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    April ’20 wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! April… jeez… I’m glad that’s over!! The world is still in isolation… Am I doing anything productive?? Not really!! Let’s talk about what happened last month… I survived the O.W.L.s, and managed to hit all the prompts I needed in order to go for the careers I want for my N.E.W.T.s!! I almost missed Potions because I couldn’t find a book under 150 pages – and at the last hour (literally between 11pm and midnight on 30 April) I just decided to reread a comic. But I…

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    WWW Wednesday – 6 May 2020

    Good morning bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words (to be updated when Sam posts), 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? Thankfully O.W.L.s are over, so we have a bit more capacity in terms of a flexible TBR. (hahahahahaha, like I ever stick to my TBR…) Also, I’ve added the Of Wonderland book club back into the symbols. The theme for…

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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…

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    October ’19 wrap up

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the October wrap-up! During October I read 13 books – which is an appropriately spooky number!! I also finally read the remainder of the Bloodlines series, and I think I loved it more than Vampire Academy… I just, love Sydrian so much!! 😍 (Also, I don’t know if “Sydrian” is a thing, but I’m making it a thing…) Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover The Summer Palace C. S. Pacat Captive Prince 3.5 Paperback 4.5 Going Off Script Jen Wilde Hardcover 4 A Study…

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    Bookending Autumn '19 – FALL in love

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome, welcome, welcome, to BOOK ENDING AUTUMN!! This is my final hosting post, and can I just give a great big gushing THANK YOU to everyone who has liked, commented on, or JFC actually done one of my prompts?! You have all made my little black heart a bit fuller. This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo!! The prompt for today, “FALL in love” is hosted by Me! (This will never stop sounding weird…) If you want to do this prompt, please…

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    Bookending Autumn: The Lion, the Witch and the low Wardrobe choices

    Good morning afternoon bookworms! This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “The Lion, the Witch and the low Wardrobe choices” is hosted by Me! (That sounds so weird…) If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: You’re going to a Halloween party with some (fictional) friends. You’re late to pick up costumes from the store and there’s only just enough for each of you, so who is going to dress up as what?…

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    Good morning bookworms! I know today would normally be Top 5 Tuesday, but Shanah is on a mini hiatus while she has the best sounding break – so I thought, “why don’t I try and catch up on some tags?!” So, the lovely Siobhan @ Siobhan’s novelties tagged me in the Sunshine blogger award back in June! (I mean, I’m kind of catching up?!) 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…

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    ABC Book Challenge: S (part 2)

    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 | P | Q | R | S #1 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. The other side of S (Sk-Sw) is also quite long. So, without any further ado, let’s continue…

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    September '19 wrap up, Bookending Autumn, and finally doing my NEWTs!

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the September wrap-up! During September I read 8 books, and finished some series, which, is basically unfathomable. I think I’m still in shock that the Nevernight Chronicle is truly over. However, they were all really great books!! Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover Godsgrave Jay Kristoff The Nevernight Chronicle #2 Paperback 5 Darkdawn Jay Kristoff The Nevernight Chronicle #3 Paperback 4.5 Heartstopper Vol 2 Alice Oseman Heartstopper #2 Graphic Novel 5 99 Percent Mine Sally Thorne Paperback 4.5 Permanent Record Mary H. K.…

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    WWW Wednesday – 2 October 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? Also, don’t forget that the Of Wonderland (🎩) theme for September is duologies and trilogies, while October’s theme is impulse buys! So, without further ado, let’s get started! Believe it or not, I…

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    N.E.W.T.s read-a-thon TBR 2019

    Good morning book wizards and witches! Today I am announcing my NEWTs read-a-thon TBR! (Which is actually mildly hilarious/ironic if you read my Off Tangent Thoughts post on me doing read-a-thons…) So, if you don’t know about O.W.L.s and/or N.E.W.T.s you can click on my post from last year HERE, or you can go watch G @ Book Roast’s videos (2019 OWLs and 2019 NEWTs). Now, I know that TECHNICALLY most people did their NEWTs in August, however, I had this post drafted and ready to go, but then I decided to do…