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    June 2021 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the June 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read… June is my birthday month, so I always feel that it and December kind of get an exemption from my goal… Unless of course the number of books is ridiculous. And this year…

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    Top 5 books I wish had TV adaptations

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books I wish had TV adaptations. We finally finished watching the Netflix adaptation of Shadow and Bone on the weekend, and I loved it!! Seriously, I didn’t even mind the things that they changed – it only added to the story. Besides, don’t we all…

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    Let’s Talk Bookish: Why I read Middle Grade books

    Hello bookworms!! Today I’ve jumped on the bandwagon for Let’s Talk Bookish topic: Why I read middle grade books. But really this is just an excuse for me to to scream about why I love middle grade fiction. And also YA. Even though I am a real-live adult. Allegedly. Let’s Talk Bookish is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books, and…

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    March 2021 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the March 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read… This month in particular is going to be… BIG!! Admittedly, March 2020 was far worse than March 2021… Yes, this time last year I was struggling to fit 29 books in my wrap…

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    Top 5 middle grade books

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday… on a Saturday!! This week’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 middle grade books. I’m so sorry friends. I’ve been so sick with a chest infection this week that all I’ve been doing is sleeping, reading and drinking tea. Which normally would sound absolutely amazing, and like the best staycation ever… Except I’m…

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    2020 WRAP UP!!

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the 2020 wrap up!! I can’t believe we’re already in February 2021. I feel like by the time I get to doing to wrap up for this year it’ll be June 2022… BUT, we’re here now and I’m ready and raring to go. Well… maybe not ‘raring’ per se. But I’m ready. I’m also expecting this…

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    Bookending Winter: Winter Vacation

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome back to Bookending Winter – and your last day with me as your host!! Today’s prompt is Winter Vacation!! Before we get started, I would love to thank our wonderful organisers – Clo (@ Cuppa Clo) and Sam (@ Fictionally Sam). I know I say this every day, but I do genuinely love them both. They both give…

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    Top 5 books of 2020

    Happy Tuesday bookworms!! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books of 2020. Yes, it’s the penultimate post for the year and we are looking at your top 5 books of 2020!! This one is always hard for me because I always have a list of like 30 books that I loved every year, but I guess I can leave…

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    Top 5 books on my holiday wishlist

    Hello bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books on my holiday wishlist. Yes, this week we are sharing all the books that we wish someone would gift us this holiday season, or perhaps on your next birthday. Or whatever the next gifting thing in your life is. Feel free to share your post with your loved…

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    October 2020 wrap up

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the October 2020 wrap-up!! Yes, I am posting this 2 days before the end of November, because I have been trash this month. Like more so than usual… what the hell is even happening?! Honestly, I barely even remember what happened last week, let alone a month ago, so be prepared for a wild ride of…

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    Top 5 recommendations from friends

    Hello bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 recommendations from friends. Yes, this week I want to shout out our long-suffering friends who are constantly screaming at us to read books that they love. These friends are the life-blood of any book lover because they give us someone to scream into the abyss with. They will hold…

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    The Bookish Baking tag

    Good morning bookworms!! Welcome to the Bookish Baking tag!! IT IS TIME!! Time to start catching up on book tags!! (Also, I apologise for anyone that has tagged me in anything in the last 2 years. That’s how far behind I am… 😅) The lovely Luna @ Bookish Luna tagged me in the Bookish Baking tag back in August!! I…

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    September 2020 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the September 2020 book haul!! September was slightly over my limit of 10. But only SLIGHTLY!! So, I feel like I’m getting back on track!! *cough* 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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    October 2020 TBR

    Good morning bookworms!! Welcome to my October 2020 TBR!! So… it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a TBR, and honestly, sometimes I even wonder why I do it, when it is abundantly clear that I very rarely stick to them!! But there are still a couple of books that I want to read before the end of the…

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    Top 5 characters K-O

    Happy Tuesday bookworms!! Today’s top 5 Tuesday is favourite characters whose names start with the letters K-O. I may have let it get *slightly* out of control this week… Look, M is hard, ok? There’s just TOO MANY amazing people (fictional or otherwise) whose names start with M. What can I say?! 😂 Please don’t forget to either link back…

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    Top 5 characters F-J

    Happy Tuesday bookworms!! This week’s top 5 Tuesday is all about your favourite characters whose names begin with the letters F-J. Umm, so this may really be “all” of my favourites. Look, I’m bad with limits ok? I’m a subscriber of the Mean Girls theory: Please don’t forget to either link back to a specific post of mine, or drop…

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    Top 5 characters I would dress up as

    Good morning bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 characters I would dress up as!! Top 5 Tuesday is back!! If you missed the August topics post, please click here, to check what topics we have for the remainder of this month!! Also, if you’re mildly confused as to why it’s being hosted here instead of at Bionic…

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    Looking for a new magic school series?

    Hello bookworms!! Are you looking for something new to fill that Harry Potter ‘magic school’ series void in your life?? Let’s be honest, the absolute shitshow of JK Rowling’s recent(ish) social media outbursts have had a lot of us questioning our support of the Potterverse. A lot of my friends have stopped buying official merch (which gives JK money), taken…

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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…

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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…

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    April ’20 wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! April… jeez… I’m glad that’s over!! The world is still in isolation… Am I doing anything productive?? Not really!! Let’s talk about what happened last month… I survived the O.W.L.s, and managed to hit all the prompts I needed in order to go for the careers I want for my N.E.W.T.s!! I almost missed Potions because I…

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    WWW Wednesday – 15 April 2020

    Good afternoon 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? I’m currently doing my OWLs (as per my TBR post)… and I finally read some books!!…

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    Top 5… sanity savers!

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘sanity savers – things I’m enjoying while in isolation!’ Because so help me, I am starting to lose my mind… In saying that, today is day number… twenty-six that I have been in isolation. Now, that’s a lot for Australia. We had our first confirmed case in Canberra on 12 March, and…

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    Top 5… books that weren’t what I expected (+ bonus top 5)

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books that weren’t what I expected (in a good way). Plus, as an UNEXPECTED bonus (see what I did there?!) you’re also getting last week’s anticipated books for 2020 because I had drafted it, and forgot to schedule it. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over…