Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Much Needed Update (and This Weeks' Book Haul)

Hi everyone!

Yes, I know I have been a very bad blogger. But there has been a lot things happening behind the scenes this month that means big things for Paranormalsphere!

Firstly, I am bringing on board a friend of mine, Nandi, who will be assisting in writing reviews of the massive stockpile of books I have managed to accumulate over the past few years. Nandi is a big bookworm herself and we spent many happy hours when we were younger reading in each other's company.

In doing this, I hope that we will be able to provide a constant, fresh stream of reviews of current, upcoming as well as classic novels.

Because of this, I have decided to dedicate more to an old project of mine. Springboeke was created last year to generate more awareness of South African literature. This fell to the wayside due to a lack of time to actually sit down and read and review current literature. Any local stuff just ended up being posted on here instead.

So if you are a local publisher or author looking to get more exposure, please do contact me regarding this! I know Springboeke can amount to great things and I have big plans for it with Nandi's help! Between the two us, there is no genre we won't read.

I am also in talks with Skoobs Theatre of Books to see if we can't get up a blogger networking evening. This is all to raise awareness of bloggers and possibly get some new names on board.

And, being the compulsive book buyer I am, I got the following books over this past weekend:
  • The Hobbit  - JRR Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
  • Mila 2.0: Renegade - Debra Driza
  • ARC of One Kick - Chelsea Cain
  • The Drowning - Rachel Ward
  • Blood Red Road - Moira Young
I have also pulled the following from by TBR pile for review:
  • Mila 2.0 (reread for the sequel)
  • Shadows by Ilsa J Bick
  • Monsters by Ilsa J Bick
  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
  • Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
  • Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu
So more than enough to keep me busy!

Nandi also has a hefty pile to get through:
  • Easy by Tammara Webber
  • Time Between Us by Tamara Island Stone
  • Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
  • You Don't Know Me by Sophie Bennett
  • Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Riot by Sarah Mussi
  • Banished by Liz de Jager
So lots coming up this August!

Please do get in touch with us with any suggestions. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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