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New bookmarks to go with new books!!

Howdy.

You know that specific kind of frustration that comes when you have work that really needs to get done but your brain is just no co-operating?? Yeah that’s me right now and if I don’t distract myself for a bit, we’re gonna spiral and nobody wants that.

And so here I am to talk not only about the books I got recently, but the bookmarks too!!

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Me: no more buying books. Also me: BOOK HAUL TIME!! 🥳

Guess who’s back (with a book haul). Back again!

I know I said I wasn’t buying any more books until I read a decent amount of my already owned TBR and that’s still true! Besides from one minor slip up, which I’ve already forgiven myself for, these were all purchased, requested or gifted to me before Christmas.


*I didn’t realise quite how many ARCs I’d requested until I got accepted for them all in the same short span of time 😬*

Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy

I got the email that I was approved for an ARC of Good Girl Complex this morning and I freaked. I’ve wanted to read this since I saw it last it.

And even before that I was in desperate need for more books by Elle Kennedy.

I read Off Campus last year, the entire series in almost on week. It was addictive and I’m hoping this book has that same quality,

I don’t know much about this book besides there being a bad-boy/good-girl dynamic. I’m thinking of reading it in my 3 weeks off uni!


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Books I’m asking santa (aka my mum) for this christmas.

Hi. I’m currently sad. I just realised a book I was really looking forward to and was going to ask for for Christmas doesn’t come out til February. Fricking February! I would talk about this said book, but it’s a bit niche and nobody’s here to listen to me waffle on about my weird interests.

Instead I thought I’d talk a bit about the books I’m going to be asking my mum to buy me (and some I’m going to buy myself) instead.

you know it’s Christmas season when I break this bad boy out

I’d say “my parents” but let’s be real, my dad’s just as surprised as I am when I open my gifts on Christmas day. My mums actually been nagging me for a list of some books for a few weeks now so I’m also crossing something off my to-do list with this post. Three cheers for multi-tasking!


Books I’m asking Mother Christmas for:

More Than Maybe and Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn

Yes I’ve read these books and raved about them ever since, but I don’t yet own a copy of either. There’s very few times I receive an ARC and then purchase a physical copy. I’m a poor student, I can’t afford to buy books I’ve already read, but I’m making an exception for Hanh’s books.

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A bit of a book haul :)

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My new favourite thing is being cosy. Sure I was always a fan of being cosy anyways but drinking a nice cup of tea while wrapped in a blanket hits different when the temperature drops below 10*C.

Reading while being nice and cosy also hits different and I’m prepared for all the freezing cold and rainy days because I’ve acquired some more books. My last haul was two months ago and I’ve read 2 of those 12 books. I stand by my stance that buying books is a totally different hobby to actually reading them. Either way here are my new books :))


I was so excited about all the f/f romances coming out in 2021 and I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre was one of them. Sadly I’ve barely made a dint in my anticipated releases but I’m adamant to fix that.

I got an e-book copy of this for pretty cheap and it’s actually pretty cheap. I’m enjoying carrying around a bunch of books in my back pocket without actually lugging around a bunch of books

Fingers crossed I can read this sooner rather then later.


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I moved to another country and still acquired new books!

Hi 🙂

It’s been ages since I’ve sat and written a post. It’s been ages since I’ve had time to even think of writing a post. The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of moving to England, seeing my family, getting organised for Uni and then moving into my accommodation and getting ready for student life.

I have, somehow, found time to buy some books though #priorities. I don’t know what my posting schedule is going to be like from now on. I don’t have a clue what to expect so we’ll see how it goes. I figured a book-haul is a good way to get me back in the swing of things for now though!!


E-books I’ve added to my (extensive) collection

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao – With me moving back to England, I’m really worried about losing my Spanish. The last thing I want to do is go home for Christmas speaking like a tourist. My plan to counteract this by watching a lot of Casa de Papel and reading some books in Spanish. This book has been on my radar for a while anyways so when I saw the e-book for a reasonable price I bought it!

The Bromance Bookclub + Isn’t It Bromantic by Lyssa Kay Adams – Since getting into romance books over the last two-ish years, this series has been everywhere and I finally bit the bullet and purchased the first book. I read that first book in no time and of course had to get the second book too. I feel like romance is what’s going to be easier for me to read at the minute so I’m glad to be continuing on with this series which I’d hoped to start this year anyways.

Not Here to be Liked by Michelle Quach – I went to buy this weeks ago only to find it wasn’t out yet. I don’t know why I had it in my brain that it was out 4 weeks before it’s actual publication but I was dissapointed so as soon as I could I purchased it. I don’t know much about this book (I did at one point, I’ve got a terrible memory) but I’m really looking forward to this one.

Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan – When I saw this on sale I bought it instantly. I said a couple of weeks/months (?) ago “if I enjoy Verona Comics, I’ll check out Dugan’s new release”. Well I really liked Verona Comics and I’m excited to read this!! I don’t remember much about the plot but I do know that it’s about a f/f romance and has a pretty cover (not pictured above because I forgot I purchased this until I was nearly done)


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I bought books but it’s my birthday so it’s OK :))

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Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 19 years old. I’m in the last stretch of my teenage years. What the actual Hell!!

I actually kind of forgot it was my birthday and all my plans were super last minute decisions but I ended up having a really good day. I went out for tapas with my mum and brother and it was so nice that we’re going again next week when my dad’s home.

Usually with a birthday comes a lot of books. I actually wasn’t gifted any this year though because I’m moving and it wouldn’t make sense to get new books that I’d just have to leave behind.

So … I bought myself a bunch of e-books. I probably spent slightly too much money for someone who’s trying to save up for Uni, but it was from Birthday money gifted by grandparents and you only turn 19 once so I thought why not?



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Erm, how did my ARC shelf get like this again??

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I literally said this just the other day but I’m saying it again: late night scrolling on Netgalley is dangerous!! One minute you’re on track to a decent approval rating, the next thing you know your shelf is full of books you didn’t think you’d be accepted for and don’t even really want to read.

Which is why I’ve been avoiding Netgalley after dark like the plague so I can’t even use that excuse for why I have 7 new ARCs on my shelf to read.



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I took the term “treat yo self” a little too far // Book Haul

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I was really trying not to procrastinate today. I was going to be motivated and productive and finally start studying … and then I started colour coordinating this book haul just because and have put off studying until later on this evening or probably ’til tomorrow. WHY AM I LIKE THIS?!?!

Continuing on with my procrastinating ways, today I’m going to be talking about 12 books I bought recently.

Looking at the list, 12 books seems like a lot, but I don’t feel bad about any of my purchases because most of them are e-books that I waited to buy until I saw them for a reduced price. Also, I take the term “treat yo self” as words to live by because buying these made me happy.


Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

I still don’t know how I feel about Alice Oseman’s books. Like any sane person I of course love Hearstopper, I literally finished binging the 4 available volumes this morning, but I’ve had mixed experiences with her novel. I wasn’t a huge fan of Solitaire but after reading it earlier this month I did enjoy I Was Born For This.

Clearly to get to the bottom of whether her books are for me or not, I’m going to have to read her other two currently published books: Loveless, which I already own and have read the first chapter or, and Radio Silence, which I picked up for just a couple of euros.

I don’t know much about this book. There’s Aled, who appears in the graphic novels and seems sweet, and Frances and a podcast which one of them makes and the other is a big fan of. I have enjoyed a couple of podcast related books so I’m excited about this one.


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My book buying habits!!

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I have been trying to start my analyses of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and my brain is not cooperating. It’s seeing the words but it’s not processing the words. And I swear the energy drink I was hoping would be my life-line is making me more tired.

So I figured that some time away from one of the most annoying subjects in the world to talk about books instead might kickstart something in my head.

As it is my last week of school (hopefully) I’ve got a list of books I want to buy to celebrate but before I got on a shopping spree, I figured I’d talk a bit about my book buying habits.



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arcs I wasn’t expecting to be accepted for + books I forgot to haul :))

I swear to God my memory is getting worse. I literally walked in to the bathroom the other day, forgot why I was there only to get to the kitchen and remember I needed the loo. Now today I go scrolling through my drafts (of which there’s way too many) and come across a book-haul I was in the middle of writing and totally forgot about.

Maybe the fact that I was dropped on my head a few times as a kid is finally catching up to me. Oh well.

Today I’m going to be talking about those books that I got a while ago as well as some of the recent additions to my ARC shelf that I was very pleasantly surprised to be accepted for 😊


Exciting ARCs I wasn’t expecting …

First of all, did anybody else know that NetGalley has a whole ass app now! I got the email about an update and I was like “whatt???” and of course downloaded it straight away so now I have certain arcs for when I’m out and about.


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