• 144784584 168705474727210 2576818215745845870 n scaled - The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness | Book Series Review (Spoiler-Free)
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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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    Sustainable Reading Tips (that aren’t just ‘read more e-books’)

    As I’ve gotten older and become more educated on climate change and the impact that humans are having on the environment, I’ve become a lot more aware of how I spend and utilise my resources and how they can affect the earth. First I got myself into minimalism, then most recently, I’ve been doing more research on ways to be more sustainable in my reading hobbies as well. In most posts out there, the number one tip tends to be: get a kindle or any kind of e-reader and save the planet by not buying physical books. While that’s great and all; despite not having any aversions to reading on…

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    Books I’m Itching To Re-Read In 2021

    One of the reasons why I want to get through my TBR so badly is that I don’t tend to reread much. It makes me feel like I’m missing out on the unread books I’ve yet to touch and I end up not re-reading books, pretty much ever. This year, since my TBR is still a staggering 70 books, I probably won’t be rereading much but it doesn’t mean I don’t think about doing so often. So today, I’m gonna chat a bit about the books I really want to reread! Strange The Dreamer & Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor This book is what I call my absolute favourite…

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    The 5 Stages Of A Reading Slump

    It has come to my attention that I am indeed now…in a slump. So I thought I’d process this in a different way and try to recognise each stage that led me to this. Most people have suffered through reading slumps and it’s okay. As book bloggers, we need to be more transparent about the culture of reading books all the time that isn’t super accurate for everyone. FYI This isn’t supposed to be super serious – if you need a proper diagnosis, please see your GP. Stage 1: The Catalyst No matter what, there always tends to be a catalyst. Something that sets you into the reading slump. In…

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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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    Blog Posts I Loved Recently | Blogger Appreciation

    As I previously mentioned in my 2021 goals, I’m really hoping to support other bloggers more. So today, I’m bringing you some blog posts I loved recently! I finally started trying to blog hop at least once a week, commenting here and there and giving some engagement to other bloggers. I hope to keep bringing these blogger appreciation posts out regularly so you can hopefully find some new bloggers to read and enjoy 🙂 How I Track My Reading by In The Lost & Found Over the last few years, I’ve experimented a lot with how I track my reading and I really loved how this blog post detailed how…

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    Growing As A Reader: YA Books, Book Ratings & Genre Shifts

    Mid-year this year, it will have been 4 years since I started blogging – and that alone feels surreal. But what’s most interesting and what I’ve been reflecting on a lot recently is how I’ve changed and grown as a reader. When I first started this blog, I was still at university, a bright 18-year-old that published this blog a week after her 19th birthday. My life has changed considerably since then. Not only am I getting old at 23 this year, but I’ve found that I’ve started to enjoy different things when it comes to my reading. So, today I thought I’d talk a bit about how much my…

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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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    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…