Some of my Bookish Confessions: “I Should Have Read That” Book Tag

Some of my Bookish Confessions: "I Should Have Read That" Book Tag

I’m naming this post as Some of my Bookish Confessions because it feels like I’m confessing my bookish sins..so yeah. Thank you so much Simant @ Flipping Through the Pages and one another blogger whom I can’t remember (sorry) for tagging me!

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you, and link back to their post.
  2. Link to the creator Beth from Books Nest blog.
  3. Answer the questions below.
  4. Tag 10 others to take part.
  5. ENJOY!

A book that a certain friend always tells you to read

Six of Crows

Six of Crows and its sequel have been recommended to me about a million times *slight exaggeration* now. I even have the collector’s edition on my shelf but I still can’t take the time to read it.

A book that has been on your TBR forever, and yet you still haven’t picked it up

Muse of Nightmares

Well, not forever, but I admit I have two editions of Muse of Nightmares sitting on my bookshelf for – what it seems like- eternity. I loved Strange the Dreamer so much that I can’t believe I haven’t read its sequel!

A book in a series you have started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing

The Winter of the Witch

I’ve read and LOVED the first two books in the Winternight trilogy but I have yet to read the third and final book, The Winter of the Witch.

A classic you have always liked the sound of, but never actually read

Dorian Gray

I read one page of this classic in high school and loved it. However, I forgot all about it later.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet

Harry Potter

..and never will I find the time to read this. Maybe, I’ll listen to the audiobook. Is there an audiobook for this? I REALLY f-ing hope so.

A book you see all over Instagram, but haven’t picked up yet

the Sun is also a Star

The Sun is Also a Star was so popular on bookstagram a few months ago. Get Underlined was doing a massive promotion but I still didn’t get the urge to pick it up. Again, looking at my TBR, I don’t think I will pick it up…however, we shall see.


I Tag:

Ahana @ Heart’s Content

Charvi @ Not Just Fiction

Deeksha @ Tokyo Bookworm

Gayathri @ Elgee writes

Mathangi @ The Word Glutton

and ANYONE else who wants to do this tag!

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

Hi everyone! I’m back with my seventh(I think) Top Ten Tuesday post and this week’s prompt is to list the Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019.

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The question is, how in the M.F. hell am I supposed to list only TEN of them all? I have so many anticipated releases..I mean..of course, you know what I mean. Anyway, let me go through my memory palace..and of course, my goodreads palace..to deciede the Top ten of them all!

Throwing books giphy

Without any further ado, here are my Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019….

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

The Starless Sea Buy: Book Depository | Wordery 

“..a timeless love story set in a secret underground world–a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Buy: Book Depository |  Wordery 

The mesmerizing adult debut from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Leigh Bardugo

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee Buy: Book Depository |  Wordery

“From the critically-acclaimed author of Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon and founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family”

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh Buy: Book Depository | Wordery

New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight.”

The Guinevere Deception Buy: Book Depository | Wordery

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a new fantasy series reimagining the Arthurian legend, set in the magical world of Camelot.”

Serpent and Dove by Shelby mahurin

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin Buy: Book Depository | Wordery

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Buy: Book Depository | Wordery

“Frank thinks fake-dating is the perfect plan, but it leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love – or himself – at all.”

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim Buy: Book Depository | Wordery

Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.

The Lady Rogue by Jennifer Bennett

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett Buy: Book Depository | Wordery

The Last Magician meets A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue in this thrilling tale filled with magic and set in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains where a girl must hunt down Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring in order to save her father.

The tenth Girl by Sara Faring

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring Buy: Book Depository | Wordery

“Simmering in Patagonian myth, The Tenth Girl is a gothic psychological thriller with a haunting twist.”

That’s a wrap on today’s Top Ten Tuesday post featuring my Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 ! *phew*

Thank you for reading Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

What about you? Do you have any of these books in your TBR? If you have some other books on your anticipated lists, then let me know in the comments below!

Unpacking the Book Box Club’s Purely Books subscription

Book Box Club: Purely Books subscription

Book Subscription boxes : Do you hate them, love them, love them but hate you can’t afford ’em all? Let me know your thoughts!

I, however, fall in the third category. I love Book boxes with special edition books and merches but looking at shipping costs gives me a headache. If I really really love a book, then I just ignore the sorry state of my bank account and order the box right away.

Today, I am going to show and tell you why you should subscribe to the Book Box Club! I’ve been recently selected to be a part of the Book Box Club‘s Blogger’s Army along with fifteen other amazing bloggers.

Book Box Club: Purely Books subscription

Book Box Club is a book subscription box, founded by Libby and Kate, who met selling books in a cosy independent bookshop back in 2010. They became inseparable bookish buddies who spent their evenings talking books, baking bad cookies, swimming blindly side-by-side (no contact lenses in the pool!) and singing pop ballads together.

Book Box Club actually came about after a late night biscuit-fuelled conversation, that went something like this:

Kate: I feel as though I’d like to do something huge, something life changing.
Libby: I know what you mean. We need to shake things up.
Kate: I feel as though I’d like to sail around the world, you know? Really achieve something big.
Libby: Let’s do it!
Book Box Club: Purely Books subscription

Book Box Club sends their bookish parcels to everywhere around the world and their parcels are so aesthetically pleasing that you’ll want to take a dozen photos before unpacking them. Book Box Club is not a book subscription service but is also a secret society for all book lovers. They offer two different subscriptions(and yes, they come with an invitation to the secret society so ssshhh…):

Book Box Club Subscription – each month you’ll receive a gift-wrapped, brand new, YA read, an invitation to their exclusive online book club and a curated selection of unique themed goodies.

Purely Books Subscription – each month you’ll receive a featured read and an invitation to their online book group.

All postage to the UK is free, but they send their parcels all around the world (postage costs apply). All subscriptions automatically renew, but you can cancel or change your subscription at any time. 

Posting date for Purely Books subscriptions is the same as for Book Box Club subscribers, so your parcel gets shipped around the 15th of the month.


Since I’m a rep for the Purely Books Subscription, I’ll show you the packaging and the book I received in my April parcel.

What is a Purely Books Subscription?

 

 

Book Box Club: Purely Books subscription

The Purely Books subscription is perfect for those of us who don’t like collecting bookish merches. The book you’ll receive will be the same book that is featured in the Book Box Club Subscription so we can all join in on the fun! Along with the book, you’ll receive an exclusive invitation to join the online book club to speak to others about the book.

If you like the sound of any of these two options then you can sign up HERE. You can also use the code BLOGARMY5 to get 5% off your first subscription to both the Purely Books and the monthly Book Box Subscription (5% off a three month Purely Books Subscription or month-to-month Book Box Club Subscription).


Book Box Club: Purely Books subscription

SYNOPSIS

Zhilan was assigned female at birth. Despite a gift for illusions, they know they are destined to live out their life within the confines of the women’s quarter. But when civil war sets the empire aflame, Zhilan is determined save their disabled father from the battlefield.

By taking his place. Surviving brutal army training as a boy – Zhi – is only the first challenge. In the glittering court of the Land of Dragons, love and betrayal are two sides of the same smile, and soon the fate of a nation rests on Zhi’s shoulders. But to win, they must decide where their heart truly belongs…

This is the book I received and I love the cover so much. There was also a note welcoming me to the Book Box Club Blogger’s Army! Below is a picture of the invitation card to the “secret” society where readers can interact with the author.

Book Box Club: Purely Books subscription

Overall, I’m extremely happy with my experience with the Book Box Club and look forward to writing more posts about my expereinces. My next post will be about the exclusive club( yes, the secret society) where I get to ask the author questions and speak to others who’ve also received the invite to the Club!

Book Box Club: Purely Books subscription

It’s Cover Reveal time! Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz

It's Cover Reveal time! Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz



Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to participate in the cover reveal for SICK KIDS IN LOVE by Hannah Moskowitz! This is a YA Contemporary novel coming out on November 15th, 2019 from Entangled Teen! Check below the beautiful cover (art by Elizabeth Turner Stokes) and make sure to add this book to your TBR!

Cover Reveal: Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz

About the Book:
Title:
Sick Kids In Love Author: Hannah Moskowitz
Publisher: Entangled Teen Publishing Date: November 5, 2019
Genres: YA Contemporary
Goodreads Preorder: Entangled Teen | Amazon | B&N

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s easier—
It’s safer—
It’s better—
—for the other person.
She’s got issues. She’s got secrets. She’s got rheumatoid arthritis.
But then she meets another sick kid.
He’s got a chronic illness Isabel’s never heard of, something she can’t even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who’s a doctor.
He’s gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her.
Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s complicated—
It’s dangerous—
It’s never felt better—
—to consider breaking that rule for him.


Author’s Note:

My favorite part of the cover is the tagline; I joked when the book first sold that I wanted to have that on the front, but I never thought it would be a reality. I love that people are going to instantly know that this isn’t a tragic love story, that this isn’t a story about dying, or even about being sick. It’s a classic sort of love story that everyone deserves, and I loved writing that for the kinds of characters who rarely are allowed to have it.

The cover artist is Elizabeth Turner Stokes (https://www.estokescreative.com/)

Exclusive #MTMC19 Twitter chat with Hannah Moskowitz!

Want to ask Hannah Moskowitz all your burning questions about Sick Kids in Love? Join the #MTMC19 twitter chat tomorrow at 8pm EST and/or leave your questions below and @MTMCtours will ask them for you!

Make sure you are following @hannahmosk on Twitter and @noodlesmahgee on Instagram!

About Hannah Moskowitz:

Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz

Hannah Moskowitz wrote her first story, about a kitten named Lilly on the run from cat hunters, for a contest when she was seven years old. It was disqualified for violence. Her first book, BREAK, was on the ALA’s 2010 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, and in 2013, GONE, GONE, GONE received a Stonewall Honor. 2015’s NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED was named the YA Bisexual Book of the Year. She’s also the co-author of GENA/FINN with Kat Helgeson and has contributed to several anthologies. She lives in Maryland with several cats, none of whom are violent.

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It's Cover Reveal time! Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz

I finally remembered to write up my tagged posts | Presenting “The Liebster Award” Tag

I love doing tags but I always forget to do them. Lately, I was thinking about writing a non-review post but couldn’t find any fresh ideas and then I remembered that I already had many tagged posts. So, thank you Savannah for nominating me to do the tag!

I finally remembered to write up my tagged posts | Presenting "The Liebster Award" Tag



THE LIEBSTER AWARD RULES

  1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
  2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer



11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

  1. I used to have a library of my own but after a home renovation, it was no more *remembering and crying*
  2. I love learning foreign languages. My mother tongue is Bengali and I am fluent in Hindi, English, Bengali(obvs) and French.
  3. I was a professional dancer . I still dance and would love to act at least once in a movie(idk why)
  4. I am a history geek and I think that’s mostly the reason why I love reading historical fiction.
  5. I used to love books since I could read. I can’t explain why but I always felt a kinship to books.
  6. I am an introvert so it is a struggle interacting with fellow bloggers and on Instagram as well.
  7. I had a fashion blog 2 years before I started my book blog.
  8. I was very afraid of cats and dogs as a kid.
  9. Am starting to run out of random facts.
  10. Biology esp. Neuroscience is my favourite subject and that’s partly why I love reading thrillers.
  11. I’m not a fan of audiobooks.



11 QUESTIONS FROM SAVANNAH

What’s the best book you’ve read so far this year?

A Curse so Dark and Lonely is probably the best book I’ve read so far.

Which book that you already own are you most looking forward to reading?

I’m looking forward to reading The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden.

Which upcoming release are you most excited about?

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. I’m excited not only because I loved The Night Circus but I loved the synopsis of The Starless Sea as well.

What’s your favorite TV show right now?

Two of my favorite TV shows just ended and they were Shadowhunters and Game of Thrones.

What’s the last movie you watched and how was it?

The last movie I watched was Avengers Endgame and it was great. I was an emotional mess after watching it..so, yeah..it was great!

Are there any tropes that you just can’t resist?

Enemies to lovers, I think. I don’t like bullies who “redeem” themselves and then the victim and the bully become lovers. I have read a couple of books way back in high school and it unnerved me to say the least.

If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go?

Scotland first and then all of Europe. I always had wanderlust but my parents never travelled much if it were not for family or office arranged vacations.

What’s your favorite dessert?

I’m a huge chocolate lover so chocolate icecreams, choco lava cake…

Do you have any pets? If so, please feel free to share pictures!

No, I don’t 😦

What kind of job could you never do?

Umm, anything that deals with sketching. I’m decent with taking photos but that is how far my creativity goes.

Coffee or tea, and how do you take it?

Coffee always. I take it with milk and sugar.


MY NOMINATIONS

  Dora – Jessica – Michelle – Sahi – Bibi Sammy’s Shelf  – RejithaSimant – TanviBookishly BrittkneeZenobia




MY QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

  1. What’s your favorite book?
  2. Dogs or cats, and why?
  3. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  4. What book do you think would be best made into a musical?
  5. What’s your favorite book to movie/TV show adaption?
  6. What’s your favorite place to eat out?
  7. What’s your favorite song?
  8. What book would you like to see made into a TV series?
  9. What’s your most anticipated book release of the year?
  10. What do you think is your spirit animal and why?
  11. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
I finally remembered to write up my tagged posts | Presenting "The Liebster Award" Tag

To those, I didn’t tag feel free to answer a question in the comments below! I’d love to hear your answers!