Thursday, May 1, 2014

April Wrap Up and Giveaway

Eeep, one more month until I graduate. These first three years at uni have been tough, especially the last one. They wouldn't have been that hard if I wasn't blogging, but what can I say? I love it, so abandoning it? Nope, not gonna happen. You might have noticed my absence on my blog, commenting back and whatnot, but I have one month left to complete all my BA courses, finish my thesis and I have to work too so blogging had to stop for a while. No posts other than this one in May either. I have all the comments I need to "return the favor to, if you must" bookmarked so I'll do that when my thesis defence is done. Plus, you can always talk to me on twitter, because I'm still around there and I love talking to you all :) Anyhow, moving on to the wrap up..

April reviews 

(click on the covers for the links)

   
   

Reading

Books read in total? Eeeeeem, I read 4 books and I'm still reading one. The books I read are: Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally, Shadows by Paula Weston, Dark Lover by J.R. Ward, Red at Night by Katie McGarry and I'm reading Tempest by Julie Cross atm. Not a bad month considering the workload at uni. Plus, I'm having a bit of a reading slump in general so 4 books is totally awesome.

Lowest and highest ratings are 4.1 and 1.5.

Book boyfriend of the month... as much as I adore Rafa (Shadows), I really fell in love with Matt from Things I Can't Forget. He's so swoon-worthy, down to earth, a genuinely good guy and he plays a guitar and sings. What more is there to say? ;)

Love triangles? None :)

Suck and sweet? Suck is deciding overnight to not blog until I'm done with my thesis defence so I cancelled all my scheduled posts, but sweet? I really don't know what to choose, but I'm going with the redesign gone right (in my opinion): Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally, which is promising to look extremely gorgeous next to the previous 4 paperbacks of the series that I already own. Can't wait to devour this pretty :)

What I'm planning on reading this month... No plans whatsoever. Reading science articles for thesis, reading stuff for tests in different subjects, reading.. non-fiction basically. But I'll try to finish Tempest which I still haven't finished. Reading about 2-3 pages per night because that's all I can manage right now. 70 pages left so it should be manageable :D

What were your favorite books last month? Any new book boyfriends I should know about? (Or any old crushes returning to the pages you were reading?) ;) How many books did you read? What are you planning on reading this month?



Giveaway

You can win any book from all the books I've reviewed in March and April. Open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to you. All entries will be verified, so please be honest. If not, you will be disqualified. Also, 3 things:
  1. The winner can always choose to receive an ecopy of the selected paperback, not vice versa though
  2. Hothouse Flower by Krista and Becca Ritchie can be chosen as a paperback, if you live in the US, because that's a price I can manage
  3. The paperback of Before Jamaica Lane has the Until Fountain Bridge novella in it, just in case you didn't know
Since the giveaway is provided with money from my own pocket, then you have to follow Little Pieces of Imagination to enter. Here's what you can win:

Paperbacks

Ebooks


Good luck! :)

38 comments:

  1. Girl I wish you all the luck with thesis! I'm at third year now and we have preparation research paper to do for the next year's big thing, so yeah I know how it is. I have no doubt you'll rock the show. I'll stalk....errr I mean I'll talk to you on twitter so you won't get rid of me that easy :D Anyhow for your reading for this month, yaya for no love-triangles. I'm so happy to see that. Great post, girl :)

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  2. Yay you read Scarlet!!! I LOVE that book. It's still my favourite of the Lunar Chronicles, which isn't say much I guess, because I've given them all 5-stars so far. x) I'd totally love to read the Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight someday too. Eeeeven if I wasn't such a fan of The Geography. Never know until you try, right? x)

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  3. I most definitely approve of the redesign of Breathe Annie Breathe as well- the yellow/white cover was so gross. And didn't match the others AT ALL. I'd still like some grass on the cover, tbh though haha.
    Man, I really need to get round to reading Shadows. So many people have rated it highly!

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  4. Oh thanks for the really nice giveaway. I love the statistical but I confess I'm curious about Scarlet as I heard a lot of great things about it.

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  5. I read about 4 books last month too, and like I'm ok with that considering all the uni assignments I had to give in. Won't be reading or blogging this month either, since I have exams. After May 15 though I will be freeee! Can't wait. :D Gl with your thesis!

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  6. Even I have exams this month so reading is not gonna be super great for me either. Best of luck for all your Uni work and thanks for the giveaway! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  7. I read a lot of books last month but now I have exams so i'll read about 1/2 books

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  8. Ooo you read Dark Lover? What did you think? I love the Brothers something fierce. Wrath's book wasn't my favorite, that award goes to Z's book (book 3), but I love that series overall and can't wait for your reaction to it! Good luck with all your school work, I hope you have a little bit of a break from it coming up soon:)

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  9. YAY FOR MATT! *HUGS SIIRI* I need Breathe, Annie, Breathe as well! <33 Good luck with all your studies, girl. You can do it! *moral support* Anyway, I hope you get over your reading slump, too. I'm not sure how many books I've read and I honestly don't want to go count. :P

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  10. Wow! I wish you all the best in your final months of Uni! That's amazing, I bet you can't wait! I have missed you around the blogosphere and your teen wolf gifs that I've seen of late. ;) I really hope you enjoy Shadows I loved that one and Rafa is a beauty! ;) Favourite on of the month for me has to be The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith or Storm by Brigid Kemmerer. Loved them. Thank you so much for the giveaway, if I had to chose I'll go for Hothouse Flower as that was one of my favourite reviews of yours. Lovely post my dear! :)

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  11. Good luck with school and congratulations!
    Thank goodness for audiobooks because I've been reading only one book a week lately. Luckily, I can listen to 2-3 audiobooks a week so I'm not missing out.
    The third Miranda Kenneally book was my least favorite...I do love the new cover of Breathe Annie, although I still don't think it matches the other books.
    I really liked Tempest, hope you do too!

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  12. Good luck with school. I have 2 more weeks left after this one and things are starting to get hectic! I'm curious to see what you thought of Dark Lover. I hope next month will be good for you!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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  13. Good luck, DOLLFACE! I'm sure your thesis will be fabulous! *mentally beams moral support* ;)

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  14. Good luck with graduating Siiri. I'm sending all my good thoughts to you :D You read Scarlet, yeaaaaaay!

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  15. I would really love a paperback copy of HotHouse Flower. This series is absolutely phenomenal and should be read by all NA fans. Unfortunately for the purposes of this contest I live in Canada so too bad for me.

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  16. AAAAAHHHHHHHH I want to read Pivot Point SO badly!!!!! I absolutely ADORED Scarlet and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight- which I heard is becoming a movie!!!! #Fangirling.
    Great giveaway! :)

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  17. Good luck with thesis, you will rock it. Until we meet again :)

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  18. I love K.A. Tucker! And The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was amazing! :D I just read an ARC of Brush Strokes by Janelle Stalder, and Colt Morgan from that book is definitely good book boyfriend material. Also, Pivot Point is awesome and the Lunar Chronicles rock!

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  19. Congrats on your Graduation! I love KA Tucker's books <3 Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway!

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  20. AHH! You provided a lot of great choices!!! I love the Addicted Series, K.A. Tucker's books, and Jessica Sorensen's. I'm so glad to know you liked them!

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  21. Whoo! Yay for no love triangles, girly :) I have had a few, but nothing majorly irksome. I cannot believe it's May already, almost half way through the year :O

    Happy reading this month! <33

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  22. Really generous giveaway . Thank you

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  23. Congratulations on Uni coming to a close, must be exciting! Thanks for the giveaway I can't wait to read Scarlet.

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  24. Oh I'm sorry that you weren't able to read much this month Siiri, but you only have a month to go before you can read all the books!!! Good luck with getting everything done, I have every faith in you that you can do it! Also I'm so happy to see Rafa and Matt on your book boyfriend of the month list *sigh*

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  25. Good luck with your thesis, Siiri! You are doing the right thing putting schooling ahead and we'll all be here when you get back. Hope you enjoy Tempest. I quite liked it when I read it. :)

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  26. thank you for the giveaway! i wld love to win a paperback!

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  27. Good luck with all of the exams, make sure you take breaks as well! Thanks for the awesome giveaway too :)

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  28. Good luck with your last month of schoolwork, Siiri! I recently graduated so I know how the last month feels. I remember sleepless nights and endless cups of coffees and nightmares during the day, lol. I am wishing you a lot of luck, although I have a feeling you don't need it ;) Rock on, sister!

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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  29. Yay for no love triangles this month! I agree, Matt is definitely a worthy book boyfriend. I feel like I have so many book boyfriends its verging on promiscuous, but he's definitely one that sticks out in my memory. :-)

    I know that school can be very stressful and I would totally put the blog aside if I were in your shoes. Good luck on finishing your coursework and your thesis!

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  30. I salute you and your time management. Juggling school and blogging, you didn't have to but your love for books and care for other readers got you to do it:) I admire you truly.

    Thank you♥

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  31. I salute you and your time management. Juggling school and blogging, you didn't have to but your love for books and care for other readers got you to do it:) I admire you truly.
    You git thos college thing!

    Thank you♥

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  32. I am studying at the moment too, so I understand how tough it can be. Good luck though, lovely! And yay! I'm so glad you finally got around to reading Shadows. I love that book like crazy. :) I also consider a love-triangle free month to be a pretty miraculous. I need more of those! :D

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  33. Good luck with thesis! :)
    Wohop,thank you for the awesome chance! :)

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  34. I've been thinking about you as you finish up your last year of college and work on your thesis! It's pretty crazy how much goes on in our lives around blogging and reading. I hope you're able to cherish this time, despite all the stress at the very end. You're awesome!

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  35. Omg I was just wondering today...hmmm, I haven't talked to Siiri or even stopped by her blog in a while. Why is that?! So I went to rectify it immediately! I'm so glad you're almost done with uni woohoo! So excited for you! I've got one more semester to go after this current one ends, and I'm so keen to graduate. Good luck on your thesis, I'm sure you'll rock it! What are you studying? :)

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  36. awesome and great prizes Pivot point for me PLEASE

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  37. My favorite recent read is definitely Abbi Glines' Rush Too Far <3 I'm planning on reading Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover this month :)

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