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    Bookending Autumn: Loving the Monster

    Good evening bookworms! I’m pretty sure I warned you about how extra I am going to be this month, so, consider yourselves prepared – the double posts will happen this month. (You’re welcome!) This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Loving the Monster” is hosted by Lauren @ Northern Plunder! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Lauren’s post! Prompt Explanation: Which halloween monster is your all time favourite and why? Give us some recommendations…

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    ABC Book Challenge: S (part 1)

    Good morning 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 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. This one is gonna be a LOOOONG one, friends – so I’m only doing Sa-Si, and it’s STILL the…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #5

    I was nominated by the absolutely gorgeous Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. for this award! And I’m so grateful!! There was one week back in April where I was nominated for this award THREE times, and it burst my tiny black heart. Sofii’s blog is absolutely amazing, and I’m honoured just to be in the same category as her. If you haven’t checked out her blog, please do! Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive…

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    Top 5… winter reads

    Good evening bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘summer reads’, but I’m in the southern hemisphere where it’s FREEZING at the moment, so I’m going to flip this one (I also did ‘summer reads‘ 6 months ago when everyone else did ‘winter reads’). 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! I don’t know about you guys, but when it’s cold…

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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…

  • Forever – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 12 July 2011 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) blurb: then. When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives. now. That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to…

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    Top 5… opening lines

    FYI, I’m not sure why but apparently my scheduled posts aren’t scheduling…? So, here’s four weeks worth of Top 5’s! (But yes, three of them are from May… I mean, I worked so hard on them, and then they just sat here!) This Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘opening/first lines’, 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). So, most of this isn’t going to be any surprise to anyone who has read my blog…

  • Linger

    Linger – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 13 July 2010 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) blurb: It took me forever to read this book.  So long in fact that I finished three other books while reading this.  Not to say that this book wasn’t engaging — it was.  But there’s something about Maggie’s writing that you can’t rush.  It’s like wading through poetry — you just want to float along in it like a downstream river on a sunny afternoon while your friends and family…

  • Shiver

    Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 1 August 2009 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) blurb: And then I opened my eyes and it was just Grace and me—nothing anywhere but Grace and me—she pressing her lips together as though she were keeping my kiss inside her, and me holding this moment that was as fragile as a bird in my hands. the cold. Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar…