• 121110307 374479810357642 7778576868718783433 n scaled - Reading 'Blog': Vicious & Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
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    Reading ‘Blog’: Vicious & Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

    After reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – I have been SO excited to pick up the next of her books that I own and I happen to have a copy of both Vicious and Vengeful. So I thought, what better time to pick up a couple of spooky-looking books in a duology than in October when everyone seems to be reading spooky books for Halloween? After finishing Ace of Shades, I hope I’m not in any particular slump and can get through these comfortably. If you have read these books before and also want to check out my spoilery thoughts on the books as I read…

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    Home Time Vol 1 & Vol 2 Graphic Novel Reviews

    At the beginning of October, I felt like I had slowly started to get into a reading slump. And last week, it hit me in full force. I just wasn’t super motivated to read – but, one of the best ways for me to get out of a reading slump is to pick up a few graphic novels and I had the great opportunity to receive Home Time Vol 1 and Vol 2 in exchange for an honest review! Huge thanks to Penguin Random House Australia for sending the digital copies and also sending me a beautiful and very heavy hardcover copy of Home Time Vol 2! This middle grade…

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    Quarterly Check-In | My Reading & Blogging Goals

    It is driving me nuts that the construct of time is completely out of whack now we’ve been in a lockdown for months and isolating for so long. Time goes by so fast but feels so slow – we’re already halfway through October!! With the last 2 months being my best reading and blogging months, I thought I would reflect a little bit on the goals I set out for myself at the very start of 2020. How am I going? Have I achieved many of them yet? Let’s Go! My Reading & Blogging Goals To start us off, these are the goals I set for myself at the beginning…

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    I Read A Bunch Of Heist YA Books | 3 Book Reviews

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes I physically groan every time I see a book being described as ‘The NEXT SIX OF CROWS’. It has become apparent that comparing books with bestsellers just doesn’t always work because certain readers who absolutely LOVE Six of Crows (as I do, I’m actually rereading it at the moment) will end up disappointed. Why would they be disappointed? Because Six of Crows is a heist book with a heist trope that almost every single book or movie or anything that involves a heist has. It pertains to a certain theme that comes with the trope. This includes a gang of unlikely individuals coming…

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    My Pet Peeves With The Publishing Industry

    After being in this community for over 3 years now and really immersing myself in the “book world” which is essentially a minority of the publishing industry, a few things have really struck a nerve. Not just as a reader but as a slight perfectionist. Where else to complain about anything on the internet in a safe and healthy way, than on my own blog in my little corner of cyberspace? Please know that these aren’t serious or life-changing complaints, they are pet peeves. Just those tiny little things you wished could be changed to make your preferences (not your life) a little easier. A quick disclaimer that I fully…

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    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Buddy Reader

    Without even realising it, I inexplicably found myself in the middle of 3 buddy reads in the last month – which was kind of amazing and it inspired me to write a bit about it because although I haven’t done many buddy-reads with people; I think I’ve got most of the elements down pat. So why not create a quick guide? First up; what is buddy reading? Buddy Reading: Buddy reading is a great way to help your child gain fluency. In buddy reading, you and your child take turns reading by sentence, paragraph, or page. Also called paired reading or partner reading, buddy reading has multiple benefits, but perhaps…

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    Pairing Books With KPOP Music Videos (& Theories)

    In case you didn’t know, since 2017, I have been the biggest fan of Kpop. It is basically all I listen to; and not just mainstream big groups but smaller lesser-known groups too. I was pretty amazed as to how well my recent post turning book twitter drama into book recommendations went, so I thought I’d try to twist something else into book recommendations and why not make it Kpop? In today’s case, I’ll be pairing books with Kpop music videos and their theories! While most Kpop videos may seem all about the performance and the visuals, there are many with an actual underlying narrative that makes it just that…

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    They Wish They Were Us By Jessica Goodman Book Review

    The second I read that this book was set to be like Gossip Girl crossed with One of Us Is Lying (although I haven’t read that one yet), I knew I needed to read this book. Huge thanks to Penguin Australia for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This novel is officially out NOW in Australia. I’m so happy to say that I definitely enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it – especially if you’re looking for a thriller book in this spooky season. Goodreads Blurb: A murder mystery set against the backdrop of an exclusive prep school on Long Island. In Gold Coast, Long…

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    September Wrap Up & October TBR

    I don’t know whether it’s this pandemic and the immense uncertainty in the air, or just the fact that I’ve been indoors for perhaps far too long of a time – but time has been flying by and yet not. It is a very screwed up construct right now and holy macaroni – It’s OCTOBER. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t using reading as a distraction as well as a hobby because I have. September was again, another successful reading month. I beat my personal page goal and I just feel proud of myself for enjoying what I’m reading. I didn’t DNF a single book and I thoroughly…

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    My September Goodreads Spring Clean #goodreadance2020

    It is the last day of September so it makes sense to finally put together my hard work and show-off my progress for #goodreadance2020! Created and hosted by the wonderful Shealea over at Shut Up Shealea who has some AMAZING content by the way. I absolutely love everything she does for the blogging community, especially for POC authors. Her blog post seriously inspired me to actually consider organising my Goodreads shelves. And I did. I had already been doing a bit of organising and spring cleaning of my own, with cataloguing my unread books in my Lil 6-ring-binder and doing a book unhaul (although I physically can’t unhaul them because…