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    Bookending Summer: Bookcation

    Good morning bookworms! This post is part of Bookending Summer 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! My prompt for today, “Bookcation” is hosted by Charvi @ Not Just Fiction! (And you SHOULD go check out Charvi’s blogs because I feel like maybe I don’t scream about that enough every fortnight when I do Off Tangent Thoughts…) If you aren’t sure what a ‘bookcation’ is, then I’ll let Charvi explain it here: You’re off to the beach for a nice time and you can take 10 other fictional characters with you. Whom would…

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    Top 5… main males

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘main males’. 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! Main males!! *sigh* Yes, it’s true. I have a thing for bad boys, broken boys and surly boys (all wrapped up in a neat little bow and some razor blades). In fact, the more cutting they are, the more I tend to love…

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    Secret Life of a Book Blogger tag

    Good morning bookworms! Before we get started today, I just wanted to let you guys know that I am playing in this current round of The Bookish Games. I won’t talk about the actual game itself, but if you’ve read Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (this game’s theme, and there ARE SPOILERS), and you’re interested in how a mafia/townie game works, then you should definitely head over to Asti’s Bookish Games account and watch. There’s a spectator thing/place where you can watch and comment from if you’re interested (I was actually…

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    Top 5… Slytherins

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Slytherins’ (it’ll all make sense in a minute). 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! In the words of Shanah, let me explain how this one works: For each week of the month of February, we will be doing a different Hogwarts house! Each Hogwarts house is uniquely different in their traits…

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    The ‘Relationshipper’ book tag

    Good morning bookworms! I have been trawling the interwebs to find inspiration for content, and came across the masterlist of masterlists. Yep, you heard me. I found a blog post that has THE ULTIMATE TOP 100 BOOK TAGS. *Formulates evil plans to take over the world by forcing everyone to do tags all the time.* (Only joking! Also, let me know if you’re keen on being tagged in these periodically as I don’t want to inundate people who aren’t interested.) Rules Thank the blogger who tagged you – no one…

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    Top 5… characters I want as a best friend

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘characters I want as a best friend’. 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! *** I cannot start this without Karou and Zuze from Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I love them both so much! I love their sarcasm and witty comments, the way they look out for each other (particularly that…

  • The Raven King

    The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 26 April 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ – 17/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link 17/10 – because I can. Ratings don’t even have meanings after reading this. I’m just crying and rambling now. I knew that I was going to cry at the end of this series.  I knew it from the moment I finished the first few chapters of The Raven Boys.  Knowing that still doesn’t prepare you for the emotions and feelings once you get to that place in the story though.  In fact, I think because I anticipated…

  • Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

    Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 21 October 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link This book was probably my least favourite of the series, so I originally gave it 8/10, but then I finished it all and changed them all to 10/10. It’s not often that when I sit down to write a review after finishing a book that I cannot think of a single thing to say. Blue Lily, Lily Blue left me somewhat stumped, however. I can tell this series is eating away at my subconscious because when I’m not…

  • Book Review: The Dream Thieves

    The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 17 September 2013 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Book 1: The Raven Boys The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) blurb: Blue didn’t mean to fall for the Raven Boys, but she has – and the more her life entwines with theirs, the more dangerous it becomes. Ronan is the most dangerous of all. He’s the haunted one, the darkest, the most raven. His dreams invade reality and confuse what is true. With magic growing stronger around them, now is a time to be wary. Before…

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    Liebster Award 2018

    Hello lovelies! Thad at Baking Thad AND Rebecca at Bookisly Rebecca both nominated me for the 2018 Liebster Award. I am so honoured you guys! You can check out both of their blogs in the links above. You can read the rules for the Liebster Award over at the Global Aussie here, but otherwise, lets get right into these questions, firstly from Thad: 1. What’s the worst book you’ve ever read? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. And I’m not even sorry about saying it. It’s not the play format (Rosencrantz and…

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    Top 5… book boyfriends (and girlfriends)

    IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!! And to celebrate Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm let me pick whatever topic I wanted! Not really, it’s totally coincidental, but I am absolutely making the most of this opportunity! You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! So, happy birthday to me, let’s get in. NUMBER ONE book boyfriend is Ronan Lynch. *swoon* Call me crazy, but I love me some dark, broody, sarcastic, smart-mouth, impulsive, angsty love. If you…

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    The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 3 January 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Normally when I write a book review I wait until I have read the entire book before I start, but there was something about this book that I had to start putting my thoughts down around a third of the way in. Stiefvater’s writing is magical.  It has this lilting prose feeling about it that sweeps you away into the story, but at the same time you find yourself admiring the gust of wind that you’ve been…