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    Top 5… green, blue and purple covers!

    ARGH!! Monday was a public holiday in Australia (happy birthday Queenie!), so I thought that tomorrow was Tuesday so I nearly missed this week’s post! Luckily I saw Shanah’s post which reminded me I hadn’t finished mine yet!! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘green, blue and purple covers’, and 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’m super excited about this because…

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    Top 5… red, orange and yellow covers!

    FINALLY! We are caught up. And not a moment too soon. I apologise to all my subscribers for the spam email you received today. I promise not to do the same with all the book reviews that also didn’t schedule during May! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘red, orange and yellow covers’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm.You can visit her here! Let’s get started! Let’s start with a cover that is actually all three (there is yellow on the spine). Illuminae by…

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    May ’18 wrap-up and June TBR

    May was a KILLER month for me. And by “killer”, I mean I worked a LOT more than I normally do, so in turn, I read far less. May is always a busy month for my work, but this year was kind of beyond the normal insanity of it. This is also why I had not realised that all my ‘scheduled posts’ were scheduled for June instead of May… I’m still not sure how I managed that?! So, with that in mind, I read three books this month (and one…

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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 stuff’ apart from the books, hit me up because I have so much book merch I don’t actually know what to do with it!) OwlCrate’s May box theme was Fight…

  • Book review: A Court of Mist and Fury

    A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J Maas

    Release date: 1 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2) blurb: Feyre is immortal. After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae.  But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the Night Court. As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is…

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    Top 5… books I predict will be 5 star reads!

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books that I predict will be 5 star reads’ (or 10 stars in my case), and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). This topic I’ve actually been looking forward to, so thank you Shanah for not making me cringe through another “OMG everyone is going to hate me after this!” week! Basically, this topic is going to list my top 5 (I know, right? I could probably list…

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    Top 5… books I LOVED that others DIDN’T

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I loved that others didn’t’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). Shanah, you’re killing me with this topic! This is kind of interesting because different people like all sorts of different things, and when we say ‘others’, I’m probably going to reference the people on Goodreads that I am friends with, because I’m sure there are ‘others’ in the world who did love these books, otherwise they…

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    Top 5 … books that lived up to the hype!

    As you may (or may not) remember, we (that is, I) do Top 5 Tuesdays now, in an effort to blog more consistently. If you’re interested in joining, you can go check out Shanah’s post here! This week’s theme is… top 5 books that lived up to the HYPE! We all know what hyped books are, and I’ve read my share, so this is my top 5 (not in any particular order). Also, I totally didn’t intend on them all being fantasy books… there is a bonus contemporary down the…

  • Tower of Dawn – Sarah J Maas

    Release date: 5 September 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) blurb: Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq have arrived in the shining city of Antica to forge an alliance with the Khagan of the Southern Continent, whose vast armies are Erilea’s last hope.  But they have also come to Antica for another purpose: to seek healing at the famed Torre Cesme for the wounds Chaol received in Rifthold. After enduring unspeakable horrors as a child, Yrene Towers has no desire to…

  • Book review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

    A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas

    Release date: 5 May 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR series #1) blurb: Feyre is a huntress.  She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey.  But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest.  And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price… Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape.  Her captor’s body bears the…

  • My 2016 vote in the Top 101 best books at Dymocks

    My favourite store in the world is Dymocks.  If you’ve never heard of them, they are a book chain store in Australia (to be completely honest, you can get better pricing and a bigger range from the Book Depository online, but I love the smell of a bookstore, and being able to browse all the titles).  But this isn’t what I love about Dymocks. My absolute favourite Dymocks store is Melbourne Collins St, but I also really like the Canberra City and Belconnen stores.  What makes these stores my top three…