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    2024 reading firsts book tag

    Hello friends!! I should have posted this two months ago, but alas, here we are in April insted. Today’s post is a book tag that I’ve been seeing around the traps called the 2024 reading firsts book tag. The name of the game is to go through some prompts and list the first read or book of 2024 that fits.…

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    Top 5 anticipated reads for Q2 2024

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 anticipated reads for Q2 2024!! Ahh, the beginning of each quarter is almost like a fresh start. A fresh start where we get to look at shiny new books… Books that I will likely buy and then leave sitting on my bookshelf for anywhere from 1 week…

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    WWW Wednesday — 21 February 2024

    Hello friends!! Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday — 21 February 2024!! 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? What are you currently reading? And, what do you think you’ll read next? Let’s see what I have been reading……

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    WWW Wednesday — 17 January 2024

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday — 17 January 2024!! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words (I have now checked, and can confirm that Sam still hosts this — HUZZAH!), where you answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish? What are you currently reading? And,…

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    Top 5 books I meant to read in 2023

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books I meant to read in 2023!! This is one of my favourite posts every year. Yes, even though it’s the first of the end of year posts where I kind of drag myself for not doing anything that I said I would for the year. It’s…

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    Top 5 books I’m thankful for in 2023

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books I’m thankful for in 2023!! Now, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia… But, I do know how to appreciate things in my life. And according to Industry Hollywood, that’s what this holiday is all about. That and family screaming matches and yams (what ARE yams??). Oh,…

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    Top 5 books with pumpkins

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books with pumpkins!! We are in the midst of our October/Halloween topics!! And honestly, even though I hate the taste of pumpkin (yes, I’m one of those), and it’s actually spring here in Australia and therefore not pumpkin season at all — I love the idea of…

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    Top 5 books of 2023… so far!

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books of 2023… so far!! Yes, we are at the mid-way point of 2023. How? I’m not entirely sure. What I DO know is that new job I got last September, followed by the big project in January, after which came my amazing holiday in the US,…

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    Top 5 standalone books I will read in 2023

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 standalone books I will read in 2023!! This week was a FREEBIE!! The last two weeks we’ve been doing the ‘series I’ll start‘ and ‘series I’ll finish‘. So this week I wanted to give some love to some standalone books that I want to read this year.…

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    Top 5 retellings

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 retellings. I have to be completely honest here… This week’s topic is 100% for me and my love of retellings. I’m not even going to apologise for this.   However, don’t be fooled into thinking this list is going to be all fantasy books that are retellings…

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    Top 5 covers of 2020

    Hello bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 covers of 2020. Yes, we are continuing our wind up of 2020 with your favourite book covers. They might be brand new books or perhaps redesigns or alternate covers of backlist titles that came out this year. If you missed the December topics post, please click here!! Top 5…

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    November 2020 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the November 2020 book haul!! I was SUPER WELL BEHAVED in November. For the first time this year since January, I actually stuck to my 10 book limit!! Even with two review books!! HOORAY!! Book haul categories are as follows: subscription boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review copies (book mail and digital)…

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    The Bookish Baking tag

    Good morning bookworms!! Welcome to the Bookish Baking tag!! IT IS TIME!! Time to start catching up on book tags!! (Also, I apologise for anyone that has tagged me in anything in the last 2 years. That’s how far behind I am… ?) The lovely Luna @ Bookish Luna tagged me in the Bookish Baking tag back in August!! I…

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    August 2020 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the August 2020 book haul!! August was… surprisingly ok-ish. The thing that tips me over was my enormously huge graphic novel order, as it all came at once… But we will get to that soon!! Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review copies (book…

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    June ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! June is birthday month… so it got *slightly* out of hand… oops?! Also, I still have so many vouchers because I haven’t been to the shops in weeks!! *commence cackling* Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review copies (book mail…

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    Top 5… f/f relationship books

    Good morning bookworms! Top 5 Tuesday is on hiatus this month, but I wanted to do something special for Pride month. So, today’s list is my fave f/f relationship books. This list may include bisexual and pansexual characters, but will focus if they are in a f/f relationship. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at…

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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…

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    WWW Wednesday – 20 May 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?   SYMBOLS   Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary ? sci-fi ?…

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    WWW Wednesday – 13 May 2020

    Good evening bookworms! Yes… good ‘evening’… For some unknown reason (because it’s not like I’m not working every day), I have lost the ability to figure out which day is which, and so I have subsequently missed Top 5 Tuesday and almost WWW Wednesday this week. This is what happens when you don’t schedule your posts, friends!! WWW Wednesday is…

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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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    Top 5… authors I NEED to read

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘authors I NEED to read’! 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! I’m going to take this one as auto-buy-authors, authors that…

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    ABC Book Challenge: P

    Good morning 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 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…

  • Book review: The Princess and the Fangirl

    The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston

    Release date: 2 April 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2) blurb: Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: to save her favourite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off in the Starfield movie sequel. The problem is, Jessica Stone, the actress who plays Amara, desperately wants…

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    April '19 challenge wrap-up

    Sooooooooo… my eleven challenges… (sign up posts part 1 and part 2) This is my March recap on how I’m going against them.  If you’re after my monthly reading wrap-up click HERE, and if you’re after my haul, click HERE. *PHEW!* All of the updates below will be my progress as at midnight 28 February 2019. Goodreads Read 44 of 90…