Sunday, 17 September 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Busy, busy, busy


It's been such a busy and exciting week. My cousins are visiting Cape Town on holiday, so I've been spending every spare minute with them and we've been binge watching Hawaii Five-O together - for me, it's re-watching, and although I don't think it's a well written series at all, it's such a fun guilty pleasure ;)

Otherwise, I'm seriously behind on replying to blog comments, going blog-hopping, and writing my WIP. I had hoped to get the first draft of my book finished by this time, but I haven't had the time. And since I've been sleeping over and spending most mornings with my cousins, I've had to use the afternoons to catch up on school.
Sigh.

OH AND I HAVE EXCITING NEWS. I finally got a cellphone!! My amazing cousin is an absolute darling, and surprised me with it when she visited on Wednesday. I literally cried.

I've also started bookstagraming again. YAY.


Posts of the week:  
Book Review: Blog Tour: Review - COLD MALICE
Waiting on Wednesday #50
Book Review: Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway - THE EMPTY GRAVE
Book Review: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING
Blog Tour: Guest Post - DEADLY BURIAL
Book Review: CRAZY HOUSE




I am loving Wayfarer, which makes me so happy because I didn't enjoy Passenger that much. Canary Club is giving me mixed vibes, and I'm not far enough into A Stranger in the House to have an opinion of it yet. 




Yeah.......I kinda love thrillers a lot. And I am SO EXCITED about these darlings which arrived late this week.  



Greg reviews One Dark Throne

Brooklyn reviews Cress


Amber Elise reviews Hunting Prince Dracula

Breana reviews Defy the Stars

 



This horror film based off of Stephen King's novel is smashing box office records internationally and has been incredibly well received so far. Personally, I'd rather shoot myself in the foot than go watch it (clowns are seriously the creepiest things in the universe) but it does seem like a very well made film. It's also the highest grossing King book-to-movie adaption so far. 

After the incredible success of Wonder Woman, it's fantastic that Jenkins will be returning to direct the sequel and continue Diana's story.  

Jennifer Lawrence's performance in the horror/thriller film Mother! has been highly acclaimed and looks set to open new doors for Lawrence in terms of future roles. 


What's your week been like? What are you reading at moment? Watched anything awesome recently? 

30 comments:

  1. That's so great that you're enjoying your cousin's visit so much! I was pretty close with two of my cousins when I was a teenager but now we hardly ever see each other which is pretty sad. We just don't make the time. And how awesome that one of them brought you a cell phone! *jumps up and down for you*

    I've seen some really good reviews for Final Girls. Hope you'll enjoy that one!

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. It is! Oh no I'm sorry :( That's so sad.
      Yes!! And thank you! Haha

      Thanks Tanya, me too :)

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  2. I LOVED Final Girls. I really hope you'll like it too!!

    Have a nice week :)

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    1. Yay so happy! Thanks :)

      Thanks, you too.

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  3. Sounds like you're incredibly busy, but I hope you enjoy your cousins' visit! I'm about to start reading "Ruined" by Amy Tintera, so I hope I like it. :D

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    1. Thanks Melissa :)
      Hope you do too! It sounds interesting.

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  4. Ooh nice new reads! Totally new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. I'm quite happy without a mobile phone...I see people surgically attached to it and I'm glad I'm not one of them! I have great memories of my holidays in Cape Town...such beautiful scenery!

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    1. Haha I am restraining myself ;) But it's so useful.
      Yes it is beautiful!

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  6. A cell phone is an awesome gift. Enjoy it! I have such a love/hate thing with Wayfarer. It was not bad. It was action packed, but I missed Nicholas and Etta together. I cannot bring myself to see the new IT. I watched the mini-series as a kid and I can still recall how terrified I was.

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    1. Thanks Sam!
      Yeah I see your point. I actually liked it more because they weren't together, though - I never really liked their characters.
      *high five*

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  7. Cousin visits are the best! Hope you're having fun :D Those thrillers look awesome, I have got to check them out!

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    1. Thanks Emily! And yeah they do, you should :)

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  8. Glad you're having a great family visit! Sometimes it's nice to unplug a bit and spend time with family. BTW, your bookstagrams are so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Angela :)
      Aww thank you, that means a lot!

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  9. You're reading some interesting books. I also had a hard time getting into Passenger and didn't consider picking up the sequel. I'm glad you're enjoying Wayfarer. I might go back and give it chance.

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    1. I didn't like Passenger either :( But Wayfarer is so much better. You should try it!

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  10. You do sound busy! Congrats on the new phone though, that's exciting! And good luck with the writing. All three of those new thrillers look great. I've been reading so many thrillers lately, and most of them have been really good.

    Thanks for linking to my post!! Have a super week!

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    1. Thanks Greg!
      Yay I'm glad - there seem to have been a lot of good thrillers coming out recently.

      Sure :) And thanks, you too!

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  11. YAY for cell phone! I didn't get one until I was starting high school, and it was a slider flip phone. Fast forward eight years later, after four years of high school and four years of college... I just bought myself a smartphone. Good times!

    I loved Wayfarer! That series was awesome. I'm excited to see what else Bracken comes up with.

    Happy reading! Have a lovely week, Amy. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thanks Alyssa!! Haha yay, happy for you :)

      It's so good! I didn't enjoy Passenger, but W is so much better.

      Thanks, you too :)

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  12. Awh, thank you for the mention! I'm glad you're enjoying time with your cousins. I'll have to check out your bookstagram!

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  13. Congrats on getting a cellphone!! I've gotten to the point in my life where I don't even know what I'd do without mine...I mean, how would I get out of potentially awkward situations if I couldn't pretend to text on it lol I'm glad to hear you're having a fun time with your cousins! It's always nice when family visits. Final Girls looks so good! I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on it. Also, that's too bad about Canary Club...I've been looking forward to it. Have a great week, Amy!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! Haha so true ;) I'm feeling that! Lol.
      It is :)
      Ah I know, it's so disappointing :(
      Thanks, you too!

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  14. Finding time to blog, bond with friends and family, and work on your WIP is so difficult! I'm glad that you're doing so well though ^_^

    Great wrap-up!
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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