Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The Month That Was... May 2016

+ International Giveaway

Gah, buying a house is stressful! We have a moving date now, so things on the blog will likely be a bit quiet for a while. We are moving to the edge of the New Forest, into a little two bed house, with a garden. Which will be a lovely change from being stuck in a one bed flat. Although we are moving a little bit further away from the beach. I'm kinda excited about arranging my I go for colour or something more practical?

I didn't quite finish my non-fiction book for May and I only just snuck in a short comic bind-up to count towards my graphic novel reading. But I guess I have good excuses! Reading Quiet whilst things have been so hectic has really struck home about how introverted I am (and as the book says, this is not a bad thing).

I'm running this month's giveaway a little longer to make sure it ends after we've settled in (and hopefully have the broadband sorted). it's open internationally and you can choose one of the books I reviewed in May (a nice new copy, not a dog-eared one). You don't have to follow to enter but you can gain extra entries if you'd like to.

Here's what made it onto the blog...

Book of the Month:
The Fireman by Joe Hill


Currently reading:

Quiet by Susan Cain

Read and awaiting review:

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
Imprudence by Gail Carriger
Lazarus Volume 1: Family by Greg Rucka + Michael Lark

Blogged about:

Incoming: Illumicrate Edition

Now enter the giveaway...

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  1. A great selection. I love the witty writing of Bill Bryson.

  2. Yay for a moving date (finally)! I'm so excited for you and the prospect of book arranging that's in your future :D

    I've been reading Quiet for literally years now. I keep picking it up then putting it down and forgetting all about it. Not sure why because it really resonates. I must get back to it soon.

  3. Hope the move goes smoothly and the unpacking also!

  4. My tip for moving - don't over pack the box with books. The boxes are impossible to lift! I had to repack my books when I was moving. Good luck with the move!

    1. We're employing burly men to move everything! The boxes we got aren't too big and considering Josh can lift them, I'm sure the removals men will cope. We're paying them enough!


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