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    Top 5… books where something went wrong

    Good morning bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! 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 Book Worm, please click this link. So… 2020 has been a year.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    January ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms, and thanks for still being here!! I am back from hiatus and have decided that I might just ease up on myself this year and post a couple of times per week instead of every day. That will likely make some of my goals from last month unachievable, but it’s about putting me first rather than my…

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    December ’19 wrap up and January TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the final monthly wrap-up for 2019, the December wrap-up! During December I read an excessive amount of books. For me. A grand total of 18 books, which is definitely my highest monthly total for the year!! This mostly had to do with Sam @ Fictionally Sam’s Mrs Claus’ Readathon, but also probably to do…

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    December ’19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I’m gonna be honest, it feels kind of weird being New Years at the moment. Our fireworks got canceled a week ago because of the total fire ban in place with all of our bushfires.* We’ve had friends be evacuated from their homes yesterday and a lot of people spent the night at…

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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.…

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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 @…

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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…

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    October ’19 book haul

    Good afternoon 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 October: FairyLoot’s September theme was Witches be Crazy,…

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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…

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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…

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    N.E.W.T.s read-a-thon TBR 2019

    Good morning book wizards and witches! Today I am announcing my NEWTs read-a-thon TBR! (Which is actually mildly hilarious/ironic if you read my Off Tangent Thoughts post on me doing read-a-thons…) So, if you don’t know about O.W.L.s and/or N.E.W.T.s you can click on my post from last year HERE, or you can go watch G @ Book Roast’s videos (2019 OWLs and…

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    Top 5… spring reading recommendations

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘fall reading recommendations’, except, I live in the opposite hemisphere of the world so I’m doing SPRING! Also, you’re about to get a MONTH of me giving you fall book recommendations in BOOKENDING AUTUMN (did I tell you guys I’m doing BE Autumn – because, if you haven’t heard yet, I’m a…

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    Bookending Summer: Lemonade Stand book tag

    Good morning bookworms! This post is part of Bookending Summer 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! My prompt for today, “Lemonade Stand book tag” is hosted by Jeimy @ A Novel Idea! (And you SHOULD go check out Jeimy’s blog because it’s super cute, and don’t we all need some more cute in our lives? PS: The answer to that is yes.)…

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    Top 5… F, G, H, I, J

    Good morning bookworms! Today is my 400th post!! 😱  That  feels like a lot, so I thought I’d mention it. 🎉 Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘F, G, H, I, J’! Yes, we are making our way through the alphabet. Last week’s post of A-E is HERE. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the…

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    2019 Mid-year freak out!

    Good evening bookworms! A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Shanah @ The Bionic Bookworm 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’ve seen a couple of different variations of this one, so I’ve merged them because I like answering lots of…

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    ABC Book Challenge: L

    Good morning bookworms! Quick life update: We have moved!! I am still living in a sea of boxes, but the cats were ok with the 8 hour car trip and settlement went through without any issues, so cheers all around! I will be returning to my regular scheduled posting in a couple more days. I still have many boxes to…

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    April '19 wrap-up and NO TBR?!

    Good morning bookworms! We are one third into the year. Two more of these to go and we’ll be seeing 2020. (One more to go and I’ll have most of my anticipated reads for this year in my hot little hands!!!!) April wrap-up So, I read 10 books in April, which is mildly significant. (At this rate I might hit…

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    O.W.L.s read-a-thon wrap-up 2019

    Good morning book wizards and witches! Holy moly! Thank god that’s over. WHYYYYY do I think that signing up for reading challenges is a good idea? I am a MOOD READER. I am BAD at this. Let’s go see what I actually read this month, and then we can discuss how I am NOT *spoiler alert* going to be an…

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    Top 5… sequels I need to get to

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘sequels I need to get to’. 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 we have coming up! My original thought when I saw this topic was…

  • Book review: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee

    Release date: 27 June 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) blurb: Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any…