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    BE Spring ’20: A Kind Word is Like a Spring Day

    Good afternoon bookworms! I’m weirdly excited for this post!! This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organised by Sam & Clo! Today’s post, “A Kind Word is Like a Spring Day” is hosted by me! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: As the saying goes “A kind word is like a spring day”, and let’s be honest, we all need some spring days at the moment!! Share some love around – tell us about the bloggers who…

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    BE Spring ’20: 50 Shades of Green

    Good afternoon bookworms! I heard someone ask for more Bookending Spring… so I am here to deliver! Just like your local florist (if your local florist is delivering you virtual lists of books…?) This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organised by Sam & Clo! Today’s post, “50 shades of green” is hosted by me! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: Green is the colour of spring, so let’s talk about your favourite green books you’ve read,…

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    WWW Wednesday – 15 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? I’m currently doing my OWLs (as per my TBR post)… and I finally read some books!! It’s so exciting!! Things to report!! Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary 🛸 sci-fi 🏰 historical fiction ❤️ romance 🔍 crime / mystery 🤡 thriller 🎀…

  • Book review: The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord

    The Map From Here to There – Emery Lord

    Release date: 5 March 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Map From Here to There (The Start of Me and You, #2) blurb: Paige Hancock is finally living her best life. She has everything she needs: 💖 Great friends (core four forever) 💖 A boyfriend who totally gets her (even if Max is in Italy all summer long) 💖 A fun cinema job (spilled nacho cheese and weird tuxedo aside) But her last year in high school is approaching fast, and with it, come Big Decisions. Weighing up…

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    BE Spring ’20: Knock Offs

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for BookEnding Spring 2020!! (I mean technically it started like a week ago… but I was in a mini life slump… but aren’t we all?) But I’m here now and ready to go! This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organised by Sam & Clo! Today’s post, “Knock Offs” is hosted by our host Sam @ Fictionally Sam! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Sam’s post! Prompt Explanation: Old books creating cobwebs and dust on your…

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    WWW Wednesday – 8 April 2020

    Good morning bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words (to be updated once 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? I’m currently doing my OWLs (as per my TBR post)… but… I haven’t really read anything yet this month. I’m hoping that I spend the Easter long weekend just curled up with a pile of books so I can tick…

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    Top 5… sanity savers!

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘sanity savers – things I’m enjoying while in isolation!’ Because so help me, I am starting to lose my mind… In saying that, today is day number… twenty-six that I have been in isolation. Now, that’s a lot for Australia. We had our first confirmed case in Canberra on 12 March, and I have been in lockdown / isolation / quarantine (whatever you want to call it) since Friday 13 March. Why? Because I am immunosuppressed. My immune system does this super…

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    March ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! Also… cast your mind back to the start of the year when I said I wanted to keep my hauls under 10 books per month? cough Ummm… you see, that really didn’t happen last month. I think I went crazy. I’m not even sure what happened. Maybe it was like an out of body experience? As per the new prettiness of the blog, book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review…

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    March ’20 wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! Let’s talk about March… ooof. I am telling you, someone needs to pull the plug on 2020 and let’s just restart this year, because between fire, floods and worldwide pandemic, I am done with 2020, and we’re only one quarter through. On a happier note, let’s talk about all the GOOD things from last month.   I read, a surprising, 9 books in March. Now, I know 9 isn’t normally a surprising number for me; however, up until the 28th of March I had only finished 5…

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    O.W.L.s read-a-thon TBR 2020

    Good morning book wizards and witches! IT’S O.WL.s TIME AGAIN!!! If you don’t know what O.W.L.s are then… you should read Harry Potter. OR you can watch Gintare’s video on YouTube about it!! But, very basically, Gintare (@BookRoast) runs a bi-annual read-a-thon based on the fifth and seventh year wizarding tests at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) are the fifth year tests, and in April we read a bunch of books that correspond to prompts the Gintare changes each year. The aim is to pick…

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    Top 11?… Authors: P-Z

    Good morning bookworms! Yes, I know, it’s supposed to be a Top 5, but this week had 6 letters (U-Z) AND I’m playing catch up with last week’s letters (P-T) because the blog was doing its 72 hour transfer to self-hosting thing, so I missed it!! As I mentioned before, I’m also going to try and not do the obvious choices for letters (there won’t be any Jay Kristoff’s or Holly Black’s on my list) so long as I can find someone else! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the…

  • Havenfall by Sara Holland

    Havenfall – Sara Holland

    Release date: 3 March 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Havenfall (Havenfall, #1) blurb: Maddie Morrow knows that Havenfall is more than it seems. Beneath the beautiful sprawling Inn lie the hidden gateways to three ancient realms: Byrn, Fiordenkill and Solaria. Maddie’s destiny is here, rooted in her family’s promise to protect the fragile alliance between the worlds. But when a brutal murder shatters the peace and someone she loves stands accused, Maddie must step forward to protect the place – and the people – she cares for most.…