• Banner: The Stuck at Home tag. Drawing of a bookshelf in the background with a black cat sitting on it.

    The Stuck at Home tag

    Good morning bookworms!! I’m kind of excited about today, because I have not done a TAG in ages!! Like, literal months. *tries to find the last tag I did… gives up after scrolling for ever…* And this one is so great!! HUGE thanks to Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. for tagging me in this!! 💕 I’ve got a couple more coming soon, and one I’m really excited about!!! So let’s just get stuck into this one!! Rules Thank the person who nominated you Answer all the questions down below…

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    WWW Wednesday – 20 May 2020

    Good morning bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words (to be updated when Sam posts), where you answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? SYMBOLS Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary 🚀 sci-fi 🏰 historical fiction ❤️ romance 🔍 crime / mystery 🤡 thriller 🎀 classic 🌿 non-fiction 🗣 own voices 🏳️‍🌈 queer ♿️ disability rep 🧘‍♀️ YA 🧸 MG…

  • Book review: The Switch by Beth O'Leary

    The Switch – Beth O’Leary

    Release date: 28 April 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Switch blurb: On a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, Leena escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty.  She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen… A life swap seems the perfect solution. But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the annoyingly perfect – and distractingly handsome –…

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    WWW Wednesday – 13 May 2020

    Good evening bookworms! Yes… good ‘evening’… For some unknown reason (because it’s not like I’m not working every day), I have lost the ability to figure out which day is which, and so I have subsequently missed Top 5 Tuesday and almost WWW Wednesday this week. This is what happens when you don’t schedule your posts, friends!! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, where you answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently…

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    April ’20 wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! April… jeez… I’m glad that’s over!! The world is still in isolation… Am I doing anything productive?? Not really!! Let’s talk about what happened last month… I survived the O.W.L.s, and managed to hit all the prompts I needed in order to go for the careers I want for my N.E.W.T.s!! I almost missed Potions because I couldn’t find a book under 150 pages – and at the last hour (literally between 11pm and midnight on 30 April) I just decided to reread a comic. But I…

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    WWW Wednesday – 6 May 2020

    Good morning bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words (to be updated when Sam posts), where you answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Thankfully O.W.L.s are over, so we have a bit more capacity in terms of a flexible TBR. (hahahahahaha, like I ever stick to my TBR…) Also, I’ve added the Of Wonderland book club back into the symbols. The theme for…

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    Top 5… cute romances

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is cute romances! Honestly, this topic warms my cold, little soul. Partially because it’s now post-ANZAC day here and so it went from 20º days to 7º days in the span of a week, and partially because I have been reading so many adorable romance stories to keep me sane lately!! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the…

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    April ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! I would also just like to say that after last month’s crazy, we’re back to a much more reasonable number of books!! (And fingers crossed for a more reasonable blogging and reading schedule…) Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review copies (book mail and digital) * Not counting Kindle Unlimited And, little icons as follows: Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary ☄️ sci-fi 🏰 historical fiction…

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    May ’20 TBR

    Good morning bookworms! How are we already a third of the way through the year? I feel like 2020 has taken about 39 seconds, but also 6 years. I have aged 13 years since being at home. All. The. TIME. However, I can’t shouldn’t complain too much, because I know I am fortunate to still have a job – I think I would just like to take a few days off from said job and lie on the couch and read a book. Or make my new home office feel…

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    WWW Wednesday – 29 April 2020

    Good afternoon bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, where you answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? So, I’ve had a WEEK since last Thursday. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything since my last update. It’s not intentional. I just haven’t had time to do anything because life and work continue to slowly kill me. I did make time to…

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    WWW… Thursday? – 23 April 2020

    Good afternoon bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, where you answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? However, as you might have noticed, it’s currently Thursday on this side of the international date line. I delayed this post because yesterday I was still hosting BE Spring (click here to see my post where I scream about all a lot of the books that…

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    BE Spring ’20: It’s Mandrake Potting Time!

    Good afternoon bookworms! Yup, time to herd all those screaming baby mandrakes back to the potting shed so we can put them in bigger pots to help them grow big and strong! Don’t forget your earmuffs! This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organised by Sam & Clo! Today’s post, “It’s Mandrake Potting Time” is hosted by me! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: Time for all those baby mandrakes to be repotted so they can grow…