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    February ’20 wrap up and March TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the monthly wrap-up! During January… I got sick and had 2 migraines (new record). I also didn’t read anything for 11 days. That’s a pretty good record. Reading though? I read 6 books… which is the equal lowest number of books read per month in the last two years. (June 2019 was also 6 books!) Also, two of the books that I finished were even on my TBR for February, so I basically won because that never happens! However, I’m trying not to beat…

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    An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir

    Release date: 28 April 2015 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) blurb: An orphan fighting for her family. A soldier searching for his freedom. A story burning to be told. Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested in the dead of night for treason and her loved ones slain, Laia must go undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from those…

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    WWW Wednesday – 19 February 2020

    Good morning bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words (to be updated when Sam posts), where you answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? I’m trying to do the same symbols across the board now, so this is my little emoji table for reference. Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key 📖 physical book 📱 ebook 🎧 audiobook 💥 comic / graphic novel 👯‍♀️ buddy…

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    January ’20 wrap up and February TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the monthly wrap-up for January! During January I read 9 books. Which was totally fine, unless you look at my reading pattern, which was kind of a joke!! (Week 1: nothing, week 2: 7 ebooks, week 3: 1 audiobook, week 4: nothing, last 4 days of month: 1 physical book.) I was kind of all over the place with our renovations and family stuff and we had a big BBQ at our place and the fires – I mean, the fires are still going……

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    ABC Book Challenge: T

    Good evening bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M N | O | P | Q | R | S #1 | S #2 Please keep in mind that books that literally start with ‘A’, ‘An’ or ‘The’ will be posted in the group of the second word, as per the A-Z Reading Challenge, and my entire movie collection. So, without any further ado, let’s continue with the letter T (space theme to go…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #9

    Good morning bookworms! I know today would normally be Top 5 Tuesday, but Shanah is on a mini hiatus while she has the best sounding break – so I thought, “why don’t I try and catch up on some tags?!” So, the lovely Siobhan @ Siobhan’s novelties tagged me in the Sunshine blogger award back in June! (I mean, I’m kind of catching up?!) Rules Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site. Answer the questions. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11…

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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…