Monday, September 18, 2017

Random ramblings of a bookworm ;) #80

Again... shame!!!
One less shelf on Goodreads
My biggest 
book-ish haul ever

Hello my lovely people :) sit down, relax, grab a beverage of your choice and some snacks because we have a big one ahead of us... :) yep, my promised giant book-ish haul is gonna be in this #RandomRamblings post :) but don't worry, the balance will be restored next week, because I have my big work event on saturday (the 23rd) which means a whole day working... and by that I mean from 6 AM till about 8 or 9 PM... yeah... and I definitely won't have the enregy to write anything longer... I'm probably gonna have to sit down and prepare something earlier... but I will be super busy before the event as well and... *sighs* let's not worry about that today :) and instead how about we jump into those headlines :) we're gonna start slow, in the order of them, and then finish with a bang ;)

So first things first... I owe some of you guys an apology... I always encourage you to leave a comment here or on my social media accounts, and just in a few days ago... I realized that some of you did in fact left comments here on the blog... when it comes to Facebook and Goodreads, it's much easier for me to keep track of everything and see all the comments, but here... I'm not sure why, but I thought I would get some sort of notifications when a new comment will wait for my approval to be posted... I only do that as a precaution for bad language, spam and so on... I'm not sure why I expected notifications, because now that I think about it... I didn't get them before... *sighs heavily* so it's totally on me that I had some comments that have been waiting since *coughs* last year *coughs* I know, I know... I'm a horrible blogger... I already yelled at myself for letting all of that happen and I promise to do my best to not make that situation happen again... #PinkiePromise :)

Another short explanatin before we dive into all the books... ;) I decided to delete my *on hold* shelf on Goodreads... I rarely used it anyway, and basically just to mark books that I was interested in reading, but after starting to read them, my mood changed and I needed to pick something else up... so they were *on hold*, usually for a couple of weeks... but now that my reading habits changed I decided to delete it :) before we get into my book-ish haul, let me explain you those changes... I used to read a few books at the same time... but after a while that stopped working for me... I had troubles to get into so many stories at once, so I changed it back to one book at a time :) then it became two books: one paperback at home, and one e-book I read on my commute to and from work... e-book usually being an ARC or free copy from the publisher / author and so on... but recently... recently I was having so much troubles picking just one paperback that I want to read... my mood kept changing constantly and I finally figured out that to repair the situation, I just need to pick up additional books :) so I am currently reading five of them :) one e-book on my phone :) one comic book and three paperbacks: a fantasy novel, a contemporary romance and a fun, filled with adventures story :) you can check all of them on my official Goodrrads account, which I will leave the link to down below at the end of this post :) so be sure to stay tuned for that :)

And now let's get into what all of you... and me most of all ;) have been waiting for :) *squeels with excitement* I have so much stuff to show you guys... :) so prepare thyselves... :) I'm gonna start with some book-ish merchandise... and by that I mean bookmarks :) the first three... well, actually two since one of them is a double, are gifts :) they are all magnetic ones, which means you put the pages between them :) the red one, with the caption *kocham czytanie* which means *I love reading* in my language, was a gift from my sister J, I don't even remember when... the other two, with the lovely birds, is a very recent gift from my dear friend across the world :) thank you again M :)

These four I bought for myself... I've decided that now that I am purchasing more and more books... and coincidentally, now that I am reading more of them at the same time, I want some fun bookmarks... so these few are just the beginning of my collection :) and if you don't see what they say, from left to right it's: *I read past my bedtime* *reading glasses* drink good coffee, read good books* and *my workout is reading in bed until my arms hurt* :)

Now let me tell you a bit more about all the comic books that I bought... :) so you may remember from some of my earlier #RandomRamblings posts, how much I fell in love with the TV show "Avatar the last airbender" :) so imagine my joy when I discovered there are actually comic books that tell the stories after the finale of the show... I was ecstatic... :) and naturally bought all of them immediately :) so we have "The lost adventures" which is an anthology of sort of short stories that goes between the episodes of the show... they actually feel like deleted scenes in a way :) and yes, I already read them ;) and then we have five trilogies, with each of them telling a differnet story :) "The promise" "The search" "The rift" "Smoke and shadow" "North and south" :) and I actually started the first trilogy recently :) they are all sooo pretty ;)

And now let's dive into all the rest of the books I got... trust me, there is no order or logic in the way I am gonna talk about them... :) let's start with "Beard in mind" by Penny Reid, the newest installment in one of my all time favourite series ever, Winston brothers :) I was actually lucky enough to get an eARC of this book, since I was a part of the blog tour, but of course I need a paperback on my shelf to pet it whenever I want... :) it's an absolutely stunning contemporary romance that hit me in all the feels and you all need to read it :)

Next we have Fire and thorns series by Rae Carson :) you may notice a theme in this haul... meaning I tried the sample of the first books in a few series, that came highly recommended, and decided to buy the ones that got my attention... and by buy, I men of course the fact that I bought all the books at once... ;) I don't know a lot about this particular one, just that it's a fantasy genre and the main heroine is supposed to have a fantastic character development arch throughout the trilogy :) and no, you are seeing correctly, there are in fact four books, because I bought the collection of short stories as well :)

"Geekerella" by Ashley Poston is that sweet contemporary young adult romance that I almost bought last time, but I didn't, so I decided to remedy that situation this time :) all I know about this one is that it's sweet and funny and a retelling of Cinderella with a fangirl twist... and I'm all for it :)

You may be surprised by seeing this in my haul... because who doesn't have "Harry Potter" series by J. K. Rowling on their shelves?!?! and I did have them for the longest time, but in translation... but now that I've been getting the urge to read them again... I decided to buy the original ones... plus, look at those gorgeous covers :)

I got the newest installments of the In death series by J. D. Robb :) at least these were the newest when I bought them, I think in the meantime one more was published... but I'm gonna get that another time... I am still a few books behind :) this one is about a detective, now lieutenant, and each book concentrates on one of her cases... 40+ books and I am still in love :)

Since I was on a roll, I decided to get the missing four... out of five ;) of the books in London steampunk series by Bec McMaster, who is now one of my autobuy authors :) this particular series is a mix of paranormal and steampunk vibes and it's sooooo good :) I highly recommend her and her work :) this series was the first one I read by her, and I immediately fell in love :)

After loving some other work by Amy Harmon, her fantasy series to be exact, I decided to try out her more contemporary work... and since "Making faces" is the one I heard the most about, and nothing but praises ;) it's the one I decided to pick up... I don't really wanna know what exactly it's about, I just want to jump into it and get swept away :) it's gonna be an emotional read, but I think I am ready for it :)

Are you all still with me? don't worry, we are slowly getting to the end... :) next stop, "The night circus" by Erin Morgenstern... another one I know next to nothing about, and to be honest that's how I want it to stay... I was intrigued by the prologue and again, it came highly recommended, so I got it :) expect more thoughts once I actually start reading it :)

The one before last we have The raven cycle by Maggie Stiefvater :) again, it's one of those series I've been seeing everywhere, and one that is very hard to explain, but it came very highly recommended from a sourse that never disappointed me before, so I decided to just go fot it :)

And for the very end of my haul I have Shades of magic trilogy by V. E. Schwab :) it's actually a series that I just started, because ever since I first heard about it, I was super intrigued... all I know is that it's a fantasy-ish story with a guy who travels between different Londons... after getting a glimpse of the prologue, I went ahead and bought all three of them... you know, just in case I needed to get straight into the sequels after reading the first book :)

Ok, now that you saw all the books I got... :) you can probably guess that of course I needed to rearrange my shelves... :) and since I got so many new ones, I had to expand from five to eight... and since I had a whole new idea of how I want to put them, first I had to take all of them off said shelves... yeah... it was quite the view, so naturally I had to take pics to show you :)

Yeah... it took me a while, but I finally managed to put all of them on the shelves... there is no order or logic in how I divided them... well, there is to me, but you wouldn't get it ;) so instead of explaining everything I will just show you all the pics... enjoy ;)

Ok, that is a wrap of a super long post... :) I hope you all managed to stay with me till the very end... ;) I will talk to you soon, but in the meantime, I would love if you'd connect with me on my Facebook page or Goodreads account... I check them every day and it's the best way to talk to me online ;)



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