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    ABC Book Challenge: T

    Good evening 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 | S #1 | S #2 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. So, without any further ado, let’s continue with the letter T (space theme to go…

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    Top 5… P, Q, R, S, T

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘P, Q, R, S, T’! Yes, we are making our way through the alphabet. My A-E post is HERE, the F-J post is HERE, and the K-O post is HERE. 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! This week is pretty fantasy heavy… but in a strange twist of fate, also heavy…

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    Top 5… debut novels

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘debut novels’, and I am KEEN. 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! Finding new authors is seriously one of my fave things ever, and when I love a book I tend to go back read their back catalogue… So, I’ve got some great picks for you today! So many, that I…

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    Top 5… books I'd like to re-review

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is a freebie, so I’ll be doing my top 5 books I’d like to re-review. 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! FYI, this is something I’ve been trying to figure out how to weave into a discussion post for a few weeks now, so this might be exactly the opening I’ve been…

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    Joy Of Christmas Book Tag

    We are so close to Christmas it’s ridiculous! I am currently eating my weight in gingerbread and lounging under the air conditioner because it’s supposed to be starting at 31°C (87°F) moving to 36°C (97°F) this week but it definitely feels hotter than that! Definitely a week to lie by the pool under an umbrella (skin cancer is real kids) reading books if I ever saw one. Onto more JOYous notes (hahaha), I saw this tag on Kristin Kraves Books and Siobhan’s Novelties and thought I would undertake it myself!…

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    Ironside – Holly Black

    Release date: 24 April 2007 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Ironside (Modern Faerie Tales, #3) blurb: In the realm of faerie… The time has come for Roiben’s coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing – her love for Roiben. But when Kaye drunkenly declares herself, he sends her on an impossible quest. Now Kaye can’t see or speak to Roiben unless she finds the one thing she knows can’t exist: a faerie that can lie. Miserable and…

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    Top 5… villains more interesting than the hero

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘villains more interesting than the hero’. 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! Hmmmm… THIS is going to be fun! Basically all Holly Black books tick this box. Not that I find the heroes boring, just that the seeming ‘bad guy’ (initially) is usually more fun! Although, they also mostly turn out to be the…

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    Valiant – Holly Black

    Release date: October 2006 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Valiant (Modern Faerie Tales, #2) blurb: In the realm of faerie… When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she’s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters living in the city’s labyrinthine subway system. But there’s something eerily beguiling about Val’s new friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters and shoots up a shimmery powder that makes the shadows around her dance. Severe Luis…

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    Tithe – Holly Black

    Release date: 1 October 2002 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales, #1) blurb: In the realm of faerie… Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she drifts from place to place with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient and violent power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms – a struggle that could very well mean her death.…

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    Top 5… green, blue and purple covers!

    ARGH!! Monday was a public holiday in Australia (happy birthday Queenie!), so I thought that tomorrow was Tuesday so I nearly missed this week’s post! Luckily I saw Shanah’s post which reminded me I hadn’t finished mine yet!! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘green, blue and purple covers’, and 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! I’m super excited about this because…

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    April ’18 wrap-up and May TBR

    April was a KILLER month for me. I read a bunch of books, some of them were average (mostly the contemporaries), but most of them were great, so it was still good. I also read most of my set TBR, so I am slowly (but surely) getting through it! April wrap-up FYI, I totally killed it for April. I’m really happy with the number of books I’ve read, but also that I’ve been posting reviews regularly. Book Author Series Format Reread? Rating (/10) The Names They Gave Us Emery Lord…

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    April ’18 book haul

    You know, I genuinely thought that this month would be better than others, but I totally forgot about half of the books I ordered online (mostly preorders) and then I had two in person splurges… One day this will slow down… I mean, it has to, right?! Anyway, we are splitting this into three sections because I (once again) bought too many books. April book boxes OK, so I got my normal quota of book subscription boxes this month. Yay! (PS: if anyone knows anyone who wants the ‘other stuff’…