Sunday, 8 February 2015

Weekly Recap | 2-7 Feb. 2015

Welcome to Beautiful Bookish Butterflies Weekly Recap. Once a week, Stacie and Amanda take the time to talk about the weeks goings on, both on the blog and in our lives elsewhere, any new books we may have received and want to mention and what's interested is within the blogging community. Stacie and Amanda link up this recap with Caffeinated Book Reviewers Sunday Post and occasionally Tynga Reviews' Stacking the Shelves.

Giveaway Details

Huge thank you to everyone who took part in our Opening Week giveaways.
Well done to both Stephanie and Thea who won, and we hope you love your prizes.
Keep an eye out for future giveaways opening soon, especially UK residents..

What You May Have Missed:

- Book Review: The Future of Us by Jay Asher/Carolyn Mackler
- Book Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle
- Book Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter
- Bookish Musings: Why Stacie Turned To Blogging
- Who Wore It Better: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
- Co-Review: Talon by Julie Kagawa
- Personal Pickings: It Aint About The Money
- Book Review: Unspeakable

Elsewhere Online:
- Book Review: The Curious Cat Spy Club
- Book Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Our Lives This Week:


So this week I have only read 1 book, and normally, I would be really bummed out about that but the fact that it's A Court of Thorns and Roses, somehow, I don't seemed to mind all that much. Yes ladies and gentleman, I did get it for review thanks to the lovely people at Netgalley. I saw it on Tuesday, had a mini heart attack and of course clicked request right away, and was lucky enough to have an email back on Wednesday saying I was accepted. Well everyone, I nearly wet my pants.. like really I was so excited. Since then I haven't had the motivation to read anything because, although I loved the book, (trust me when I tell you it was amazeballs) I have to wait until next year for the next one. I'M DYING! :(

Other than the gorgeous book, I received a few other books for review as you can see above, I got a hardback copy of The Catalyst (the author was just 13 when she wrote her first draft and is still in school now) and I bought The Manifesto Of How To Be Interesting and Biggest Flirts (not seen) for my Kindle app because I haven't bought a book since Christmas. I also managed to pinch a few review copies off Amanda because she came up with a brilliant idea of sharing our accounts. So yeah, I've got  lot of books this week and other than than it's been relatively boring apart from Caitlyn's friends birthday party today :)


In comparison to last weeks explosion of all the things, this week brought me back into a calmer mode, a mode filled with new books, looking nervously out of the window at the postman hoping my expected books would turn up and eating rabbit food, again. What can I say, I've been slacking on my healthy eating lately, but I have rekindled my love for my chuck-everything-in-it salads, so there's a plus. It's been quiet on the western front of my personal life really, but I'd rather that than an influx of stress, so there's that.

Just some of what's been happening on Instagram.

In book related news, things are a little more interesting. My beautiful co-blogger (thank you Stacie!) sent me her review copies of Sin Eater's Daughter and My Heart and Other Black Holes which was just - happiness abound, I'm pretty excited to read them. I then got my copy of Fairest from Steph, which is just gorgeous and was a great read. I'm also in the middle of receiving some exciting books from Allie at Little Birdie Books, but you'll have to wait and keep an eye on Instagram to know about those. Reading wise, I tested myself this week as to whether I could read a book a day (6 days, not 7, I have day/night off) - I could and I did, and low and behold, there were some pretty good reads too, including Spooks Secret, Half Bad and Fairest. I don't want to get too confident too soon, but I have a good feeling about February, a good good feeling.

What We Liked This Week:

- Asti explained why leaving behind books sucks!
- Shannelle talked about not showing off book hauls
- Cait talked about writing, editing and wattpad
- Jon talked about guys, gender and 'girly books'
- Chiara talked about standalones vanishing
- Amanda talked about obligation in the community
- Bec asked wouldn't we all be millionaires if not for books?
- Jeann talked about forgetting details in books
- Brittany created a new book trading feature: have you seen this?
- Asti created a new feature - bookish mail: postcards and recommendations
- Allie talked about why she prefers fiction to non-fiction
- Evie gave tips on how to request books from publishers

Tell Us About Your Week!


  1. My week consisted me of missing school because sick and reading. I got to miss monday because there was a horrible snow storm but I also got sick. So i missed wednesday too!

    I also got Fairest and it was awesome!

    1. I'm sorry to hear you were ill Nova, I'm actually coming down with something myself which such as I've still got to do the school run haha.
      I hope you're feeling better :)

  2. Ahhh nearly a book a day?! AMANDA, YOU ARE AMAZING. I like to aim for that, but in reality...I don't get there at all. -_- Unless I sneak in a few short books. Like this week I read Strong Deaf and a comic, both at like 100-pages, which I sort of feel is cheating but heh. Only to my own goals! I still wanted to read both of those books. xD afjdklafsd for ACOTAR, Stacie! I'm reading that soon!!

    1. Cait...step away from the book you are reading and pick up ACOTAR now!. You will not regret your decision :P

    2. I didn't think a book a day was an amazing feat, especially when I see how much you read a month, like, woah! But I was proud and quite enjoyed it in the end. Short books and novellas are fine, still reading aren't you? Be happy! :)

  3. I wish I'd requested The Sin Eater's Daughter when I had the chance! I hope it is as good as the cover! :) Have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. I'm so glad Fairest made it there safe and sound (and that you liked it)! 6 books in a week!?!?!? You go girl! That's fantastic! I pre-ordered The Sin Eater's Daughter for like $2 so hopefully it's good.

    1. Me too Steph, thank you again, I really appreciated the gift and was definitely worth the read! 6 books was brilliant, but this week isn't as good sadly, needed a small break after all those books! :)

  5. I'm into rabbit food right now too. Lots of fresh veggies to snack while I read. LOL And I've read a lot this week. Around 7 books but two were novellas. Now to get those reviews written while things are fresh in my mind.

    My Sunday Post -

  6. I'm vegan, so I eat rabbit food every day lol ! Enjoy your beautiful book haul and have a great week ;)

  7. I think everyone has A Court of Thorns and Roses this week! So cool! I can't wait to read it!
    Check out my STS

    1. haha I think you are right, when I saw everyone posting their photos of the ARC left right and centre I just wanted it any form I didn't care what haha.

  8. LOL! Stacie, congrats on getting ACOTAR! I got approved this week, too, and I swear I was this close from getting a heart-attack! Never in a million years did I think I'd get it :) And Amanda! Almost a book a day?! Wow, I need some of your inspiration! I've been reading so slowly this year, I've only managed 9 total :/ Hope you both have a fab week, and happy reading!

    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

    1. Haha I'm glad to see it wasn't only me Alma ;). Can't wait hear what you think of it, its a pretty intense story thats for sure.

    2. Oh it's okay Alma, I'd take reading a little slower as a better idea, I've slowed up loads this week, just been so out of it after last week.. 9 books is still brilliant though, honestly, you should be proud! :)

  9. We have a few in common this week! I am so interested in We All Looked p, can't wait to start! Enjoy :)

    Click hear to see my haul this week!

    And click here to check out my giveaway of a book of your choice (It's INT!)

    Jade :)

  10. That's so great about A Court of Thorns and Roses! I love when I get books from NetGalley that I'm really looking forward to reading. Looks like you got some other great ones as well. Have a great week!

  11. I am so jealous you read ACOTR this week!! I got it from Netgalley cant wait to check it out!! Check out my week if you'd like!


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