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    Top 5… Authors: A-E

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is authors from A-E! Yes, it’s a new month-long series. Last year we did book titles, and this year it’s fave authors. I’m so excited!! I shall be doing author surnames. (Because I’m being lazy and that’s how my books are sorted… I knew I changed them back from rainbows for some reason!!) 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…

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    ABC Book Challenge: T

    Good evening bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M N | O | P | Q | R | S #1 | S #2 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. So, without any further ado, let’s continue with the letter T (space theme to go…

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    Book recommendations: Overwatch edition #2

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome back to another edition of… books I would recommend to Overwatch characters! (Click HERE for edition 1) Also, shout out to my team New York Excelsior (NYXL) for their hard work in the play-offs. The Vancouver game was hard to watch, and while they pulled off a stunning win for a couple of maps, they eventually went down 4-3. 😭😭 We’ll get them next year!! So, today’s backstory that I’m going to share is Reinhardt. This is another terribly sad story with a beautiful redemption arc, and…

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    Top 5… debut novels

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘debut novels’, and I am KEEN. 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! Finding new authors is seriously one of my fave things ever, and when I love a book I tend to go back read their back catalogue… So, I’ve got some great picks for you today! So many, that I…

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    Author interview with C. G. Drews

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s very special blog post comes to you courtesy of fellow Aussie, and author of one of my favourite reads of this year: C. G. Drews. You may know her as Cait or PaperFury, where she has an IMMENSE following on her own Blog, Instagram and Twitter. Cait’s second son, The Boy Who Steals Houses was published worldwide on 4 April (except in Australia, where it is released tomorrow, 9 April). To celebrate this amazing feat, Cait allowed me the absolute privilege of asking her with some questions, all for…

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    Top 5… romantic reads

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘romantic reads’. 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! So, apparently it’s getting warmer in the northern hemisphere (which makes sense because it’s getting freaking cold here). Now is about the time when we start to get our blankets out and put the hammock away!! And if I had a roaring fire,…

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    Top 5… books set in your own country

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books set in your own country’. 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! Ahhhh, Australia. There’s actually a really beautiful poem called My Country by Dorothea Mackellar that perfectly describes the Aussie landscape in all its stark beauty. You can read it HERE or you can listen to a recording of it…

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    The 80's Movie tag

    Good morning bookworms! A couple of weeks ago I was tagged by the lovely Siobhan at Siobhan’s Novelties to do the 80’s Movie tag. This tag was originally created by Ashley at Infinite Library and she created the cutest graphics to go along with it (that I’m pretty sure everyone has borrowed as well)! I’m pretty excited about this tag! However, despite being a child of the 80’s, my parents weren’t really into television and movies, instead preferring music and books, so I’ve actually not seen the majority of these films!…

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    Top 5… Hufflepuffs

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Hufflepuffs’ (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…

  • Book Review: A Thousand Perfect Notes

    A Thousand Perfect Notes – C.G. Drews

    Release date: 7 June 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating A Thousand Perfect Notes blurb: Beck’s mother, a once famous pianist, lives out her shattered dreams through her son. Crushed by her violence, and forced to play the piano until his hands bleed, Beck is broken until August comes along. August, with her bare feet and doodled hands. August, fiercely protective of those in need. Can she help Beck unlock his own music and say all the things he’s never said? I’ve been delaying this review because I don’t…

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    Ringing in the New Year Book Tag

    Good morning bookworms! Right! I’m here to start the new year off with a bang! And what better way to do it, than to steal some tags that are about a year old, and recreate them and send them back out into the world? (No, but seriously, this was waaaaaay easier than creating my own tag.) So, we’re rebranding an end of 2017 tag as a start of 2019 tag. HOORAY! Rules: Link to the person who tagged you (umm, no one) Link to the creator of the tag (Bookmark…

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    2018 WRAP-UP & 2019 GOALS!!

    Good morning bookworms! I have been procrastinating writing this post for about two weeks now… in fact, every time I get close to being ready with it, I discover a new graph I can add to it. However, I need to accept that it will never be perfect (I mean, seriously, what is?) and just roll with it. Also, I need to finish writing my 2019 goals, because, we’re already in 2019 and I should have some… right?! PS: This is going to be the longest post EVER, so I’m…

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    Joy Of Christmas Book Tag

    We are so close to Christmas it’s ridiculous! I am currently eating my weight in gingerbread and lounging under the air conditioner because it’s supposed to be starting at 31°C (87°F) moving to 36°C (97°F) this week but it definitely feels hotter than that! Definitely a week to lie by the pool under an umbrella (skin cancer is real kids) reading books if I ever saw one. Onto more JOYous notes (hahaha), I saw this tag on Kristin Kraves Books and Siobhan’s Novelties and thought I would undertake it myself!…

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    Top 5… books that drained my emotions

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books that drained my emotions’. 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! 98% of the time I am happy to be in Australia. However, because I am so far in front of everyone in terms of time zones, it makes it so hard to write these posts sometimes because I’m usually one of the first…

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    August ’18 wrap-up (OWLs challenge) and September TBR

    PHEW! For the first time in I don’t know how long, I read more books that I got for the month. Basically I think I now deserve a Nobel bookish prize for outstanding contributions to my TBR. Is that a thing? If not, can we make it a thing? August wrap-up – OWLs challenge results! WOOT! I got my OWLs (also known as Ordinary Wizarding Tests) by reading a book or story relating to a prompt for each of the subjects that I was interested in gaining results for! This…

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    OWLs read-a-thon challenge progress report

    Hi everyone! So a couple of weeks ago, I posted that I would be taking place in the Ordinary Wizarding Levels read-a-thon challenge for August (even though most people were doing their NEWTs), because I missed out in April! I also said that I might post an update during the month to show you guys my progress, which is what this post is! So, here’s what I have accomplished so far this month: Subject Prompt Book I thought I would read Book I actually read Ancient Runes A book with…

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    July ’18 wrap-up and August TBR

    I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like I’m just adding the same books onto my TBR, and then every month I have to admit that I didn’t read them (again), only to add them again for next month. I’m still kind of reading slump-ishly at the moment. Work is killing me, and I’ve been sick, and winter here is so depressing! I can’t wait for the sun to come back… July wrap-up I read more rereads than I normally do this month. This isn’t because I’m running…

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    July ’18 book haul

    ARGHHHHH! I had some real issues this month with my book boxes from June. My FairyLoot box got stolen from my front porch when it was delivered, so I thought that was the end of that, but then FairyLoot said they would send me a replacement box, so I am very happy about that (and it arrived with my July box)! The other June boxes all arrived very late as well (with the exception of OwlCrate). As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, online purchases (book…