Friday 3 July 2020

The Book Blogger Hop - 2020 Collection #2

What book/books got a lot of hype but were a disappointment for you? 

I feel like I'll get shot for saying this but A Court of Frost and Starlight was a massive let down for me. I loved the series but this thank you/bridging book failed to capture the magic of the first trilogy and did nothing to make me think kindly of Nesta nor did it give me warm fuzzies for her story arc in the next trilogy. 

When you run out of bookshelf space, what do you do? 

I typically buy my books digitally and only grab physical copies when they're absolute keepers. This means I don't run out of shelf space often and when I do I reorganise my shelves, prioritising what gets space, and then I either box up some for storage (because I'll eventually have space for more bookshelves), donate or sell them.

Do you visit indie and/or used bookstores? Also, have you ever worked in any?

I've never worked in a bookstore. 
I do visit indie/used bookstores if I'm ever anywhere near one but there isn't any close to me.
When I do visit, I don't often buy as I really do prefer digital book hoarding. Less cleaning, less space. 

How do you keep track of books you will be reviewing or reading? 

I review a book when I finish it so it keeps things simple. I typically review everything I read. 
As for review copies, I make a note in my blog planner.

What is your favourite bookish podcast? (You can list more than one!) What do you like most about it? 

I don't listen to any bookish podcasts! In fact, I just don't listen to any podcasts.
In theory, I'm open to the idea but I don't know when I'd have time to listen and given how much I struggle with "booktube", I doubt I'd find bookish podcasts any easier. 

What social media sites do you visit? Please leave your links so we can follow. 

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Goodreads. 
Links are at the bottom of this post and in the sidebar. 

If you own an eBook, would you also purchase a print copy as well? 

Yes, if it was one I needed to add to my shelf because I loved it so much I want to never lose it.
Mostly though, when I have books in multiple formats it's physical and audiobook or ebook and audiobook. 

As a book blogger yourself, what was the last book you read as a result of a fellow blogger's post? 

Erm, I don't know!
Probably The Cruel Prince/Wicked King/Queen of Nothing... The truth is that I add so many books to my kindle/Amazon Wishlist based on my fellow bloggers posts and reviews but I have no idea when I'll get around to reading them!

What platform do you use for your blog?

Blogger as it's the simplest.

How do you decide the order of reading your books? 

I'm a mood reader so I aimlessly flick until something catches my eye. When I finish that book,  I repeat the process for the next one. 

What is a book that has helped you get through your lowest point in life? 

I have many books that are tied to specific moments of my life - specific memories - but none of them are linked to my lowest moment. 
When I'm feeling utterly broken, books don't soothe me anymore. I'm too distracted to lose myself in one...

Do you have more photos of books you saw in a bookstore or elsewhere or family photos on your phone?

Family photos... Or photos of my cats! I don't really take photos of books when I'm out and about and I'm hopeless at taking pictures of books for Instagram!


  1. I love this series too, but as with any series, there is often flaws with one or more of the stories. Still, as a whole it is good.

  2. I haven't read that book or that author before.

  3. I never worked at a bookstore, but I worked at a library in high school (my public library) and college (Rutgers). My daughter worked at her college book store, and they let her have all the YA ARCs which was amazing.

  4. I don't listen to podcasts and there are no Indie bookstores anywhere near me. There are too many books that haven't lived up to my expectations to even think about! I'm always struggling for bookshelf space and this autumn I'm hoping for a mass clearout of stuff I no longer want to keep. I intended to do it in the spring but with charity shops not open, I can't really do it. That's led me to concentrate on tidying other stuff in the house first! Basically I have to stack my books sideways in piles until space becomes available!

  5. I love visiting bookstores. Obviously I can't go to one with COVID, but I do love browsing them and independent bookstores are the best.


  6. I love all of this! I have a daughters that both love physical copies of books and my husband is always busy making new shelves for them or if he doesn't have time I've started buying those floating bookshelves to put on the walls, saves space and they look awesome!

  7. ACOFAS didn't do much to move the story along or create a bridge between series but I still enjoyed it. I've never been a fan of Nesta so I got nothing from that part of it, but I still loved revisiting the characters and enjoying them when they weren't in dire circumstances and fighting for their lives. :)


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