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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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    January ’20 wrap up and February TBR

    Good morning bookworms! It’s time for the monthly wrap-up for January! During January I read 9 books. Which was totally fine, unless you look at my reading pattern, which was kind of a joke!! (Week 1: nothing, week 2: 7 ebooks, week 3: 1 audiobook, week 4: nothing, last 4 days of month: 1 physical book.) I was kind of all over the place with our renovations and family stuff and we had a big BBQ at our place and the fires – I mean, the fires are still going……

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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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    BE Winter ’19: Weasley Jumper book tag

    Good afternoon bookworms! I am so excited for this tag!! It was one I was planning to do anyway when I saw the prompts, but then Emmie tagged me in it, so I guess it was fate!! It’s not really cool enough to wear a jumper here… I’m eating ice-cream as I type this up, but I do love Christmas jumpers!! (I bought a Hogwarts one when we were in Europe for Christmas 2 years ago.) This post is part of Bookending Winter 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! Today’s…

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    Top 5… surprising reads of 2019

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘surprising reads of 2019’! 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! Surprising reads, hey?! I’m not going to write about the anticipated reads that … weren’t quite as amazing as I was suspecting, or this post will turn into a rant. And then we’ll be here all day. And no one…

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    The Bookish Adventure Tag

    Good evening bookworms! I was tagged by the lovely J R @ Eternity Books a couple of weeks ago to do the Bookish Adventure Tag. Please go check out JR’s blog because it’s really beautiful! Sorry it’s taken me so long to do this tag! Without further ado, let’s get started! Rules Imagine that you are an intrepid literary adventurer – braving the harsh bookish wilderness, traversing jungles of pages and slashing through vines of words. Where in the vast world of books would you go? Write about one place mentioned in a…

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    Top 5… fictional friendships

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘fictional friendships’. 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! BEST FRIENDS are the greatest things in fiction today. I might even like them more than slow-burn, enemies to lovers tropes. (NAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!) But they are great – and we should totally see more supportive friendships in fiction because friends is what we are…

  • Book review: Nevermoor – The Trials of Morrigan Crow

    Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

    Release date: 12 October 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1) blurb: Not only does Morrigan Crow’s curse man she’s blamed for all bad luck, she’s also destined to die on her eleventh birthday. She bravely accepts her doom, but in a very surprising twist of fate, before the clock strikes twelve on Eventide and the howling shadow of wolves arrive, she’s whisked away by a remarkable man called Jupiter North and taken to the secret city of Nevermoor. Morrigan cannot believe…

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    Top 5… Gryffindors

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Gryffindor’ (it’ll all make sense in a minute. 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! In the words of Shanah, let me explain how this one works: For each week of the month of February, we will be doing a different Hogwarts house! Each Hogwarts house is uniquely different in their traits…