• Chit Chat Monday 1 - 10 Positive Affirmations: The Bookworm Edition
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    10 Positive Affirmations: The Bookworm Edition

    I feel like affirmations have become super popular amongst my friends and online. Almost every day I’ll see or hear someone saying “I’m manifesting” this or that and sharing their positive affirmations about life and themselves. So, I thought it would be a fun post to a bookworm version! Note: this is all in fun and gest, but I hope you enjoy them for what they represent – the unity of shared experiences many bookworms around the world have together. I will not succumb to the pretty cover and buy more books I will not read until 2025. I can finish this book even though Netflix is calling my name.…

  • Chit Chat Monday - Chit Chat Monday: My October Wrap-Up, November TBR & Reading Goals
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    Chit Chat Monday: My October Wrap-Up, November TBR & Reading Goals

    Welcome to another Monday chit chat post! I had planned to do this last week but work and life were so incredibly hectic now that Melbourne is finally out of lockdown and I didn’t have much time to do anything blog or even reading-related. I swapped out reading for TV I found myself watching Buzzfeed Unsolved, Terrace House and the new LoL inspired series Arcane on Netflix to relax because of my crazy schedule in the last week. As a League of Legends player, it was a huge event that took the majority of my Sunday. We watched all 3 episodes that are now currently available and I can confirm…

  • 243334485 1496915937349101 963894534816574509 n - The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang Book Review
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    The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang Book Review

    If you’ve read my previous reviews of books by Helen Hoang like The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test, you’ll know that I absolutely love this series. I’m not sure if you could really call it a series but all the books are in the same world and we see previous book characters in sequels and it’s just so wholesome! I love books that do this and I’ve absolutely loved Helen’s writing so far so I was super excited to get my hands on this book. Truth be told, I actually completely forgot about it until the week before the release date but then Amazon took 3 weeks to deliver…

  • 132198107 768457347082466 6900365690193799425 n scaled - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Book Review
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    The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Book Review

    Apparently, this book has been taking BookTok by storm lately and it has actually been on my shelves for years now so I’m glad that I finally got to reading this! I previously read Circe by Madeline Miller and absolutely loved it (see review here), so I tried not to set my expectations too high even though 99% of others seem to LOVE this book and tell me that they cried while reading it. Did this book live up to the hype? Let’s get onto the review! Goodreads Blurb: Achilles, “the best of all the Greeks,” son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong,…

  • 241978599 596605841495972 8110891965850831023 n - As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson Book Review (Spoiler-Free)
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    As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson Book Review (Spoiler-Free)

    I can’t explain how devastated I am that this series is over, and boy, Holly Jackson knew how to end it. This book is the last book in the Good Girl’s Guide to Murder trilogy. Obviously, huge spoilers from the first two books here so please beware and just go read the first two books – they’re amazing! Goodreads Blurb Pip Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the way her last investigation ended. Soon she’ll be leaving for Cambridge University but then another case finds her . . . and this time it’s all about Pip. Pip is used to online death threats, but there’s one that catches her eye, someone who…

  • 242542542 381629346844085 1370024920638158483 n - Chit Chat Monday: My Current Read & Current Favourites
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    Chit Chat Monday: My Current Read & Current Favourites

    I’ve been really motivated and in the mood for blogging today but didn’t really know what to blog about…so I thought I might to chat about what I’m reading, what my current favourites are and see what you guys are reading! I recently recreated my home office space for work, studying and blogging and it’s really inspired me. I’m in love with it (see picture above) and I can’t wait to be more productive. Let’s get onto the ‘currents’! Current Read: I’m currently in the middle of The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. I’ve been reading this book for like a month, and I’ve been so slow. I’m not sure…

  • 67778903 761824550901750 1983182693453529088 n - 6 Month Wrap-Up | My April to September Reads
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    6 Month Wrap-Up | My April to September Reads

    Okay. It has been a hot minute since I did a wrap-up, and honestly, it’s because I haven’t been reading much! Or blogging much (but that’s okay). The ongoing pandemic, some big life changes, and the usual obstacles have been a wild ride but I’m proud to be back on the reading wagon and just the fact I technically have been reading the last few months (except for August). I figured, why not do a small post to write out what I’ve read in the last 6 months, get myself back on track and just celebrate the lovely books I read! Let’s get into it! April The Mask Falling by…

  • 79639897 571561026989037 5078618546267750400 n - My Breath of the Wildathon TBR
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    My Breath of the Wildathon TBR

    Another readathon – another challenge! This one, I simply had to join. I have been doing some reading streams with the lovely Little Book Owl, who co-founded the Breath of The Wildathon – AND since I’ve actually been reading so much more (3 books so far this month! and essentially completed the 2 books for the Magical Readathon), I thought ‘why not?’. This readathon is particularly fun as there are perks, there is a special map, there is a Blood Mood card that randomly generates a prompt for you. It’s all very exciting. There are a few teams with different perks and you can learn all about it on the…

  • 120284408 948211652330410 8597115361470826166 n scaled - Are you a book snob? The Book Snob Book Tag
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    Are you a book snob? The Book Snob Book Tag

    Hey there! Today, I’m bringing you a fun book tag that I found inspiration from another blogger, Esther from Cozy with Books! I saw this tag and really liked the questions so I thought I’d try it myself. Tia and all the books, I believe is the original creator of this tag. Without further ado, let’s see if I’m a book snob or not! Adaptation Snob: Do you always read the book before watching the film/ TV show? I feel like I definitely used to that mindset when I was younger but quickly realised how much pressure I felt to do read the book before watching the film/tv show. Now,…

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    Magical Readathon: Orilium 2021 TBR

    Hello friends! It’s been a while. I took a bit of time off from blogging due to many personal life changes, working a lot, and because I’ve honestly been having lots of fun gaming and streaming over on my Twitch channel. It’s been really great to hang out with friends, play games to wind down after work but as reading is my OG hobby, I’m finally getting back into reading and blogging. I honestly barely read in August and didn’t finish a book. I’m in the middle of one now which will count towards this month’s TBR. I’m still in lockdown in Melbourne and I’m soon starting a new job,…