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    June ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! June is birthday month… so it got *slightly* out of hand… oops?! Also, I still have so many vouchers because I haven’t been to the shops in weeks!! *commence cackling* Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review copies (book mail and digital) * Not counting Kindle Unlimited

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    Top 11?… Authors: P-Z

    Good morning bookworms! Yes, I know, it’s supposed to be a Top 5, but this week had 6 letters (U-Z) AND I’m playing catch up with last week’s letters (P-T) because the blog was doing its 72 hour transfer to self-hosting thing, so I missed it!! 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! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the…

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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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    Top 5… non-cats!

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post actually doesn’t exist because Shanah is taking a mini hiatus. However, I don’t know what to do with Tuesdays any more, so I’m still here ranting about something… 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! This week I’m merging a list topic I’ve been thinking about for AGES, with what is essentially a…

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    Top 5… winter reads

    Good evening bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘summer reads’, but I’m in the southern hemisphere where it’s FREEZING at the moment, so I’m going to flip this one (I also did ‘summer reads‘ 6 months ago when everyone else did ‘winter reads’). 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 don’t know about you guys, but when it’s cold…

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    Top 5… fictional friendships

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘fictional friendships’. 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! BEST FRIENDS are the greatest things in fiction today. I might even like them more than slow-burn, enemies to lovers tropes. (NAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!) But they are great – and we should totally see more supportive friendships in fiction because friends is what we are…

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    Two truths and a lie (part 2)

    Good morning bookworms! I know I’ve already done this (link here for part one), but when the amazing Sarah Ames-Foley tagged me in this again, I couldn’t resist! Thank you Sarah! And if YOU haven’t already, go check out her awesome blog! Rules Create a post with your two bookish truths and one bookish lie – but be sure to keep it a secret so your readers can guess Reveal the lie in a spoiler at the bottom of your post (you can use this HTML code: <details><Summary>Reveal the Lie</Summary>PUT YOUR LIE IN HERE!</details>)…

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    Pyramids – Terry Pratchett

    Release date: 15 June 1989 Goodreads link Book Depository link (link is for clothbound editions; pictures above are the versions I own, the paperbacks which I’m not entirely sure you can buy anymore) Rating Pyramids (Discworld, #7) blurb: Being trained by the Assassin’s Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not fit Teppic for the task assigned to him by fate. He inherited the throne of the desert kingdom of Djelibeybi rather earlier than he expected (his father wasn’t too happy about it either), but that was only the beginning of his problems… Once…

  • Main Character deaths are necessary

    Good morning bookworms! So, I’m trying this new thing where I talk about specific things I love or hate about books, as opposed to individual books themselves. I’ll still reference books I’ve read to make my point, but I want to talk about themes as well as gushing about “HOW MUCH I LOVE “. I thought I’d start off with something happy… MAIN CHARACTER DEATHS. (Nothing but sunshine, puppies and rainbows here, my loves! 😁) So, what is it about main character deaths that I absolutely live for? For me,…

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    WWW Wednesday – 20 Feb 2018

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome to this week’s 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 did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? So, without further ado, let’s get started! What I recently finished reading… OMG I seriously need to find out when the next Morrigan Crow book is coming out because Jessica Townsend is fast becoming one…

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    Top 5… Ravenclaws

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Ravenclaws’ (it’ll all make sense in a minute). 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! In the words of Shanah, let me explain how this one works: For each week of the month of February, we will be doing a different Hogwarts house! Each Hogwarts house is uniquely different in their traits…

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    Top 5… Gryffindors

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Gryffindor’ (it’ll all make sense in a minute. 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! In the words of Shanah, let me explain how this one works: For each week of the month of February, we will be doing a different Hogwarts house! Each Hogwarts house is uniquely different in their traits…

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    Top 5… badass females

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘bad ass females’. 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! Oh man!! This week is going to be FAR less controversial than last week!! However, shout out to every single one of you who commented and agreed that BBC versions of things are amaze. (Because it’s true and you’re right!) On to…

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    WWW Wednesday – 16 Jan 2019

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome to this week’s 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 did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? So, without further ado, let’s get started! What I recently finished reading… A-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You guys remember that “what I’ll read next” from last week? I didn’t read a single book on it. #classicmeeghan I did…

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    2018 WRAP-UP & 2019 GOALS!!

    Good morning bookworms! I have been procrastinating writing this post for about two weeks now… in fact, every time I get close to being ready with it, I discover a new graph I can add to it. However, I need to accept that it will never be perfect (I mean, seriously, what is?) and just roll with it. Also, I need to finish writing my 2019 goals, because, we’re already in 2019 and I should have some… right?! PS: This is going to be the longest post EVER, so I’m…

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    WWW Wednesday – 19 Dec 2018

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome to this week’s 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 did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? So, without further ado, let’s get started! What I recently finished reading… BLEGH! Can I start off by telling you guys that I think I read about 30 pages this week. Actually, I read…

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    November ’18 wrap-up and December TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s December!! I can’t believe another year is basically over!! November wrap-up During November I completed my Goodreads challenge!! HOORAY!! I read 11 books, and although this was a high number for me, this month was a bit less satisfactory than normal because I had some lower ratings. Book Author Series Format TBR? Reread? Rating (/10) Fence C. S. Pacat Fence (Issue #11) Comic Y 7 Mort Terry Pratchett Discworld (#4) Paperback Y X 8 Grim Lovelies Megan Shepherd Hardback Y 8 They Both Die at the…

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    Sourcery – Terry Pratchett

    Release date: 26 May 1988 Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (link is for clothbound editions; pictures above are the versions I own, the paperbacks which I’m not entirely sure you can buy anymore) Sourcery (Discworld, #5) blurb: Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we’d better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son… a wizard squared… a source of magic… a…