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    O.W.L.s read-a-thon TBR 2020

    Good morning book wizards and witches! IT’S O.WL.s TIME AGAIN!!! If you don’t know what O.W.L.s are then… you should read Harry Potter. OR you can watch Gintare’s video on YouTube about it!! But, very basically, Gintare (@BookRoast) runs a bi-annual read-a-thon based on the fifth and seventh year wizarding tests at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) are the fifth year tests, and in April we read a bunch of books that correspond to prompts the Gintare changes each year. The aim is to pick…

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    December ’19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I’m gonna be honest, it feels kind of weird being New Years at the moment. Our fireworks got canceled a week ago because of the total fire ban in place with all of our bushfires.* We’ve had friends be evacuated from their homes yesterday and a lot of people spent the night at basketball stadiums and emergency evacuation centres. Highways have been closed, and it’s a little scary here. Certainly not the start to the 2020 that any of us wanted. * If…

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    Book recommendations: Overwatch edition #1

    Good morning bookworms! So, if you know anything about me (except that I love books and cake), you’ll know that I am low-key obsessed with Overwatch. Admittedly, my team in the Overwatch League (New York Excelsior – picked prior to Stage 1 last year as Gansey’s catchphrase is ‘Excelsior!’) isn’t doing too well with the new meta (which is really odd because surely Pine and Saebyeolbe should be back in fine form as DPS?!); however, this is not what I’m here to talk to you about today! If you’re not…

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    2019 Mid-year freak out!

    Good evening bookworms! A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Shanah @ The Bionic Bookworm tagged me to do the mid-year freak out book tag. And I’m late to the party because I seem to be late at everything lately… Also, I’ve seen a couple of different variations of this one, so I’ve merged them because I like answering lots of questions. How much have you read? According to Goodreads, I have read 58 books, which must mean that I have actually read 59 as I did read a sneaky beta…

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    Top 5… fantasy… this year

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘fantasy’, however, given my top 10 faves of all time was 90% fantasy, I’m going to mix it up a little and give you my top 5 fantasy books THIS YEAR. Which really, should be a pretty short list given my complete contemporary / romance binge I’ve been on lately. 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…

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    ABC Book Challenge: H

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F | G 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. Without any further ado, let’s begin with the letter H. Books that I LOVE that start with the letter H Harry Potter series (but not Cursed Child) – J. K.…

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    The House with Chicken Legs – Sophie Anderson

    Release date: 5 April 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The House with Chicken Legs blurb: All twelve-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share her secrets with. But that’s tough when your grandmother is a Yaga, a guardian who guides the dead into the afterlife. It’s even harder when you live in a house that wanders…

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    February '19 challenge wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! Sooooooooo… my eleven challenges… (sign up posts part 1 and part 2) This is my February recap on how I’m going against them.  If you’re after my monthly reading wrap-up click HERE, and if you’re after my haul, click HERE. *PHEW!* All of the updates below will be my progress as at midnight 28 February 2019. Goodreads Read 23 of 90 books. Beat the Backlist Read 17 of 50 books. (I have added another column to the original list and marked off the books I have read.) Beat…

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    February '19 wrap-up and March TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s unbelievable to me that it’s actually 2019. It’s even more unbelievable that we have less than 10 months left of this year. (9 months and 30 days as I write this!) February wrap-up I had a pretty good reading month, despite having to go back to work this month. I am definitely in a holiday hangover, and it has been ROUGH!! I read 9 books, and I’m pretty happy with this! In fact, at this rate, I will be hitting my goal of 90 pretty quickly,…

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    WWW Wednesday – 6 Feb 2019

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday! What is this, you ask? Well, it’s a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? So, without further ado, let’s get started! What I recently finished reading… I DID IT! I finally finished a Discworld novel. Winning! Now I just need to catch up on writing reviews… d’oh! Hunted by…