• Book review: The Switch by Beth O'Leary

    The Switch – Beth O’Leary

    Release date: 28 April 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Switch blurb: On a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, Leena escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty.  She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many…

  • Book review: The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord

    The Map From Here to There – Emery Lord

    Release date: 5 March 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Map From Here to There (The Start of Me and You, #2) blurb: Paige Hancock is finally living her best life. She has everything she needs: 💖 Great friends (core four forever) 💖 A boyfriend who totally gets her (even if Max is in Italy all summer long)…

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    Bookending Autumn '19 and Tidyathon Goals

    Good morning bookworms! I have had a very busy week, well month really! It has been full of travel and planning days (for work) and then a migraine… so, I haven’t been around much. However, all this is about to change. Because… I’M ONE OF THE HOSTS FOR BOOKENDING AUTUMN!! Clo @ Cuppa Clo and Sam @ Fictionally Sam run…

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    Bookending Summer '19 and Tidyathon Goals

    Good evening bookworms! Oh wow. I am pretty sure my consistent blogging has spiralled beyond my control. So, this is my effort to get back on track! (You know, now that I can sit down for longer than 20 minutes at a time…) Bookending Summer ’19 Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam are organising #BookEndingSummer, and while…

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    Off Tangent Thoughts… while writing book reviews

    Good morning bookworms! Sorry I’m late!! I spent all day yesterday finishing the secret beta read, and messaging with the authors, and stayed up way too late! Then this morning I slept in, and woke up in time to watch NY Excelsior (my babies – yes, I picked them because Gansey’s catchphrase is ‘Excelsior’) get beaten by Vancouver in the…

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    Book blitz: The Boy Who Steals Houses

    Good morning bookworms! So… last week while I was on a mini break, I was supposed to post something for the Aussie Book Blitz for The Boy Who Steals Houses by C. G. Drews. However, I didn’t for TWO reasons: I had already written and posted a book review AND an author interview for this gorgeous gem of a book…

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    Naughty or Nice Bookish Tag

    Good morning bookworms! I was tagged by the super lovely Lili @ Lili’s Blissful Pages to do this, which is pretty awesome, because I was just thinking “everyone has done this tag except me!” So, perfect timing Lili! (See Joe, you weren’t the last!) Rules Tag and link the person who tagged you Tag and link me (the creator) if you…

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    November ’18 book haul

    As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail (online purchases that arrived), and book purchases (ebooks and in-store). November book boxes I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. Nothing arrived this month though. OwlCrate’s book this month was Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, which I got last…

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    WWW Wednesday – 7 Nov 2018

    Hello booknerds! Starting from today I’m going to be taking part in WWW Wednesday! What is this, you ask? Well, it’s a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three following questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read…

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    Top 5… books I’ve kind of, almost DNF’ed

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I almost DNF’ed, but now I’m in love with’. 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! For those of you who don’t know, “DNF”…

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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…

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    Ordinary Wizarding Levels Read-a-thon ’18

    So, I know this technically happened in April of this year, but I have only just found out about it now that people are doing their NEWT read-a-thon, but in order to do the NEWTs, I have to sit the OWLs, so this is why I’m doing OWLs now, and then I’ll do NEWTs in October (I need a 31…

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    Liebster Award 2018

    Hello lovelies! Thad at Baking Thad AND Rebecca at Bookisly Rebecca both nominated me for the 2018 Liebster Award. I am so honoured you guys! You can check out both of their blogs in the links above. You can read the rules for the Liebster Award over at the Global Aussie here, but otherwise, lets get right into these questions, firstly from…

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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…

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    Mid-year freak out! (2018)

    OK, so I know most people have already done this, but did you know, that the actual mid-year day is the 2nd of July? So I’m not really that far off! Also, I know I keep saying it, but work is killing me at the moment!! Anyway, without further ado, let’s see what I have thought of the 41 books…

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    June ’18 book haul

    Birthday month!  🎉🎁🍰🎈🥂🎊 Which means that I got a LOT of books this month. Please sit back, and enjoy the splurge… As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail, and in-store book purchases (which will also include in-person gifts this month). June book boxes So, turns out most of my book boxes for June are delayed.…

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    Top 5… summer time reads!

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘summer time reads’, 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! Excuse me while I layer on seventeen more jumpers before I write this post, because it…

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    Top 5… book boyfriends (and girlfriends)

    IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!! And to celebrate Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm let me pick whatever topic I wanted! Not really, it’s totally coincidental, but I am absolutely making the most of this opportunity! You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! So, happy birthday…

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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…

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    Top 5… red, orange and yellow covers!

    FINALLY! We are caught up. And not a moment too soon. I apologise to all my subscribers for the spam email you received today. I promise not to do the same with all the book reviews that also didn’t schedule during May! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘red, orange and yellow covers’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah…

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    Top 5… ending lines

    This Top 5 Tuesday post was ‘ending (or last) lines’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). Also, my scheduled blog posts weren’t posting, so I don’t know what’s happening with that, so you’re getting four weeks at once. AREN’T YOU FREAKING LUCKY?! I…

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    Top 5… opening lines

    FYI, I’m not sure why but apparently my scheduled posts aren’t scheduling…? So, here’s four weeks worth of Top 5’s! (But yes, three of them are from May… I mean, I worked so hard on them, and then they just sat here!) This Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘opening/first lines’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at…

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    May ’18 wrap-up and June TBR

    May was a KILLER month for me. And by “killer”, I mean I worked a LOT more than I normally do, so in turn, I read far less. May is always a busy month for my work, but this year was kind of beyond the normal insanity of it. This is also why I had not realised that all my…