#WWWWednesday: 10 August 2022

Hello, hello and welcome back to another episode of WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, which means I’ll be answering these questions:

  1. What did you read last?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish three books. I actually DNF’d one book this week and I also wished that I had DNF’d another one of the books that I read but other than that, it was a great reading week!

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh ★★★★★
This is one of my favourite fantasies this year. It had absolutely gorgeous writing, fantastical folklore, vivid world-building with strong Spirited Away vibes, a swoontastic romance, and wonderful characters. I highly recommend it! 💜

(ARC) Not Betting on Forever (Single Ladies of Lakeside #1) by Natasha Moore ★★☆☆☆
Sadly, this wasn’t my jam. I felt zero chemistry between our MCs nor did I care about any of the other characters. For characters who were supposedly more mature (40+), these two acted like horny teenagers and the forbidden trope that I thought I’d be okay with simply didn’t work for me. Check out my review!

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Let’s Talk Bookish: All About Ebooks

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, and it’s where we get to discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts! If you want to join in the bookish discussion fun, check out the July 2022 prompts!

Now without further ado… The topic asks us about:

All about Ebooks

(SUGGESTED BY FIVES @ DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE)
Prompts: Are ebooks the future of books? What are the advantages and disadvantages of ebooks? Are ebooks strictly better than physical books? Do all avid readers prefer real, paper books? Do you use an e-reader, or read on a phone/tablet? Do you ever find yourself missing one or the other?

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#WWWWednesday: 03 August 2022

Hello, hello and welcome back to another episode of WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, which means I’ll be answering these questions:

  1. What did you read last?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish four books. I was really on a romance kick and after finishing my last book, which was a regional romance, I kind of want to dive into all the histroms now!

(KU) Fake Empire by C.W. Farnsworth ★★★★☆
I was pleasantly surprised by this! Scarlett and Crew are both alpha bosses who are tired of the fakeness of the ultra-rich world they live in. I thought it would be hard to sympathise with them but I loved both of them and found myself really invested in their journeys. It was a little angsty, delightfully steamy, and definitely swoony! 😍

(KU) Sin Bin (Carolina Comets #4) by Teagan Hunter ★★★★☆
I always have a fun time with Hunter’s books and it was no different with Smith and Emilia’s story. It was a forbidden and age-gap romance which made it a little bit more angsty but it also turned the heat up really high! 🔥 These two had such great chemistry and I loved how the conflict with their relationship was handled. Where can I find a Smith? Also, I loved the inclusion of text messages in the story cos I feel it’s something Hunter does really well 😍

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Big Books vs Short Books

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, and it’s where we get to discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts! If you want to join in the bookish discussion fun, check out the July 2022 prompts!

Now without further ado… The topic asks us about:

Big books vs Short books: Which do you prefer?

(SUGGESTED BY JILLIAN @ JILLIAN THE BOOKISH BUTTERFLY)
Prompts: Do you prefer to read longer books or shorter books? Does it depend on the genre? Why is that? What are the pros and cons of long books? What about shorter books? What long books do you love? What are some of your favourite short books?

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#WWWWednesday: 27 July 2022

Hello, hello and welcome back to another episode of WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, which means I’ll be answering these questions:

  1. What did you read last?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish four books.

(ARC) It’s All In How You Fall by Sarah Henning ★★★★☆ (rounded up)
This was a really cute summery sports-heavy YA contemporary with a super sweet romance and all the feel-good vibes! Check out my review

(KU) A Governess Should Never… Deny A Duke (The Governess Chronicles #2) by Emily Windsor ★★★★☆
Isabelle and Rhys have such great tension and I loved the mystery of their characters. The Welsh castle setting on the cliffs by the sea was gothic in its atmosphere and the secondary characters were such a fun and entertaining addition to the story. Isabelle and Rhys were both romantics at heart and oof, they had some heartpounding swoontastic moments!

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#WWWWednesday: 20 July 2022

Hello, hello and welcome back to another episode of WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, which means I’ll be answering these questions:

  1. What did you read last?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish two books. Its been a very slow reading week and it took me much longer than anticipated to finish the fantasy I was reading—not because I didn’t enjoy it because it’s top tier fantasy but I don’t think I was in the right headspace for it.

(ARC) The Jasmine Throne (Burning Kingdoms #1) by Tasha Suri ★★★★½ (rounded up)
This was an incredible epic fantasy that encompasses so many amazing magical, cultural and sociopolitical elements, however, it is quite the slow burn and quite the chonkster at close to 600 pages. I’m sad that I feel like I read this as the wrong time because it was such a patchy/ interrupted reading period but my brain is still in awe of this amazing Indian-inspired world Suri created. 🤯

(KU) A Governess Should Never... Tempt A Prizefighter (The Governess Chronicles #1) by Emily Windsor ★★★★☆
I forgot how much I enjoy Windsor’s historical romances but I’m glad this reminded me of it. This was witty, funny and heartfelt! Matilda and Seth have a beautifully soft and swoony romance and I loved their opposites-attract connection. Plus, I loved the father-daughter relationship between Seth and his daughter Chloe, and the connection that forms between her and Matilda!

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Let’s Talk Bookish: My Favourite Reading Format

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, and it’s where we get to discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts! If you want to join in the bookish discussion fun, check out the July 2022 prompts!

Now without further ado… The topic asks us about:

What’s your favourite reading format? Hardback, paperback, audiobook, ebook?

(SUGGESTED BY MIKAELA @ MIKAELA READS)
Prompts: What’s your favourite reading format? Hardback? Paperback? Audiobook? Ebook? What makes you prefer one over the other? Which do you read the most? What are the pros and cons of these different formats?

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Birthstone Book Covers: July Ruby Edition ♥️

Hello friends, I’m back today with another month’s edition for The Birthstone Book Covers series created by one of my favourites, Leslie @Books Are the New Black. This is a series she created at the start of 2022 and was born out of her curiosity about birthstone colours and it’s a fun way to show different book covers/titles corresponding to that month’s birthstone. It’s a fun and easy tag that I’ve really enjoyed participating in so far. 😊

The July birthstone is the gorgeous ruby! A few covers sprang to mind when I saw this colour but I wasn’t sure that I could find more than three—spoiler alert: I did! 😂 These are a mix of TBR and read books but they’re mostly from my TBR.

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#WWWWednesday: 13 July 2022

Hello, hello and welcome back to another episode of WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, which means I’ll be answering these questions:

  1. What did you read last?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish three books: one MG fantasy, one romance, and one romantasy! It was a good mix this week! 😊

(ARC) Nura and the Immortal Palace by M.T. Khan ★★★★½ (rounded up)
This was a very unique middle-grade fantasy not just because of the diversity and representation in the story but also because of the real-world issues that it covers. If you love the magical aspect of the bathhouse in Spirited Away, you’ll definitely enjoy this magical hotel! Check out my review

The Inadequate Heir (The Bridge Kingdom #3) by Danielle L. Jensen ★★★½
I read this with Leslie and Julie and while we all enjoyed this, we didn’t love it as much. There’s nothing entirely ‘new’ that happens for a majority of the book because it runs in parallel with the events of the first two books but the ending is a great set-up for what feels like will be an intense book four!

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Romances and Happy Ever Afters

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, and it’s where we get to discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts! If you want to join in the bookish discussion fun, check out the July 2022 prompts!

Now without further ado… The topic asks us about:

Should all Romances have Happily Ever Afters (HEAs)?

(SUGGESTED BY DEDRA @ A BOOK WANDERER)
Prompts: Do you like romances with happy endings? Do you think that all romances should have happy endings? Why or why not? What are some of your favourite romances with Happily Ever Afters?

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