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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.…

  • Book Review: Darkdawn

    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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    '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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    WWW Wednesday – 4 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? So, without further ado, let’s get started! Why is this gods-forsaken reread taking so long?! Maw’s teeth, my entire language will be altered by the time I get to the end of it…

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    August '19 wrap up and Sequel September

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the August wrap-up! So, I read 7 books in August, which was not too bad. I did get through five ARCs, so ARC August wasn’t a complete loss!! BUT, the biggest challenge of the month came when I realised that Darkdawn was being released early in Australia, so I did drop everything to reread the first two books… Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) Cover Bloodlines Richelle Mead Bloodlines #1 Paperback 4 The Bride Test (ARC) Helen Hoang The Kiss Quotient #2 Paperback 5…

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    WWW Wednesday – 28 August 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? So, without further ado, let’s get started! Ooof. I have been a bad reading Meeghan. But I did finish a book! On Sunday! Nevernight – Jay Kristoff (reread) 📖 I am supposed to…

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    WWW Wednesday – 21 August 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? So, without further ado, let’s get started! ARC August might continue, but I’ve been taking a mini hiatus from it to reread The Nevernight Chronicle as Darkdawn came out in Australia on Monday.…

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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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    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,…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #6

    Good morning bookworms! I was tagged by Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties to for the Sunshine Blogger Award back in April (sorry Siobhan!). If you haven’t checked out her blog, you really should! It’s filled with the most delightful reviews of some great books, tags and challenges. It’s really just a lot of fun! Let’s get down to it! 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 new questions. Notify the nominees about it…

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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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    Mystery Blogger Award

    Good morning bookworms! The amazing Andy @ Andy Winder – YA Writer tagged me in the Mystery Blogger Award, which sounds awesome because it sounds MYSTERIOUS!! and also because I’ve not been nominated (or tagged?) to do this one before!! THANK YOU ANDY!! 💕 What’s the Mystery Blogger Award? “It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun…

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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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    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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    Joy Of Christmas Book Tag

    We are so close to Christmas it’s ridiculous! I am currently eating my weight in gingerbread and lounging under the air conditioner because it’s supposed to be starting at 31°C (87°F) moving to 36°C (97°F) this week but it definitely feels hotter than that! Definitely a week to lie by the pool under an umbrella (skin cancer is real kids) reading books if I ever saw one. Onto more JOYous notes (hahaha), I saw this tag on Kristin Kraves Books and Siobhan’s Novelties and thought I would undertake it myself!…

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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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    August ’18 book haul

    As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, online purchases (book mail), and in-store (book purchases). August book boxes So, I actually think all the book boxes are back on track, which is a really nice surprise after last month’s mess!! LitJoy’s August theme was Catwoman, and the book was Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas (and it was SIGNED! My first signed Maas book!) Reminder that I only order the ‘book only’ version from LitJoy (and I love it!) FairyLoot’s August theme was Mutinous Pirates, and the book contained was These…

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    Top 5… bookish maps

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘bookish maps’. 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! *** I can’t do this topic without first dragging you all off (again) to The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff. Illustrator of the maps in the series is Virginia Allyn. These maps are AH-MAZING. Seriously. I’ve considered buying art prints of these to hang on my…