August Wrap Up

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It was my birthday this month! I hit the big 3-0. This would be the time in The Sims where I aged up between Young Adult and Adult. I can’t believe I’m not a young adult anymore! I still feel like I’m seventeen! Or at least twenty.

I’ve been having trouble sleeping for the past few months. I’ll wake up five or more times a night, I’m exhausted during the day and I sleep all weekend. On my birthday I took the day off work to spend time with my husband. We decided to go for a drive around our beautiful state, and at about mid-afternoon I was getting tired and sleepy. Without realising how tired I was, I fell asleep at the wheel while driving home down a highway. It was only for a second. I woke up just before the car was due to hit the barrier, which would have caused a lot of damage and hurt both of us, and managed to twist the wheel so that only the rear tire hit the curb and busted open the tire. I didn’t swerve, I maintained control of the car without putting anyone else in danger and came to stop at the bottom of the hill in am emergency stop and calmly called the automobile experts to come change my tire.

Before you ask, yes, everyone was OK and yes, I am going to see a doctor about it.

Having that experience, such a dangerous near-death experience has caused me to rethink a couple of things in my life. Mostly, I’ve been focusing so hard on this book blog that I don’t have time for my other hobbies, so I’m going to try to step back a little bit and enjoy other aspects of my life.


Monthly Wrap Up

Book Reviews:

Other Blog Posts You May Have Missed:

Posts We Found Interesting


Jo Talks Books: On Periods In YA And Why I Just Don’t Care

Of Dragons and Hearts: Reading Bad Books

It Starts at Midnight: Lesser Known (But Still Kind of Annoying) Tropes

Feed Your Fiction Addiction: Sex and Violence in YA Books: Is There a Difference? Let’s Discuss!

Arctic Books: Open Endings: Why I Love and Hate Them

Jo Talks Books: On Why I Hate The Hype Monster

Happy Indulgence: Survival Guide: Moving 100s of Books Without an Emotional Breakdown

Feed Your Fiction Addiction: How Reading Can Help Us “See” Hidden Disabilities. Let’s Discuss!

Metaphors and Moonlight: Do Spoilers Actually Ruin Books?

Chasing Faerytales: Having That One Friend Who Doesn’t Read Books

Paper Fury: Do You Give Authors’ Works Second Chances?

Happy Indulgence: Do We Have Different Ratings for Different Genres?

Fables Library: How Not to Download Illegal Books – IDEAS for Cheap Books, Where to Buy Them and other Methods


Lilybloombooks: The Skinny on FTC Disclosures // What You Need To Know

Bookishness and Tea: All About Review Policies

Bookishness and Tea: How To Write A Fabulous About Page For Your Blog

The Geeky Shopaholic: 8 Things Bloggers Don’t Have to Do

Parajunkee’s View: Crafting the Perfect Author Interview – 50 Question Suggestions

Lilybloombooks: Let’s Talk Blogger to Blogger: Do You Review Every Book You Read?

Quite the Novel Idea: Why Book Bloggers Stop Blogging?

A Fool’s Ingenuity: Why It’s Good To Follow Bloggers With Different Tastes

Books for a Delicate Eternity: Why I Like Commenting Back

Mara Was Here: Confusing Book Reviews & Ratings


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July Wrap Up

Mid-Year Book Freak Out

Underrated Books #2

OwlCrate Unboxing | August

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I have a big haul (for me) this month because it was my birthday and I kept thinking, YOLO, so I bought a lot of books.

For Review:

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A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (read and reviewed here)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Jane Eyre Laid Bare by Charlotte Bronte/Eve Sinclair

Some Kind of Fairy Tale buy Graham Joyce

Dead Romantic by CJ Skuse

Risk By Fluer Ferris

Black by Fluer Ferris.

Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Ruby Red by Kertin Gier

Sapphire Blue by Kertin Gier

Emerald Green by Kertin Gier

The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot (read and reviewed here!)

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows

Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney (blind date with a book! I think this is actually an ARC, it’s not due to be published until November 2016.)

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A Dog’s Purpose by W Bruce Cameron (I saw the film trailer for this going viral on Facebook and just HAD to borrow the ebook from the library!)


White Raven by J. L Weil

Young Love by Janelle Stalder

Promises (The Syrenka Series Book 1) by Amber Garr

Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis

The Frog Prince by Jenni James

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About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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