Sunday, 7 June 2020

Sunday Post #111

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.


I've starting using Instagram to share my favourite books by black authors and the books by black authors that are on my to read list. The recent events make me furious and sad at the same time. It needs to stop. Black lives matter!
I will share my recommendations on my blog as well.

In other news, some days my grandmother appears to be a little bit better but the days after that, it's the other way around. I think it would help if we were able to visit her, a lot of this is due to stress, I believe. However, that's still not possible. She has a doctor's appointment in two weeks (which is rather late) and if she goes she will have to be in quarantine for two weeks afterwards. So, this will make it hard on her as she thrives on being with family and doesn't really have any other hobbies (except for colouring). In addition, one and a half years ago the doctors told her she had about two years to live, so every month that goes by and we're unable to see her, feels awful.

Blog and books

I'm currently reading the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series. I'm at volume 8.
I borrowed the boxset from my friend's brother in August, so it's about time I read the series. I'm hoping to finish it in July but this might be wishful thinking.

Movies and TV Shows

I finished Kill Me Heal Me this week and it was really good. A Korean drama about a female psychiatrist and a man who has multiple personalities. Currently I'm watching Put Your Head on My Shoulder, a feel-good Chinese drama on Netflix.

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Have a wonderful day everyone!

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Stacking the Shelves: April 2020 Book Haul

Stacking the Shelves is a meme co-hosted by Reading Reality and Tynga's Reviews (the image above belongs to these blogs too). Each week bloggers share the books they got.

A bit late but here is my April book haul. I haven't been reading that much lately and I also haven't bought that many books in April and none at all in May. It's the first time in years that I had a month in which I didn't buy a single book. I'm kind of proud of that. 

These are the four books I got in April:

1. You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

I quite enjoyed this one!

2. Fallen Saint (All The Pretty Things #2) by Monica James

This is the sequel to Bad Saint, I tried to read it but couldn't really get into to it. I probably won't pick it up again.

3. Rise of Empire (The Riyria Revelations #3-4) by Michael J. Sullivan

At the start of the lockdown I thought I would read a lot. I want to read more fantasy books as well. This was the only book in the series I didn't yet own. Still haven't read a single one of them. I curse you reading slump.

4. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

If it weren't for the reading slump, I would have already read this one. I'm very excited to read it, it has been on my desk since I got it in the mail.

I'm planning to write a blog post about my favourite black authors and the ones that are still on my TBR. The things that are happening in the US are horrific and heart-breaking. Black lives matter! 

Which books did you recently get? Have you read any of the books mentioned above or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

May 2020 Wrap Up

Here is my May wrap up. I didn't read anything in the beginning of May, but the last (two) weeks I did read 2 books and 2 manga volumes. I'm quite happy with what I read after all. I do hope to read more in June.

1. Heidi by Johanna Spyri

I recently got Heidi and A Little Princess to complete my Puffin in Bloom collection. I love these designs. I didn't know anything about these two books, but I'm happy I read Heidi. I gave it three stars. I probably would have loved this more when I was younger. I hope to read A Little Princess or a Secret Garden soon as well. Which one should I read first?

2. Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami

My first Murakami book! I really enjoyed this collection of short stories. I really want to read more books by Murakami soon. Do you have any recommendations?
I gave Men Without Women five stars.

3. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 2 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #2) by Hiromu Arakawa

I'm borrowing the boxset from my friend's brother, I read the first volume last year and wasn't too impressed but I feel bad that I didn't read more, so I'm going to try to read them all soon!

4. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 3 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #3) by Hiromu Arakawa

This still isn't my favourite manga series but the characters are starting to grow on me. I'm enjoying it more.

What did you read recently?
Have you read any of these books or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts and recommendations down below!

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Have a wonderful day everyone!