By: Melanie | April 28, 2013 | (9) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was inspired by Kimba’s The Sunday Post @ the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

This is a weekly newsletter and will be posted usually on Sundays.
This is not really a newsletter, I only say that to make me sound sophisticated


Hello book nerds!! I do feel extremely accomplished today as I have altered and added a bunch of fancy pants widgets on my blog. Being a procrastinator, this means A LOT to me as I am naturally an unproductive person.
Here’s what has been changed/added/removed:
– Removed my Instagram widget
– Added my ‘recent instagrams’ widget
– Shortened my blog archive widget because it was WAYYY too long
– Professionalised all my widgets to the centre
– Fixed up my ‘Midnight Weekly’ widget so it includes a synopsis (took me so long to do!)
– Added more things to put in this ‘newsletter’ to make it more like a ‘newsletter’
– About to make a new page on my ‘features of my blog’
See! I was productive today!!!
And something I was also very proud of that I went on a Netgalley/Edelweiss hiatus. That basically means I didn’t request a SINGLE BOOK for two weeks. Yes, I know… I am so good at restricting myself but inside…. this is me….
Book of the Week:
The Book of the Week can be anything from; my most anticipated new release, my favourite book I’ve read etc…
Nothing beats Dare You To By Katie McGarry as one of the most anticipated contemporary releases this year. I read it some time ago and I simply adored it! The reason why I chose this book is because I am going to be interviewing Katie McGarry soon (hopefully I can post it this week) along with a ARC of it as well!!!
Coming Soon over the week:

– Review of The End Games By T. Michael Martin
– Review of Etiquette & Espionage By Gail Carriger
– Review of Between the Lives By Jessica Shirvington
Interview and giveaway with Katie McGarry
– Teaser Tuesday (12)
– Between the Lives Tour Stop

 Reviews on the blog last week:

Received books:


Beta By Rachel Cohn
Altered By Jennifer Rush
Article 5 By Kristen Simmons

For tour

Stripped By Brooklyn Skye


(They’re like… on a awkward angle… oh well)
 Eon and Eona By Alison Goodman
Big thanks to my library, YA Bound and Emily for these awesome books!
Current Giveaways:
Upcoming Giveaways:
Dare You To By Katie McGarry ARC
Between the Lives By Jessica Shirvington
Giveaways to Enter:
These giveaways are not hosted by YMR, these are simply giveaways that I thought were really cool, my friends are hosting it, or you sent me a DM via Twitter or emailed me about it. If you hare hosting a giveaway, contact me and I’ll be more than happy to included it!
Xpresso Reads
Bloggers searching for co-bloggers:
I am just being awesome by informing you guys about people who are looking for associate/ co bloggers. If you are searching for one, these are my sugestions!  Contact me through Twitter or email if you want your name and blog to be featured next week.
Question of the Week:

Do you prefer to buy books or borrow books first, then buy them if you enjoy it? Or do you buy them blindly or just borrow them?

I am rather the girl who borrows the book first, then buys it if I really enjoyed it. Quite frankly, that doesn’t work as I’m constantly buying books even if I’m not 100% definite that I’ll love it. What about you guys???

Comment below and share your links to whatever you posted on the weekend, I’d love to know!!

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Owner (and crazy nut) at YA Midnight Reads
Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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9 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (7)

  1. Brandon Ax says:

    Love all the new stuff, keep up the good work.

  2. Stephanie B says:

    Naturally unproductive? *shakes head* Silly. Loved the news letter! I’m the type of person who tends to buy books instead of borrowing them.

  3. Someone should force me to stay to heck away from Edelweiss and Netgalley. I have enough physical copies, but I can’t seem to help myself. 🙁
    And you HAVE been productive, congrats! Good for you!
    I really liked Dare You To. I had a few issues with it, to be honest, but nothing major.

    • Melanie says:

      *removes computer from Maja* Nah, I only just managed to keep away, I actually wheat crazy this morning and just requested any book that I had seen before… You could say I’m a bit weird.

  4. Claire Kim says:

    Ahaha…I enjoy borrowing books because I’m such a scrooge with money… ^^’

  5. I’m very interested in Beta! This book sounds right up my alley 😀

    Happy reading!

  6. Amelia K says:

    Love the new stuff! And go you, FINALLY doing something better than just sitting there like a clueless mad chick ^.<

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