• Book review: Tea Dragon Society

    The Tea Dragon Society – Katie O'Neill

    Release date: 18 October 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Tea Dragon Society blurb: From the award-winning Owlcrate author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society , a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. After discovering a…

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    January ’19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms! As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail (online purchases that arrived), and book purchases (ebooks and in-store), PLUS because I received some gorgeous things in the mail, I’ve added another section ‘Other bookish items’. January book boxes I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy.…

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    December ’18 book haul

    HAPPY NEW YEAR BOOK NERDS!! Before we get started, I just want to say thanks for all your support last year – you guys are the greatest. Also, 2018 can go jump in a lake. Bring on 2019! (FYI, it was mostly just December that was awful, but this year will be better!!) As usual, we are splitting this into…

  • Book Review: Pride

    Pride – Ibi Zoboi

    Release date: 18 September 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Pride blurb: Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their…

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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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    October ’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). October book boxes As I mentioned last month, I have pared back my subscription boxes to three companies: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the super amazing book-only subscription for LitJoy. Here is what arrived in October: September’s LitJoy arrived…

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    Top 5… worst book covers

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘worst book covers’, which sounds hard! I mean, don’t we all cover buy? If there’s a nicer cover from another region I usually buy that one instead!! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm. You can make with the clickies here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by…

  • Book review: Eliza and her Monsters

    Eliza and her Monsters – Francesca Zappia

    Release date: 30 May 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. Then Wallace…

  • The Upside of Unrequited

    The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

    Release date: 11 April 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Upside of Unrequited blurb: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love – she’s lived through it twenty-six times.  She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret.  Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t…