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Weekly Update (12/05/2018)

by - May 12, 2018

We're nearing the middle of May already! I'm happy to say that I'm no longer stressed about my TBR pile this month, I've already managed to cut my NetGalley pile in half and read some amazing new releases on top. In fact I decided on a whim to re-read this entire Harry Potter series, which I'm enjoying so, so much.

It's been a slow May so far but as of today it's about to speed up - we're going to a Spring Fayre in Bath tomorrow, a place we plan to move close to as soon as possible. Wednesday we need to pick up A CAKE then Thursday we'll be a Longleat, a sort of zoo safari park thing. There's animals. I will be buying stuffed ones. You can't stop me. My life goal is to own a stuffy bumblebee and get a bumblebee tattoo.


It's all about the hand choreography this year and I will be madly attempting to mimic every single piece that I see, possibly a little drunk. I think I know who will win but it surprises me every year!

Received This Week On NetGalley

See, I said I had a plan to cut down on my NetGalley shelf! I've been getting 5-6 books at a time but my plan to only ahve 4 to read each month is paying off. I'm experimenting with other things I can post on my blog that my readers will also enjoy so I requested this book of origami. Me and Bear sat down last night for a simple origami session that ended up being an hour of us yelling at paper and my sheep turned into an Alsatian. I can't wait to post the review and there will be pictures!

Read This Week

 A good reason why I might be in such a good mood this week is because all but one of these books gets a 5 star rating from me - Reign The Earth gets 4 stars so I still enjoyed that a lot. Brightly Burning was one of my Big Four releases this month and my second that gets 5 stars, so I'm optimistic about the last two - Furyborn and LIFEL1K3. Also the plan is to finish HP3 before this post is up but if I don't I'll just add it next week too.

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  1. Good for you for cutting your NetGalley TBR pile in half! I hate TBR stress!

    --Sam @ Sharing Inspired Kreations

  2. Yay for working on that NetGalley pile! I've been doing much better on mine this year as well! I'm trying to keep mine limited to 2-3 NetGalley books a month. And so far it's paying off! I'm feelings really good about it. I've actually already increased my ratio 10% from what it was when I started my plan to get it under control! I'm so glad to see others having good luck with the NetGalley pile! :)

    1. I'm hoping I can get the fabled 80% soon but we'll see, I'm refusing to stress about it.

  3. I had so much fun watching Eurovision yesterday! The jury results were ridiculous, I'm glad the televotes turned everything around. Honestly I thought the Hungarian song would do a bit better but hey... metal is not for everyone :) I felt so sorry for your contestant because of the interruption but she handled the situation very well. Who were your favourites?

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

    1. We don't know a word of Hungarian so we were madly singing along with our rendition of WHERE'S MY SHOOOOOEEESS WHERE'S MY SHOEEEES TONIGHT, WHERE'S MY SHOOOOOOOOEEESSSS....

      MY absolute favourite was Ukraine, he looked like a live-anime Severus Snape and came out of a piano coffin! Hard to beat that. I'm pretty happy with the winner though.

  4. A stuffed bumblebee sounds totally awesome :) also, how do you feel about Eurovision? I... am not sure how to feel after it :|

    1. I'm pretty happy with the winner! It's very difficult to predict who will win each year. My favourite was Ukraine but my favourite act doesn't often win.

  5. Nice new reads! Those are new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them!

    You're never to old for stuffed animals! I still have a few in my own room too! One's a zombie teddy bear because it was just too cute not to own and the other is Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon, which, again, was too cute not to own! Lol!!

    Hope you have a great day and enjoy the new reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Yay for making progress with your Netgalley pile, and for rereading the Harry Potter books! I've been meaning to reread the Harry Potter books for years (I used to reread them at least once a year when I was a kid!), so hopefully I'll get round to it soon.
    I hope you've had a good day in Bath, and have a good time at Longleat! :)

  7. Glad the reads were good- Brightly Burning does look pretty awesome! And Eurovision night looks great too- I know I'm seeing a lot of reactions on Twitter. :)

    enjoy your visiting- the Bath fayre sounds pretty neat!

  8. Wooo for not being stressed over your TBR pile! that is so so great! I'm trying to whittle down my Netgalley reads atm too. 😂 Although with not stunning success ahaha. (Mmm cake though!! I hope you have a great week!)


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