Saturday 4 April 2015

Weekly Recap | 30-4 Apr. 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.

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What You May Have Missed:

- Bookish Musings: How to Encourage Me To Read Your Content
- Top Ten Tuesday: Recent TBR Editions
- Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- Bookish Musings: Stacie's April Reading
- Book Review: Burn Bright by Bethany Frenette
- Bookish Musings: Libraries Make Me Read More Series

Our Lives This Week:


This marks the end of the first week of half term, and boy have I been busy. We've stayed in maybe two days, and others we've been seeing family and I took Caitlyn to the library. It's gone a lot quicker than I thought it would, and Glenn is off all next week so we get to spend some time together. It's his birthday on Wednesday so we'll be with family and we are going to be taking Caitlyn up to London for  day out, maybe go to London Zoo depending on what to weather is like. Though we haven't done really exciting things other than visiting the family members we don’t get to see while little legs is in school, its been nice and a I'm not overly tired. However I just haven't had the time or concentration to sit and write, every time I start I come up blank. So tomorrow I plan on having a day with my head phones in, notes at the ready and post scheduled. I'm pretty behind!.
This week for reading has been rather productive. I finished Steelheart, and by god it was amazing, I'm running to the library to borrow the rest next week. I also managed to read 3 review books, Remix, My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend and Day Four. Remix was rather good, I liked the way the story was set out and how the two POV's were completely different. MSRB was so so, I liked the idea behind the story I just think it was a little bit too young for me. Day Four... was  creepy read but it just wasn't as creepy as I was expecting and the ending felt rushed. Wait For You, I know more people than I expected have issues with the story but I fell head over hills with Cam, and I really need to start reading more NA. Right now I'm reading The Three, but I think that’s going to be put on my DNF pile, its really not what I expected.


I'm not completely sure I know what's happened this week.. There was a few naughty meals consumed, there was a lot of restless and disturbed sleep, weird waking up early mornings, and quite a big loss in my life. Nobody has died mind, I don't want you all worrying, there's just been a lot of BIG changes occurring this week and it's felt a little weird. I'm torn in a crossfire between wanting to furiously read and blog, but I just can't seem to muster enough umph, and it's not that I'm in a slump, I think life's just kicked me hard and it's taking a while to get back up. I am however, as some of you may have been made aware by my many blog design related questions, in the middle of a new design for BBB and it's.. different. Very different. Hence I'm a little nervous about everyone's reactions, but there's still playing around to be done, so you won't be seeing huge changes for a little while yet.

I haven't read an awful lot either, which is a shame, because I've got some super duper awesome reads for this month and I just want to read them you know? World After and Fire Fall are my main current read, and I'm planning on getting to some much needed e-arcs this month. Hopefully I can get back on track before I totally lose myself. Oh, and guess who's going for a weekend away in Blackpool in September? I AM.

What We Liked This Week:

- Cait talked about talented teen authors
- Lauren shared her no spend april plans
- Asti talked about her love for the villains
- Kelly revealed her new blog design and is throwing giveaways!
- Brittany shared some recommendations for fans of Anna and the French Kiss
- Ginger introduced Letter to my YA self!
- Anya talked about publicists and review copies
- Jeann asked: do fantastic endings save books?
- Jeann and Zoey both reviewed The Naturals and made Amanda a happy blogger!
- Amber talked about what makes a great story
- Gillian talked about when the last book ruins everything!

Tell Us What's Been Happening in Your Week!


  1. I seriously need to read some Sanderson! Everyone raves on and on about him! I hope you zoo day's fun! The weather over here has been temperamental as well :/ Crazy rain last night and boiling hot today.

    Ah big changes. Those things are scary. I hope they're not too tough on you and just know that I'm always here! This new design sounds super exciting and I can't wait for you to unveil it :D I think I decided about a week ago, on the whim, that I wanted something new for my blog as well and just went for it hahah! I need to read some arcs actually...sadly, I've already lost myself LOL

    Have a fantastic week, both of you!

    1. Thanks Jess! I think the changes are just hard emotionally you know, and things just continue to change all around me and sometimes you just need a break you know? I'm loving your new look, I think it's beautiful, you should be proud! Maybe we should buddy read at some point, see what happens?<3

  2. Blackpool! I ADORE Blackpool! I go every single year for a few days to go into the theme park and the water park and I have to say it's probably the highlight of my year! I love Jennifer L Armentrout but I still haven't picked up Wait For You and I don't know whats stopping me!

    1. You've made me all excited now Lily! We're doing more of the sightseeing, the Tower and Sea Life, and the lights go on then too, so that's exciting! Good luck for your week lovely!<3

  3. I've got to get caught up on my J Lynn books! I'm so far behind in the Wait for You series. I've been in a bit of a reading slump myself. Hope things get better. And I hope you guys have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. I'm sorry things have been crazy for you Amanda, I too this last week was planning to tackle a few of my e-arcs but have been totally exhausted getting back from work, but this week I hope shall be the week. Stacie I've seen quite a few readers with copies of Remix, I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I hope you ladies have a great week! :)

    1. It's okay Jasprit, things just happen don't they? Just got to carry on with things. I think we've all be suffering the April blues lately, I'm sure we'll all get on them again soon! You too lovely! :)<3

  5. I just finished Wait For You this morning, actually, but I myself was definitely NOT a fan, haha. I'm glad to hear that you found yourself enjoying it, though! And Amanda, I hope things look up for you! I hope you love Fire Fall as much as the rest of the series <3

    1. Thanks Zoey, I'm really loving Fire Fall at the moment, it's fantastic!<3

  6. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS DESIGN. Considering nothing you've ever made has been awful, I have 100% certainty you're going to rock it. x) Also...toootally know what you mean about wanting to blog but also not feeling the motivation. That's me right now. Gah. I want to post, but I'm actually slacking off replying to comments/visiting blogs, which is so ironic considering I posted about the importance of replying to comments last week. >_< *slaps self* ANYWAY. I just finished Stolen Songbird and am probably about to start Dorothy Must Die or Black Ice. Decisions, decisions...

    1. Oooo, that makes me nervous, surely I'm made not-so good things? Eeep! I always slack off comments and I can feel the next four weeks not getting better, gah with life getting in the way! I'd say don't read Black Ice, I DNF'd that myself, weird book.. <3

  7. A lot of these are new to me. I will have to check them out

    I hope you enjoy :) Happy Reading!

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    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  8. Change is definitely scary, Amanda! Sorry to hear life's been giving you a rough time. *hugs*
    I can't wait to hear how Fire Fall is! I need to finish out this series soon!

    1. It's okay Becky, it's something you deal with isn't it? Good luck when you finish the series!<3

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