1 Northern Plunder: I aim to misbehave.: July 2016

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Bought, Borrowed, & Bagged (85)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Talk Supe is a weekly meme where you can share your book haul, ongoing events and news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.
Please Note: All images link back to their GR pages.

New Books
I've just given up doing this weekly or fortnightly because I'm being super great and not getting books, or many. So just going to keep posting these whenever I have a few books. After reading an ecopy of Unwind and loving it so much, I ordered myself the full dystology with the prettiest covers. I also got The Rift Uprising and We Awaken for review!
Unwind (Unwind, #1) UnWholly (Unwind, #2) UnSouled (Unwind, #3) UnDivided (Unwind, #4) 
We Awaken The Rift Uprising (The Rift Uprising Trilogy #1)

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Review: Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe

Girl Hearts Girl
by Lucy Sutcliffe

Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Nonfiction
Length: 272 pages
Published on 24th June 2016 by Scholastic
Purchase: Amazon | TBD | Waterstones
Lucy Sutcliffe: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | YouTube | Website

Copy recieved from Scholastic via Faye Rogers in exchange for an honest review

An inspiring, uplifting and sympathetic story about sexuality and self-acceptance, Lucy Sutcliffe's debut memoir is a personal and moving coming out story. In 2010, at seventeen, Lucy Sutcliffe began an online friendship with Kaelyn, a young veterinary student from Michigan. Within months, they began a long distance relationship, finally meeting in the summer of 2011. Lucy's video montage of their first week spent together in Saint Kitts, which she posted to the couple's YouTube channel, was the first in a series of films documenting their long-distance relationship. Funny, tender and candid, the films attracted them a vast online following. Now, for the first time, Lucy's writing about the incredible personal journey she's been on; from never quite wanting the fairy-tale of Prince Charming to realising she was gay at the age of 14, through three years of self-denial to finally coming out to friends and family, to meeting her American girlfriend Kaelyn.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Review: Wytches by Scott Snyder

by Scott Snyder

Series: Wytches Volume 1
Genre: Graphic Novel | Horror
Length: 192 pages
Published on 8th October 2014 by Image Comics
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones
Scott Snyder: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

Copy bought for myself from Waterstones

Everything you thought you knew about witches is wrong. They are much darker, and they are much more horrifying. Wytches takes the mythology of witches to a far creepier, bone-chilling place than readers have dared venture before. When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they're hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient...and hungry.

Collects Wytches #1-6.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Video Game Review: Gone Home

Gone Home by The Fullbright Company
Adventure / Exploration

Release Date:
15th August 2013

Copy bought for myself via Steam
June 7th, 1995. 1:15 AM
You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something's not right. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a story exploration game from The Fullbright Company.

Gone Home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues. Uncover the events of one family's lives by investigating what they've left behind.

Go Home Again.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

This year so far

I really don't know where this year has gone. How are we already a few days into July?

These past 6 months have been very busy for me, I've finished up studying Illustration at university, fully cleaned my flat and moved back home, and I've applied for jobs and had interviews (nothing successful yet).

On the more fun side of things I've read a bunch of great books and made some great friends on my Discord book chat. I've celebrated a year in a long distance relationship and we've had some fun trips out together which have been great. And lastly, I've played some really cool video games - I'm toying with the idea of sharing some min reviews of them here.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged (84)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Talk Supe is a weekly meme where you can share your book haul, ongoing events and news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.
Please Note: All images link back to their GR pages.

New Books
I did so well last fortnight and you all congratulated me and here I am to say I'm sorry to have let you down because I went into a bookstore to hand in my job application and came out with the following:
Wytches, Vol. 1 Low, Vol. 1: The Delirium of Hope Goodnight Punpun Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1 (Goodnight Punpun Omnibus, #1)

Friday, 1 July 2016

Join my book chat! We have read-a-longs

Ever wanted somewhere you can easily talk to other book readers and bloggers? 
Discord is a (voice and) text chat primarily for games but I’ve seen other communities utilize its multiple channel feature to be able to have conversations about other things (I’ve seen servers for anime, manga, and movie fans) and I thought it was perfect to create a space for us book bloggelrs to gather to talk all things bookish.

Above you can see the different channels we currently have to allow people to have general conversations, book talk (where our idea for a read-a-long was proposed) and to share book recommendations and reviews. We’re also running a Neverwhere Read-a-long and 2 travelling book projects at the moment.

We’re only a small a growing community at the moment as the server was created 14th January this year but so far peoples feedback has been encouraging to make this an active place for all :)

I'm sharing this now because as of today we will be running two read-a-longs; the Unwind series by Neal Shusterman which will go on until October as we're reading a book a month to allow time for everyone to read other books too and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.