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    BE Spring ’20: It’s Mandrake Potting Time!

    Good afternoon bookworms! Yup, time to herd all those screaming baby mandrakes back to the potting shed so we can put them in bigger pots to help them grow big and strong! Don’t forget your earmuffs! This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organised by Sam & Clo! Today’s post, “It’s Mandrake Potting Time” is hosted by me! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: Time for all those baby mandrakes to be repotted so they can grow…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #8

    Good morning bookworms! Back in … April (oh gawd, I am officially six months behind on these…) the most lovely Ruqs @ Many Bookish Things tagged me in the Sunshine Blogger Award!! Friends, I just have to say (and please don’t think I’m complaining), as much as I love doing these (because the questions are always different), I am drowning a little in tags at the moment!! I’m trying to only post one per week, but if this is number 8, then I have about 8 more to do –…

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    Bookending Autumn: Sweater Weather

    Good evening bookworms! I’m pretty sure I warned you about how extra I am going to be this month, so, consider yourselves prepared – the double posts will happen this month. (You’re welcome!) This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Sweater Weather” is hosted by Danielle @ Poetry Books YA! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Danielle’s post! Prompt Explanation: It’s officially sweater weather, so break them out! Name some books that make you…

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    50 Bookish Questions tag

    Good morning bookworms! The loveliest Sam @ Fictionally Sam wrote this AH-MAZING tag, which is FIFTY bookish questions. FIFTY!! We might be here for a while today, so grab a drink and snacks, and strap yourself in! 1. What was the last book you read? The last book I finished was Heartstopper Vol 2 by Alice Oseman. 2. Was it a good one? Yes, I loved it!! 3. What made it good? One of the characters had this beautiful growth throughout the story, so even though the end of Volume 1…

  • 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…

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    Book recommendations: Overwatch edition #1

    Good morning bookworms! So, if you know anything about me (except that I love books and cake), you’ll know that I am low-key obsessed with Overwatch. Admittedly, my team in the Overwatch League (New York Excelsior – picked prior to Stage 1 last year as Gansey’s catchphrase is ‘Excelsior!’) isn’t doing too well with the new meta (which is really odd because surely Pine and Saebyeolbe should be back in fine form as DPS?!); however, this is not what I’m here to talk to you about today! If you’re not…

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    Bookending Summer: Down and Acrostic

    Good morning bookworms! This post is part of Bookending Summer 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! My prompt for today, “Down and Acrostic” is hosted by Isabelle @ Bookwyrm Bites! (And you SHOULD go check out all their blogs because they’re amazing and Isabelle is one of the nicest people ever.) If you aren’t sure what a ‘down and acrostic’ is, then I’ll let Isabelle explain it here: Pick a summer-themed word (ex: beach, fireworks, heatwave, barbecue, vacation) or the title of a book with summer vibes. Write it vertically, then try…

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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…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #5

    I was nominated by the absolutely gorgeous Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. for this award! And I’m so grateful!! There was one week back in April where I was nominated for this award THREE times, and it burst my tiny black heart. Sofii’s blog is absolutely amazing, and I’m honoured just to be in the same category as her. If you haven’t checked out her blog, please do! Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive…

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    A-Z Bookish Tag

    Good morning bookworms! This morning I am so excited to come to you with this tag!! I had seen it doing the rounds for AGES and was somewhat sad (and slightly miffed 😂) that no one had tagged me in it. In fact, I was on the verge of stealing it from someone’s blog when the amazing Bex @ Becca Leighanne tagged me to do it! (Thanks for saving me Bex!) There’s no actual rules, but I feel weird diving straight into a post, so I’m making them up…? (I…

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    March '19 wrap-up and April TBR

    Good morning bookworms! We are officially less than 9 months out from 2020. Which is not only insane, but very surreal. This year is going far too quickly!! March wrap-up So, in last month’s wrap-up I was laughing it up about having a mid-year slump… and then I had a mini slump. What are the odds?! I mean, it’s entirely possible that I jinxed myself, but how often does that really happen? Anyway, graphic novels have saved my butt this month, pulling me through to a total of 11 books.…

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    WWW Wednesday – 3 Apr 2019

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday! What is this, you ask? Well, it’s a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? So, without further ado, let’s get started! What I recently finished reading… Well, I think my slump is officially over. I haven’t read a huge amount this week, but it did start with…

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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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    Mini slump…

    Hi friends and book worms (although I guess you’re all one and the same at the moment) I’m having a mini slump. I won’t say a ‘reading slump’ because I haven’t been posting on instagram or blogging much either. I’ve even taken a few days off Discord *gasp*. I’ve had some change recently and I thought everything would magically fall into place, but apparently that’s not a real thing. I also think I might have been pushing myself a bit too hard. I started the year with a bang, but…

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    The Romance Reader Book Tag

    Good morning bookworms! Given we are currently in the week of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to do this tag. I saw is on Lili’s Blissful Pages last year. However, I’m not entirely sure how interesting this is going to be for you guys, because I don’t really read novels from the romance genre. I do read cute YA contemporaries that have some romance in them and the occasional adult drama/chick-lit with romance, and also fantasties that have blisteringly raunchy scenes though, so that’s where you’ll probably…

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    Top 5… books I need to be a movie

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I need to be a movie’. 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! FYI, THIS POST IS GOING TO GET REAL… To be perfectly honest, I kind of hate book to movie adaptations (I also generally hate book to TV adaptations, so there’s no favouritism going on). The only ones that…

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    ABC Book Challenge: B

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A 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 B. Books that I LOVE that start with the letter B The Bachelor by Tilly Bagshawe Back After the Break by Anita Notaro Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu Battleaxe by…

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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!…