• 174158291 597465317895113 6875292669550061864 n - The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent Book Review
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    The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent Book Review

    I don’t know about you but when I’m feeling kind of slumpy – nothing is better to get me out than a good contemporary and this new adult rom-com was exactly what I was looking for! Huge thanks to Penguin Australia through The Nerd Daily for providing me with an advanced reading copy in exchange for a review. This review was first published on The Nerd Daily here and now I have the pleasure of sharing it with you all on the blog 🙂 Content warning: alcoholism, toxic parenting. (this is not discussed in the review but an FYI). Goodreads Blurb: Have you ever imagined running away from your life?…

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    Spinning Silver by Naomi Novak Review

    Spinning Silver has been on my shelves for so long! I think I bought it, way back in 2017, and it just sat there…looking pretty in its UK cover entirety until recently when I saw that the audiobook was available to borrow on Borrowbox. As a result, I read majority of this on audio and then read my actual physical copy for the last 50 or so pages, and I was pleasantly surprised. Goodreads Blurb: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty –…

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    Life Update: Starting A BookTube Channel, Moving House & More

    Sometimes, don’t you feel like time is going so fast that things are a literal blur? It’s been like that for me for the past few weeks – well, all of March really. It seems like I haven’t been very active on this blog to me even though I did have a post go out last week. And since I read that book (ACOSF), I’ve read one book and I’ve been trying to finish my current read for what seems like way too long – so to alleviate this sense of absence and the possibility of a book slump, I thought I’d do a bit of a life updates because…

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    The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness | Book Series Review (Spoiler-Free)

    If you read my Jan wrap-up, as you might be aware; I’ve been trying to get through the All Souls Trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches. I’ve had the first book on my shelves for so long – I think I bought it around the time the TV show was announced! And at the end of last year, I finally decided to pick it up because I was in a really ‘witchy’ book mood. All three books in the series are around 620 pages so they are thick and it was quite hard to get through them especially as I went through quite a hard time in January,…

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    Defending the Galaxy by Maria V Snyder Book Review

    This review feels like it’s way overdue! I read this last month and as the year began, just as I posted my goals and hopes to blog at least twice a week – a sudden and unfortunate event happened in my life. Suffice it to say that January began with unexpected grief and it’s been really hard to blog and even read, especially with a busy work schedule. Anyway, I’m finally bringing you this review today – for the final book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy trilogy! I have previously interviewed Maria V Snyder about the first two books because I’ve overall really enjoyed this series. So you can…

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    Recent Reads | Mini-Reviews & A Surprise Favourite

    Since 2020 ended on a rather busy note, I never ended up doing mini-reviews for some of the books I read in the last quarter. So, today I’m catching up! I’m always a fan of the BookTuber recent reads videos so I thought I’d do a blog post with a few mini-reviews of some of my recent reads myself. Let me know if you prefer these kinds of blog posts over in-depth reviews too! In this one, I’ll be trying to keep them short and sweet. To avoid having to spiel the synopsis, please click on the book cover to be redirected to the Goodreads page 🙂 Please note: since…

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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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    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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    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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    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…