• 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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    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:…

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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…

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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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    September ’18 book haul

    As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail (online purchases), and book purchases (in-store). However, this month I also discovered Kindle Unlimited, so I’m going to pop these into book purchases to fill this out a bit more! September book boxes So, I am starting to pare back my subscription boxes. A few months ago you…

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    August ’18 book haul

    As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, online purchases (book mail), and in-store (book purchases). August book boxes So, I actually think all the book boxes are back on track, which is a really nice surprise after last month’s mess!! LitJoy’s August theme was Catwoman, and the book was Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas (and it was SIGNED!…

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    June ’18 book haul

    Birthday month!  🎉🎁🍰🎈🥂🎊 Which means that I got a LOT of books this month. Please sit back, and enjoy the splurge… As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail, and in-store book purchases (which will also include in-person gifts this month). June book boxes So, turns out most of my book boxes for June are delayed.…

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    May ’18 book haul

    I did it! I got (technically) less than 10 books this month! It’s a record! As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, online purchases (book mail, and in-store book purchases. May book boxes OK, so I got my normal quota of book subscription boxes this month. Yay! (PS: if anyone knows anyone who wants the ‘other…

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    April ’18 book haul

    You know, I genuinely thought that this month would be better than others, but I totally forgot about half of the books I ordered online (mostly preorders) and then I had two in person splurges… One day this will slow down… I mean, it has to, right?! Anyway, we are splitting this into three sections because I (once again) bought…

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    March ’18 book haul

    YAY!! Who doesn’t love a good book haul?! I mean, apart from my bank account… Anyway, we are splitting this into three sections because I (once again) bought too many books… oops?! March book boxes OK, so I got my normal large quota of books this month, but we’re starting with subscriptions. Yay! OwlCrate’s March box theme was Across the…

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    February ’18 Book Haul

    Do you ever feel like you’ve got too many books? I never thought that I would ever say it, but my TBR pile is getting higher and higher every month, and I am starting to think I won’t catch up! In saying that, of my eleven books I bought/received in February, two were doubles, and two were copies of a…

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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…

  • 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…