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    2019 WRAP-UP!!

    Good afternoon bookworms! Ahhh… the dreaded annual wrap-up. I mean, it’s not really “dreaded”… it just takes me ages to write and so I procrastinate it forever. Except, this year I was pretty good at keeping my spreadsheets up to date, so *hopefully* this won’t be as terrible as my brain is making it out to be!!* PS: This is going to be another long post, so apologies in advance! * Spoiler, it was just as bad as last year!! I did NOT fill out that spreadsheet as well as…

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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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    ABC Book Challenge: K

    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 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 is a really short one today, so without any further ado, let’s begin with the letter K. Books that I enjoyed that start with the letter…

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    Top 5… 'unputdownable' reads

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘unputdownable’ 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! So I’m taking ‘unputdownable’ as books that I read in one sitting. Which are actually a few, but these are my faves. First up I’m actually listing the entire All For the Game trilogy by Nora Sakavic. As I think I’ve mentioned a…

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    Liebster Award #3

    Good morning bookworms! The gorgeous Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties has tagged me in the Liebster Award. Thank you Siobhan!!! I’ve done this one a couple of times now, but as the questions always change it never feels old. (And I love that!!) If you aren’t following Siobhan’s blog, then please go and amend that error now – it’s filled with some really great content (her Top 10 Tuesday posts are usually really funny and right on the mark)! Rules Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the…

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    The Coffee Book Tag

    Good morning bookworms! A few weeks ago I was tagged by the delightful JR Lynn @ Eternity Books to do the Coffee Book Tag. You should definitely go check out her blog – it’s super cuuuuute! Also, this tag gives me super conflicting feels because: I LOVE COFFEE 😍 I’m not allowed to drink coffee any more 😭 WHY??? The universe is conspiring against me… Ha! (Actually, it’s about my health and not eating/drinking things that cause hypersensitive gastrocolic reflex – which is a really fancy way of saying it…

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    The King's Men – Nora Sakavic

    Release date: 2 December 2014 Goodreads link Book Depository link (no BD link for this – the only place you can get it is from Amazon) Rating Book 1: The Foxhole Court Book 2: The Raven King The King’s Men (All For the Game, #3) blurb: Neil Josten is out of time. He knew when he came to PSU he wouldn’t survive the year, but with his death right around the corner he’s got more reasons than ever to live. Befriending the Foxes was inadvisable. Kissing one is unthinkable. Neil…

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    The NOPE. book tag

    Good morning bookworms! So today my schedule (that I try and hold myself to) says I should be posting a book review. But I’m super cranky and I think if I do post a review, it won’t be very nice… and that’s not how I want to do reviews!! LUCKILY the super lovely J R Lynn at Eternity Books has tagged me in what is probably the best ever tag to do in my current frame of mind! The NOPE. book tag!! (I’m surprisingly happy to be doing this right now…)…

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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 – 13 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… FYI, I am now broken mush lying on the floor of my house crying all of the tears. However, I did get through…

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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…

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    January '19 wrap-up and February TBR

    Good morning bookworms! So… it is at this point in time that I realise that 11 challenges is going to create a SUPER LONG monthly wrap-up post. How did this not occur to me until now? What I am going to trial this month is my usual monthly wrap-up (and TBR) post, and then a secondary challenges progress post (coming out soon). Let’s see how long this lasts for! January wrap-up I had a stellar reading month, despite travelling a LOT. In fact, I’m going to give you some small…

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    January ’19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms! As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail (online purchases that arrived), and book purchases (ebooks and in-store), PLUS because I received some gorgeous things in the mail, I’ve added another section ‘Other bookish items’. January book boxes I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. Here is what arrived in January (including those pesky December leftovers): Owlcrate’s January theme was Magical Artifacts, and the book was The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (normal cover below – apologies, I…