• blogiful announcement - Announcement: Blogiful 2.0
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    Announcement: Blogiful 2.0

    IT’S BACK. YES, IT IS BACK! I am so happy to announce that the second season, second coming, second instalment – whatever you want to call it, of BLOGIFUL is back! Kat from Novels & Waffles and I, have been so excited about this. We loved doing it last year and this year is going to be even better! We are bringing you fresh topics, fresh advice and all-round fresh design blogiful-ness to help you guys learn more about blog design and make your blogs even more beautiful and blogiful than ever before. I am just so keen for this – in case you didn’t know, Blogiful is a week-long…

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    Author Interview: A Chat with Maria V Snyder

    Author Interview: A Chat with Maria V Snyder Today, I am bringing you guys an exclusive interview with none other than Maria V Snyder! You might recognise her name from her famous series Poison Study. Around this time last year, I read her novel Navigating the Stars, the first novel in her Sentinels of the Galaxy series (you can find my review for it here!), and today this Q&A is to celebrate her sequel in the same series; Chasing the Shadows. I’m currently reading it and loving it, so I hope you enjoy her interview answers as much as I did: Author Interview: A Chat with Maria V Snyder 1. Hi! How…

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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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    BookTube Babble: An Interview with Samantha of Thoughts on Tomes

    BookTube Babble: An Interview with Samantha of Thoughts on Tomes You should all know I love me a good interview with a bookish person and today, I have the pleasure of giving you an interview with one of my favourite BookTubers who has been on my laundry folding playlist for the last few weeks — Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes! Sam is known for her delightful reviews, thought-provoking and fun discussions, and personally, for me, her super soothing voice and narration in her BookTube videos. I was pretty stoked when she agreed to be interviewed by little old me, and I hope you guys enjoy her answers to my questions…

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    Golden Mid-Year Book Awards | It’s AWARD SEASON: My Mid-Year Favourites

    Golden Mid-Year Book Awards | It’s AWARD SEASON: My Mid-Year Favourites I am seeing EVERYONE do the Mid-Year Book Freak Tag and while that’s fun, I thought I would host my own Book Award Show for my Mid-Year Favourites with some cute Golden Book Awards. I kind of prefer this because I don’t like to dwell on books I didn’t enjoy, I cannot keep track of my anticipated releases for the year and honestly, this is just a great and simpler way to congratulate myself, authors, and books everywhere! Using a similar format to my 2018 Wrap-Up, here are the Award categories and their winners for my mid-year favourite books…

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    BOOK TAG: My Birthday Book Tag

    Book Tag: The Birthday Book Tag Yes. Today is my birthday and what better way to celebrate it on my blog than with a book tag! Today I am turning 21. Such a huge milestone apparently although I don’t feel anything for it other than the fact that I’m getting older (with more responsibilities *sigh*). I’ve almost been avoiding this day also just because I’m lazy, I tried to pawn off the job of organising my birthday celebrations to like 5 people cause I couldn’t be bothered. So many people I know have had massive 21st birthday parties with function bookings at venues and $2000 bar tabs but I’d rather just…

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    BOOK TAG: My Good Reading Habits

    What better way to get back into blogging than by doing a Book Tag. The lovely Meeghan tagged me a while ago to do the My Good Reading Habits tag and I personally love this idea. Let’s go! Rules:   Pingback to this post or the creator! List some of your good reading habits, the things you think you do well. Nominate some of your blogging friends   So, What Are My Good Reading Habits?   1. I Don’t Put Pressure on Myself to Read ARCs ASAP. If only I could read ARCs before their release dates and have my review up in a timely manner all the time – it’s…

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    April/Magical Readathon Wrap-Up & June TBR

    April/Magical Readathon Wrap-Up & June/July TBR WOW am I late to do a wrap for April but in case you missed it, I went on a bit of a hiatus in May because of physical, mental health and just life (mostly uni) being an absolute b!tch, and at halfway through June, I’m back! My uni semester is donezo and I’ve never been more relieved. I also took a hiatus from anything book related online including Instagram and Twitter – I basically disappeared for a while and kinda loved it. I am officially back to blogging and on socials but I doubt I’ll be as active as I used to be,…

  • authorinterview cgdrews - Author Interview & Book Review: The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews
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    Author Interview & Book Review: The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews

    Author Interview & Book Review: The Boy Who Steals House by C.G. Drews Am I a blessed soul for having the opportunity to read the advanced reading copy for this book? YES, and even more blessed to be able to interview C.G. Drews again – who is one of my favourite authors and I hope I can say that she’s also a friend too <3 (see my previous book review & author interview right here) I’m hoping to be able to buy the physical copy of this book very soon, a huge thanks to my editor at The Nerd Daily (where this review and the author interview will also appear…

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    March Wrap-Up & April TBR

    March Wrap-Up  & April TBR   Well, March went by pretty quickly! It was so busy; I started my university semester (studying writing and editing for the first time eek) and my workload at work almost doubled. Between those two as well as juggling my mental health and design side-projects, it’s been a little unreal. I didn’t read as much as I’d liked and once again I’ve had to put down the two big books I’ve been ‘currently reading’ for months (Eldest & Morning Star) but eventually, I’ll get to finish them 🙂 – probably in May since I’m doing a month-long readathon whoops. I’ve also been doing graphic banners…