Birthday Book Haul (March 2018)

Birthday cardIt’s my birthday and I’ll buy books if I want to! And I want to, so I did. I did all my book buying online at the beginning of the month so they’d all arrive in time for my birthday so I could wrap them up – to me, you’re the greatest, with love, from me. All but one arrived, so yay for me!

Compared to last year, I reigned it in quite a bit this year, buying some of the pricier books I’ve been wanting to read for ages – books that I’d usually keep checking on multiple websites, hoping the price has dropped, but alas, it never does. And I also bought a few decent priced books that, you know, I just really want to keep on my shelf for months before I finally read them read. so, without further ado…

Birthday Book Haul

They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter by Wesley Lowery Continue reading “Birthday Book Haul (March 2018)”


February 2018: #WrapUp

I’ve read some good books this month but, man, am I happy to see the end of February. It was such a busy month for me and I had very limited reading time; so I’m happy that I still managed 7 books. 5 of the books were mentioned in my planned TBR, I think I’m finally getting the hang of this whole planned reads thing. I didn’t get to the books I was hoping to squeeze in or manage to read a non-fiction book but one has essays to write. Anyway, let’s take a look at all the bookish activity that took place on the blog this month.

The Books:

The standout book of the month was:

Into the Black Nowhere - Meg Gardiner

Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner

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#BookHaul: February 2018

It’s book haul time! I was going to spread this haul out over two posts, but I think you can handle all the goodness in one post. So, get comfortable and enjoy.

Review Copies:

We Were the Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard (Orenda Books)

We Were the Salt of the Sea

As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman dredges up in a fisherman’s nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man’s heart in knots. Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, newly drafted to the area from the suburbs of Montreal, barely has time to unpack his suitcase before he’s thrown into the deep end of the investigation. On Quebec’s outlying Gaspe Peninsula, the truth can be slippery, especially down on the fishermen’s wharves.

Call to Arms by Rachel Amphlett (Author, Rachel Amphlett) Continue reading “#BookHaul: February 2018”

@GoldsboroBooks Book of the Month Club: The world’s largest signed first edition book club

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I did it, I finally signed up to Goldsboro Books Book of the Month Club (GB BOTM)! I have lived in envy of Kerrie @ Loved Reading This for months, as she is a member – I can no longer live vicariously through her so I signed up myself.

GB BOTM is the worlds largest signed first edition book club; each month they select a book they believe will become a raging success and possibly a collectible. Many of the books are limited editions published exclusively for Goldsboro Books. This membership isn’t without it’s perks either, as a member you’ll get: a free book when you join, 10% of every purchase, exclusive book offers, promotional material [when available], and exclusive competitions and, perhaps most importantly, priority to buy special limited editions.

When you sign up, you check out three months worth of books, you’re shown the books ahead of time, so if you’re interested, I’d wait for a run of three books that you want (that’s what I did). So let’s look at my first GB BOTM club parcel.

February Book Continue reading “@GoldsboroBooks Book of the Month Club: The world’s largest signed first edition book club”

From the Unread Shelf: Fantasy


From the unread shelf is back with the fantasy edition! Fantasy is a genre I’ve really grown to enjoy over the last year. What’s interesting is the majority of the fantasy books on my unread shelf are young adult fiction; I think that’s because I get the majority of my recommendations from fellow bloggers, rather than seeking them out myself, and I guess YA fantasy is popular among the bloggers I follow.

I will admit, many of the fantasy books I have enjoyed have one foot in reality (I’m hoping you know what I mean by that). For example, The Lost Boy by Christina Henry and Sealskin by Su Bristow, so hopefully I’ll see that in books I still have to read. Those are both adult fiction titles but you’ll see my unread shelf seems to be skewed slightly in favour of YA.

If any of the books featured below aren’t Fantasy, please forgive me, I’m going by what I’ve seen them reviewed as, rather than seeking out their genre myself.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Continue reading “From the Unread Shelf: Fantasy”