06 March 2014

Moved to WordPress!

In case you hadn't noticed, I have made the move to WordPress, after three years of consideration and worry. My blog is still at the same URL though, so everything is easy. I'm still working on formatting posts and things, but I'll be posting over there from now on since it's easier to do that than keep updating this one when the URL is wrong. So forgive the awfully simple design, I'm working on it! Or, rather, Judith is.

04 March 2014

Book Haul: March 2014

I broke my ban again. I showed some self restraint, but I lost control when I felt some invisible force pulling me into my local charity shops. I don't know what it was, but I couldn't help myself. I'm back on my ban now though, and I'm not planning on buying anything - wait, that's a lie. Judith and I are talking about binge-reading the Seven Realms series. Oh dear. On the plus side, I'm making a small dent on my TBR shelf which means I'm slowly freeing up space for more books. Go me!
Where the Rock Splits the Sky, by Philip Webb
Fire & Flood, by Victoria Scott
I received both of these for review. I didn't request them, because I really don't need any more review copies, but I'll be trying to fit them into my reading schedule some time soon. I'm intrigued by both of them, even if I wasn't a fan of Scott's debut.

03 March 2014

New Releases: March 4 - 10, 2013

There is a lot out this week! I'm very excited, especially as I'm off to the USA next week and these will all be in the stores. Who knows how many new books I'll find out there? I'm going to try to limit my book buying, but going to Barnes and Noble is going to destroy me. Anyway, which books are you looking forward to? Half Bad, y/y?

02 March 2014

Epic Recs: March 2014

A few months ago, Judith and I started up an impromptu book club called Epic Recs. The aim of this was to force each other to read books that we have previously loved. You know, because Judith is a self proclaimed book pusher, and I just like forcing people to do things.

A couple of months ago, we opened Epic Recs up to the public, and in December a hell of a lot of people signed up, either to be paired by us or after pairing themselves. Judith and I are so pleased at Epic Recs's success. We truly hope everyone enjoys this as much as we do!

This month we're doing the same thing, there's a form you can fill in if you want to be paired with another person, or you can sign up right away with someone of your choosing using the Linky.

01 March 2014

Monthly Wrap Up and TBR: February - March 2014

Some of the people who live locally hate February. They have very little money left over from Christmas and New Year, they are starting to become demotivated when it comes to their resolutions, and the weather is terrible. It's all very sad, and the village gets a bit depressed. But I managed to avoid this trend, and I've had a brilliant month!

On the Blog
No books absolutely blew my mind, but I did review a number of very entertaining reads such as Flame, Fangirl, Uninvited, and Secret. Plus some not so great ones. Tatum discovered Grave Mercy, and reviewed The Returned, which sounds like an awful book and yet she still gave it two stars. I don't know, I don't understand her rating system.

I got very excited for some February debuts, as well as February's Epic Rec, even if it is soul-destroying. I discussed why I don't care about the female-to-male ratio in YA books, and Lauren gave her views on the dreaded love triangles and instalove. She, Tatum, and I also talked about our book club read, The Naturals, in a giant post that seems to have intimidated people into not commenting.