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    The Birthday book tag

    Good morning bookworms! Happy birthday to me! I did this tag last year on my birthday, and I thought it would be fun to see what has changed!! The original creator of this tag is Antonia @ Always Books. Thanks Antonia, I hope you had a good birthday last month!! Also, we’re definitely using the cupcake dividers today!! BIRTHDAY CAKE A book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway 2019 answer: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 2020 answer: The only book that I have loved…

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    April ’20 wrap-up

    Good morning bookworms! April… jeez… I’m glad that’s over!! The world is still in isolation… Am I doing anything productive?? Not really!! Let’s talk about what happened last month… I survived the O.W.L.s, and managed to hit all the prompts I needed in order to go for the careers I want for my N.E.W.T.s!! I almost missed Potions because I couldn’t find a book under 150 pages – and at the last hour (literally between 11pm and midnight on 30 April) I just decided to reread a comic. But I…

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    Top 5… cute romances

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is cute romances! Honestly, this topic warms my cold, little soul. Partially because it’s now post-ANZAC day here and so it went from 20º days to 7º days in the span of a week, and partially because I have been reading so many adorable romance stories to keep me sane 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…

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    WWW Wednesday – 29 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? So, I’ve had a WEEK since last Thursday. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything since my last update. It’s not intentional. I just haven’t had time to do anything because life and work continue to slowly kill me. I did make time to…

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    WWW… Thursday? – 23 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? However, as you might have noticed, it’s currently Thursday on this side of the international date line. I delayed this post because yesterday I was still hosting BE Spring (click here to see my post where I scream about all a lot of the books that…

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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!! It’s so exciting!! Things to report!! Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary 🛸 sci-fi 🏰 historical fiction ❤️ romance 🔍 crime / mystery 🤡 thriller 🎀…

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    Top 11?… Authors: P-Z

    Good morning bookworms! Yes, I know, it’s supposed to be a Top 5, but this week had 6 letters (U-Z) AND I’m playing catch up with last week’s letters (P-T) because the blog was doing its 72 hour transfer to self-hosting thing, so I missed it!! As I mentioned before, I’m also going to try and not do the obvious choices for letters (there won’t be any Jay Kristoff’s or Holly Black’s on my list) so long as I can find someone else! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the…

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    Top 5… books that weren’t what I expected (+ bonus top 5)

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books that weren’t what I expected (in a good way). Plus, as an UNEXPECTED bonus (see what I did there?!) you’re also getting last week’s anticipated books for 2020 because I had drafted it, and forgot to schedule it. 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! Books that weren’t…

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    Christmas book tags

    Good morning bookworms! MERRY CHRISTMAS!! (It’s Christmas in Australia, ok? Your turn will come soon!!) I was tagged in 3 Christmas themed tags in the last week, and I just could squeeze them into my schedule, so I’m swapping them out for my regular WWW Wednesday and doing them today instead! Firstly, we had the Joy of Christmas book tag (tagged by Michaela @ Journey into Books), and then the Naughty or Nice book tag (tagged by Luna @ Bookish Luna), and finally the Jingle Bells book tag (tagged by…

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    Top 5… authors I NEED to read

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘authors I NEED to read’! 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! I’m going to take this one as auto-buy-authors, authors that I devour their books as soon as they come out, or authors I am actively making my way through their backlist… which are all the same anyway… *cough* Also, slight…

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    Top 5… creepy atmospheres!

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘creepy atmospheres’! 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 don’t read thriller or horror books… like, at all. So, I will try my best for this week, but hopefully I will be all in for November!! The Wicked Deep – Shea Ernshaw This book is about as creepy as I…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #8

    Good morning bookworms! Back in … April (oh gawd, I am officially six months behind on these…) the most lovely Ruqs @ Many Bookish Things tagged me in the Sunshine Blogger Award!! Friends, I just have to say (and please don’t think I’m complaining), as much as I love doing these (because the questions are always different), I am drowning a little in tags at the moment!! I’m trying to only post one per week, but if this is number 8, then I have about 8 more to do –…

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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…

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    The Sims book tag

    🎶 A long, long time ago I can still remember how That music used to make me smile… 🎶 Jokes. I mean, it was a while ago, but not like American Pie time length! Back in September LAST YEAR (ok, maybe that is American Pie length of time), the lovely Hanna at Hanna Reads tagged me in The Sims book tag! Which I not-very-secretly loved, because I am one of those people who still actually play The Sims! Although we’re up to The Sims 4 now, with like 25 expansion and…

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    50 Bookish Questions tag

    Good morning bookworms! The loveliest Sam @ Fictionally Sam wrote this AH-MAZING tag, which is FIFTY bookish questions. FIFTY!! We might be here for a while today, so grab a drink and snacks, and strap yourself in! 1. What was the last book you read? The last book I finished was Heartstopper Vol 2 by Alice Oseman. 2. Was it a good one? Yes, I loved it!! 3. What made it good? One of the characters had this beautiful growth throughout the story, so even though the end of Volume 1…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #7

    Good morning bookworms! I was tagged by Ruqs @ Many Things Bookish to for the Sunshine Blogger Award in April. OMG Ruqs, I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you!! 💕 Let’s get down to it! Rules Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site. Answer the questions. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award…

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    The Pancake Book Tag

    Good morning bookworms! The loveliest J R @ Eternity Books tagged me in this tag, and tbh, it’s making me wish I had a better breakfast than just a cup of tea… 😅 The Rules: Link back to the original creator in your post (Becky @ Blogs of a Bookaholic) Feel free to use any of Becky’s wonderful pancake graphics in your post, or create your own! (Thank you Becky, these are so cute!!) Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them. Look,…

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    Bookending Summer: Bookcation

    Good morning bookworms! This post is part of Bookending Summer 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! My prompt for today, “Bookcation” is hosted by Charvi @ Not Just Fiction! (And you SHOULD go check out Charvi’s blogs because I feel like maybe I don’t scream about that enough every fortnight when I do Off Tangent Thoughts…) If you aren’t sure what a ‘bookcation’ is, then I’ll let Charvi explain it here: You’re off to the beach for a nice time and you can take 10 other fictional characters with you. Whom would…