Hey, look at me, still going strong with this old blogging thing! I am so happy to be back and blogging more regularly, I had really missed it. I have really loved getting post scheduled and ready to post. These last two weeks have just been me trying to keep up to date with all my reading and reviewing. I have also gotten back into Instagram, and I might be a little bit addicted. I just love taking bookish pictures.
This week I also posted my first rant post in forever, which all stemmed from the discussion that was going on over Jennifer Niven's new book, Holding Up the Universe. I actually had far too much fun writing it, because I really do love a good rant. It's very therapeutic and helps to get all my feelings out over it. And the response to it was wonderful, so far no one has tried to kill me!
I've also been having a mini panic about wedding plans. Now that I'm engaged, people keep asking me about the wedding. I don't know what that's a surprise for me, haha! I kind of plan for a long engagement, as we want to save for a house before a wedding - £60,000 deposits are hard to come by! My issue is that the idea of planning the wedding and the wedding itself makes me feel sick. And not because I don't want to get married. That bit I am cool about. But it's like I've only just realised that weddings involve getting up and speaking in front of a large group of people. I have anxiety... that is basically my worst nightmare. So now I want to plan a very small ceremony and dinner, then have everyone for the reception. Only problem is that I know family will get all offended. But, screw it, it's my wedding and I'll do what I want. Anybody else with anxiety out there who got married? How bad was the being in front of people part?
When We Collided by Emery Lord, The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P. Jones, Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson & First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
I've already read When We Collided and I absolutely loved it, it was so good. It is a beautiful contemporary that deals with grief and mental illness, and it gave me all the feels! I am so excited for The Girl from Everywhere and I actually really love the UK cover for it. It's lovely! Death or Icecream? also has a really cool cover and I have just started this one, it's very weird but in the best possible way. Mind Your Head is the book I wish had been around for me when I was a teenager.
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan, Star Struck by Jenny McLachlan, Flawed by Cecelia Ahern, The Season of You and Me by Robin Constantine & Please Don't Tell Me by Laura Tims
So many good books to get through! I am definitely going to have to make a lot of time for reading!
I reached 4,000 followers on Instagram and so decided to hold a giveaway. It finishes on the 10th of February and you can find it here.