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    Avoiding Burnout, Life Update & What I’m Currently Reading

    November has been a crazy month! The strict lockdown in Melbourne ended and we celebrating almost a month of no new COVID cases which is amazing. With lockdown easing, I’ve been able to go out and do things with my SO and we haven’t been at home as often (naturally). Unfortunately, because of being able to go out – y’know, have a somewhat sort of social life, and my favourite; being able to go shopping for things and just browsing (a small hobby of mine), I have been exhausted. My body and my mind are still getting used to not being cooped up in an apartment for months on end…

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    BookTube Babble: An Interview With Oliviareadsalatte

    This series is one of the absolute favourite things I love about my blog and today, I’ve had the absolute HONOUR and JOY to interview the one and only Oliviareadsalatte! I have been binging her videos in the last 6 months as Melbourne was in a lockdown and I love her content. Her recommendations are great, her dog and cat are so adorable and she has made me want to buy so many more thriller books once my TBR is down to a sizeable amount. Without further ado, here is the interview and I hope you love her responses as much as I do 🙂 1. Hi Olivia! Thank you…

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    These Violent Delights Book Review | Blog Tour & Giveaway!

    In case you missed it, a beautiful book called These Violent Delights by a very young author called Chloe Gong is coming out this year – and the HYPE has been REAL. When you see bloggers like The Quiet Pond and Shut up Shealea screaming about it on Book Twitter, saying it DESTROYED them, you know it’s something you should look forward to. By whatever gods and goddesses’ will, The Nerd Daily kindly managed to get me an eARC copy to review this book and I positively devoured it. AND, I had the pleasure of joining the Caffeine Book Tour for this lovely novel so that I can share this…

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    Tis The Holiday Season! Unique Bookish Gift Ideas For Christmas & Holiday Celebrations

    And just like that, we are nearing the end of year holiday season ~ and what I’m obsessing over at the moment is what to buy my family and friends for Christmas because I absolutely ADORE buying gifts for others. I much prefer buying someone a thoughtful gift than receiving one so this holiday season is always extra exciting for me. I love the entire process of wrapping the gift, writing the card and this year – I’m actually organised and early enough to dedicate a blog post purely for bookish gift ideas you could consider this season for someone you care about or for yourself! Although an actual book…

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    Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust Book Mini-Review

    Hello everybody! It feels like forever since I blogged even though it’s been just over a week. I’ve been so busy with work, my post-grad studies and actually being able to go out and do things since the lockdown in Melbourne has significantly eased. I don’t feel like I’ve read a whole lot in November so far but I’m taking it easy. Today, I’m bringing you a little mini-review for my first read of November – Girl, Serpent, Thorn! I purchased this a few months ago for my birthday (a present to myself hehe) and I’m so happy to have been able to pick it up so fast – I’m…

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    October Wrap-Up | November TBR & Plan With Me

    This month, like every other month this year has flown by. I can’t believe that we’re already in November and I have Christmas presents to worry about! It’s insane. Somehow, my reading this ended up being pretty good even though I struggle through a reading slump for most of it. To get out of my reading slump, I did lots of self care and just took a break from reading then did a small readathon for myself. If you joined me in the readathon on Instagram – thanks! I hope you got lots of reading out of it; I surprisingly did. What I Read In October As I said, it…

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    BookTube Babble: An Interview With BeckleBooks

    Today, I am super happy to present another BookTuber interview with none other than becklebooks! I’ve been watching her for a while and we even met in person a few years ago, and I love her fantasy-based book content on her BookTube channel. I hope you enjoy her answers as much as I do ~ without further ado… Hi Bec! Thank you so much for joining me on Truffle’s Literary Wonders. How have you been and what are you currently reading?  Hi! I’ve been all right, keeping busy and trying to accomplish my reading goal. I’m currently reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. It’s a 900+ page book which is…

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    Helena by Claire L. Smith Book Mini-Review | Short & Spooky Novella

    I haven’t done a mini-review in a while and I thought it would be perfect to bring it back to chat about a gothic horror novella written by my friend and now debut author, Claire L. Smith. We actually went to University together and I have been feeling so proud of her and this achievement. It was even better when I picked up her book and absolutely loved it! It was a perfect spooky pick for October. Goodreads Blurb: On the outskirts of London, 1855, mortician and funeral director Helena Morrigan struggles with her limited finances and the heavy burdens of her past. Desperate to secure herself, she takes up…

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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…