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    10 amazing fantasy classics you should read (one day)

    Good morning bookworms! Just in case you haven’t heard me scream about this previously, YA wasn’t really a thing when I was growing up. You had board books for toddlers, picture books for children, then like this weird sort of tween stage (now lovingly referred to as middle grade) where you read 846 books from series such as The Babysitters’ Club (including the mysteries, the super specials, Logan’s stories, the super mysteries, AND Little Sister if you got in on that), Sweet Valley High, Sweet Valley Uni, The Saddle Club,…

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    November ’19 wrap up and December TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the November wrap-up! During November I read a very reasonable 10 books. Honestly it feels like that long ago I can barely remember it… but we are almost nearly halfway through December, so I imagine that it did happen! Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover Against the Rules Laura Heffernan Gamer Girls #2 eBook via Netgalley 3.5 Make Your Move Laura Heffernan Gamer Girls #3 eBook via Netgalley 3 Serpent & Dove Shelby Mahurin Serpent & Dove #1 Hardcover 5 The Last of…

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    Waffle book tag

    Good morning bookworms! I am a little late with yesterday today’s post. I’ve had a really busy week with work and travel, and yesterday I was sitting on the plane drafting this for you all (photo evidence attached!!). Then when I landed I forgot to post, and I still need to finish my monthly wrap up and challenge wrap up for November too! But I WILL get there!! Back in September the lovely Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties tagged me in the Waffle book tag, and I am so pleased because…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #9

    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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    Book recommendations: Overwatch edition #2

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome back to another edition of… books I would recommend to Overwatch characters! (Click HERE for edition 1) Also, shout out to my team New York Excelsior (NYXL) for their hard work in the play-offs. The Vancouver game was hard to watch, and while they pulled off a stunning win for a couple of maps, they eventually went down 4-3. 😭😭 We’ll get them next year!! So, today’s backstory that I’m going to share is Reinhardt. This is another terribly sad story with a beautiful redemption arc, and…

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    ABC Book Challenge: R

    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 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 R. Books that I enjoyed that start with the letter R…

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    Good Habits Reading Tag

    Good morning bookworms! Can I just start with a massive HI, and THANKS FOR COMING, especially after I accidentally haven’t posted since last Wednesday (which is my biggest disappearance this year). Unfortunately I was struck down with a horrible case of tonsillitis, and then because I was traveling for work I went home early, by plane, and managed to get a chest infection (yay suppressed immune system!), all this at the same time as having my period and horrible cramps, and then, to top it all off, my body gifted…

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    2019 Mid-year freak out!

    Good evening bookworms! A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Shanah @ The Bionic Bookworm tagged me to do the mid-year freak out book tag. And I’m late to the party because I seem to be late at everything lately… Also, I’ve seen a couple of different variations of this one, so I’ve merged them because I like answering lots of questions. How much have you read? According to Goodreads, I have read 58 books, which must mean that I have actually read 59 as I did read a sneaky beta…

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    Top 5… debut novels

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘debut novels’, and I am KEEN. 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! Finding new authors is seriously one of my fave things ever, and when I love a book I tend to go back read their back catalogue… So, I’ve got some great picks for you today! So many, that I…

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    Recommendations: So, I'm thinking about trying adult fiction…

    Good evening bookworms! So, most of you are probably thinking ‘What the hell, Meegs? WE READ YA!’ Don’t get me wrong – I’m totally with you. But sometimes I like to change things up. (Not very often though… I am a creature of comfort.) I was, weirdly, reading adult books before there was a defined YA age group. Uh-huh, that’s how old I am kids, Old enough to remember pre-internet, pre-mobile phones, and pre-YA. It truly was the dark ages. However, in those years BYA (before YA), I read some…

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    Top 5… mind-blowing mystery/thrillers

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is a ‘mind-blowing mystery/thrillers’. 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! So… this week is going to be a bit weird for me, because I don’t read thrillers at all, and I don’t read a lot of mysteries… So, bear with me and we’ll get through this one together (although the series may…

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    Top 5… books you read as an ARC

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I read as an ARC’. ARC’s are Advanced Reader Copies (but of course you knew that)! 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! This is going to be a very short top 5 for me, because I have only read two ARCs (it’s hard to get physical copies in Australia, and I don’t read…

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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 day month for this!!). If you have zero idea what I am talking about, let me start from the beginning. I hear it’s a very good place to start. 😂…

  • Comfort books

    So, when I’m not feeling well I tend to throw out whatever new release ‘to be read’ pile I have accumulated and there is a handful of books that I always fall back on.  They either invoke a feeling of comfort, or they remind me of a good time from my past (which is basically the same thing as invoking comfort…). I wouldn’t call it a long or a short list – kind of medium sized and just right to ensure there is always a book that the mood calls…

  • My 2016 vote in the Top 101 best books at Dymocks

    My favourite store in the world is Dymocks.  If you’ve never heard of them, they are a book chain store in Australia (to be completely honest, you can get better pricing and a bigger range from the Book Depository online, but I love the smell of a bookstore, and being able to browse all the titles).  But this isn’t what I love about Dymocks. My absolute favourite Dymocks store is Melbourne Collins St, but I also really like the Canberra City and Belconnen stores.  What makes these stores my top three…

  • Book review: The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

    The Rook – Daniel O’Malley

    Release date: 11 January 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Rook (Checquy Files #1) blurb: “Dear you, the body you are wearing used to be mine” A woman awakens in a London park, dripping wet and surrounded by corpses wearing latex gloves.  In her pocket is a letter from her previous self: Rook Thomas, a superpowered operative in Britain’s most secret of secret agencies. And then someone tries to kill her.  Again. I remember the trip to the book store where I was recommended this book.…