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    The Birthday book tag

    Good morning bookworms! Happy birthday to me! I did this tag last year on my birthday, and I thought it would be fun to see what has changed!! The original creator of this tag is Antonia @ Always Books. Thanks Antonia, I hope you had a good birthday last month!! Also, we’re definitely using the cupcake dividers today!! BIRTHDAY CAKE A book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway 2019 answer: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 2020 answer: The only book that I have loved…

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    Top 5… Authors: K-O

    Good evening bookworms! Late again, but this week it’s my fault… Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is authors from K-O, which is a continuation from last week’s topic! As I mentioned before, 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 can find someone else (although you can bet that Maggie Stiefvater will be in the S spot)! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the…

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    February ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! And honestly, the total is OVER my ten book monthly limit, but it’s kind of not my fault…?! Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review copies (book mail and digital), and bookish items (book related, but not actual books). * Not counting Kindle Unlimited I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. In February I skipped OwlCrate, but the other two didn’t arrive either…

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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 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! Books that weren’t…

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    Top 5… books I need to read in 2020

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is our first one for 2020!! And today’s topic is Top 5 books I need to read in 2020. 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 try very hard NOT to continue listing the same unread books each year, so I’m picking a list of 5 books that I…

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    2019 WRAP-UP!!

    Good afternoon bookworms! Ahhh… the dreaded annual wrap-up. I mean, it’s not really “dreaded”… it just takes me ages to write and so I procrastinate it forever. Except, this year I was pretty good at keeping my spreadsheets up to date, so *hopefully* this won’t be as terrible as my brain is making it out to be!!* PS: This is going to be another long post, so apologies in advance! * Spoiler, it was just as bad as last year!! I did NOT fill out that spreadsheet as well as…

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    2019 challenge wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome to the 2019 challenge wrap-up! I’ll have another post with all my 2020 challenges in together as well. Goodreads Read 120 of 90 books. While I did finish my challenge in October. I finished my secret challenge (of 100 books) in November! (I actually read 122 books this year but Goodreads has erased Memento by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff from its catalogue, and I also read a beta novel this year.) Beat the Backlist I read 57 of 50 backlist books during 2019. Not all…

  • Book Review: A Heart So Fierce and Broken

    A Heart So Fierce and Broken – Brigid Kemmerer

    Release date: 7 January 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Bloomsbury link for Aussie’s Rating A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2) blurb: HARPER has freed Prince Rhen from the curse that almost destroyed his kingdom. But all is not well in Emberfall: rumours are rife that there is a rival heir with a stronger claim to the throne and that ‘Princess’ Harper of Disi is nothing but a fraud. GREY has fled the castle carrying a terrible secret. When he is discovered by soldiers and returned to Ironrose…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #11

    Good morning bookworms! I was tagged by the amazing Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties to do the Sunshine Blogger Award in July… eek!! 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 logo on your site or on your post. Questions from Siobhan Which…

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    December ’19 wrap up and January TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the final monthly wrap-up for 2019, the December wrap-up! During December I read an excessive amount of books. For me. A grand total of 18 books, which is definitely my highest monthly total for the year!! This mostly had to do with Sam @ Fictionally Sam’s Mrs Claus’ Readathon, but also probably to do with the sheer number of romance novels I devoured (why can’t I read fantasy this quickly?!*). Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover Masterson Lisa Lang Blakeney The Fixer #1…

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    WWW Wednesday – 1 January 2020

    Good evening bookworms! By now I think most places across the world will have celebrated New Years (maybe not Hawaii). I hope you all had a great start to the year! 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? I must say, I scrambled a little bit to try and finish 120 books this year. I was…

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    December ’19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I’m gonna be honest, it feels kind of weird being New Years at the moment. Our fireworks got canceled a week ago because of the total fire ban in place with all of our bushfires.* We’ve had friends be evacuated from their homes yesterday and a lot of people spent the night at basketball stadiums and emergency evacuation centres. Highways have been closed, and it’s a little scary here. Certainly not the start to the 2020 that any of us wanted. * If…

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    End of the Year book tag 2019

    Good morning bookworms! Well, it’s New Years Eve in Australia, so it’s time to do an end of year thing. I’m not *quite* ready to do all my wrap-up posts because I plan on finishing at least one more book today (maybe even two!!), so instead I am pinching this tag from the lovely Destiny @ Howling Libraries! Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? Yes, definitely! Ones I started this year (and got more than 10% through) include: Siege and Storm – Leigh…

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    WWW Thursday?! – 26 December 2019

    Good evening bookworms! I hope you all had an amazing holiday period, no matter whether you celebrated a festivity or not. Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday Thursday! Because this week was slightly distracting and we’ve had a couple of family activities!! 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…

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    NCIS LA book tag

    Good morning bookworms! Well, we’re less than a week from Christmas and this year has just FLOWN by. I’m so ridiculously behind on tags at the moment that I think I’m going to have to schedule a day of the week for them for catching up next year!! However, today’s tag is brought to us by the amazing Clo @ Cuppa Clo. Clo and I both love NCIS LA and when she said she was creating a tag for it, I basically squeeeeeed with joy, jumped up and down, and…

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    November ’19 book haul

    Good afternoon bookworms! Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, instore and digital) review copies (book mail and digital), and bookish items (book related, but not actual books). I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. However, unusually I cancelled ALL THREE for October. I can’t remember what the books were, but I just wasn’t really that interested… I did receive two limited edition boxes through OwlCrate though: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater The Queen of Nothing…

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    2019 Bookish Readers Choice Awards nominations

    Good evening bookworms! Something a little bit different for you today (not to mention very late)… I’m letting you all know my nominations for the the 2019 Bookish Reader’s Choice Awards, hosted by the amazingly talented Kal @ Reader Voracious! In case you weren’t aware, Kal is hosting the awards nominated by readers, and voted for by readers. I was going to post this earlier (like, when you all could still vote), but alas I had so much trouble making my own shortlist that I only just made the cut…

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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 I devour their books as soon as they come out, or authors I am actively making my way through their backlist… which are all the same anyway… *cough* Also, slight…