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    June ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! June is birthday month… so it got *slightly* out of hand… oops?! Also, I still have so many vouchers because I haven’t been to the shops in weeks!! *commence cackling* Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review copies (book mail and digital) * Not counting Kindle Unlimited

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    May ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! We’re keeping on at reasonable numbers over here – I mean, I’m still gaining more than I am reading (please help me), but it’s not outrageous!! Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review copies (book mail and digital) * Not counting Kindle Unlimited SYMBOLS And, little icons as follows: Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary 🚀 sci-fi 🏰 historical fiction ❤️ romance 🔍 crime / mystery…

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    April ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! I would also just like to say that after last month’s crazy, we’re back to a much more reasonable number of books!! (And fingers crossed for a more reasonable blogging and reading schedule…) Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review copies (book mail and digital) * Not counting Kindle Unlimited And, little icons as follows: Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary ☄️ sci-fi 🏰 historical fiction…

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    March ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! Also… cast your mind back to the start of the year when I said I wanted to keep my hauls under 10 books per month? cough Ummm… you see, that really didn’t happen last month. I think I went crazy. I’m not even sure what happened. Maybe it was like an out of body experience? As per the new prettiness of the blog, book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review…

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    February ’20 book haul

    Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the monthly book haul!! And honestly, the total is OVER my ten book monthly limit, but it’s kind of not my fault…?! Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts) review copies (book mail and digital), and bookish items (book related, but not actual books). * Not counting Kindle Unlimited I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. In February I skipped OwlCrate, but the other two didn’t arrive either…

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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 expectations!! But let’s get into what we’re all here for today, which is BOOKS!! Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, in-store, digital* and gifts)…

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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 basketball stadiums and emergency evacuation centres. Highways have been closed, and it’s a little scary here. Certainly not the start to the 2020 that any of us wanted. * If…

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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 books were, but I just wasn’t really that interested… I did receive two limited edition boxes through OwlCrate though: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater The Queen of Nothing…

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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, and the book was Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin LitJoy’s September theme was Haunted Manor, and the book was A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth FairyLoot’s October theme…

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    September '19 book haul

    Good morning 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 September: FairyLoot’s July box FINALLY ARRIVED. The theme was Magic in the City, and the book was Wicked Fox by Kat Cho OwlCrate’s September theme was Fear the Night, and the book was The Bone Season by Emily Lloyd-Jones I also…

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    August '19 book haul

    Good morning 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 August: FairyLoot’s August box theme was Things are not what they seem, and the book was The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen OwlCrate’s August theme was Storms and Seas, and the book was House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig…

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    July '19 book haul

    Good morning 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 June: FairyLoot’s June box theme was Broody Banter, and the book was Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson OwlCrate’s June theme was Libraries of Wonder, and the book was Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (yes, this was my third copy… but…

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    June '19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms! We are (hopefully) getting back to our regularly scheduled content now… The book haul 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 June: FairyLoot’s May box theme was Unlikely Romances, and the book was The Beholder by Anna Bright LitJoy’s June theme was Restricted Section, and the book was Sorcery…

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    May '19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms! We are getting back to our regularly scheduled content now… Our new normal 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 May: Owlcrate’s May theme was Epic Adventures, and the book was We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal FairyLoot’s May box is yet to depart the UK, and I…

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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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    March '19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms! As per normal, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail (online purchases that arrived), and book purchases (ebooks and in-store). Unfortunately (for my bank account) my mini slump did not cross over into the purchasing of books… I bought a lot this month. I apologise in advance for that if anyone is frustrated by my spending. I can only say that I’m in my 30’s and have a well paying job. I do run giveaways on my Instagram twice per year to share…

  • 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 lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them…

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    February '19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms! We’re experiencing a really strange end-of-season heat wave in Aus at the moment, so I’ve been lying under an air-conditioner instead of reading everyone’s blog posts this week. I’m so sorry! I will catch up on the weekend! (It was 41°C today – roughly 106°F.) As per the new normal, we are splitting this into four sections: book boxes, book purchases (mail and in-store), review books (physical and digital), and bookish merch. I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. Here…