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    Top 5… books with disability

    Hello bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! This coming Thursday (or 3 December) is International Day of People with Disability (aka IDPwD). And to celebrate, today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books with disability. I really wanted to highlight this day because it’s something very close to my heart. Partly because I have family, friends and colleagues with disability. And partly because…

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    Top 5 Tuesday – December 2020 topics

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the December 2020 Top 5 Tuesday topics!! November has been interesting… I thought I was catching up on life when I had a break from work in October… Then life exploded in November. It was a time. So, December topics!! We are in the final month of 2020!! Countdown time!! This month is full of wrap…

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    October 2020 wrap-up

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the October 2020 wrap-up!! Yes, I am posting this 2 days before the end of November, because I have been trash this month. Like more so than usual… what the hell is even happening?! Honestly, I barely even remember what happened last week, let alone a month ago, so be prepared for a wild ride of…

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    Top 5… recommendations from friends

    Hello bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 recommendations from friends. Yes, this week I want to shout out our long-suffering friends who are constantly screaming at us to read books that they love. These friends are the life-blood of any book lover because they give us someone to scream into the abyss with. They will hold…

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    Julie and the Phantoms bookish tag

    Hello bookworms!! Please excuse me for a moment while I just SCREAM INTO THE ABYSS about what an absolutely perfect show Julie and the Phantoms is.* Julie And The Phantoms GIF from Julieandthephantoms GIFs Yes, I watched this amazing show, not once, but TWICE during October (and once again already in November). I regularly have the soundtrack playing on my…

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    Top 5… books I’m glad I read

    Good morning bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Today is my FOURTH blogging anniversary (according to WordPress who like to track these things). In the last four years I reviewed a lot of books and found some amazing friends. It took me quite some time to figure out what I wanted my blog to be, and then start blogging in earnest (my real…

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    Top 5… books I haven’t read yet

    Good morning bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Welcome to today’s Top 5 Tuesday!! I have to say, this was always one of my least fave topics when Shanah would post it… so of course I had to do it too. I seem to be creating topics that give me the most stress… maybe I can learn to be nicer to myself in…

  • Book review Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

    Instant Karma – Marissa Meyer

    Book review: Instant Karma by Marissa MeyerRelease date: 10 November 2020Goodreads linkBook Depository linkPan MacMillan link for Aussie’sRating Instant Karma blurb: Chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgement on the residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability…

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    October ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! October was slightly out of control, but I’m refusing to take responsibility because I got A LOT of review books last month. Which is great because it means publishers are liking me. But it’s also bad because I now have more review books that I can read for the rest…

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    Top 5… new authors

    Good morning bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Welcome to today’s Top 5 Tuesday!! Also, welcome to November: the months where I hopefully do more than just post Top 5 Tuesday posts… *cough* Let’s not talk about October any more… (except for my haul and wrap-up posts… ok, let’s talk about October some.) This week’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 new authors.…

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    Top 5 Tuesday – November 2020 topics

    Good morning bookworms!! Well… with all the blog post drafting I was doing last week for November, you’d think that I would have scheduled our November ’20 Top 5 Tuesday topics!! I’m kind of at a loss as to why I didn’t?! But, here they are… slightly late. But still in time for Tuesday!! So, November topics!! We’re so close to…

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    Top 5… creepy characters

    Good morning afternoon NIGHT bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Welcome to today’s Top 5 Tuesday!! Aka ‘the one where I am excessively late it’s basically Wednesday!’ This month we have a kind of Halloween theme going on, and today’s topic is top 5 creepy characters. Which I am definitely regretting because I do not read creepy / spooky books. LUCKILY, I have…

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    Top 5… books with witches

    Good morning bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Welcome to today’s Top 5 Tuesday!! This month we have a kind of Halloween theme going on, and today’s topic is top 5 books with witches. Or top 5 witches! Whatever floats your boat. I made this prompt for a tag I created last year for Bookending Autumn, and I just wanted to share it,…

  • Book review: Where I'm Home by Erin Bowlen

    Where I’m Home – Erin Bowlen

    Book review: Where I’m Home by Erin BowlenRelease date: 3 June 2020Goodreads linkBook Depository linkRating Where I’m Home (The Aoife O’Reilly series #2) blurb: It’s been three years since Aoife O’Reilly decided to leave her life in Ballyclara behind. With a new career and a new man in her life, Aoife is seemingly at peace with her choice. However, when…

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    Top 5… books with ghosts 👻

    Good morning bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Welcome to today’s Top 5 Tuesday!! This month we have a kind of Halloween theme going on, and today’s topic is top 5 books with ghosts. Or top 5 ghosts! Whichever you prefer. I don’t read spooky or horror books, so please sit back and get comfortable while I find some fantasy books that have…

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    The Bookish Baking tag

    Good morning bookworms!! IT IS TIME!! Time to start catching up on book tags!! (Also, I apologise for anyone that has tagged me in anything in the last 2 years. That’s how far behind I am… 😅) The lovely Luna @ Bookish Luna tagged me in the Bookish Baking tag back in August!! I might be starting at the wrong…

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    September ’20 wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms!! Welcome to the September 2020 wrap-up!! September is done, so that’s another month checked off for 2020 in this seemingly endless year. And while I’m not American and don’t live in the US, I can’t help but feel that the worst for this year is not over yet. (Yes, I am talking about the upcoming election. Please…

  • Book review: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

    Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall

    Book review: Boyfriend Material by Alexis HallRelease date: 7 July 2020Goodreads linkBook Depository linkRating Boyfriend Material blurb: Wanted:One (fake) boyfriendPractically perfect in every way Luc O’Donnell is tangentially–and reluctantly–famous. His rock star parents split when he was young, and the father he’s never met spent the next twenty years cruising in and out of rehab. Now that his dad’s making…

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    Third quarter challenge check-in!

    Good morning bookworms!! Well… this is a post that I thought would have come earlier in this year. However, 2020 is a slippery beast, and it is now October. I know, right? How in the world did this happen?? This shit-show of a year is three quarters over. Just three months left!! And since we only have three months left,…

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    Top 5… black and orange books

    Good morning bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Welcome to a new month of Top 5 Tuesday!! This month we have a kind of Halloween theme going on, and today’s topic is top 5 black and orange books. I feel like black and orange are Halloween colours. (But also, what do I know? I live in Australia…) Top 5 Tuesday is back!! If…

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    September ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! September was slightly over my limit of 10. But only SLIGHTLY!! So, I feel like I’m getting back on track!! *cough* 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

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    October ’20 TBR

    Good morning bookworms!! So… it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a TBR, and honestly, sometimes I even wonder why I do it, when it is abundantly clear that I very rarely stick to them!! But there are still a couple of books that I want to read before the end of the year (and some review books that…

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    Top 5 Tuesday – October 2020 topics

    Good morning bookworms!! What a week!! I am FINALLY on leave!! And I am so excited!! However, last week’s reading and blogging efforts definitely took a hit, as I was making sure that everything at work was ready for me to take a break, so I worked late every night, and then on Saturday I was basically a potato while…

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    Top 5… fave characters U-Z

    Good morning AFTERNOON bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! We are finally at the end of the alphabet!! Yes, today’s post is some* of my favourite characters!! Yes, we’re looking at my fave ladies, gents, folx and occasional non-human creature, whose names start with the letters U-Z. *Genuinely down to “some” now!! Yes, I’d like to say that this list is much smaller…