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Weekly Round Up #40 : The One Where it's the end of July

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 try to link all book covers to Goodreads or to my review (if there is one) which is in turn linked to Goodreads.

It's the end of July already and this week will see the beginning of August. It's cliche - but where the heck is the year going?

I managed to get through quite a lot of catch up on my blog this past week which was nice. I had so many blogs to visit and comments to reply to that I felt swamped but getting it done felt soooo good! There's still a few blogs that I'm behind on and people I want to visit but I am hoping to feel on top of that this coming week and I may even be able to schedule a few posts in advance which would be super organised of me.

I also ma…

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part XX

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



What makes you add a book to your TBR?
For me too it’s a combination of factors. I think reviews and recommendations from from other reviewers, either on Goodreads or in the blogosphere is the biggest reason for why my TBR has grown like Jack’s beanstalk! Another big reason why my TBR is currently exploding is that I have a habit of going through book lists on Goodreads and looking for ones that I think I’d enjoy. I also end up browsing on Amazon for hours looking at both book reviews and the prices so I can make a proper wishlist.

For me too, it’s a combination of factors. Typically, it’s because I love the cove…

Review: Silver Blood - Emma Hamm

Silver Blood by Emma Hamm
Series: Series of Blood #1

My rating: {★★★☆☆}

Adult Fantasy
Published October 1st 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Source: Electronic Copy Provided by Author
A PROPHECY TO FULFILL

Two hundred years ago, our world changed forever. Two realms combined in an explosion of magic. One morning everything was normal and the next? Every human body was host to another magical creature who had thoughts and a mind of its own. However, with power comes darkness. Someone wants to wipe this earth clean and will stop at nothing to consume it.

SHE IS NOT A HERO

Or so she thought. Wren had grown up with another voice in her head but had never considered herself magical. She doesn't have the talents other people have. She certainly doesn't have the abilities anyone else has. But she is charming and manages her business quite well. She deals in emotions and makes people happy. It's a simple life, but it's hers.

HE THINKS SHE COULD BE

Burke wa…

Weekly Round Up #39 : The One Where Life is Almost Back to Normal

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! 

Sheesh, I've had a crazy July. Luckily life has been just about back to normal the past few days! We've had visitors and more visitors (in laws, EIGHT cousins, in laws again) and last week everyone was gone and I was able to focus on trying to catch up on my life. The problem was that I didn't even get any reading done so I'm quite far behind on that front!


What I read last week: This was a really great read and I think I need to add Unhooked to my TBR now!  What I am currently reading:

Two review copies and my first Schwab book! I have been saying for ages that I want to read a Schwab and now I've finally picked one up.  Up Next:
So excited for this one.  New Arri…

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Suzanne over at The Bookish Libra nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award and I just wanted to say thank-you so much! It's a lovely award to be nominated for and I'm grateful that Suzanne thought of me!

If you haven't visited The Bookish Libra yet please go and check the blog out! Suzanne reviews a great variety of books and is always such a pleasure to visit!

WHAT IS THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD? The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

HOW DOES IT WORK?Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blogAnswer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated youNominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questionsList the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog
MY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOOKISH LIBRA1.If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I’d definitel…

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part XIX

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



Do you read other commenter’s responses on discussion posts before making your own comment?
I don’t do this always but sometimes if it’s a review for a book I’ve read and loved, I enjoy seeing what others thought of it. But I think most times I read the comments on a post after I have commented. I always read the comments everyone leaves on The Blog Squad posts on Amy and Di’s blogs. It’s wonderful to see what everyone thinks of our answers!

Sometimes through comments on others’ blogs, I’ve discovered new blogs and made new friends! For example I discovered Lindsey and Cait through Di’s blog! I love…