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All the other bookish things that aren't book reviews or weekly prompts!

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    12 in 12 and Pondathon II

    Hello bookworms!! Today I’m going to be talking about my 12 in 12 challenge and Pondathon II.  Yes, I know. A week ago I was writing about how I wasn’t going to be doing any more challenges this year except for Goodreads and Beat the Backlist… but I forgot that I had already signed up for 12 in 12 on…

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    2022 challenge sign up

    Good morning bookworms!! Welcome to the 2022 challenge sign up post!! You know, the one where I normally sign up for too many things to achieve and have forgotten all about them by the time we hit April. But this year, I’m planning something different. Because I’ve actually been planning it, and thinking about it, for a while now. Instead…

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    The Wanderlust Book tag

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to today’s post: the The Wanderlust Book tag. Yes, I am still attempting to chase down and tick off my 50+* outstanding tags. Advice: don’t ever let it get this bad!! Almost exactly two years ago (I am 14 days short), our favourite Discworld Librarian, The Orangutan Librarian, tagged me to do The Wanderlust Book tag. And…

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    December 2021 wrap up

    Hello bookworms!! It’s time for the December 2021 wrap up. It is finally 2022!! I mean, it’s been 2022 for like a week now, but YAY!! This is (the first of my many) final wrap ups of 2021. THANK GOODNESS. I mean, I’m not convinced that 2022 will be any better than 2021, but I can still be hopeful for…

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    December 2021 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the December 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal. In case you aren’t aware (which, fair, because I never made an announcement post, although I do mention this every month — and I WILL be…

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    January 2022 TBR

    Hello bookworms!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Welcome to the January 2022 TBR post. Yes, I know what you’re thinking (maybe). I am terrible at sticking to TBRs. But, the aim for 2022 is to turn over a new leaf and try sticking to them. Because the very few times I actually tried sticking it, it… wasn’t awful? So, I’m trying. However,…

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    November 2021 wrap up

    Hello bookworms!! It’s time for the November 2021 wrap up. I don’t know about you, but when I started writing this back in early December, I felt stuck in this weird “How the hell is it almost 2022? I’m still writing 2020 on things”, but also being “Geez, can we just skip to 2022 already because I am so done…

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    My favourite blogging memories tag

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to today’s post: the My Favourite Blogging Memories tag. It’s tag central over heer at the moment while I try and lower the insane amount of tags I haven’t done yet. But, good news!! We’re officially under 50 now*, so that’s nice!! 😅 Huge thanks to the gorgeous Laura at The Book Corps for creating this tag,…

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    Naughty or Nice book tag V2

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to today’s post: the Naughty or Nice book tag V2. V2? You ask. Yes, V2. I originally did the Naughty or Nice book tag in 2018, and … my answers haven’t actually changed. The gorgeous Bookish Luna then tagged me to do this again in 2019, and it has sat on my tag list ever since. So,…

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    November 2021 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the November 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal. November is definitely the worth month on record for 2021. I *may* have gone slightly overboard with black Friday sales. But honestly, I don’t regret it.…

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    December 2021 TBR

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the December 2021 TBR post. I know what you’re thinking (maybe). Why even bother to write a TBR if I never stick to it?? I used to ask myself this ALL the time. Except, I kind of almost stuck to it in November. Trust me, I am just as surprised as you. Is it possible I…

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    The Ultimate Recommendations tag

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to me attempting to catch up on the 50 tags I *still* haven’t done!! With today’s post: the Ultimate Recommendations tag. I was tagged to do this by the very lovely Destiny @ Howling Libraries… ummm… two years ago?! (I think this is part of me not quite believing we’re in 2021. Yes, let’s blame me being…

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    October 2021 wrap up

    Hello bookworms!! It’s time for the October 2021 wrap up. WOOT!! October was a time. I was so ready to post all of the things… and then… my blog broke. It BROKE. I was staring at an <error 500> message for a whole day thinking “what does this even mean?!”. Then I contacted my blog’s server host and they couldn’t…

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    October 2021 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the October 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal. And October was an interesting month… Because I read 13 books and I hauled 13 books. I had a bunch of preorders come in, which I…

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    November 2021 TBR

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the November 2021 TBR post. Now, I know that it’s unusual for me to write a TBR. You know, especially because I never stick to them… (Remember in March when I wrote a TBR for Middle Grade March and then only read smutty romance on Kindle Unlimited? No? Oh… me neither… 😳👀) Well, Gintare, who used…

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    Author interview with Lyndall Clipstone

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to today’s post, where I get to share a very auspicious occasion with you — an author interview with Lyndall Clipstone, who is the debut Aussie author of Lakesedge. Lakesedge is a gothic-inspired fantasy YA novel that came out in September (August in Australia), but is PERFECT for the spooky season. If you would like to see my…

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    September 2021 wrap up

    Hello bookworms!! It’s time for the September 2021 wrap up. FINALLY!! Remember how we were catching up on things?? And it was all going so well?? And then I somehow broke my blog, and couldn’t post for over a week because I couldn’t even access it?? Yeah. That was a time. So, it looks like I did jinx myself. But…

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    July-August 2021 wrap up

    Hello bookworms!! It’s time for the July-August 2021 wrap up. Because we are finally catching up on things!! YAAAAAAY!! (Oh, I seriously hope that sentence doesn’t come back to jinx me…) Unfortunately I actually spoiled August’s big news in the May-June wrap up when I told you that I got a new job… Which is unfortunate since I also stopped…

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    Books inspired by Slavic lore

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to a post that I have been wanting to write for a very long time: Books inspired by Slavic lore. I know this may seem like a super random topic, but hear me out. A few weeks ago we did a Top 5 Tuesday topic called top 5 retellings. As you may know, retellings are one of…

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    This or that tag

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to me attempting to catch up on the 51 tags I haven’t done!! With today’s post: the this or that tag. I was tagged to do this THREE times in 2020. Which, scarily, is not the largest number of times I’ve been tagged to do a post. Oops?! So, huge thanks to the following amazing bloggers for…

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    September 2021 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the September 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal. Or at least I did in July and August anyway. I was clearly feeling so confident and pleased with my last two hauls that I decided to…

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    2021 mid-year freak out

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the (very late) 2021 mid-year freak out tag. I do normally post this in early July (I’m a stickler that July 2 is the midpoint of the calendar year), but July got away from me, and then so did August, and September. So, you’re getting it in in October. But rest assured, I haven’t added anything…

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    May-June 2021 wrap up

    Hello bookworms!! It’s time for the May-June 2021 wrap up. Hahahaha, honestly, I would not even be surprised if you think I’ve incorrectly titled this post. Because it is many, many months late. After May’s epic organisation (which lasted for a whole two weeks), we’re back to being super late with everything… And I do mean SUPER late. To be…

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    15 books that I’m currently reading

    Hello bookworms!! Today I want to address the chaos that is my life, and the 15 books that I’m currently reading. PLEASE SEND HELP. I mean, who even knows how these things happen. I certainly don’t, and I’m living it. But more than that, I want to look at each of the books I’m “currently reading” and decide once and…