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    Top 5… m/m relationship books

    Good morning bookworms! Top 5 Tuesday is on hiatus this month, but I wanted to do something special for Pride month. So, today’s list (of slightly more than 5 books) is my fave m/m relationship books. This list may include bisexual and pansexual characters, but will focus if they are in a m/m relationship. Warning now: the last two are VERY HEAVY books and will not be for everyone. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and…

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    Waffle book tag

    Good morning bookworms! I am a little late with yesterday today’s post. I’ve had a really busy week with work and travel, and yesterday I was sitting on the plane drafting this for you all (photo evidence attached!!). Then when I landed I forgot to post, and I still need to finish my monthly wrap up and challenge wrap up for November too! But I WILL get there!! Back in September the lovely Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties tagged me in the Waffle book tag, and I am so pleased because…

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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…

  • Book plots should NOT be changed in tv/movie adaptations!

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome to my monthly rant discussion post! This month I’ll be talking about book to tv/movie adaptations, and why ‘creative’ tv/movie producers should be ousted in favour of sticking to the original plot lines. I know, I know. Some people enjoy the changes made as it presents new content and who knows where this could lead us?! Those people are wrong. (Sorry if you’re one of those people. And by ‘sorry’, I mean ‘#sorrynotsorry’.) I mean, just picture it. You’ve read this amazing series about a boy…

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    Top 5… fictional friendships

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘fictional friendships’. 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! BEST FRIENDS are the greatest things in fiction today. I might even like them more than slow-burn, enemies to lovers tropes. (NAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!) But they are great – and we should totally see more supportive friendships in fiction because friends is what we are…

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    Top 5… Hufflepuffs

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Hufflepuffs’ (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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    Joy Of Christmas Book Tag

    We are so close to Christmas it’s ridiculous! I am currently eating my weight in gingerbread and lounging under the air conditioner because it’s supposed to be starting at 31°C (87°F) moving to 36°C (97°F) this week but it definitely feels hotter than that! Definitely a week to lie by the pool under an umbrella (skin cancer is real kids) reading books if I ever saw one. Onto more JOYous notes (hahaha), I saw this tag on Kristin Kraves Books and Siobhan’s Novelties and thought I would undertake it myself!…

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    Top 5… books that made me laugh

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books that made me laugh’. 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! Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, is a hilarious, but also very serious memoir of Jenny’s life – told in a very amusing way. I found this because I follow Jenny’s blog, and I just genuinely think she’s…

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    Top 5… LGBTQ+ books

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘LGBTQ+ books’. 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! Also, I can’t stick to 5 only books for this, so you’re getting a top EIGHT today. And we will start with the fantasy, and then hit the contemporaries! Starting with, the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. Precious Wylan and reckless Jesper are the…

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    Top 5… books I read because of #bookstagram

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I read because of blogs/booktube’ but I’m changing it to #bookstagram because that is where I get most of my recommendations from. 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! (Also, I have a new Top 5 Tuesday banner and I’m letting you know in case you didn’t notice… I just changed the font, but…

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    Top 5… character driven books

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘character driven books’, 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! For those of you not across literary terms, character driven means: When something about the character’s essential self leads to a particular action or event in the story. A great book I’ve read very recently that has a very character driven plot is Save the Date by Morgan Matson. The…

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    Mid-year freak out! (2018)

    OK, so I know most people have already done this, but did you know, that the actual mid-year day is the 2nd of July? So I’m not really that far off! Also, I know I keep saying it, but work is killing me at the moment!! Anyway, without further ado, let’s see what I have thought of the 41 books I have read this year. Best book you’ve read so far The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater has to be the best book I have read so far this year.…

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    Top 5… summer time reads!

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘summer time reads’, 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! Excuse me while I layer on seventeen more jumpers before I write this post, because it is FREEZING in Australia at the moment. And by freezing, I don’t mean it’s literally freezing (well, I’m sure it is in some parts), but we don’t get snow or…

  • Book review: Leah on the Off Beat

    Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli

    Release date: 24 April 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2) blurb: Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves…

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    April ’18 book haul

    You know, I genuinely thought that this month would be better than others, but I totally forgot about half of the books I ordered online (mostly preorders) and then I had two in person splurges… One day this will slow down… I mean, it has to, right?! Anyway, we are splitting this into three sections because I (once again) bought too many books. April 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’…

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    Top 5… contemporary fiction (adult and/or young adult)

    So… this post is a whole week late because I was sick AND traveling… Booooooo. Also, friendly reminder that Shanah is running Top 5 Tuesdays, and if you’d like to join us, you can contact her over here. Only about 20% of the books I read (possibly less) are contemporary reads, but I still have my favourites (not in any particular order), so this should be a piece of cake!! (Also, now I want cake…) OMG, if you have not read Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli,…

  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

    Release date: 7 April 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) blurb: Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is – and what he’s looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal… I cannot believe that I have not read this book before now.  It actually breaks my heart a…