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    2020 mid-year freak out!

    Hello bookworms!! A couple of weeks ago, the gorgeous duo of Marie and Nyx @ Drizzle Hurricane Books 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 don’t like to do this until after we hit the mid-way mark of the year because I’m a freaking rule-following Ravenclaw… (Also, posting schedule? What posting schedule? *throws desk planner diary out the window*) So, let’s get started!! Disclaimer: I will not be using any…

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    Top 5… m/m relationship books

    Good morning bookworms! Top 5 Tuesday is on hiatus this month, but I wanted to do something special for Pride month. So, today’s list (of slightly more than 5 books) is my fave m/m relationship books. This list may include bisexual and pansexual characters, but will focus if they are in a m/m relationship. Warning now: the last two are VERY HEAVY books and will not be for everyone. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and…

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    Top 5… cute romances

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is cute romances! Honestly, this topic warms my cold, little soul. Partially because it’s now post-ANZAC day here and so it went from 20º days to 7º days in the span of a week, and partially because I have been reading so many adorable romance stories to keep me sane lately!! 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…

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    BE Spring ’20: 50 Shades of Green

    Good afternoon bookworms! I heard someone ask for more Bookending Spring… so I am here to deliver! Just like your local florist (if your local florist is delivering you virtual lists of books…?) This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organised by Sam & Clo! Today’s post, “50 shades of green” is hosted by me! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: Green is the colour of spring, so let’s talk about your favourite green books you’ve read,…

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    Top 5… Authors: K-O

    Good evening bookworms! Late again, but this week it’s my fault… Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is authors from K-O, which is a continuation from last week’s topic! 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 (although you can bet that Maggie Stiefvater will be in the S spot)! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the…

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    February ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! And honestly, the total is OVER my ten book monthly limit, but it’s kind of not my fault…?! Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review copies (book mail and digital), and bookish items (book related, but not actual books). * Not counting Kindle Unlimited I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. In February I skipped OwlCrate, but the other two didn’t arrive either…

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    February ’20 wrap up and March TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the monthly wrap-up! During January… I got sick and had 2 migraines (new record). I also didn’t read anything for 11 days. That’s a pretty good record. Reading though? I read 6 books… which is the equal lowest number of books read per month in the last two years. (June 2019 was also 6 books!) Also, two of the books that I finished were even on my TBR for February, so I basically won because that never happens! However, I’m trying not to beat…

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    WWW Wednesday – 4 March 2020

    Good evening bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, where you 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, Of Wonderland’s prompts for March are BLUE BOOKS! Which is totally doable!! Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key 📖 physical book 📱 ebook 🎧 audiobook 💥 comic / graphic novel 👯‍♀️ buddy read ✳️ reread ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary ☄️ sci-fi 🏰 historical fiction ❤️…

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    Book recommendations: Overwatch edition #3

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome back to another edition of… books I would recommend to Overwatch characters! (Click here for edition 1, and edition 2!) So, I must admit, I was expecting some new characters to be announced at BlizzCon earlier this month… but they announced Overwatch 2 instead!! Which is exciting!! It’s still in development, but I’m looking forward to finding out more!! And the new short made me cry (not surprising… but it was a happy cry), and I can’t wait to show you it after we get through all…

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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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    WWW Wednesday – 2 October 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, while October’s theme is impulse buys! So, without further ado, let’s get started! Believe it or not, I…

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    50 Bookish Questions tag

    Good morning bookworms! The loveliest Sam @ Fictionally Sam wrote this AH-MAZING tag, which is FIFTY bookish questions. FIFTY!! We might be here for a while today, so grab a drink and snacks, and strap yourself in! 1. What was the last book you read? The last book I finished was Heartstopper Vol 2 by Alice Oseman. 2. Was it a good one? Yes, I loved it!! 3. What made it good? One of the characters had this beautiful growth throughout the story, so even though the end of Volume 1…

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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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    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…

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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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    Anticipated releases book tag

    Good morning bookworms! In the past couple of … months (eeek) Evelyn @ Evelyn Reads and Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties have both tagged me in this one. I am so glad you did, and so sorry that I have not responded as yet! Rules: Thank the person (or persons) who nominated you Answer all the questions down below Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx Nominate 5+ bloggers to do this tag Your most anticipated release of the year The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black I mean, two weeks ago I would have…

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    ABC Book Challenge: H

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F | G 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 begin with the letter H. Books that I LOVE that start with the letter H Harry Potter series (but not Cursed Child) – J. K.…

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    Heartstopper Vol 1 – Alice Oseman

    Release date: 8 January 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Heartstopper Vol 1 (Heartstopper, #1) blurb: Charlie and Nick are at the same school, but they’ve never met… until one day when they’re made to sit together. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nickm even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realised. OH. MY. GOD. I am trash for this story, even though it shattered…