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    The Birthday book tag

    Good morning bookworms! Happy birthday to me! I did this tag last year on my birthday, and I thought it would be fun to see what has changed!! The original creator of this tag is Antonia @ Always Books. Thanks Antonia, I hope you had a good birthday last month!! Also, we’re definitely using the cupcake dividers today!! BIRTHDAY CAKE A book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway 2019 answer: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 2020 answer: The only book that I have loved…

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    Top 5… Authors: K-O

    Good evening bookworms! Late again, but this week it’s my fault… Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is authors from K-O, which is a continuation from last week’s topic! 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 (although you can bet that Maggie Stiefvater will be in the S spot)! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the…

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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 at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up! Books that weren’t…

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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…

  • 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 and that ‘Princess’ Harper of Disi is nothing but a fraud. GREY has fled the castle carrying a terrible secret. When he is discovered by soldiers and returned to Ironrose…

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    NCIS LA book tag

    Good morning bookworms! Well, we’re less than a week from Christmas and this year has just FLOWN by. I’m so ridiculously behind on tags at the moment that I think I’m going to have to schedule a day of the week for them for catching up next year!! However, today’s tag is brought to us by the amazing Clo @ Cuppa Clo. Clo and I both love NCIS LA and when she said she was creating a tag for it, I basically squeeeeeed with joy, jumped up and down, and…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #7

    Good morning bookworms! I was tagged by Ruqs @ Many Things Bookish to for the Sunshine Blogger Award in April. OMG Ruqs, I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you!! 💕 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 it by commenting on one of their blog posts. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #6

    Good morning bookworms! I was tagged by Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties to for the Sunshine Blogger Award back in April (sorry Siobhan!). If you haven’t checked out her blog, you really should! It’s filled with the most delightful reviews of some great books, tags and challenges. It’s really just a lot of fun! 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 it…

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    2019 Mid-year freak out!

    Good evening bookworms! A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Shanah @ The Bionic Bookworm tagged me to do the mid-year freak out book tag. And I’m late to the party because I seem to be late at everything lately… Also, I’ve seen a couple of different variations of this one, so I’ve merged them because I like answering lots of questions. How much have you read? According to Goodreads, I have read 58 books, which must mean that I have actually read 59 as I did read a sneaky beta…

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    Top 5… A, B, C, D, E

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Yesterday’s Top 5 Tuesday post was ‘A, B, C, D, E’, and I am so disappointed that my scheduler didn’t post that I am correcting this now! Also, I’m sure it’s still Tuesday somewhere in the world!! 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 that are coming up! OK, A is for Abandon by Meg Cabot. If you haven’t read this,…

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    Top 5… fantasy… this year

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘fantasy’, however, given my top 10 faves of all time was 90% fantasy, I’m going to mix it up a little and give you my top 5 fantasy books THIS YEAR. Which really, should be a pretty short list given my complete contemporary / romance binge I’ve been on lately. 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…

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    March '19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms! As per normal, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail (online purchases that arrived), and book purchases (ebooks and in-store). Unfortunately (for my bank account) my mini slump did not cross over into the purchasing of books… I bought a lot this month. I apologise in advance for that if anyone is frustrated by my spending. I can only say that I’m in my 30’s and have a well paying job. I do run giveaways on my Instagram twice per year to share…

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    Top 5… book spines

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘book spines’. 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 we have coming up! As Book Depository doesn’t have pictures of book spines on record, you only get one photo and more text than is reasonable you can poke a stick at today. Huzzah! Uhhhh… So, I’m finding this really hard! To be honest I don’t really…

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    Top 5… Gryffindors

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Gryffindor’ (it’ll all make sense in a minute. 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 we have coming up! In the words of Shanah, let me explain how this one works: For each week of the month of February, we will be doing a different Hogwarts house! Each Hogwarts house is uniquely different in their traits…

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    January '19 wrap-up and February TBR

    Good morning bookworms! So… it is at this point in time that I realise that 11 challenges is going to create a SUPER LONG monthly wrap-up post. How did this not occur to me until now? What I am going to trial this month is my usual monthly wrap-up (and TBR) post, and then a secondary challenges progress post (coming out soon). Let’s see how long this lasts for! January wrap-up I had a stellar reading month, despite travelling a LOT. In fact, I’m going to give you some small…

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    ABC Book Challenge: C

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B Please keep in mind that books that literally start with ‘A’, ‘An’ or ‘The’ will be posted in the group of the second word, as per the A-Z Reading Challenge, and my entire movie collection. Without any further ado, let’s continue with the letter C. (Sorry, I couldn’t help the waffle choice, as Crooked Kingdom is on this list!) Books that I LOVE that start with the letter C The Caged Queen…

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    January ’19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms! As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail (online purchases that arrived), and book purchases (ebooks and in-store), PLUS because I received some gorgeous things in the mail, I’ve added another section ‘Other bookish items’. January book boxes I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. Here is what arrived in January (including those pesky December leftovers): Owlcrate’s January theme was Magical Artifacts, and the book was The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (normal cover below – apologies, I…

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    Top 5… badass females

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘bad ass females’. 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 we have coming up! Oh man!! This week is going to be FAR less controversial than last week!! However, shout out to every single one of you who commented and agreed that BBC versions of things are amaze. (Because it’s true and you’re right!) On to…