Happy Birthday Keeper of Pages!

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Well, would you look at that, it’s the 18th August aka my first blogiversay! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for a year already! I really enjoy blogging, reading and reviewing books with the occasional bookish rambling. I have enjoyed watching my blog grow over the last year and I hope you have too. I’ve met some amazing people in this community and bought tonnes of new books because of you guys.

Now, I’m pretty sure it’s customary to look back over the last year, showcasing some of my most popular posts, my favourite post etc etc but those that know me well, know how much I love to procrastinate, so I’m far too lazy to do that!

So, how am I going to mark this monumental occasion instead, with something I think you would like a lot more – not just one giveaway, but two! Now, these are not rafflecopter giveaways, you gotta work for your books here, my friend! Continue reading “Happy Birthday Keeper of Pages!”

Urbane #BookHaul: ‘Cos we read series in order

Today, I have just one question… Do you read series in order or are you an alien who can jump in a series mid-way through? If you know anything about my bookish life, you’ll know I’m a firm believer of series being read in order – you wouldn’t celebrate your 6th birthday before you’ve celebrated your 3rd now would you!? I’d be lying if I said, I haven’t been caught out a few times, like with Cursed by Thomas Enger – I was lucky with that one because I really enjoyed it, despite it being book 4 in the series. However, deep down in my soul, something didn’t feel right and so I bought books 1-3 because I have to know what happened prior to know what I missed, so my soul can feel complete.

So that brings me to my Urbane book haul. I have loved receiving books each month from Urbane as a member of their book club – I now have more books published by urbane than any other publisher. These last few months I received three books that look really good but they’re all part of a series, so I had to make use of my book club perks and purchase five books that would allow me to read the three books I received. Those three books were:

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July 2017 #WrapUp

Another month has come to an end, I’m not sad to see July end because I have one more week of work then I’m off for six weeks. Six weeks of no work, no uni, nothing – o the books I’ll be able to read! This month I read a total of 17 books, not as epic as last month when I read 24 but still I exceeded my average of 14 so I’m happy. I also participated in the 24in48 readathon, and I was selected to be a Ninja Book Box Reader, so all in all, it was a very good month. So, let’s say goodbye to July in the most bookish way…

The Good:

The standout books of the month were: 

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#BookHaul: July 2017

Apparently I don’t know what a book buying ban is because I bought a book this month. It was an essential book purchase as it’s next months Criminally Good Book Club book – it’s not exactly like I can host a book club and not read the book myself, what kind of example would that be setting!? I lead by example people – that is my justification and I am sticking to it. So, by default, I am no longer on a book buying ban – I’m already eagerly anticipating August’s book haul.

But let me not get ahead of myself – let’s take a look at all the books I hauled this month…

Review Copies:

Defender (Voices #1) by G X Todd (thank you Book Bridgr/Headline)

Defender - G X Todd

In a world where long drinks are in short supply, it’s dangerous to listen to your inner voice.

Those who do, keep it quiet.

But one man listens to the voice in his head telling him to buy a lemonade from the girl sitting on a dusty road.

There is a reason why Pilgrim and Lacey must cross paths.

They just don’t know it yet . . .

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Urbane Unboxed: Box 5 – June & July Books

It came a little later in the month than usual but it’s here at last! I starting panicking when it didn’t arrive and then I saw Jill @ Jill’s Books Cafe’s unboxing and I went into full on panic-mode, thinking Urbane forgot to send my parcel – I even asked Jill when hers arrived haha, but she put my mind at ease saying that hers came late also. Three days later, because I missed the delivery three times, I finally have it – June and July’s Urbane books and this month there’s eight titles instead of the usual six!

Malice by Hugh Fraser

Malice Continue reading “Urbane Unboxed: Box 5 – June & July Books”