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    Top 5… Authors: A-E

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is authors from A-E! Yes, it’s a new month-long series. Last year we did book titles, and this year it’s fave authors. I’m so excited!! I shall be doing author surnames. (Because I’m being lazy and that’s how my books are sorted… I knew I changed them back from rainbows for some reason!!) 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…

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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… books I’d like from Santa

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is our last official one for the year!! (However, I do have a surprise for you all next week!!) And today’s topic is: “Dear Santa, I would like these five books.” 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! Now, as much as I don’t want to add MORE books to my TBR,…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #9

    Good morning bookworms! I know today would normally be Top 5 Tuesday, but Shanah is on a mini hiatus while she has the best sounding break – so I thought, “why don’t I try and catch up on some tags?!” So, the lovely Siobhan @ Siobhan’s novelties tagged me in the Sunshine blogger award back in June! (I mean, I’m kind of catching up?!) 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…

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    ABC Book Challenge: S (part 2)

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M N | O | P | Q | R | S #1 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. The other side of S (Sk-Sw) is also quite long. So, without any further ado, let’s continue…

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    ABC Book Challenge: S (part 1)

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M N | O | P | Q | R 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. This one is gonna be a LOOOONG one, friends – so I’m only doing Sa-Si, and it’s STILL the…

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    ABC Book Challenge: R

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M N | O | P | Q 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 continue with the letter R. Books that I enjoyed that start with the letter R…

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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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    Book Addiction Tag

    Good morning bookworms! Sorry, I’m a bit late with posting today as I went to the Darkdawn book launch in Melbourne last night, and I am tired! I met up with some friends and after we exited the bookstore (at 9:30pm) we went out for dinner and then I took the tram back to my hotel room (where I proceeded to stay up late continuing my reread of Nevernight…) So this morning I took full advantage of the late check out and then did a small shop along Collins St.…

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    Book recommendations: Overwatch edition #1

    Good morning bookworms! So, if you know anything about me (except that I love books and cake), you’ll know that I am low-key obsessed with Overwatch. Admittedly, my team in the Overwatch League (New York Excelsior – picked prior to Stage 1 last year as Gansey’s catchphrase is ‘Excelsior!’) isn’t doing too well with the new meta (which is really odd because surely Pine and Saebyeolbe should be back in fine form as DPS?!); however, this is not what I’m here to talk to you about today! If you’re not…

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    Top 5… dystopian

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘top 5 dystopian’. 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! FYI, this one is gonna be quick!! I don’t know why, but a lot of dystopian books just … don’t really do it for me. (I don’t know why, ok?) LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff. Look, I gotta be honest. This was good,…

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    Good Habits Reading Tag

    Good morning bookworms! Can I just start with a massive HI, and THANKS FOR COMING, especially after I accidentally haven’t posted since last Wednesday (which is my biggest disappearance this year). Unfortunately I was struck down with a horrible case of tonsillitis, and then because I was traveling for work I went home early, by plane, and managed to get a chest infection (yay suppressed immune system!), all this at the same time as having my period and horrible cramps, and then, to top it all off, my body gifted…

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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… under 300 pages

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post top 5 books under 300 pages! 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! If anyone is struggling on hitting books under 300 pages for their NEWTs this month, this is a great topic for you to get recommendations!! OK, so I’m going smallest to largest here… … so of course we need to…

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    ABC Book Challenge: O

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M N 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. I’m actually going to switch it up slightly this week because there’s so many books on here that actually deserve me to scream…

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    The Productivity book tag

    Good morning bookworms! A few weeks ago I had the beautiful Destiny @ Howling Libraries tag me in this one, and then this week gorgeous Cassie @ Let’s Get Galactic tagged me as well, and now I’m FINALLY getting to it!! Rules Answer the prompts Tag some friends Link back to this post, and be sure to mention the creator (Sam @ Fictionally Sam) Have fun! Planning – a book that is completely thought out   I feel like if I don’t say Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo here, then this…

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    Top 5… K, L, M, N, O

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘K, L, M, N, O’! Yes, we are making our way through the alphabet. My A-E post is HERE, and the F-J post is HERE. 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 is VERY fantasy heavy… which is great, because that IS what I primarily read! (The last few months…

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    Top 5… A, B, C, D, E

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Yesterday’s Top 5 Tuesday post was ‘A, B, C, D, E’, and I am so disappointed that my scheduler didn’t post that I am correcting this now! Also, I’m sure it’s still Tuesday somewhere in the world!! 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! OK, A is for Abandon by Meg Cabot. If you haven’t read this,…