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    The Stuck at Home tag

    Good morning bookworms!! I’m kind of excited about today, because I have not done a TAG in ages!! Like, literal months. *tries to find the last tag I did… gives up after scrolling for ever…* And this one is so great!! HUGE thanks to Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. for tagging me in this!! 💕 I’ve got a couple more coming soon, and one I’m really excited about!!! So let’s just get stuck into this one!! Rules Thank the person who nominated you Answer all the questions down below…

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    BE Spring ’20: Knock Offs

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for BookEnding Spring 2020!! (I mean technically it started like a week ago… but I was in a mini life slump… but aren’t we all?) But I’m here now and ready to go! This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organised by Sam & Clo! Today’s post, “Knock Offs” is hosted by our host Sam @ Fictionally Sam! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Sam’s post! Prompt Explanation: Old books creating cobwebs and dust on your…

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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 can find someone else (although you can bet that Maggie Stiefvater will be in the S spot)! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #9

    Good morning bookworms! I know today would normally be Top 5 Tuesday, but Shanah is on a mini hiatus while she has the best sounding break – so I thought, “why don’t I try and catch up on some tags?!” So, the lovely Siobhan @ Siobhan’s novelties tagged me in the Sunshine blogger award back in June! (I mean, I’m kind of catching up?!) 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…

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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, as per the A-Z Reading Challenge, and my entire movie collection. This one is gonna be a LOOOONG one, friends – so I’m only doing Sa-Si, and it’s STILL the…

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    ABC Book Challenge: Q

    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 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 the letter Q. (Which of course is for Queen, hence the crown.) Books that…

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    ABC Book Challenge: P

    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 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 the letter P. Books that I enjoyed that start with the letter P Pants on…

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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 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! OK, F is for The Foxhole…

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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 unpack and we have a bunch of new furniture coming on Monday. Ok, back to the post! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A…

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    April '19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms! I’m switching it up a bit this month because I finally fixed my NetGalley and Edelweiss+ accounts, and now I get digital review copies! HUZZAH! So, new categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, instore and digital) review copies (book mail and digital), and bookish merch (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 April, including leftover books from March: Owlcrate’s April theme was The Dark Side, and…

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    ABC Book Challenge: F

    Good morning bookworms! GUYS!! It’s my 300th post!! Thanks for hanging out with me for so long!! 💕💕 During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E 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. Also, I am trying out a new layout… so bear with me for a bit!! Without any…

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    Top 5… books set in your own country

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books set in your own country’. 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! Ahhhh, Australia. There’s actually a really beautiful poem called My Country by Dorothea Mackellar that perfectly describes the Aussie landscape in all its stark beauty. You can read it HERE or you can listen to a recording of it…

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    The 80's Movie tag

    Good morning bookworms! A couple of weeks ago I was tagged by the lovely Siobhan at Siobhan’s Novelties to do the 80’s Movie tag. This tag was originally created by Ashley at Infinite Library and she created the cutest graphics to go along with it (that I’m pretty sure everyone has borrowed as well)! I’m pretty excited about this tag! However, despite being a child of the 80’s, my parents weren’t really into television and movies, instead preferring music and books, so I’ve actually not seen the majority of these films!…

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    Top 5… books I need to be a movie

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I need to be a movie’. 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! FYI, THIS POST IS GOING TO GET REAL… To be perfectly honest, I kind of hate book to movie adaptations (I also generally hate book to TV adaptations, so there’s no favouritism going on). The only ones that…

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    Top 5… books I want to reread

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I want to reread’, and 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! OK, I have to say, I actually started this reread on Sunday, totally by coincidence! I finished reading The Darkest Part of the Forest, and I had to start The Cruel Prince by Holly Black immediately afterwards. I wanted to see the parts where the…

  • Comfort books

    So, when I’m not feeling well I tend to throw out whatever new release ‘to be read’ pile I have accumulated and there is a handful of books that I always fall back on.  They either invoke a feeling of comfort, or they remind me of a good time from my past (which is basically the same thing as invoking comfort…). I wouldn’t call it a long or a short list – kind of medium sized and just right to ensure there is always a book that the mood calls…