• discussionprivileged - Discussion: Are You Privileged? | Illiteracy In Our Digital Age
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    Discussion: Are You Privileged? | Illiteracy In Our Digital Age

    Discussion: Are You Privileged? Illiteracy In Our Digital Age   “The ability to express ourselves and talk to one another is essential to most species’ survival. Humans have taken communication a step further: We have created ways to speak in written forms to exchange and preserve ideas and culture across time and space.” – Qin Sun Stubis  It can be hard to imagine not being able to read. Not being able to read a book (one of the main things we tend to or at least try to do as book bloggers), not being able to simply read text messages from your family and loved ones, nevertheless having the inability…

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    O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon 2019 TBR

    O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon 2019 TBR   ~ Right when I was saying to everyone, “oh, I don’t think I’m ready to do a readathon anytime soon.” *enters the YARC2019 and the Magical Readathon 2019* Mmm… That’s right, today I decided, quite randomly, that I’ll give this Readathon a try. I love Harry Potter and I love the idea of taking Wizarding exams so here I go! This readathon starts off with O.W.L.’s, the exam period being between the 1st and the 31st April, then N.E.W.T.’s which is between the 1st and 30th of August. I am determined to become the Wizarding Career I have chosen for myself, and that is…a Potioneer!…

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    Better Late Than Never // The Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

    The Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 Announcement & TBR In case you didn’t know, the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge is a reading challenge created to bring awareness and encourage the reading and publication of books by Asian authors! It’s hosted by the lovely Lily, Shealea, Vicky and CW, and the aim is to read as many Asian authored books as you can in 2019. You can find the original post with all the details right HERE, where you can also find the official sign up form! So, I’m a little late…but that’s okay! You can apparently start anytime during the year and now is any of…

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    The Wicked King Book Review

    The Wicked King Book Review   Well well well, wasn’t this book SUCH A SURPRISE. I’m still pretty annoyed – you know what, no, I’m still pissed, cause this book tricked me to no end like a real evil faerie actually would.   Goodreads Blurb:   You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting…

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    BookTube Babble: An Interview with Piera Forde

    BookTube Babble: An Interview with Piera Forde   I had the awesome chance to swoon over interview one of the OG and one of my current favourite BookTubers ~~ the gorgeous Piera Forde. I was inspired to pick her brain a little to find out more info about her upcoming YouTube web-series that’s an adaptation of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff! I happen to love this book immensely and I’m so excited for this. If you don’t know Piera already, stick around to find out more about her too!   1. Hi Piera. First of all, congratulations on getting a grant from Screen Australia! In 5 words, how can you describe how…

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    BOOK TAG: Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag

    BOOK TAG: Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag   I am once again hopelessly behind in all these book tags I’ve been tagged in. Thank you so much to everyone that has tagged me, I will eventually get to all of them! Today, I’m doing the Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag, thank you so much Jenna for tagging me in this one <3 ALSO: if you didn’t notice this week from my blog bio on the sidebar to your right >>>, here it is in the featured photo for this post – my updated profile picture! Yes, I’m older, and my hair is more of a fiery…

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    The Flower Girls Book Review

    The Flower Girls Book Review   I don’t think I’ve felt this strongly or felt as much while reading for a long time as I have with this book. I’ve been a slow and slumping reader and I sped through this book because it was just AMAZING. I’m not usually one to pick up Adult Mystery/Psychological Thrillers, although I love them when done well, and in this case, Alice Clark-Platts smashed it out of the park.   Goodreads Blurb:   YOU’LL NEVER FORGET THE FLOWER GIRLS The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose. One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity. Now, nineteen years later, another child has gone…

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    How To Read More: Being A Busy Reader & Making Time To Read

    How To Read More: Being A Busy Reader & Making Time to Read   Being a busy reader can be exhausting because we’re always scrambling for time to just get a good reading session in. So here are some tips on how you can make time to read, no matter how busy you get!   1. Read While Commuting It might seem like a no brainer but if you’re taking some kind of public transport to get to work, school, university or anywhere really, you can usually use that time to read! Reading on the train can be super relaxing because they’re generally pretty quiet and have minimal road noises…

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    Author Interview: Enchantée’s Gita Trelease | Blog Tour

    Hello hello! Today, I come bearing some super cool content as I had the opportunity to interview Gita Trelease, the lovely debut author of a YA historical fantasy book I recently read >> Enchantée (see my review for it here). If you haven’t already read my review, spoiler: I really liked this book, it was super enjoyable, so it made it even sweeter getting all my questions answered and – ma gosh, Gita’s answers were perfect and just left me wanting the sequel even more. Author Interview with Gita Trelease:   1. First of all, congratulations on the thrilling debut of your first novel! How does it feel to be…

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    Enchantée Book Review

    I see a YA book with a French title, I want. ICYMI, I speak French (mad skillzz mwahaha) so just the title and cover intrigued me and then to find out that it’s a historical fantasy based in 18th Century Paris? Um yes, sign me up. So yeah, I really enjoyed this book. Read on for my review 🙂   Goodreads Blurb:   Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians… When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps…