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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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    The Birthday book tag

    Good morning bookworms! Happy birthday to me! I did this tag last year on my birthday, and I thought it would be fun to see what has changed!! The original creator of this tag is Antonia @ Always Books. Thanks Antonia, I hope you had a good birthday last month!! Also, we’re definitely using the cupcake dividers today!! BIRTHDAY CAKE A book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway 2019 answer: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 2020 answer: The only book that I have loved…

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    May ’20 wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! 2020 has been a time. One of my friends was joking that she and her sister are going to make a tour band style t-shirt for 2020, but instead of concerts, it’s just going to be all the shit that is going on in the world this year against each month. I imagine it’s going to look something like this: January | Bushfires February | Floods March | Global pandemic April | Isolation May | Murder hornets

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    May ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! We’re keeping on at reasonable numbers over here – I mean, I’m still gaining more than I am reading (please help me), but it’s not outrageous!! 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 SYMBOLS And, little icons as follows: Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary 🚀 sci-fi 🏰 historical fiction ❤️ romance 🔍 crime / mystery…

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    WWW Wednesday – 20 May 2020

    Good morning 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?   SYMBOLS   Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary 🚀 sci-fi 🏰 historical fiction ❤️ romance 🔍 crime / mystery 🤡 thriller 🎀 classic 🌿 non-fiction 🗣 own voices 🏳️‍🌈 queer ♿️ disability rep 🧘‍♀️ YA 🧸 MG 👩‍🦳 Adult 📖 physical…

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    WWW Wednesday – 13 May 2020

    Good evening bookworms! Yes… good ‘evening’… For some unknown reason (because it’s not like I’m not working every day), I have lost the ability to figure out which day is which, and so I have subsequently missed Top 5 Tuesday and almost WWW Wednesday this week. This is what happens when you don’t schedule your posts, friends!! 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…

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    May ’20 TBR

    Good morning bookworms! How are we already a third of the way through the year? I feel like 2020 has taken about 39 seconds, but also 6 years. I have aged 13 years since being at home. All. The. TIME. However, I can’t shouldn’t complain too much, because I know I am fortunate to still have a job – I think I would just like to take a few days off from said job and lie on the couch and read a book. Or make my new home office feel…

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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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    O.W.L.s read-a-thon TBR 2020

    Good morning book wizards and witches! IT’S O.WL.s TIME AGAIN!!! If you don’t know what O.W.L.s are then… you should read Harry Potter. OR you can watch Gintare’s video on YouTube about it!! But, very basically, Gintare (@BookRoast) runs a bi-annual read-a-thon based on the fifth and seventh year wizarding tests at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) are the fifth year tests, and in April we read a bunch of books that correspond to prompts the Gintare changes each year. The aim is to pick…

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    Top 5… books that didn’t exceed my expectations

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books that exceeded my expectations… but, ahhh, if only I had read further down Shanah’s list than just the topic for the 4th last week… If I had, then last week’s post would have been… this week’s post!! So, instead I’m kind of swapping them around. *cough* Also, I’d like to apologise in advance, because I started off somewhat nice… and then end up in a screaming pile of shoutiness and finger pointing. (I don’t know what happened?!) Top 5…

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    End of the Year book tag 2019

    Good morning bookworms! Well, it’s New Years Eve in Australia, so it’s time to do an end of year thing. I’m not *quite* ready to do all my wrap-up posts because I plan on finishing at least one more book today (maybe even two!!), so instead I am pinching this tag from the lovely Destiny @ Howling Libraries! Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? Yes, definitely! Ones I started this year (and got more than 10% through) include: Siege and Storm – Leigh…

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    Christmas book tags

    Good morning bookworms! MERRY CHRISTMAS!! (It’s Christmas in Australia, ok? Your turn will come soon!!) I was tagged in 3 Christmas themed tags in the last week, and I just could squeeze them into my schedule, so I’m swapping them out for my regular WWW Wednesday and doing them today instead! Firstly, we had the Joy of Christmas book tag (tagged by Michaela @ Journey into Books), and then the Naughty or Nice book tag (tagged by Luna @ Bookish Luna), and finally the Jingle Bells book tag (tagged by…

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    Top 5 Tuesday 2019 wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! I know, I know… this isn’t actually a Tuesday. But it’s also not really a Top 5 Tuesday topic, so WE ARE FINE. So… what are we doing, you ask? Well, during 2019 Shanah asked us a lot of questions. Approximately 45. And some of them required us to predict things that would happen in the future. Books we were going to read this year, books we thought would be 5 star reads, books we were going to buy, etc. So, I’m now going back to check…

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    NCIS LA book tag

    Good morning bookworms! Well, we’re less than a week from Christmas and this year has just FLOWN by. I’m so ridiculously behind on tags at the moment that I think I’m going to have to schedule a day of the week for them for catching up next year!! However, today’s tag is brought to us by the amazing Clo @ Cuppa Clo. Clo and I both love NCIS LA and when she said she was creating a tag for it, I basically squeeeeeed with joy, jumped up and down, and…

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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,…

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    Top 5… books I didn’t get to in 2019

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I didn’t get to in 2019’! 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! The worst part about this post is that I could actually copy my ‘top 5 books I didn’t get to in 2018’, and it would still be true… However, I have already written a Top 5 Tuesday…

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    2019 Bookish Readers Choice Awards nominations

    Good evening bookworms! Something a little bit different for you today (not to mention very late)… I’m letting you all know my nominations for the the 2019 Bookish Reader’s Choice Awards, hosted by the amazingly talented Kal @ Reader Voracious! In case you weren’t aware, Kal is hosting the awards nominated by readers, and voted for by readers. I was going to post this earlier (like, when you all could still vote), but alas I had so much trouble making my own shortlist that I only just made the cut…

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    Top 5… books that I would rewrite

    Good afternoon bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books that I would rewrite’! 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! Also, apologies for the lack of posts the last couple of days. I picked up my copy of The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black on Friday afternoon, went home, had to do other things like babysit (ruuuuuude), started it at…