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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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    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 couldn’t find a book under 150 pages – and at the last hour (literally between 11pm and midnight on 30 April) I just decided to reread a comic. But 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!! It’s so exciting!! Things to report!! Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary 🛸 sci-fi 🏰 historical fiction ❤️ romance 🔍 crime / mystery 🤡 thriller 🎀…

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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 I have been in lockdown / isolation / quarantine (whatever you want to call it) since Friday 13 March. Why? Because I am immunosuppressed. My immune system does this super…

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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 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! Books that weren’t…

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    January ’20 wrap up and February TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the monthly wrap-up for January! During January I read 9 books. Which was totally fine, unless you look at my reading pattern, which was kind of a joke!! (Week 1: nothing, week 2: 7 ebooks, week 3: 1 audiobook, week 4: nothing, last 4 days of month: 1 physical book.) I was kind of all over the place with our renovations and family stuff and we had a big BBQ at our place and the fires – I mean, the fires are still going……

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    2019 WRAP-UP!!

    Good afternoon bookworms! Ahhh… the dreaded annual wrap-up. I mean, it’s not really “dreaded”… it just takes me ages to write and so I procrastinate it forever. Except, this year I was pretty good at keeping my spreadsheets up to date, so *hopefully* this won’t be as terrible as my brain is making it out to be!!* PS: This is going to be another long post, so apologies in advance! * Spoiler, it was just as bad as last year!! I did NOT fill out that spreadsheet as well as…

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    BE Winter ’19: Weasley Jumper book tag

    Good afternoon bookworms! I am so excited for this tag!! It was one I was planning to do anyway when I saw the prompts, but then Emmie tagged me in it, so I guess it was fate!! It’s not really cool enough to wear a jumper here… I’m eating ice-cream as I type this up, but I do love Christmas jumpers!! (I bought a Hogwarts one when we were in Europe for Christmas 2 years ago.) This post is part of Bookending Winter 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! Today’s…

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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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    ABC Book Challenge: W

    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 | S #2 | T | U | V 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. So, without any further ado, let’s continue with the letter W.…

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    Top 5… surprising reads of 2019

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘surprising reads of 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! Surprising reads, hey?! I’m not going to write about the anticipated reads that … weren’t quite as amazing as I was suspecting, or this post will turn into a rant. And then we’ll be here all day. And no one…

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    Top 5… authors I NEED to read

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘authors I NEED to read’! 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! I’m going to take this one as auto-buy-authors, authors that I devour their books as soon as they come out, or authors I am actively making my way through their backlist… which are all the same anyway… *cough* Also, slight…

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    Liebster Award #5

    Good morning bookworms! I am so sorry that I have been away most of this last week. Between travel for work, getting a terrible chest infection (which I still have) and basically falling asleep every time I pick up a book, as well as continuing to make a DnD character for our new game that starts in a week AND playing the Bookish Games, I’ve had a lot on… and I think I need more naps. I definitely need to get over this chest infection. My face, throat and chest…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #8

    Good morning bookworms! Back in … April (oh gawd, I am officially six months behind on these…) the most lovely Ruqs @ Many Bookish Things tagged me in the Sunshine Blogger Award!! Friends, I just have to say (and please don’t think I’m complaining), as much as I love doing these (because the questions are always different), I am drowning a little in tags at the moment!! I’m trying to only post one per week, but if this is number 8, then I have about 8 more to do –…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #7

    Good morning bookworms! I was tagged by Ruqs @ Many Things Bookish to for the Sunshine Blogger Award in April. OMG Ruqs, I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you!! 💕 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 by commenting on one of their blog posts. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award…

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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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    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…