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    2024 reading firsts book tag

    Hello friends!! I should have posted this two months ago, but alas, here we are in April insted. Today’s post is a book tag that I’ve been seeing around the traps called the 2024 reading firsts book tag. The name of the game is to go through some prompts and list the first read or book of 2024 that fits.…

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    Books that look like other books

    Hello friends!! The other week I commented that the only reason I picked up a book on my Kindle was because I thought it was part of a series I had started. Because the covers looked the same to me. So, today I’m going to be talking about books that look like other books. Now, this is absolutely NOT me…

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    Top 5 green books

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 green books!! Why are we randomly doing a colour? It’s St Patrick’s Day!! Or, it was last Sunday. ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€ Personally, I’m not really on board with the hype of this holiday. It could be that I’m not Catholic. Or Irish. Or that I expended any potential f***s…

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    Top 5 books with baked goods

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books with baked goods!! This Thursday, 14 March is International Pi Day. Something about 3.14… maths, circles, other math/sciency things. Look, I read a lot of fantasy and romance. I don’t need to understand how to calculate a circumference. So, instead of picking 5 books that have…

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    Top 5 female authors

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 female authors!! You know, with all of the posts we’ve written for Top 5 Tuesday, I was really surprise we hadn’t done a specific top 5 female authors. Like, we do a top 5 new (to me) authors every year, last year we did an old (to…

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    Top 5 fairy tale retellings

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 fairy tale retellings!! Now, I know this topic is not for everyone. In fact, it’s pretty much designed purely for me. But, as host, that’s my prerogative every so often. And, I’m not sorry. Sorry. But, for not being sorry. Not for the topic. I’ll stop now.…

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    Top 5 libraries

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 libraries!! February is Library Lovers Month somewhere in the world (according to a random website I found back in December), and who am I to argue about such a wondrous theme for a month. So I’m not arguing. I’m making a whole T5T topic about it. In…

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    Top 5 books about music

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books about music!! According to the British Indian Ocean Territory’s National Holidays Calendar (I had no idea it was a BIO calendar when I did the prompts), 2 February is National Ukulele Day. So, because my brain melted when I did the prompts for this quarter and…

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    Top 5 books by Black authors

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books by Black authors!! February is Black History Month. And we are celebrating with a T5T post dedicated to amazing Black authors and our fave books by them. However, I am doing a slight twist to my post. I’m writing about 5 books by Black authors on…

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    Top 5 series I will finish in 2024

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 series I will finish in 2024!! Because I just need to tick some series off my TBR… Please. In case you’re new around here, this is another post we now do every year (noting that the topic has changed slightly over the past few years, but here…

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    Top 5 series I will start in 2024

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 series I will start in 2024!! Because what I really need in the world is to start more series that I don’t have time (or capacity) to finish. *Geez… who picks these bloody titles?? Oh right, it’s me…* In case you’re new around here, this is another…

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    Top 5 books I will definitely* read in 2024

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books I will definitely* read in 2024!! Because this is a post I definitely* keep every year… *cough* In case you’re new around here, this is a post I seem to do most years (2023, 2022, and 2021), and there are still books from each year that…

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    Top 5 bookish resolutions for 2024

    Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 bookish resolutions for 2024!! Yes, we are starting the new year off with some promises… Likely ones that I won’t keep. But it’s a new year, and a new me (allegedly), and now is the time to be all bright and shiny about things!! I know we’re…

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    The reality cooking show trope

    Hello bookworms!! Today I wanted to talk about an oddly specific trope I’ve been reading lately. Namely, the reality cooking show trope. ย  Maybe ‘tropes’ is the wrong word, but it feels like I’ve been adding new favourites to a list that already includes “enemies to lovers” and “there’s only one bed”. So, tropes is the word we’re going with.…

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    December 2021 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the December 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal. In case you aren’t aware (which, fair, because I never made an announcement post, although I do mention this every month โ€” and I WILL be…

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    Top 5 Tuesday 2021 wrap up

    Hello bookworms!! Happy… not Tuesday!! Yes, I am finally doing my Top 5 Tuesday 2021 wrap up, but I’m not posting it on a Tuesday because I didn’t make a freebie post in December 2021. But, I still wanted to hold myself accountable for all the things I said I would do, that I did not do. For a wrap…

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    November 2021 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the November 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal. November is definitely the worth month on record for 2021. I *may* have gone slightly overboard with black Friday sales. But honestly, I don’t regret it.…

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    October 2021 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the October 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal. And October was an interesting month… Because I read 13 books and I hauled 13 books. I had a bunch of preorders come in, which I…

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    September 2021 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the September 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal. Or at least I did in July and August anyway.ย I was clearly feeling so confident and pleased with my last two hauls that I decided to…

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    August 2021 book haul

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the August 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal. Except apparently I am achieving these goals now? At least for July and now August anyway!! To be honest, lockdown is possibly helping me achieve my…

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    2020 WRAP UP!!

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the 2020 wrap up!! I can’t believe we’re already in February 2021. I feel like by the time I get to doing to wrap up for this year it’ll be June 2022… BUT, we’re here now and I’m ready and raring to go. Well… maybe not ‘raring’ per se. But I’m ready. I’m also expecting this…

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    Top 5 bookish resolutions

    Hello bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 bookish resolutions. Today is the first Top 5 Tuesday for 2021, and I want to know what your plans are!! I would also like to know what my own plans are… And of course, writing this post is the first time I’ve thought about them. If you missed the…

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    2020 challenges and goals

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome to my rant post where I’ll be discussing all the things I want to accomplish this year, while simultaneously whining about how I signed up for too many things last year, and oh yeah, I still haven’t read a book yet in 2020.* As per 2019, I have signed up to a LOT of challenges for…