Weekly Round-Up: Amazing book mail!

I'm doing my weekly round-up today because tomorrow I have a blog tour post going up :)  

Announcement: The winner of my 100 GFC followers giveaway is Aneta! She's been contacted and has chosen her book. For the rest of you, stay tuned! When I hit 150 GFC followers, I'll be giving away a movie...

I've been on holiday this week, so I've had a lot of time to read and write. I've been editing my 2016 NaNo novel, and although it's a ton of work (editing is NOT pretty, I tell you) it's been very rewarding to see things come together. And it's also kinda shocking to see how my writing's changed since I wrote that first draft... 

In other news, I'm on this medication for my acne and it has horrible side effects that are making my life torture.  My nose bleeds nearly all the time, and since my lips are cracked and split, they're literally shredded now. But I know things could be worse, so I'm trying to suck it up ;)  It's so annoying, though. And painful. 

I watched Arrival yesterday, which is a film I have been dying to see for months. My review will be up on Tuesday. 

Posts of the week: 

I'm buddy-reading Heartless with Aneesa @ A Crave For Books. I'm not loving it, but it's fun and relaxing :) 
I'm also currently reading Pushing Perfect, which isn't a book I'd usually pick up, but I'm enjoying it so far.  
I'll be finishing it today, and then I'm starting Frostfire.

I finished two books this week (reviews will be up on Sunday and Monday): Perfect and Darkthaw. One was amazing, and the other was very disappointing. 

I was so spoiled this week by a GORGEOUS pile of book mail that I wasn't even expecting! (Except for Perfect.) All of these books look so deep and wonderful and tragic, and I can't wait to dig into them. They'll probably break my heart, but they just look so beautiful <3  

Di and Uma share their Blog Squad posts: Part VII and Part 7

Have you had a good week? What have you watched or read? 


  1. Oh wow! Nice review haul!! I still need to read The Diabolic and Carve the Mark too! Hope you enjoy the new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Thank you! They look SO good, I hope you get to read them soon :)

  2. I'll be interested to see what you thought of Arrival as I liked the look of it. Yet another film I might never get round to watching! Gah!

    1. My review will be up on Tuesday :)
      Haha you must watch it! I think you'd like it, it's so good!
      Have a great week ahead :)

  3. Such a great haul you had this week--so awesome about the unexpected book mail, I love it when that happens!

    Here's hoping you enjoy all your recent acquisitions; the only one I've read of those listed above is Perfect, and I personally ADOOOORED it. <3

    Here's my StS, if you want to check it out--no pressure or worries at all if you don't, though! Either way, happy book-ing to you!

    1. It was so exciting!

      Thank you Elizabeth :) YAY I'm so glad to hear it! I thought it was amazing <3

      Will definitely check yours out! Thanks for the link :)

  4. Oh, I'm sorry to hear about those awful side effects :( I hope the medication will help at least!

    You got beautiful books this week! A lot of them match in colours, they are pretty! :) Frostfire sounds interesting, I can't wait to read you review!!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

    1. Thanks Ronnie!

      They are, right?! I love the covers :) Thanks!

      Hope you're having a lovely Monday :)

  5. Good luck with the NaNo project! I'm glad everything is coming together in the editing process.

    I'd never seen that edition of Heartless before! I think my favorite is still the USA one, but this one is cool. :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Amy. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thanks Alyssa!

      Oh cool! Yeah I like both - at first I hated this edition, but now it's growing on me ;)

      Thanks, you too <3

  6. Amy!!! I'm finally here!

    Congrats on your 100 followers. That's AMAZING!!! Well done! And congrats on the giveaway! How exciting! :)

    I love your book haul! It looks AMAZING and I can't wait to see our reviews!!!

    Have a great week again Amy and I promise to be around more often!

    1. WOOHOO! Welcome back! Hahaha

      Thank you Di! <3

      Thanks! I am beyond excited to start them!

      Thanks Di, you too! Look forward to chatting soon :)

  7. I'm looking forward to your review on Arrival!
    I really liked Heartless, but I did have some issues with it.

    1. Thank you!
      Same here :( Glad you mostly liked it, though :)

  8. Thank you once again for the giveaway! I'm patiently waiting :)
    I'm sorry to hear about the side effects of your medication! That sounds horrible. But at least you've had a lovely week of reading and relaxing.
    Great haul this week.
    Enjoy the week up ahead :)
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

    1. Sure! Hope it arrives soon :)
      Thanks Aneta. But yeah, reading and relaxing were definitely a plus.
      Thanks, you too :) <3

  9. The side effects of the meds sound terrible. I hope those wear off and don't last the entire time you take the meds!
    Love that cover of Heartless! I haven't seen that particular cover before.
    Hope you have a great week!

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    1. They are :( Thank you Tanya!
      It is cool, right?! Not sure if I prefer the UK edition - they're both cool :)
      Thanks, same to you!

  10. I can't wait to see what you think of The Diabolic! I really loved it :D Awesome haul, and I hope you have a wonderful week :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. I can't wait too, it looks so amazing! So glad you liked it :)
      Thanks, you too! <3

  11. I'm sorry the medication has such bad side effects, that's really annoying. I have to take hormones and they mess with mes as well and it just... blah! It got better over time, so I hope yours ease off soon!

    1. Thanks Olivia :)
      Oh no that sounds horrible too, I'm sorry. I'm glad it has got better over time, though.
      Thank you, I hope so too!