hiatus, blogversary and a little catch up...

24 January 2013

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it's been ages!
sorry for the massively long hiatus i had; i got the infamous book blogging slump. ):
it wasn't even a general 'blogging' slump as i would happily work on my photography blog, (which is in the process of being made over.) it was just, whenever i thought about reviewing a book i'd always try to put it off. o.O
so i'm sorry to all the publishers//authors i received books from and haven't reviewed yet, i do intend to as soon as i can. (:
a post will be up soon about my blogging slump though as it wasn't a pleasant experience..i think it will be more of a discussion post..about book blogging pressures and the pro's and con's of book blogging.
what do you think?also...
*throws confetti*it's my blogversary in a month!
it will be a week long i hope and at the moment i'm searching out lovely goodies for you guys to win so make sure you come back to enter the giveaways!
i need a little favour off you guys though.
my the grand finale giveaway will (hopefully) be called 'Top Books Of 2012' or something along those lines so i want to know what books you read that you thought were amazing, and something to be recommended to others, you can reply in the comments or e-mail me here (ebonyblacklines@hotmail.co.uk)
my aim is to get as many of the books you recommend as possible to give away to you lovely readers. :)
also....
books!i haven't done a Showcase Sunday in a while so here are some books i received in the post while i was on hiatus, some i bought, some i won, some i was given, and some i got from the library. :)

bought:
between shades of gray by ruta sepetys
pink, chameleon by fiona dunbar
the boy in the striped pyjamas by john boyne
given:
how to save a life by sarah zarr
won:
blind spot by laura ellen 

(hardback//signed..w/a message!)
prodigy by marie lu
(not received yet)
(signed) ally's world journal with bookmark by karen mccombie
received for review:
the decleration trilogy by gemma malley
close to famous by joan bauer
(a surprise in the post all the way from America!)
colin fischer by ashley edward miller & zack stentz
the fault in our stars by john green (!!!!!!!!!!!)
library:the iron daughter + the iron queen by julie kagawa
(for anyone who's read the iron knight, please tell me if meaghan and ash get back together in it otherwise i will die of suspense because i don't know when my library is getting it in!!!)someone else's life by katie dale
arabesque by colin mulhern
in darkness by nick lake
silenced by simon packham
and loads more i can't remember..:/
xo


9 comments:

  1. Wow! You were busy! :)

    The Lost Prince is actually the start of a new spinoff series. After The Iron Queen, you still need to read The Iron Knight and that is where your question will be answered!

    If you still want an answer I can tell you too, just want to be sure before I answer something somewhat spoilery! ;)

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  2. OMG YOU'RE BACK! :D *throws confetti, jumps around like a maniac* We've missed you! I'm sorry that you got caught up in the infamous blogging slump, they are horrible.
    AND YAAYYYY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY IT ADVANCE! :D :D I love blogger birthdays!
    Between Shades of Grey is a beautiful book, I wish I had my own copy. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is amazing too, bu the ending is so sad :'( Congrats on the signed Blind Spot copy and all the books for review. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS IS THE MOST AMAZING BOOK EVER. But, I think you realised that after our gushing emails ;)
    Glad you're back and looking forward to your new posts :) xx

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  3. I'm so happy that you are back! I've missed all of your posts, and I loved The Fault in Our Stars by John Green by the way. Books I loved in 2012: The Hunger Games trilogy and Beautiful Creatures!
    Sophie:)

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  4. I'm so sorry you went through a book blogging slump - I hate them with a vengeance! On a happier note, I finally got The Fault in Our Stars too!!! I am super excited to start it! Between Shades of Gray looks amazing too! And I read a child book by John Boyne and loved it so I hope you enjoy this one of his too!

    And happy almost-your-blogoversary! xD

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  5. So glad that you're back:)
    I haven't read it but so many people say that The Fault in our stars is amazing! Oh and Slated and The Look are incredible, too:) x

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  6. Wow that's a lot of books!
    I really want to read how to save a life!

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  7. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'VE MISSED YOU AND YOUR BLOG!!!!!! HOLD ON WHILST I JUST FANGIRL............. OKAY, DONE! SORTA....
    I've been meaning to email you but I'll do it tomorrow, if I remember! So forgetful...
    AND YAY FOR BLOGOVERSARYS!!! THE FAULT IN OUR STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ IT NOW!!!!!!!!! I'M URGING YOU!!!

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  8. Yay, you're back! We missed you! I'm glad you've got Between Shades of Grey and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - they're both brilliant! As for Best Books of 2012, I did a whole post dedicated to that topic:
    http://wishingiwasnorthern.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/monthly-roundup-best-books-of-2012.html
    :D :D
    Welcome back Jasmine!

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  9. welcome back!
    can not wait for your blogoversary!
    some great books include:
    Slated Teri Terry
    The Sacrifice by charlie higson
    Insurgent by Veronica Roth
    Pandemonium Lauren Oliver

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