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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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    ABC Book Challenge: R

    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 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 continue with the letter R. Books that I enjoyed that start with the letter R…

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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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    The Birthday book tag

    Good afternoon bookworms! No WWW Wednesday today because nothing has changed since last week!! However, it is my birthday today!! (For those of you on the other side of the planet, by ‘today’, I mean 19 June.) And to celebrate turning the ripe old age of 36 (yup, I can’t believe I’m admitting it either), I am doing this tag that I have seen floating around recently. There’s also an update from our move (and my new LIBRARY) below if you want to see!! BIRTHDAY CAKE – A book with…

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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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    Mystery Blogger Award

    Good morning bookworms! The amazing Andy @ Andy Winder – YA Writer tagged me in the Mystery Blogger Award, which sounds awesome because it sounds MYSTERIOUS!! and also because I’ve not been nominated (or tagged?) to do this one before!! THANK YOU ANDY!! 💕 What’s the Mystery Blogger Award? “It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun…

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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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    The Raven King – Nora Sakavic

    Release date: 10 July 2013 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 The Raven King (All For the Game, #2) blurb: The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they’ve always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil. Except Andrew doesn’t give…

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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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    The 80's Movie tag

    Good morning bookworms! A couple of weeks ago I was tagged by the lovely Siobhan at Siobhan’s Novelties to do the 80’s Movie tag. This tag was originally created by Ashley at Infinite Library and she created the cutest graphics to go along with it (that I’m pretty sure everyone has borrowed as well)! I’m pretty excited about this tag! However, despite being a child of the 80’s, my parents weren’t really into television and movies, instead preferring music and books, so I’ve actually not seen the majority of these films!…

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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…

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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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    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…