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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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    August Wrap Up & September TBR

    August was such a huge month for me! Not just because I was stuck inside in Stage 4 lockdown (panicked peace signs everywhereee), but also because I read so much! I was smashing books left and right and completed my first successful readathons in a LONG time. I haven’t felt so inspired to read in so long and I’ve been super motivated to blog heaps too, so look out for more posts this month. Oh, and before I forget, I managed to smash my Goodreads challenge of 50 this month which was AMAZING. I’m hella proud of myself. This month, I participated in the Tome Topple readathon, where I read…

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    July Wrap Up & August TBR

    And with that, July ended. Wow, this month has flown by. I thought that time would be slowing as most of us are stuck inside. I have been working from home, studying from home and doing my hobbies from home with occasional walks outside to grab a coffee down the road and buying my groceries once a week. It’s been weird. Work was super busy and I was feeling a bit stressed that I ended up taking a couple of days off, but I somehow managed to read way more than I have in any other month so far this year and that’s kind of amazing. When I haven’t been…

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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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    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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    January Wrap-Up, February TBR & Bullet Journal | Bujo Snippets

    Oh my goodness, January is already gone! 2020 is already flying past and this month I am super proud of how much I read and the new spreads I created in my bullet journal. Since you guys liked seeing my spreads so much last time, I figured I’d regularly post these Bujo snippets to show my wrap-up, TBR and setup for the month. Speaking of my bullet journal… Like I mentioned last time, I own an Archer & Olive B6 dotted bullet journal, and my journey in bullet journalling basically took a turn because when I went on my holiday to Korea, I found this gorgeous planner. A planner so…

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    2019 Wrap-Up, #YARC2019 Results & 2020 Goals

    Happy New Year! 2019 is over, and what a wrap-up I’ve got in store for you. There is so much to talk about because so much happened this year. I graduated from university and somehow managed to read 55 books, on and off keep blogging and do so much more – so here is my 2019 wrap-up. My Reading in 2019 It was definitely hard to keep myself reading this year. I was struggling with mental health and really didn’t feel like it much for like 80% of the year. The fact that I achieved my goal of 50 books is kind of amazing to me and I’m so proud…

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    Spring Wrap-Up | My Holiday in Korea & Finishing Uni

    Truffles is back! It has been an action-packed couple of months this spring in Australia. I finally finished my last semester of university and went on an amazing holiday to Seoul, South Korea. My trip was amazing. I loved it. It ended up being a huge workout because we went shopping and sightseeing, struggling with practising our choppy Korean with locals, walking so much that my feet were bruised by halfway through (tad painful but worth it). I’m not sure whether I’ll upload photos from my trip on my blog but you can find some that I did post up during the trip on my personal Instagram (@trufflelives). More will…

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    August Wrap-Up & Sequel September TBR

    Hello All ~~ August was a pretty quiet month on the blog cause work, university and the physical embodiment of stress have been slightly ruining my life. Although I read a lot, I was not productive in actually writing my thoughts down or doing anything at all that society even remotely deems necessary for me to succeed. *queue exit stage left here*. Anyway, here’s my wrap-up: What I Read in August   Total Books: 9 (super proud of myself tho daaamn) Total Pages: 2,831   Heartstopper Vol 1 by Alice Oseman ★★★★☆(3.75/5) | MINI REVIEW The Umbrella Academy Vol 1: The Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way ★★★★☆(4/5) | MINI REVIEW…

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    1st Blogiversary, Life Update & Reading Rush FAILURE | June/July Wrap-Up

    HELLO! I hope all of you have been well. I haven’t been posting again for a couple of weeks because of a few things, but first to start with a bang – HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO ME!!! I cannot believe that I’ve been blogging for a whole year already – like it’s crazy! To be fair, I’ve taken a lot of breaks but at the end of the day and what’s also my goal and hope for this blog is that while consistency and routine are nice, I want to blog and review books and open discussions when I want to and most importantly when I can. Health should always come…