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    The Birthday book tag

    Good afternoon bookworms! No WWW Wednesday today because nothing has changed since last week!! However, it is my birthday today!! (For those of you on the other side of the planet, by ‘today’, I mean 19 June.) And to celebrate turning the ripe old age of 36 (yup, I can’t believe I’m admitting it either), I am doing this tag that I have seen floating around recently. There’s also an update from our move (and my new LIBRARY) below if you want to see!! BIRTHDAY CAKE – A book with…

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    Mystery Blogger Award

    Good morning bookworms! The amazing Andy @ Andy Winder – YA Writer tagged me in the Mystery Blogger Award, which sounds awesome because it sounds MYSTERIOUS!! and also because I’ve not been nominated (or tagged?) to do this one before!! THANK YOU ANDY!! 💕 What’s the Mystery Blogger Award? “It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun…

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    Top 5… books I'd like to re-review

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is a freebie, so I’ll be doing my top 5 books I’d like to re-review. 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 is something I’ve been trying to figure out how to weave into a discussion post for a few weeks now, so this might be exactly the opening I’ve been…

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    The ‘Relationshipper’ book tag

    Good morning bookworms! I have been trawling the interwebs to find inspiration for content, and came across the masterlist of masterlists. Yep, you heard me. I found a blog post that has THE ULTIMATE TOP 100 BOOK TAGS. *Formulates evil plans to take over the world by forcing everyone to do tags all the time.* (Only joking! Also, let me know if you’re keen on being tagged in these periodically as I don’t want to inundate people who aren’t interested.) Rules Thank the blogger who tagged you – no one…

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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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    Top 5… LGBTQ+ books

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘LGBTQ+ books’. 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! Also, I can’t stick to 5 only books for this, so you’re getting a top EIGHT today. And we will start with the fantasy, and then hit the contemporaries! Starting with, the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. Precious Wylan and reckless Jesper are the…

  • The Raven King

    The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 26 April 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ – 17/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link 17/10 – because I can. Ratings don’t even have meanings after reading this. I’m just crying and rambling now. I knew that I was going to cry at the end of this series.  I knew it from the moment I finished the first few chapters of The Raven Boys.  Knowing that still doesn’t prepare you for the emotions and feelings once you get to that place in the story though.  In fact, I think because I anticipated…

  • Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

    Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 21 October 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link This book was probably my least favourite of the series, so I originally gave it 8/10, but then I finished it all and changed them all to 10/10. It’s not often that when I sit down to write a review after finishing a book that I cannot think of a single thing to say. Blue Lily, Lily Blue left me somewhat stumped, however. I can tell this series is eating away at my subconscious because when I’m not…

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    Top 5… books I want to reread

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I want to reread’, and 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! OK, I have to say, I actually started this reread on Sunday, totally by coincidence! I finished reading The Darkest Part of the Forest, and I had to start The Cruel Prince by Holly Black immediately afterwards. I wanted to see the parts where the…

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    Top 5… character driven books

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘character driven books’, and 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! For those of you not across literary terms, character driven means: When something about the character’s essential self leads to a particular action or event in the story. A great book I’ve read very recently that has a very character driven plot is Save the Date by Morgan Matson. The…

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    Top 5… green, blue and purple covers!

    ARGH!! Monday was a public holiday in Australia (happy birthday Queenie!), so I thought that tomorrow was Tuesday so I nearly missed this week’s post! Luckily I saw Shanah’s post which reminded me I hadn’t finished mine yet!! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘green, blue and purple covers’, and 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! I’m super excited about this because…