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    July ’20 TBR: Pop Culture Readathon

    Good morning bookworms! So… this is a bit late, but there’s a reason for it. I completely forgot that I had intended on doing the Pop Culture Readathon this month. And because I forgot, my plan was to just reread the Mortal Instruments (which I have almost totally forgotten because the TV series has stolen what actually happened from my mind, and also it’s been YEARS – like, at least 6 – since I’ve read them), and then finally start get a start on the 10,000 other Shadowhunter books I…

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    May ’20 wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! 2020 has been a time. One of my friends was joking that she and her sister are going to make a tour band style t-shirt for 2020, but instead of concerts, it’s just going to be all the shit that is going on in the world this year against each month. I imagine it’s going to look something like this: January | Bushfires February | Floods March | Global pandemic April | Isolation May | Murder hornets

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    June ’20 TBR

    Good morning bookworms! Look, I’ll be honest. I don’t even know HOW we are at the end of May already. There’s clearly some faulty timer or something else gone wrong with 2020, you know, as well as all the other stuff that’s gone wrong with this year… Anyway, separate from my big monthly wrap up that’s coming sometime next week, I’d just like to announce that I read TWO books on the May TBR – and that’s pretty good for me!! πŸ˜‚ It’s basically a victory, so let’s see if…

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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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    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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    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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    February ’20 wrap up and March TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the monthly wrap-up! During January… I got sick and had 2 migraines (new record). I also didn’t read anything for 11 days. That’s a pretty good record. Reading though? I read 6 books… which is the equal lowest number of books read per month in the last two years. (June 2019 was also 6 books!) Also, two of the books that I finished were even on my TBR for February, so I basically won because that never happens! However, I’m trying not to beat…

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    January ’20 wrap up and February TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the monthly wrap-up for January! During January I read 9 books. Which was totally fine, unless you look at my reading pattern, which was kind of a joke!! (Week 1: nothing, week 2: 7 ebooks, week 3: 1 audiobook, week 4: nothing, last 4 days of month: 1 physical book.) I was kind of all over the place with our renovations and family stuff and we had a big BBQ at our place and the fires – I mean, the fires are still going……

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    2019 WRAP-UP!!

    Good afternoon bookworms! Ahhh… the dreaded annual wrap-up. I mean, it’s not really “dreaded”… it just takes me ages to write and so I procrastinate it forever. Except, this year I was pretty good at keeping my spreadsheets up to date, so *hopefully* this won’t be as terrible as my brain is making it out to be!!* PS: This is going to be another long post, so apologies in advance! * Spoiler, it was just as bad as last year!! I did NOT fill out that spreadsheet as well as…

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    December ’19 wrap up and January TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the final monthly wrap-up for 2019, the December wrap-up! During December I read an excessive amount of books. For me. A grand total of 18 books, which is definitely my highest monthly total for the year!! This mostly had to do with Sam @ Fictionally Sam’s Mrs Claus’ Readathon, but also probably to do with the sheer number of romance novels I devoured (why can’t I read fantasy this quickly?!*). Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover Masterson Lisa Lang Blakeney The Fixer #1…

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    November ’19 wrap up and December TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the November wrap-up! During November I read a very reasonable 10 books. Honestly it feels like that long ago I can barely remember it… but we are almost nearly halfway through December, so I imagine that it did happen! Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover Against the Rules Laura Heffernan Gamer Girls #2 eBook via Netgalley 3.5 Make Your Move Laura Heffernan Gamer Girls #3 eBook via Netgalley 3 Serpent & Dove Shelby Mahurin Serpent & Dove #1 Hardcover 5 The Last of…

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    October ’19 wrap up

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the October wrap-up! During October I read 13 books – which is an appropriately spooky number!! I also finally read the remainder of the Bloodlines series, and I think I loved it more than Vampire Academy… I just, love Sydrian so much!! 😍 (Also, I don’t know if “Sydrian” is a thing, but I’m making it a thing…) Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover The Summer Palace C. S. Pacat Captive Prince 3.5 Paperback 4.5 Going Off Script Jen Wilde Hardcover 4 A Study…

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    September '19 wrap up, Bookending Autumn, and finally doing my NEWTs!

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the September wrap-up! During September I read 8 books, and finished some series, which, is basically unfathomable. I think I’m still in shock that the Nevernight Chronicle is truly over. However, they were all really great books!! Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover Godsgrave Jay Kristoff The Nevernight Chronicle #2 Paperback 5 Darkdawn Jay Kristoff The Nevernight Chronicle #3 Paperback 4.5 Heartstopper Vol 2 Alice Oseman Heartstopper #2 Graphic Novel 5 99 Percent Mine Sally Thorne Paperback 4.5 Permanent Record Mary H. K.…

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    August '19 wrap up and Sequel September

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the August wrap-up! So, I read 7 books in August, which was not too bad. I did get through five ARCs, so ARC August wasn’t a complete loss!! BUT, the biggest challenge of the month came when I realised that Darkdawn was being released early in Australia, so I did drop everything to reread the first two books… Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover Bloodlines Richelle Mead Bloodlines #1 Paperback 4 The Bride Test (ARC) Helen Hoang The Kiss Quotient #2 Paperback 5…

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    July '19 wrap up and ARC August

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the July wrap-up! So, I read 9 books in July, which was great!! The Reading Rush definitely helped as I pushed FOUR books over the line that week. Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover Call It What You Want Brigid Kemmerer Paperback 4.5 Memento Amie Kaufman and Jay […]

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    June '19 wrap up

    Good morning bookworms! OMG how are we in the second half of 2019 already?! So, I read 6 books in June (well, I DNF’ed 2, so I guess I only read 4?), and I’m trying very hard not to beat myself up for it. which is definitely my smallest monthly count for this year so far. However, I got through some review books, and that’s the main thing… (well, I’ve also already read 4 books in July, so I think I’m definitely coming up the other side of the slump!!)…

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    May '19 wrap up

    Good morning bookworms! Is it just me, or is this year going crazy-fast?! May wrap-up So, I read 7 books in May, which is definitely my smallest monthly count for this year so far. I am still having a crazy fantasy-slump… so I decided to read a lot of enemies-to-lovers contemporary / romance books to combat it! Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) *secret beta read* Shhh It is a sequel!! eBook 5 The Big Kahuna Janet Evanovich Fox and O’Hare #5 Paperback 3.5 Small Kingdoms and Other Stories Charlaine…