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

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    October 2022 book haul

    Hello friends!! Welcome to the October 2022 book haul!! A post where I talk about all the books that I bought and received in the previous month. You know, October was looking like a pretty good month. I had only received six physical books between review copies, book boxes and some light online shopping. And then on Friday 29 October,…

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    December 2022 TBR

    Hello friends!! Well, it’s finally happened. For the first time since I joined Goodreads (in 2013), it’s looking like I won’t hit my Goodreads goal. So, I’m making a December 2022 TBR (or really end of year as I do still have 4 days of November). I need to get my game face on. And that’s not even thinking about…

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    September 2022 book haul

    Hello friends!! Welcome to the September 2022 book haul!! A post where I talk about all the books that I bought and received in the previous month. We’re sitting at an amazingly low FOUR physical books for September, which is miles ahead of the 10 books in August AND the 17 books in July. However… I may have gone overboard…

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    August 2022 book haul

    Hello friends!! Welcome to the August 2022 book haul!! A post where I talk about all the books that I bought and received in the previous month. We’re sitting at a delightfully low 10 books for August, which is at least much better than the 17 books in July. Still not great, but, progress is still progress!! This year there…

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    2022 mid year book tag

    Hello friends!! Welcome to the 2022 edition of the mid year book tag. We sometimes call it the mid-year freak out… but that implies I only freak out at mid-year. Which is categorically untrue. So, I’m now calling it a book tag. The mid year book (freak out) tag was created by Ellie (EarlGreyBooks) and Chami (formerly at ReadLikeWildfire). The…

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    July 2022 book haul

    Hello friends!! Welcome to the July 2022 book haul!! A post where I talk about all the books that I bought and received in the previous month. Where in June we had a delightfully low four books added to my TBR… July is essentially the opposite. July usually ends up being a high-intake month for books, as my birthday is…

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    June 2022 book haul

    Hello friends!! Welcome to the June 2022 book haul!! A post where I talk about all the books that I bought and received in the previous month. June was… surprisingly low in book count ― which is awesome. Because I also didn’t read that many books. I started the month off strong, and then, well, life happened ― as it…

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    May 2022 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the May 2022 book haul!! A monthly post where I talk about all the books that I hauled in the previous month. Well friends, my plan was to catch up on all the blogging I missed in May last weekend. Unfortunately that plan went out the window when I ended up in hospital for salmonella food…

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    June 2022 TBR

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the June 2022 TBR post!! A monthly post where I talk about all the books that I plan to read in the next month. Well, the year was going pretty well until I tried to read The Atlas Six, and then I fell off the reading wagon… FAIL. And then… well, I guess I just kind of…

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    April 2022 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the April 2022 book haul!! A monthly post where I talk about all the books that I hauled in the previous month. This year there won’t be any shaming for buying excess than my haul goals. In saying that, my haul goals this year are to only buy books I will read immediately, so that’s a…

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    May 2022 TBR

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the May 2022 TBR post!! A monthly post where I talk about all the books that I plan to read in the next month. I’m actually quite impressed with myself at the moment. I read ALL of the books from my April TBR, bar 160 pages of Edward Cullen’s mindless drivel, which I will finish at…

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    All the books Isaac reads in Heartstopper

    Hello bookworms!! I am addicted to the tv adaptation that is Heartstopper. In the week (and two days) since it has been out, I’ve watched it three times. While I have been on holidays with very little internet. So today I wanted to share all the books that Isaac reads in Heartstopper. If you haven’t seen the show yet, you…

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    January 2022 wrap up

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the January 2o22 wrap up. Yes, January. Which ended 3 months ago. In fact, you might have noticed that I haven’t done a single wrap up so far this year. (Then again, you might not have.) You see, to go with this new year of blogging, I’ve been thinking about how I want my wrap ups…

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    Books I’m scared to reread

    Hello bookworms!! Today I want to talk about books that I absolutely adored, but I’m scared to reread them. I know you know the books I’m talking about. You probably read them YEARS ago. And you loved them with your whole heart. But, you also acknowledge that you’ve grown as a reader. And, they likely haven’t aged well. You might…

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    March 2022 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the March 2022 book haul!! A monthly post where I talk about all the books that I hauled in the previous month. This year there won’t be any shaming for buying excess than my haul goals. In saying that, my haul goals this year are to only buy books I will read immediately, so that’s a…

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    April 2022 TBR

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the April 2022 TBR post!! A monthly post where I talk about all the books that I plan to read in the next month. You may have noticed that I didn’t write a TBR for March. That’s because all the books I thought I would read in February (but didn’t) then got bumped to March. And…

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    February 2022 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the February 2022 book haul!! A monthly post where I talk about all the books that I hauled in the previous month. This year, we’re doing things slightly differently. And by ‘differently’ I mean there won’t be any shaming for buying excess than my haul goals. And I did decide to reformat the post… But also,…

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    The reality cooking show trope

    Hello bookworms!! Today I wanted to talk about an oddly specific trope I’ve been reading lately. Namely, the reality cooking show trope.   Maybe ‘tropes’ is the wrong word, but it feels like I’ve been adding new favourites to a list that already includes “enemies to lovers” and “there’s only one bed”. So, tropes is the word we’re going with.…

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    February 2022 TBR

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the February 2022 TBR post. You know… sticking to my January TBR wasn’t quite as awful as I thought it would be. I did have to switch it up a bit when I added in the Pondathon, and I definitely won’t hit ONE of the books, but I think I will squeeze my second last one…

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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…

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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…