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    Books inspired by Slavic lore

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to a post that I have been wanting to write for a very long time: Books inspired by Slavic lore. I know this may seem like a super random topic, but hear me out. A few weeks ago we did a Top 5 Tuesday topic called top 5 retellings. As you may know, retellings are one of…

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    Top 5 retellings

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 retellings. I have to be completely honest here… This week’s topic is 100% for me and my love of retellings. I’m not even going to apologise for this.   However, don’t be fooled into thinking this list is going to be all fantasy books that are retellings…

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    August 2021 TBR and the MS Readathon

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the August 2021 TBR post, where I will also be talking about the MS Readathon. So… I admit that I get pretty shady when it comes to TBRs. The last one I posted was for Middle-Grade March. And it was so bad that I didn’t read a single thing ON the TBR. But not just that.…

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    Let’s Talk Bookish: Why I read Middle Grade books

    Hello bookworms!! Today I’ve jumped on the bandwagon for Let’s Talk Bookish topic: Why I read middle grade books. But really this is just an excuse for me to to scream about why I love middle grade fiction. And also YA. Even though I am a real-live adult. Allegedly. Let’s Talk Bookish is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books, and…

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    Top 5 UNREAD middle grade books

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday… on a Tuesday this week!! This week’s Top 5 Tuesday is a FREEBIE, so l’m doing top 5 unread middle grade books. And… it’s more of a top 13. Surprise! #sorrynotsorry Yes, last week’s post reminded me of all the unread middle grade books that I’m hoarding (book dragon tendencies). And we all…

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    Top 5 middle grade books

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday… on a Saturday!! This week’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 middle grade books. I’m so sorry friends. I’ve been so sick with a chest infection this week that all I’ve been doing is sleeping, reading and drinking tea. Which normally would sound absolutely amazing, and like the best staycation ever… Except I’m…

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    March 2021 TBR

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the March 2021 TBR post. So… it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a TBR. In fact, I believe the last one I did was in October last year. Mood reading generally gets me good, but I’m going to try and perform a miracle this month. The reason why I’m doing a TBR again this…

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    December 2020 book haul

    Happy New Year bookworms!! Welcome to the final book haul for 2020, and the first post for 2021 – the December 2020 book haul!! I was mostly good in December. In fact, I was so good that I got books from Santa which was lovely. However, this does mean that I ended up well over my 10 book limit for…

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    Top 5 books with ghosts ?

    Happy Tuesday bookworms!! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is top 5 books with ghosts!! This month we have a kind of Halloween theme going on so let’s talk about your fave ghosts ghosts. I don’t read spooky or horror books, so please sit back and get comfortable while I find some fantasy books that have ghosts in them… (ahhh… why…

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    BE Spring ’20: 50 Shades of Green

    Good afternoon bookworms! I heard someone ask for more Bookending Spring… so I am here to deliver! Just like your local florist (if your local florist is delivering you virtual lists of books…?) This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organised by Sam & Clo! Today’s post, “50 shades of green” is hosted by me! If you want to…

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    WWW Wednesday – 15 April 2020

    Good afternoon bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, 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 currently doing my OWLs (as per my TBR post)… and I finally read some books!!…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

  • Book review: The House with Chicken Legs

    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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…