• 119917902 632086624163204 7599762240919957969 n scaled - October Plan With Me | Bookish Bullet Journal
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    October Plan With Me | Bookish Bullet Journal

    October is upon us! And I was super indecisive about this month’s theme so it took me forever to finally decide on one! Everybody seems to be doing spooky or autumn themes for October but it’s…spring in Australia. In September I did a cosy spring theme and this month, I considered a spooky one but I don’t really celebrate Halloween much so I thought I’d go a very colourful spring theme. For this month, I was inspired by Sydney Ann Journals and Amanda Rach Lee to do a bit of a soft, colourful internet theme. I thought it was super cute to include a little ‘september.exe has stopped responding’ to…

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    Underrated & Unsolicited: Exciting YA Releases I Received & Want To Read Soon

    Any blogger can relate to the moment when you receive your first ARC and/or unsolicited book from a publisher. It’s a beautiful moment full of pride and a sense of accomplishment that you’re blessed enough to get a book…FOR FREE. The cons of that of course is that…they sometimes keep coming, unsolicited – without being requested, and a huge pressure begins to grow because there are already SO many books you want to get to but these JUST SHOWED UP. I remember feeling so happy yet so goddamn guilty because I wasn’t getting around to reading these beautiful books – that definitely sounded interesting but just weren’t what I was…

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    Reading ‘Blog’: The Beautiful & The Damned by Renée Ahdieh

    Hello everyone! I had…no idea how good my ‘Reading Blog’ for To Sleep In A Sea of Stars would end up being here (my official review for the book is out btw!) and I was so surprised and overwhelmed with the positive response. I had already planned to do another and today’s reading blog is for The Beautiful and The Damned by Renée Ahdieh! Renée’s latest series that have had mixed reviews, especially as they feature an old YA creature we haven’t seen in a while…vampires! A quick disclaimer before I begin, I had no idea that The Perks of Being Noura, a blogging goddess herself, had already been doing…

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    Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi Mini-Review

    I recently picked up this gorgeous book with optimism when Amazon had a great deal for the paperback edition. I had previously read Emergency Contact last year and thought it was pretty enjoyable so I was desperately hoping this would be another good book and perhaps even better. I’m incredibly proud that this review will also be featured on the October edition of Books Etc Magazine, a bookish magazine created by my bookstagrammer friend Jayse. It’s an Australian magazine all about books, with book reviews, author interviews and bookstragram tips. You can find their latest September edition here! Goodreads Blurb After a year of college, Pablo is working at his…

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    Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin Audiobook Review

    First and foremost, if you haven’t read Serpent & Dove (find my review here), I’d highly recommend you to do that and to do that before you read the blurb for the book below cause it’s obviously a tad spoiler to the ending of S&D. I have been pretty excited about this release! I really enjoyed Serpent & Dove when I read it at the end of last year and this COVER. It is stunning and the cliffhanger at the end of S&D solidified that I needed this sequel. I think a lot of people highly anticipated this book. Although I haven’t got a physical copy, Scribd put out its…

  • 118714787 252766072504401 4095541914759437902 n - To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Paolini Book Review
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    To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Paolini Book Review

    Just when thought I wouldn’t be reading many adult books this month, my lovely SO sealed my fate. As you might have found out in my Reading Blog for this book, where I detailed my reactions as I read it (non-spoiler); my SO is a huge fan of Christopher Paolini and begged me to try and get an eARC for us to read. Low and behold, my editor at The Nerd Daily came with the e-goods (love you Elise) and I was on a long ride to finish this thick 880-page adult science fiction novel that is part of a grand and brand new fictional world called the Fractalverse. If…

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    Author Interview: Cinderella Is Dead’s Kalynn Bayron

    I recently read Cinderella Is Dead and really enjoyed it so I was so happy to get the opportunity to interview the author, Kalynn Bayron! A huge thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing for helping to make it happen. Cinderella Is Dead is an awesome young adult fantasy; a Cinderella retelling I thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely recommend. You can find my full review here. Let’s get onto the author interview! 1. Hi Kalynn, a huge congratulations on the publishing of your novel, Cinderella Is Dead! How would you describe your experience and what it feels like for your book to be out into the world? It’s been an incredible experience so far! A…

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    Reading ‘Blog’: To Sleep In A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

    As a proud member of the book community, I am well versed in the art of watching reading vlogs by booktubers I admire and love. It’s so cool to be able to see someone’s reactions and thoughts as they are reading a book, and I was like – why can’t I do that? Obviously, I don’t want to show my face and push myself into a dark pit of disastrous commitment by starting a YouTube Channel — but why can’t I still do a reading vlog style blog post? So here it is! The book in today’s revolutionary blog post is none other than To Sleep In A Sea of…

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    Author Interview: These Violent Delights’ Chloe Gong [Excerpt]

    Something I tried not to advertise too much was that I got an early eARC copy of These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong and I loved it! It was such a great read in August, my review will be up sometime next month in anticipation for its publishing — and I also had the chance to interview Chloe Gong about it, thanks to The Nerd Daily! To spread some of the love, I thought I’d include another excerpt of the interview here for you guys to read – I loved all her answers and…she’s kind of iconic (her twitter and tik toks are blessed). In case you guys didn’t know,…

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    Cataloguing My Entire Physical TBR & My Latest Bookish Journal Spreads

    In the last few weeks as my reading has been amping up and I’ve been more motivated to read than ever before – I was really struggling on choosing books to read because I wanted to read them all. It also occurred to me that my new goal for my reading is to read more of my physical unread books (so that I can buy more books). It’s not entirely my goal to read every single unread book I own (what’s the fun in that) but I’d personally be happy and feel comfortable buying more books if I only had about 20 books on my physical tbr. Recently, my large…