Mug Feature IKEA – Black Mug
Book Topic & Book Feature New Books & Belle by Cameron Dokey
Happy Mug Monday!
So, what has this little book blogger been up to since her last Mug Monday post? Ha! I´ve been procrastinating. Alright. Fine. If you want to know the truth- I´ve been physically lazy and mentally working overtime.
Ever since my short break I´ve had time to think. Of course, I´ve read a few books, too, but that´s secondary at the moment.
I´ve noticed a shift in my reading tastes. I´m not sure if this has something to do with the lack of good romances being published or if it´s just a phase. I cannot stomach another sappy love story.
Don´t get me wrong. I still love the romance genre. I also still make a beeline towards the women’s fiction aisle in a bookstore and I still search for new romance titles online in hopes for finding something good ( See? I´ve even lowered my book standards ). But do I find anything worth reading? Not at the moment. It´s as if authors are bored with the genre and just publish romances for the heck of it. That´s probably not true. But give a girl a break. Book hunting is exhausting at the moment. Especially when it´s scorching 35°C ( 95°F ) outside.
So, this means a few things. I could:
a) Continue to tackle the TBR list
b) Wait for a miracle to happen
c) Move on
d) Visit Netgalley
e) Go on another creative break
f) Do garden work
g) Contact friends I promised I´d call… 2 months ago
I contacted the friends- I´m forgiven. I don´t need ANOTHER creative break. Garden work is the greatest punishment ever. My TBR list can kindly go to hell. I cannot foresee any miracles happening soon so that leaves me with Netgalley.
Netgalley. It´s been a while since I last stepped foot on Book Catalogue Land. Well, it´s been exactly 14 hours ( before that, 3 years ). Since romance isn´t feeding my needs I decided to check out what´s available on Netgalley.
I was successful. Greedy and successful. SO MANY BOOKS. So many non romances. And now, I have loads of Netgalley reads, a giant TBR list and the books I got while on vacation.
Sometimes I really do believe I have fruit missing from my fruit bowl.
Well, at least I have books to read, right? My worries for the romance genre are currently put to rest for the time being. I´ll be occupied with mermaids and pirates, kingdoms and witches now.
Speaking of new books and reading… I just finished this beauty ( pun intended ).
`Belle` ( A retelling of Beauty and the Beast ) by author Cameron Dokey. Did I love, like, enjoy or hate it? Well, I´ll tell you that I fell in love with the cover. The rest of my thoughts will be available in the upcoming review.
The mug is nothing special. Just your typical IKEA mug that probably won´t last long ( they never do in my house ). The cold chocolate milk topped with whipped cream was divine, though.
That´s it for this week, lovies. Now you know I´ve dug my own grave and will now endure a massive and glorious reading marathon.
Hope you enjoy your Monday!
Don´t forget to share the book ❤