Friday, 26 February 2016

February Wrap Up // The Art of Justifiably Breaking a Book Buying Ban (Plus a Book Signing!!)

What an amazing month of reads! February has raised the bar for the rest of the year, and with another 10 months, I'm not sure if I'll be able to top it!

Reading Wrap Up
  • Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson - 4 Stars - Read My Review
  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick - 5 stars - Read My Review
  • Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate - 5 stars - Read My Review
  • The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness - 5 stars
  • The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig - 2 stars - Read My Review
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - 3 stars

Book Haul
  • Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It by Grace Helbig
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

12 weeks free of buying books. That's basically 3 months. But one was for Grace Helbig's book signing, and the other was because I was buying a book for my friend's birthday and I would only get free delivery if I bought another book. EXCEPTIONS HAD TO BE MADE.

Honestly, I've never conciously banned myself from buying books before. But since I started blogging and bookstagraming it's been difficult to stop myself from buying every book I see, even though I have 10 other books sitting on my shelf waiting patiently to be read. Also when I'm stressed I've discovered that going into a bookstore calms me - and I wonder why I have no self control.

Some of you non-book-lovers* may be thinking 'nobody can be that obsessed'. But I kid you not, I was shaking when I clicked 'buy now'. I need new books like I need air.

*This is a book blog, so I doubt there are many of you non-book-lovers reading this right now. But maybe reading book blog posts fuels your wicked hearts. Who am I to judge?

Other Favourites
  • The 100 - It's back! In watching the first episode I realised that The 100 is actually my favourite show and now it's pretty much all I can talk/think about. These first few episodes this season have been super speedy and the plot is getting more and more intense. Plus I love some good world building, and the writers are geniuses when it comes to expanding their universe.
  • Shadowhunters - Okay, I'll admit, this show kind of sucks. It's got a ton of info dumps and the script is shaky, particularly with speech. I've even spotted a continuity error already. It fails at everything that makes The 100 such a glorious show, and guess what? I love it anyway. I'm pretty much over the book series (considering I spent a good 3 years of my life being totally dedicated to it) but I really like the changes they've made with the show. I like Isabelle more than I ever did with the books, and Alec, as always, is perfect. 

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