June 2017 Book Haul

Just because I am not actually into reading at the moment, apparently doesn’t mean I can’t buy books. Except for one, they are all ebooks though, because there is no way I am going to drag all of them across the pond when I go back home. As per usual, the books/comics that have made it on the monthly wrap-up won’t be mentioned here.

  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
    This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so I couldn’t hold off buying it any longer, even though I really want a physical copy of this one as well. And I am saying this, even though I am not a fan of the color orange BUT THE COVER IS SO PRETTY!
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    With all the fuzz around the show (which I haven’t watched yet), I just wanted to read it first and binge later?
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    Watched the show, fell in love with Mad Sweeney (seriously, A Prayer for Mad Sweeney was the most comprehensive of ALL the episodes … the finale was great too though) and then I needed more after the show was over. It will take me an approximate eternity to actually read this.
  • The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe
    Lord of Shadows reminded of my love for Poe again. It was super cheap and has a neat cover, so I thought I’d take it with me on my travels.

When Dimple Met Rishi  The Handmaid's Tale  American Gods  The Complete Poetry

What are some of your latest bookish purchases?

June 2017 Wrap-Up

It’s been rather quiet in terms of my book reviews this month. First, I was in a bit of a slump and then I just got distracted by everything around me. Here’s what I did manage to read:

  • Mindwalker by A.J. Steiger (2.5 stars)
  • Mindstormer by A.J. Steiger (3 stars)
  • The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace (4 stars)
    I am not much of a poetry reader, but I absolutely adored this volume. It was extremely powerful and raw and I don’t regret adding the additional weight to my luggage by buying a physical copy of it!

Mindwalker (Mindwalker, #1)   Mindstormer (Mindwalker, #2)   The Princess Saves Herself in This One

Click on the titles to get redirected to the reviews and on the covers to get to the respective Goodreads pages! I am not reviewing all my books anymore, so if I haven’t posted a review on the blog, you can find a couple sentences below the title to read my thoughts!

Just yesterday, I finally moved into my home for the summer (which is also why this wrap up is a day late). You cannot imagine my joy when I had finally unpacked my suitcase, looked at the room and KNEW I could just leave it there for the next month – pure bliss!

Now that I have some sort of routine and feeling of lasting back in my life, the travel logs will start to slowly fizzle out, as you’ve probably noticed already. I’ll still update you if something exciting or special happens, but just not as regularly.

On a more exciting note, I recently did a thread on Twitter (it’s pinned to my profile) about reading what I have written for Arcadia so far. It seems like I am not even the author of that thing sometimes, but it was a lot of fun to do and it got me back into writing spirits. If I hadn’t gotten sick, I think I would be done with chapter 11 already, but I promise it will happen soon. I have all the time in the world now! If you want to get caught up on everything I’ve written so far, the link to wattpad and the chapters is also in the thread! As always, I would love some more reactions to what you are thinking about the story and the characters. It always makes my day!



How was your month? What did you read/watch/write/do?