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    Happy Birthday to Me! Winter Wonderland Book Tag

    Today, I am 22. Which is almost a little surreal but I stopped getting excited about birthdays a while ago. Growing up means my birthday becomes so much less significant but this year, I’m trying to embrace the positive. To celebrate all the good that has come in my life so far. I was blessed with an early birthday present that came from my SO, as a beautiful reading chair! We had a small shopping spree and decked it out with a new throw, a new cushion to chill with my existing Charli Bowater ACOTAR cushion and even a little table to pop down my tea during reading sessions. I…

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    June Wrap Up & July TBR

    Did June just fly past for anybody else? I can’t believe it’s already July. I’ve been feeling so great the last couple of weeks, super productive and enjoying blogging again obviously! So, let’s get into this short wrap-up. What I Read In June Total Books: 6 Total Pages: 2186 City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare ★★★★☆(4/5) – A bit of a disappointment but overall enjoyable. Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert ★★★★★(5/5) | REVIEW Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav ★★★☆☆(3.5/5) Odessa by Jonathan Hill ★★★☆☆(3/5) Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook ★★★★★(5/5) – favourite graphic novel for the year so far! Sex & Vanity by…

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    Plan With Me | New Bookish Bullet Journal & July 2020 Spreads!

    I can’t believe it’s nearly July ~ the year has gone by so fast but I’ve also been looking forward to this because at the end of May, as I started planning out my June spreads, I realised that I only have enough pages for June and not much else. Somehow my cute little B6 bullet journal perfectly fit 6 months of journalling within! It was a bit tricky to acquire – I had to save money because Archer & Olive bujos cost like 2 hardbacks in Australia, I generally don’t have much spending money, the stock for the journal at the store I shop at (Washigang, they are lovely!)…

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    Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

    I got a little bored of doing my little Golden book awards and thought I’d switch things up this year by doing the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag instead! I cannot believe that it’s already the middle of the year. My birthday is next week so despite the current horrible happenings in the world, there is something to look forward to. This tag was originally created by Chami, who is super lovely by the way, and I wasn’t tagged by anybody that I know. Speaking of tags, in case you didn’t notice, my blog looks a little different! I finally found a similar theme that doesn’t have as many issues…

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    Get A Life, Chloe Brown Book Review

    I am so glad that I know about this author now and that I finally got my hands on this book thanks to my local library. It also felt fitting that I was able to read and review this book especially in the light of the recent and current events with the black lives matter movement. If you don’t tend to read very diversely and perhaps don’t know many black or bipoc authors, I’d sincerely urge you to widen your reading a little bit and look through the hundreds of black authored book recommendations on BookTube, the blogging community, Bookstagram and Book Twitter. You’d be surprised to find such amazing…

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    My Library Reservations | BIPOC, Asian & LGBTQ+ Picks

    A couple of weeks ago, my local state government decided that from June 1st, that libraries could open again (Hurray!) to let people pick up reserved books. Since I had moved house, I quickly signed up online to my new local library and made a bunch of reservations for books I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for ages. Generally, these were books I’d been recommended from BookTube, close friends, Goodreads or just sequels to books I’d previously read. Truth be told, I wasn’t intending to specifically reserve library books with certain authors and representations ~ I was just reserving books I was genuinely interested in because I don’t…

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    May Wrap-Up & June TBR | Bullet Journal Snippet

    May seriously flew by so quickly. I feel really proud of myself for this month because I was really enjoying reading and it was fun! I haven’t felt this sincere joy for reading for pleasure in a while and I think it’s a good sign that my productivity and inspiration is back. I even did an instagram photoshoot for the first time in ages! Go me 🙂 Quick Disclaimer/Announcement Unfortunately, at the moment, these are still grim times for the world. My heart goes out to everyone in the POC community, particularly the Indigenous Australians and black people of the world who have had to deal with so much injustice…

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    When Rain Turns to Snow Book Review

    I find it so interesting when you read a book and have really mixed feelings. It doesn’t happen very often for me but in this case it did, and it’s quite complicated ~ in a good way. Huge thanks to Hachette Australia for sending me this eARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book comes out on June 30th and I sincerely hope that you guys do give it a read to make up your own opinion about this one. Goodreads Blurb Lissa is home on her own after school one afternoon when a stranger turns up on the doorstep carrying a baby. Reed is on the…

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    Crescent City: House of Earth & Blood Book Review + Fan Art Finds

    She did it again! SHE DID IT AGAIN. Okay, yes, I loved it. Let’s do this happy review >>> Goodreads Blurb Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with her friends, savouring every pleasure Lunathion—otherwise known as Crescent City— has to offer. But it all comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the very foundations of the city—and Bryce’s world. Two years later, her job has become a dead end, and she now seeks only blissful oblivion in the city’s most notorious nightclubs. But when the murderer attacks again, Bryce finds…

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    The Spring (Autumn?) Cleaning Book Tag

    Usually, I’m so lazy when it comes to Book Tags but this time I thought, why not? I’m feeling like doing some blogging for myself and I’ve been loving reading even more than usual the last couple of weeks. Thank you, Jenna, for tagging me in this one! So, because I live in Australia, it’s actually coming into Winter soon. It is Autumn, not Spring but because I do love Spring, let’s see what I can bring to the table with this tag. The Creator & the RulesThe creators of this tag is Amanda @ Between the Shelves! The rules are: ↠ Link back to the original post.↠ Tag as…