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    Top 5… books that didn’t exceed my expectations

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books that exceeded my expectations… but, ahhh, if only I had read further down Shanah’s list than just the topic for the 4th last week… If I had, then last week’s post would have been… this week’s post!! So, instead I’m kind of swapping them around. *cough* Also, I’d like to apologise in advance, because I started off somewhat nice… and then end up in a screaming pile of shoutiness and finger pointing. (I don’t know what happened?!) Top 5…

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    Top 5 Tuesday 2019 wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! I know, I know… this isn’t actually a Tuesday. But it’s also not really a Top 5 Tuesday topic, so WE ARE FINE. So… what are we doing, you ask? Well, during 2019 Shanah asked us a lot of questions. Approximately 45. And some of them required us to predict things that would happen in the future. Books we were going to read this year, books we thought would be 5 star reads, books we were going to buy, etc. So, I’m now going back to check…

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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… books that I would rewrite

    Good afternoon bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books that I would rewrite’! 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! Also, apologies for the lack of posts the last couple of days. I picked up my copy of The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black on Friday afternoon, went home, had to do other things like babysit (ruuuuuude), started it at…

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    October ’19 challenge wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome to the September/October challenge wrap-up!! Also known as the post where each month I go “CRAP! I forgot to check what Sophie’s prompt is for the Ultimate Reading Challenge this month” and then try and retrofit my errors into something that works… 😓 Goodreads Read 92 of 90 books. I finished my challenge in October!! SUCCESS!!!! Beat the Backlist Read 47 of 50 books. (There is a column on the original list where I have marked off the books I have read.) Beat the Backlist Epic…

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    September '19 book haul

    Good morning 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. Here is what arrived in September: FairyLoot’s July box FINALLY ARRIVED. The theme was Magic in the City, and the book was Wicked Fox by Kat Cho OwlCrate’s September theme was Fear the Night, and the book was The Bone Season by Emily Lloyd-Jones I also…

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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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    Darkdawn – Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 3 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3) blurb: The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic. Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead.…

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    WWW Wednesday – 11 September 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! So, without further ado, let’s get started! To be honest, I kind of never thought this day would…

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    Top 5… covers of 2019

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘covers for 2019’. 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! How’s that saying go… “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover”? I don’t know about you guys, but I do that. All. The. Time! So, let’s talk about some cover love for books that have been released this year! Darkdawn –…

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    'I Dare You' Book Tag

    Good morning bookworms! The beautiful and bubbly Cassie @ Let’s Get Galactic tagged me in this… a while ago! But, I’m keeping Fridays for catching up on these things!! If you don’t know Cassie’s blog, PLEASE go check it out. She’s a bright and sparkly rainbow of a person, even while ranting, and I adore her (and her hair). What book has been on your shelf the longest? The Winnie-the-Pooh hardcover set from my childhood by A. A. Milne. Winnie is blue, and The House at Pooh Corner is red. I…

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    August '19 book haul

    Good morning 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. Here is what arrived in August: FairyLoot’s August box theme was Things are not what they seem, and the book was The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen OwlCrate’s August theme was Storms and Seas, and the book was House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig…