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    Top 5… fave characters A-E

    Good morning bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Fingers crossed that September is nicer to me than August was… but, onto our topic for today!! Favourite characters!! Originally when I thought about this one I assumed I could fit my top 5 characters into one post. Then I just kept remembering others and, maybe it’s because I’ve read too many books (is this…

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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…

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    November ’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. However, unusually I cancelled ALL THREE for October. I can’t remember what the…

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    Bookending Autumn: Loving the Monster

    Good evening bookworms! I’m pretty sure I warned you about how extra I am going to be this month, so, consider yourselves prepared – the double posts will happen this month. (You’re welcome!) This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Loving the Monster” is hosted by Lauren @ Northern Plunder! If you…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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    ABC Book Challenge: H

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F | G 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.…

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    Avengers Readathon TBR

    Good morning bookworms! Yes folks, it’s time for me to sign up to MOAR read-a-thons that I may not be able to handle! Are you ready? (Good. At least someone is…) So, The Perks of Being Noura have compiled this amazing challenge, and I am signing up. Why, you ask? It’s mostly because I’m a huge Marvel nerd. But also…

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    O.W.L.s Read-a-thon TBR 2019

    Good morning book wizards and witches! Today I was going to post my book haul for March, but that got pushed back so that I can announce my OWLs read-a-thon TBR! So, if you don’t know about O.W.L.s you can click on my post from last year HERE, or you can go watch G @ Book Roast‘s video HERE. Careers…

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    The NOPE. book tag

    Good morning bookworms! So today my schedule (that I try and hold myself to) says I should be posting a book review. But I’m super cranky and I think if I do post a review, it won’t be very nice… and that’s not how I want to do reviews!! LUCKILY the super lovely J R Lynn at Eternity Books has tagged…

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    Top 5… Ravenclaws

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Ravenclaws’ (it’ll all make sense in a minute). 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! In the words of Shanah, let me…

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    ABC Book Challenge: C

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B 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…

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    The Sleeping Beauty book tag

    Good morning bookworms! The lovely Siobhan at Siobhan’s Novelties has tagged me in the Sleeping Beauty tag. I love this tag because even though The Little Mermaid was my fave movie as a kid, Aurora was my favourite princess. I mean, how can you not love her? She has two of the loveliest names and SHE NAPS. Napping is my…

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    November ’18 book haul

    As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail (online purchases that arrived), and book purchases (ebooks and in-store). November book boxes I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. Nothing arrived this month though. OwlCrate’s book this month was Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, which I got last…

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    Top 5… books I’ve kind of, almost DNF’ed

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I almost DNF’ed, but now I’m in love with’. 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! For those of you who don’t know, “DNF”…

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    Top 5… science fiction!

    This Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘science fiction’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). Also, I know this is the third post today; however, my scheduled posts didn’t post when they were supposed to, so now you’re being inundated (and you can also…

  • Winter

    Winter – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 10 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) blurb: This is not the fairy tale you remember, but it’s one you won’t forget. Winter is admired for her grace, kindness and beauty, despite the scars on her face. She’s said to be even more breathtaking than her step-mother, Queen Levana……

  • Cress – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 4 February 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link These books are getting serious (and long)!  I just pulled Winter off my shelf and it’s over 800 pages.  There’s something about a crazy long book that I equally dread and love.  I have this “it’s going to take me forever to read” conversation in my head,…

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    January ’18 book haul

    Hey team! So I’ve been meaning to start this for a while now, but you know, life happens and disrupts all your plans, but I feel like the new year is great time to get on top of these things, so January here we are! This month was slightly insane in terms of a book haul for me, as I…

  • Scarlet

    Scarlet – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 5 February 2013 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Scarlet is the fairytale retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and is book two of the Lunar Chronicles series.  I definitely enjoyed this book more than Cinder.  Don’t get me wrong, Cinder was a good adaptation, but (just in case you missed my review) REALLY predictable.  This one…

  • The Lunar Chronicles #1: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    Cinder – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 3 January 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) blurb: Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg.  She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness.  But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s she finds herself at the centre of…