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    Finally Fall Book Tag // Hello Autumn!

    So, basically 6 months ago or so, the amazing Jenna from Bookmark Your Thoughts tagged me in this Finally Fall Book Tag ~ unfortunately, being on the other side of the hemisphere, it was actually Spring for me but now – April has begun and IT’S FINALLY AUTUMN! I’ve waited this long to do this tag and I am committed! The original tag was from a booktube video and has since been taken down so I cannot credit someone for this. Let’s do this! In fall, the air is crisp and clear // Name a book with a vivid setting. I don’t know about you but City of Brass was…

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    March Wrap Up & April TBR

    March went by so fast! March is also the month where I kind of took a mini-hiatus – particularly on Instagram. I started a new job and I didn’t really read a whole lot but I’m still proud of how many books I managed to read considering I was moving house and acclimating a new cat in our family. It’s been a really busy month haha let’s get into what I read! What I Read In March I only DNFed one book this month, an unsolicited adult fiction book that just wasn’t my thing, unfortunately. Otherwise, I think I had a really great month. I really enjoyed most of what…

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    The Bookish Prediction Tag

    It is such a nice day in the first week of Autumn in Melbourne, and today I thought I’d bring you a book tag! I don’t do these very often, although I really should. I wasn’t tagged to do this one in particular but I did read Chana & Malka’s answers to the tag on their blog, Paper Procrastinators, and thought, let’s do this one. Why not? Originally created by Book Princess Reviews, this tag is all about making predictions and I really hope my answers turn out to be true! Let’s get into it 🙂 What is your next read? Before I dive back into another big fantasy book…

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    February Wrap-Up & March TBR

    I can’t believe we’re already 2 months into 2021! February was another slightly slow month for me but I’m getting back up on my feet when it comes to reading and I couldn’t be more excited for what March has in store for me. March is going to be super busy too! Let’s get into what I read ~ What I Read In February I did it! Although I only read 3 books again this month, I reached my goal of finishing the All Souls trilogy – which are thick books! So I’m really proud of myself for that, especially since I’m still in a bit of a slump. I…

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    January Wrap-Up & February TBR | T’was A Slow Month

    Well, January was a doozy. It was a hard month, a busy month and a heartbreaking month. I haven’t said much on here but it was really tough reading and being active on socials because we lost our beloved cat and I had to get back to work after the holiday break and life has just been a wild ride. I’ve been trying to get back into a work routine while dealing with grief and motivation hasn’t been easy. I hoped to do so well this month but alas, other plans were in store. This post might seem a bit sad but I am trying to be more optimistic and…

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    December & 2020 Wrap-Up, 2021 Goals + January/Summerween TBR

    As I mentioned in my latest life update, the excruciating lockdown Melbourne was in for over 2 months finally ended and I had to let myself relax because socialising was a thing again! Not to mention that the Christmas season is insane when you have a big family. So I didn’t read much in December but I’m overall super proud of myself for my reading this year. Even if blogging took a back-burner sometimes, I don’t feel bad about it either and something 2020 taught me is to let go and enjoy reading and blogging for what they are: hobbies. I’m not going to be taking things too seriously or…

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    My Best Books of 2020

    Well, it was a pleasure to say Goodbye to 2020 a couple of days ago but I have to say, my reading in 2020 was amazing. I read more books in a year than I ever have (since I was probably like 11 cause I started reading as a hobby again at age 18) and I read a lot of books I really enjoyed. Picking my favourites was really hard; if you’re ever curious of what other books I loved though, you can check out my shelves on Goodreads 🙂 Without further ado, let’s talk about my best books of 2020! Top 3 Favourite Books of 2020: Skyward by Brandon…

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    November Wrap-Up & My TBR For the Rest of 2020

    So, November went by too fast. Work and uni were super busy and Melbourne finally came out of lockdown so my SO and I were able to go out, see friends and get basically all our Christmas shopping done early (yes I’m always early). That meant that I was exhausted and super tired most of the time. I wrote a bit about my life update in my previous post right here if you’re interested. With that, I didn’t read much but that’s okay. It felt like so little because I had gotten used to reading 10-13 books a month in the last 3 months but my total for November was…

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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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    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…