Is everyone having a great summer? Or, for those of you who aren’t living in The Lucky Country/the Southern Hemisphere, a great winter?
I’m having a wonderful summer, because I have AIR CONDITIONING.
AND IT’S AWESOME.
We have a new blog design! Courtesy of Laura from Laura Plus Designs. I thoroughly recommend working with her – she checked with me every step of the way and we worked very closely getting the blog just how I wanted it.
Harlequin Australia sent me Maria V Snyder’s new book, Shadow Study! Y’all should know I am a HUGE Maria V Snyder fan. The only problem is that this is the fourth book of a series of which I’ve only read the first book. There’s also a spin-off trilogy I’m pretty sure I need to read before I can read Shadow Study. So February is going to be Maria V Snyder Month for The Moonlight Library! I need to re-read Poison Study, then get stuck into the short Valek POV story Assassin Study, then dive into Magic Study and Fire Study, have a squiz at the short story Power Study, skip over to Storm Glass, Sea Glass and Spy Glass, then return to Shadow Study and it’s rewritten Ice Study beginning. It’s a Study-a-thon!
My best friend came to stay with us from interstate for a few days. She’d recently won a battle with cancer, so it was wonderful to be able to spend some time with her.
I cut back on my blogging to post only every second day instead of every day, and so far it’s been wonderful! I mean, I can still post outside of the schedule if I feel like it, but I’m not overworking myself by focusing on posting every day anymore. I feel so much more relaxed and less stressed and have been able to enjoy watching many films with my husband – although that could be because I’m currently on leave from my second job! I’ll have to let you know how it goes when I’m back to working full time + part time + running a blog + having a family.
January Wrap Up
- [2 Jan] The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart ★★★★★
- [5 Jan] All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven ★★★
- [15 Jan] The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
- [22 Jan] Soulprint by Megan Miranda ★★★★
- [26 Jan] Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden ★★★★★
- [27 Jan] Spark Rising by Kate Corcino
Other Blog Posts You May Have Missed:
- [1 Jan] 2014 End of Year Book Survey
- [4 Jan] Favourite book turned into a movie (19)
- [6 Jan] Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015 (87)
- [8 Jan] Cover Reveal: For the Record by Charlotte Huang
- [9 Jan] Cover Reveal: Banished by CJ Archer
- [10 Jan] Stacking the Shelves (106)
- [12 Jan] Musing By Moonlight: Sex in YA Fiction
- [13 Jan] Book Blast: My Ex From Hell
- [14 Jan] Waiting on The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand (113)
- [16 Jan] Toppling the TBR Pile (1)
- [17 Jan] New Design!
- [18 Jan] My Favourite Romance Books (20)
- [20 Jan] Top Ten Tuesday: 5 Page to Screen Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To in 2015 (88)
- [24 Jan] Stacking the Shelves (107)
- [24 Jan] Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop
- [28 Jan] Waiting on The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu (114)
- [30 Jan] January Wrap Up
Films I Watched
I saw The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Five Armies at the cinema. Wow! I didn’t think I’d cry, but it was Tauriel and Kili that got to me – even though I think Fili was way hotter – what can I say, I like buff guys with long blonde hair. Although most of the film was spent with me wondering who the fifth army was supposed to be. And can I just say, Galadriel kicks ASS. All in all I enjoyed the film, but it still hasn’t made me want to read the book.
Prior to going to see The Hobbit 3 my husband and I had a Lord of the Rings Extended Edition marathon on one of our days off over the summer break. It was awesome.
- The Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug
- The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Five Armies (in the cinema)
- I, Frankenstein
- Dracula Untold
- Edge of Tomorrow
- Reckless Kelly
- The Three Musketeers (2011)
- Look Who’s Talking
- Look Who’s Talking Too
- Look Who’s Talking Now
- Judge Dress
- Tomorrow When the War Began
- I’m so excited about the new blog design!
- My first read of the year was a 5 star book. You can’t start a new year better than that. Thank you, Allen & Unwin, for sending me The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks!
- Penguin Australia unexpectedly sent me an unsolicited book, The Unwanted! I’m always psyched to get surprise books in the mail!
The winner of the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop is
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