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    Top 5… books that didn’t exceed my expectations

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books that exceeded my expectations… but, ahhh, if only I had read further down Shanah’s list than just the topic for the 4th last week… If I had, then last week’s post would have been… this week’s post!! So, instead I’m kind of swapping them around. *cough* Also, I’d like…

  • Book review: A Darker Shade of Magic

    A Darker Shade of Magic – V. E. Schwab

    Release date: 27 February 2015 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) blurb: Kell is one of the last travellers – magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city. There’s Grey London, without magic and ruled by the mad King George III. Red London –…

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    WWW Wednesday – 5 February 2020

    Good morning 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 trying to do the same symbols across the board now, so this is my little…

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    Top 5… books that weren’t what I expected (+ bonus top 5)

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books that weren’t what I expected (in a good way). Plus, as an UNEXPECTED bonus (see what I did there?!) you’re also getting last week’s anticipated books for 2020 because I had drafted it, and forgot to schedule it. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over…

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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…

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    January ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms, and thanks for still being here!! I am back from hiatus and have decided that I might just ease up on myself this year and post a couple of times per week instead of every day. That will likely make some of my goals from last month unachievable, but it’s about putting me first rather than my…

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    WWW Wednesday – 15 January 2020

    Good morning bookworms! No… you’re not crazy. I am on the second day of a hiatus, and this is my second post since the announcement. However, I had mostly written this, as I didn’t post a WWW Wednesday on 8 January, so you’re getting this anyway. (I am FICKLE.) WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking…

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    Top 5… books I need to read in 2020

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is our first one for 2020!! And today’s topic is Top 5 books I need to read in 2020. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics…

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    Life update – mini hiatus

    Good afternoon bookworms This is just a very small post to say that … well, I’m tired! I had all of these grand plans to start 2020 off with a bang, but between the crazy insane hot weather here, the threat of bushfires, and the smoke, I’m feeling a bit stressed at the moment. On top if all of this,…

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    2020 challenges and goals

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome to my rant post where I’ll be discussing all the things I want to accomplish this year, while simultaneously whining about how I signed up for too many things last year, and oh yeah, I still haven’t read a book yet in 2020.* As per 2019, I have signed up to a LOT of challenges for…

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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…

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    2019 challenge wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome to the 2019 challenge wrap-up! I’ll have another post with all my 2020 challenges in together as well. Goodreads Read 120 of 90 books. While I did finish my challenge in October. I finished my secret challenge (of 100 books) in November! (I actually read 122 books this year but Goodreads has erased Memento by Amie…

  • Book Review: A Heart So Fierce and Broken

    A Heart So Fierce and Broken – Brigid Kemmerer

    Release date: 7 January 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Bloomsbury link for Aussie’s Rating A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2) blurb: HARPER has freed Prince Rhen from the curse that almost destroyed his kingdom. But all is not well in Emberfall: rumours are rife that there is a rival heir with a stronger claim to the throne…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #11

    Good morning bookworms! I was tagged by the amazing Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties to do the Sunshine Blogger Award in July… eek!! Let’s get down to it! Rules Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site. Answer the questions. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions. Notify the nominees about…

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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…

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    WWW Wednesday – 1 January 2020

    Good evening bookworms! By now I think most places across the world will have celebrated New Years (maybe not Hawaii). I hope you all had a great start to the year! 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?…

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    December ’19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I’m gonna be honest, it feels kind of weird being New Years at the moment. Our fireworks got canceled a week ago because of the total fire ban in place with all of our bushfires.* We’ve had friends be evacuated from their homes yesterday and a lot of people spent the night at…

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    End of the Year book tag 2019

    Good morning bookworms! Well, it’s New Years Eve in Australia, so it’s time to do an end of year thing. I’m not *quite* ready to do all my wrap-up posts because I plan on finishing at least one more book today (maybe even two!!), so instead I am pinching this tag from the lovely Destiny @ Howling Libraries! Are there…