BOOKS last week! I had read a lot of one the week before, but still! THREE BOOKS! This didn't seem to help my numbers at all though since Goodreads still manages to inform me that I'm six books behind...   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This week will be... Interesting. I'll be travelling with my three year old in tow - by myself... Through two countries and eight timezones.... If you don't hear from me often - that is why!

What I read last week:


OMG guys! I don't know why I haven't heard SOOOO much more about Island of Exiles. It was fantastic! It totally deserves more hype. If you're even remote…

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part V

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






Ah! So many reasons for why I follow a blog! Sometimes it’s because the blogger is following me and I’m returning the favor by following back or sometimes I make friends with someone on Goodreads/ Twitter and hence decide to follow their blog. But mostly, it’s the content that makes me visit a blog again and again and eventually follow it.

Most of the blogs I follow have wonderful discussion posts, well written helpful reviews and interesting content basically! Also I prefer to follow blogs with good interaction and interesting conversations.

And as my friends have pointed out, blog layout is a factor - maybe not a bi…

Book Blitz: Bellamy and The Brute - Alicia Michaels

Bellamy and The Brute
Alicia Michaels
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: March 13th 2017
Genres: Fairy Tales, Retelling, Young Adult
A fresh twist on a classic story, Bellamy and the Brute proves true love really is blind.
When Bellamy McGuire is offered a summer job babysitting for the wealthy Baldwin family, she’s reluctant to accept. After all, everyone in town knows about the mysterious happenings at the mansion on the hill—including the sudden disappearance of the Baldwin’s eldest son, Tate. The former football star and golden boy of Wellhollow Springs became a hermit at the age of sixteen, and no one has seen or heard from him since. Rumors abound as to why, with whisperings about a strange illness—one that causes deformity and turned him into a real-life monster. Bellamy wants to dismiss these rumors as gossip, but when she’s told that if she takes the job, she must promise to never, ever visit the third floor of the mansion, she begins to wonder if there really i…

Review: Island of Exiles - Erica Cameron

Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron
Series: The Ryogan Chronicles #1

My rating: {★★★★★}

YA Fantasy
Published February 14th 2017 by Entangled: Teen

Source: Entangled: Teen via NetGalley
In this diverse, gritty survival fantasy, a girl warrior turns against her island clan to find the brother they claim died, uncovering secrets. Perfect for fans of Graceling and Snow Like Ashes.

In Khya’s world, every breath is a battle.

On the isolated desert island of Shiara, dying young is inevitable. The clan comes before self, and protecting her home means Khya is a warrior above all else.

But when following the clan and obeying their leaders could cost her brother his life, Khya's home becomes a deadly trap. The only person who can help is Tessen, her lifelong rival and the boy who challenges her at every turn. The council she hoped to join has betrayed her, and their secrets, hundreds of years deep, reach around a world she's never seen.

To save her brother’s life and her island home, …

Weekly Round Up #23 : Another slow reading week

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.



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Well, another week done and dusted and again not too much read from my side. I finally managed to get a review up yesterday so that's a plus!

Off the blog I've been ridiculously busy which is eating into my reading time a lot. Hopefully I'll still be able to catch up to my reading goal this year - I'm 7 books behind schedule to meet my goal of 100 for the year! Does anyone else absolutely HATE seeing that number on Goodreads? If I'm ahead I can breathe easy - but behind stresses me out.

What I read last week:
Rebel of the Sands was awesome! Totally recommend it and I can't wait to read the sequel.
What I am currently reading:


Island of Exiles is taking up ALL of m…