April ’21 Wrap Up

So here we are another month another wrap-up. Lock-down is lifting but I still find myself reluctant to leave the house, I’m not quite ready to test my rocky social skills on acquaintances and strangers, but this is causing a fair bit of fomo and I could really do without it. I did buy a pair of quad-rollerskates though in an effort to try and bring some sort of exercise back into my life, I wish I could bring back the head-space that had me loving the gym back in February 2020 but we’re going to try learning something new instead. I’ll keep you guys updated on my progress!

Post-wise I actually posted more than normal this month, hurrah for a busy month! I’ve updated the Publishing Work Experience Master Post, alongside all the loveliness below so don’t forget to take a look at that too.

March Wrap-up ’21 | Women’s Prize Book Haul | Review: A Touch of Darkness
Review: Gideon the Ninth | Review: King of Scars

What I read in April

Can you tell that Rule of Wolves and the Shadow and Bone Netflix series came out this month because I can. Basically, I put everything off and re-read the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Nikolai Duology, and if I’m honest I might get through the Six of Crows duology next month because who cares about my to be read. It’s been nice to be back in this world with some of my favourite characters and these books are just so easy to read.

The nice part is that I made it through both my currently reading books for this month! Detransition, Baby and A Dark and Hollow Star were two very different books and hopefully my reviews of each book with show up next month.

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January Wrap Up ’21

Well this first month of the new year has been a wild mess to say the least. It’s taken me nearly the full month to really feel human again after my brush with COVID, and I’ve been struggling a lot with brain fog ever since. I did manage to read some wonderful books this month though, and got a rather good start on my Goodreads challenge for this year. There should be some rave reviews coming your way this month because everything I’ve picked up has been top notch, but that does mean the end of “Nia reads what she wants” January and the start of “Improve your Netgalley rating” February.

January has been a rather bookish month on the blog with no publishing posts in site! This blog has always been a book blog first so it’s been nice to take a break from writing about my career, and instead review some lovely books and talk about what I’m excited to read this year.

2020 Wrap Up | Best of 2020 | Review: Piranesi
2021 Most Anticipated | Review: These Violent Delights

Currently Reading

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July ’20 Wrap Up

Hello my friends it’s that time of the month again, time to wrap up the month of July! This month has been chock full of content, and I’m actually kind of impressed that I actually managed to stick with what I planned to read. I got through more books than expected too, so if you want to check out a preview of what’s coming your way this month check out my post about what I read in July! I actually read so much that, in a dangerous move, I increased my Goodreads reading challenge…

Anyway, here’s all the content I posted this month:

June ’20 Wrap Up | Review: The Damned | Review: The Story of Silence
Review: Loveless | Review: If I Had Your Face | Books I Read in July
Cosplay Wigs: Where to find ’em? | Dealing With Rejection: Publishing

Currently Reading

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June ’20 Wrap Up

Hey-yo welcome to this months wrap-up, now with significantly more content on the blog! Remote working has really allowed me to give this place a lot of love, and I’ve been able to read more books and actually find the time to review ’em. This blog has definitely become a bit of a happy place for me, so thanks for continuing to read my ramblings!

Well any-ho here’s the content that appeared on the blog in June:

May ’20 Wrap Up | LGBTQ+ To Be Read | Review: Descendant of the Crane
Review: Ninth House | June Book Haul | When to Quit: Publishing Update

Currently Reading

So I’m on my way to finishing The Story of Silence with the review, hopefully, coming out on the 7th in time for the books publication! Loveless, on the other hand I’m just starting but I’d really love to get that review out for publication day too! It’s going to be a busy week on the blog.

July’s To Be Read

I want to read Vicious so badly but I feel like I’ve been making really good headway on my ARC collection, so I’ve got to get through a few of those first! I’m very, very excited to read Seven Devils so I many end up reading that first…

We’ll anyway that’s it for this month! Hopefully, it’ll all keep chugging along nicely this month, and I’ll talk to you all again in July ❀

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May ’20 Wrap Up

Hello, so a lot has happened since we last spoke and I want to use this opening paragraph to draw attention to the Black Lives Matter movement. I have come across so many excellent resources, but I want to draw particular attention to this fantastic resource: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

Please continue signing petitions and donating, it’s vital that we keep this momentum going.

Onto rather more bookish things! I’ve had a really amazing month on the blog and we nearly doubled last months view count, I’ve been posting more, and my post on publishing skills was mentioned in a post from the Society of Young Publishers. I also hit 150 followers this month which felt amazing! I often can’t give this space as much love as I’d like to, but it’s great to know that people are enjoying my content. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and follow this little blog, you’re all amazing! Anyway, here’s what I posted to the blog in May:

April ’20 Wrap Up | Publishing Skills Post | Review: The Beautiful
Sunday Book Crush | Review: I Was Born for This

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