April is almost over and I feel like this month has completely flown by. I've been on a couple of days out, saw a show and a whole lot more. Here is what happened in April!
I absolutely love a fun book tag and when I saw this the other day, I wanted to give it a go! I cannot, despite a lot of searching, find where the orignal tag came from. So, if you happen to know, please let me know! This is a tag all about you book buying and book borrowing habits. Here is the book buying habits tag!
Alice Oseman is an author I first picked up a book from in 2014. I picked up Solitaire whilst I was in college and struggling with a number of things. In that book I was introduced to Alice's writing, her characters and knew I was going to read more books by her as soon as they came out. Nick and Charlie were introduced to me in Solitaire and have always been characters I've adored. Years later, many Alice Oseman books later, she is still a favourite author of mine and Nick and Charlie are still some of my favourite fictional characters!
I read Anxious People by Fredrik Backman earlier on this year and I loved it. It introduced me to Fredrik Backman's writing and had me feeling all sorts of emotions. There are so many amazing quotes throughout the book too. So, I wanted to do what I normally do with a book that I enjoy, which is pick a quote from it and get designing.
I have just spent the last half-an-hour requesting new books to review over on Netgalley, so it felt like perfect time to write this post. My Netgalley TBR is always full of new and exciting books because of how much time I spend on there. I love talking about all the books I am anticipating because it makes me even more excited to read them. There have been so many amazing books on my Netgalley shelf over the years and it is a place that I've found so many new authors and books. Here are some of the books that are currently on my Netgalley shelf / TBR!
Be prepared for May, because there are so many brand new books out throughout the month and I cannot wait. There are so many that I am going to be splitting this months New Releases post into two! Make sure you look out for part two coming soon. So, here is part one of the new book releases in May that I'm excited for!
Three women. Three dates. One missing man... 8.52. Siobhan's been looking forward to her breakfast date with Joseph. She was surprised when he suggested it - she normally sees him late at night in her hotel room. Breakfast with Joseph on Valentine's Day surely means something ... so where is he? 14.43. Miranda's hoping that a Valentine's Day lunch with Carter will be the perfect way to celebrate her new job. It's a fresh start and a sign that her grown-up life is finally falling into place: she's been dating Carter for five months now and things are getting serious. But why hasn't he shown up? 18.30. Joseph Carter agreed to be Jane's fake boyfriend at a colleague's engagement party. They've not known each other long but their friendship is fast becoming the brightest part of her new life in Winchester. Joseph promised to save Jane tonight. But he's not here... Meet Joseph Carter. That is, if you can find him.
When fourteen-year-old Shaq is stabbed outside of a busy shopping centre in Manchester, three teenagers from very different walks of life are unexpectedly brought together. What follows flips their worlds upside down and makes Chantelle, Jackson, and Marc question the deep-rooted prejudice and racism that exists within the police, the media, and the rest of society.
I am back again with another 'currently I'm...' post. I began doing these posts a while ago all because of how nosy I am when it comes to knowing what other people are currently reading, watching and listening to. So, to help my own intrigue, started these posts. Here is this month's currently I'm...
Position Vacant: Two ancient old women residing at Providence Retirement Villa seek male assistant for casual exploitation and good-natured humiliation. Duties include boutique shopping, fast-food fetching, and sincerely rendered flattery. Good looks a bonus—but we aren’t picky. An advertisement has been placed (again!) by the wealthy and eccentric Parloni Sisters. The salary is generous and the employers are 90 years old, so how hard could the job be? Well, none have lasted longer than a week. Most boys leave in tears. Ruthie Midona will work in Providence’s front office, and be at the Parloni’s beck and call, forever. That’s sort of her life plan. If Ruthie can run the place in her almost-retired bosses’ absence, with no hijinks/hiccups, she has a shot at becoming the new manager. She might also be able to defend her safe little world from Prescott Development, the new buyer of the prime site. Maybe after all that, she can find a cute guy to date. All she needs to do is stay serious—and that’s what she does best. Until, one day, someone dazzling blows into town.