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SUMMER SCHEDULE:
I am extremely busy on the farm right now, peeps (you can find what I'm doing through FB page Olives and Acorns) and wilting in the terrible heat. As a consequence, my reading schedule suffered and while reviews will continue trickling in, normal schedule won't resume until September. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Book Buying Ban week #15 OR in other words, we are almost there!

Well, me dears! We are coming to the end of my shaky self-imposed book acquiring ban, only two more weeks left, and I can't wait!

I don't think I'll go crazy and I do know that I'd want to keep no more than 30 unread books with me at a time, so we'll see how it goes...

The books I've READ this week:

SHADOW KIN was fast and very entertaining. SON IN SORROW is another brilliant crowd-funded project by Meilin Miranda that came out just great. Her serialized fantasy has many followers but I just prefer to buy full books and read them at once. And it was a very hefty read, but marvelous as usual. THE BANDIT KING mostly disappointed me. It followed Tris's point of view, and I would have preferred to know Vianne's thoughts on the matter as well, otherwise it was too dry and depressing. BONESHAKER was a very good piece of early steampunk, intense and full of drive. THE KING'S CONCUBINE was just fascinating. I rarely read historical fiction but I couldn't tear myself away from the life of Alice Perriers, a concubine of Edward Plantagenet, a commoner and a fabulous businesswoman. At last, DEMONIZED was a fun novella from Naomi Clark and GIFTED unfortunately didn't work for me. I could see it was a good book and I skimmed it until the very end, but I felt in limbo: not interested enough to read it thoroughly and not uninterested enough to DNF it. Weird, huh? I won't be reviewing it because of that.

DNF:

I've read 1/4 of the book and the girl whose name I don't remember had no personality, her whole life revolved around a boy who she felt strongly, almost obsessively about since the day they met. No thank you, not interested in another door mat. DNF.

Total:
24 books left

I didn't buy anything I swear!

Ashes and Wine was won from Taryn on Bea's blog, The Dragon Men was a pre-order from ages ago and The Farm arrived from Penguin as a pleasant surprise, because they do send me random reads from time to time, and this time they hit the jackpot, because I'm desperate to read this book. Thank you, book gods, for looking after me!
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Around this blog there are still two awesome giveaways to enter, both international:

Around the blogosphere two fantastic reviews caught my attention, both for books I love and both explaining in great eloquency why you need to read them:
 Easy by Tammara Webber reviewed by katiebabes and Sunshine by Robin McKinley reviewed by our birthday girl, Heather!

That's it, Happy Sunday! Enjoy your day!
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Hey, guys! I feel like I should say this just in case :)
If you'd like to sponsor a fellow book addict who sometimes can't sleep at night worrying that she won't have enough books to read if internet goes down in the event of zombie apocalypse (I'm convinced it's one of the top five ways to go for human race) you can donate through Paypal to olivesandacorns at gmail dot com or buy a book through any of the links provided with my reviews which will send me a small percentage from the sale. All proceeds will go towards my enormous TBR. I will also shelter you on the remote farm in Portugal when zombie apocalypse starts provided you survive getting there. There will be books, yay?
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