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    BE Spring ’20: It’s Mandrake Potting Time!

    Good afternoon bookworms! Yup, time to herd all those screaming baby mandrakes back to the potting shed so we can put them in bigger pots to help them grow big and strong! Don’t forget your earmuffs! This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organised by Sam & Clo! Today’s post, “It’s Mandrake Potting Time” is hosted by me! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: Time for all those baby mandrakes to be repotted so they can grow…

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    The Pancake Book Tag

    Good morning bookworms! The loveliest J R @ Eternity Books tagged me in this tag, and tbh, it’s making me wish I had a better breakfast than just a cup of tea… 😅 The Rules: Link back to the original creator in your post (Becky @ Blogs of a Bookaholic) Feel free to use any of Becky’s wonderful pancake graphics in your post, or create your own! (Thank you Becky, these are so cute!!) Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them. Look,…

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    Top 10… all time favourites

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is actually a TOP 10 Tuesday this week (I think Shanah knows us well enough by now to know none of us will stop at 5…) and the subject is ‘ALL TIME FAVOURITES’! *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE* 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! OMG, I am so excited, and I don’t know how I’m going…

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    A-Z Bookish Tag

    Good morning bookworms! This morning I am so excited to come to you with this tag!! I had seen it doing the rounds for AGES and was somewhat sad (and slightly miffed 😂) that no one had tagged me in it. In fact, I was on the verge of stealing it from someone’s blog when the amazing Bex @ Becca Leighanne tagged me to do it! (Thanks for saving me Bex!) There’s no actual rules, but I feel weird diving straight into a post, so I’m making them up…? (I…

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    ABC Book Challenge: G

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F 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. Also, I am trying out a new layout… so bear with me for a bit!! Without any further ado, let’s begin with the letter G. Books that I LOVE that start with…

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    Top 5… books set in space

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books set in space’. 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, weird as this might be, I don’t really read a lot of science fiction… and mostly what I do read I haven’t super enjoyed. With the exception of like (hopefully) 5 books. So, I may not get to an entire…

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    Top 5… Slytherins

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Slytherins’ (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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    The 80's Movie tag

    Good morning bookworms! A couple of weeks ago I was tagged by the lovely Siobhan at Siobhan’s Novelties to do the 80’s Movie tag. This tag was originally created by Ashley at Infinite Library and she created the cutest graphics to go along with it (that I’m pretty sure everyone has borrowed as well)! I’m pretty excited about this tag! However, despite being a child of the 80’s, my parents weren’t really into television and movies, instead preferring music and books, so I’ve actually not seen the majority of these films!…

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    Top 5… Hufflepuffs

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Hufflepuffs’ (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… 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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    Ringing in the New Year Book Tag

    Good morning bookworms! Right! I’m here to start the new year off with a bang! And what better way to do it, than to steal some tags that are about a year old, and recreate them and send them back out into the world? (No, but seriously, this was waaaaaay easier than creating my own tag.) So, we’re rebranding an end of 2017 tag as a start of 2019 tag. HOORAY! Rules: Link to the person who tagged you (umm, no one) Link to the creator of the tag (Bookmark…

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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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    Top 5… books that drained my emotions

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books that drained my emotions’. 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! 98% of the time I am happy to be in Australia. However, because I am so far in front of everyone in terms of time zones, it makes it so hard to write these posts sometimes because I’m usually one of the first…

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    Liebster Award 2018

    Hello lovelies! Thad at Baking Thad AND Rebecca at Bookisly Rebecca both nominated me for the 2018 Liebster Award. I am so honoured you guys! You can check out both of their blogs in the links above. You can read the rules for the Liebster Award over at the Global Aussie here, but otherwise, lets get right into these questions, firstly from Thad: 1. What’s the worst book you’ve ever read? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. And I’m not even sorry about saying it. It’s not the play format (Rosencrantz and…

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    Mid-year freak out! (2018)

    OK, so I know most people have already done this, but did you know, that the actual mid-year day is the 2nd of July? So I’m not really that far off! Also, I know I keep saying it, but work is killing me at the moment!! Anyway, without further ado, let’s see what I have thought of the 41 books I have read this year. Best book you’ve read so far The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater has to be the best book I have read so far this year.…

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    Top 5… science fiction!

    This Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘science fiction’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). Also, I know this is the third post today; however, my scheduled posts didn’t post when they were supposed to, so now you’re being inundated (and you can also learn that I had a stupid crazy month because I didn’t actually check my blog in between to notice that this happened… I just assumed no one liked my posts……

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    Gemina – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 18 October 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) blurb: Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the space station Heimdall. Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter, Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. Little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia…

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    March ’18 wrap-up and April TBR

    OMG, how the hell are we in April already? I still haven’t done my book haul post or unboxed any boxes I got in March and I haven’t even edited the February videos!! Where has the year gone?! So, this month saw me attend the Obsidio book launch in Melbourne, and having a ginormous 16 books signed by the dynamic duo (no, not all were for me, but most were). I also changed jobs and got a pay-rise (yay!), and the month went by so quickly I don’t even know…