• libraryreservations - My Library Reservations | BIPOC, Asian & LGBTQ+ Picks
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    My Library Reservations | BIPOC, Asian & LGBTQ+ Picks

    A couple of weeks ago, my local state government decided that from June 1st, that libraries could open again (Hurray!) to let people pick up reserved books. Since I had moved house, I quickly signed up online to my new local library and made a bunch of reservations for books I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for ages. Generally, these were books I’d been recommended from BookTube, close friends, Goodreads or just sequels to books I’d previously read. Truth be told, I wasn’t intending to specifically reserve library books with certain authors and representations ~ I was just reserving books I was genuinely interested in because I don’t…

  • 78392216 454491725132771 9083720470850699264 n 2 - The Need for Speed // Why Does Reading Speed Affect Us?
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    The Need for Speed // Why Does Reading Speed Affect Us?

    I guess you could say it’s natural and part of the society’s competitive nature that one could assume that if you’re good at something or that you at least enjoy it a lot, that you would do a lot of it. I think most of us may have felt it – that nagging guilty feeling that we could be reading more or that we’re not reading and/or finishing books fast enough. However, reading shouldn’t be a race but instead something to be enjoyed. It occurred to a week ago when I managed to get a friend to get a library card and borrow a book (bringing more people into the…

  • inspulsebuying - The Science Behind: Impulse Book Buying (We Have ALL Been There)
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    The Science Behind: Impulse Book Buying (We Have ALL Been There)

    The Science Behind: Impulse Book Buying (We Have ALL Been There) I committed this crime last week. Book buying spontaneously after a hard day when I wasn’t feeling the best and I’m sure you’ve committed this awful crime too before. Whether it was in person at the bookshop smiling prettily at you or online when you saw something so beautiful or that had such a great bargain, you couldn’t resist. “Eh, I’ll save money next week.” “I totally deserve this. I did homework today” “The cover looks so pretty.”  “What if my store runs out of stock?!” “This pre-order has so many goodies in it!” “THE DISCOUNT THO.” — trufflebooks…

  • blogmonetisation - The Art of Blog Monetisation: Making Money From Blogging, Affiliate Links & More
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    The Art of Blog Monetisation: Making Money From Blogging, Affiliate Links & More

    You may not have noticed if you check out my blog posts on WordPress Reader but…*drumroll*, I was approved for my very first Affiliate Partnership with an Australian bookshop some of you may be familiar with; Angus & Robertson. So you’ll see a small little banner at the bottom of every post and there’s also one somewhere in my blog sidebar. Although all the physical stores of Angus & Robertson bookshops closed down in 2011 (rip my old friend), I thought I would help support them especially since I use them to buy books online when I do, and I hardly ever see any affiliates for this Australian bookshop; I mostly see…

  • owlsupdate1 - O.W.L.'s Readathon Week 1-2 Update & Tome Topple Round 8 TBR
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    O.W.L.’s Readathon Week 1-2 Update & Tome Topple Round 8 TBR

    O.W.L.’s Readathon Week 1-2 Update & Tome Topple Round 8 TBR Ah, look at my Wizarding Career prospects going down the drain… I have had a sad and busy week where it’s been a struggle to stay awake nevertheless, read. Uni, work and just commuting in general sucks, plus I did a stupid thing and strained my eyes so I couldn’t do any of the above for a few days (plus mental health kinda took a dive too). I wished I could just sleep all week and stay in bed forever. I did manage to finish 1 BOOK! An audiobook, something I haven’t done in a long time cause I’m…

  • discussionprivileged - Discussion: Are You Privileged? | Illiteracy In Our Digital Age
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    Discussion: Are You Privileged? | Illiteracy In Our Digital Age

    Discussion: Are You Privileged? Illiteracy In Our Digital Age   “The ability to express ourselves and talk to one another is essential to most species’ survival. Humans have taken communication a step further: We have created ways to speak in written forms to exchange and preserve ideas and culture across time and space.” – Qin Sun Stubis  It can be hard to imagine not being able to read. Not being able to read a book (one of the main things we tend to or at least try to do as book bloggers), not being able to simply read text messages from your family and loved ones, nevertheless having the inability…

  • IMG20180430140251 e1532773793901 - How To Read More: Being A Busy Reader & Making Time To Read
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    How To Read More: Being A Busy Reader & Making Time To Read

    How To Read More: Being A Busy Reader & Making Time to Read   Being a busy reader can be exhausting because we’re always scrambling for time to just get a good reading session in. So here are some tips on how you can make time to read, no matter how busy you get!   1. Read While Commuting It might seem like a no brainer but if you’re taking some kind of public transport to get to work, school, university or anywhere really, you can usually use that time to read! Reading on the train can be super relaxing because they’re generally pretty quiet and have minimal road noises…

  • blog featured image - Behold ~ My Design Shop & Blog Glow Up!
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    Behold ~ My Design Shop & Blog Glow Up!

    Behold ~ My Design Shop & Blog Glow Up!   HI EVERYONE! Did you notice something a lil different about my blog? Yes, it got a GLOW UP! I finally got around to cleaning it up a little, giving it a little refresh with a new header, fixed up some widgets in my sidebar, added some cute social media icons and I even have a blog signature now (*gasp* check it out below) – not even the most exciting news >>> MY DESIGN SHOW IS OPEN! It is called Truffle Creations: You can find my lil shop over in my menu or right >HERE< and – for my grand opening all…

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    Tome Topple Readathon Update | The Halfway Mark

    Hi 😀   I am halfway through the Tome Topple Readathon and boy, I am failing. Remember how I had like…5 books on my tbr? I’m only halfway through the first book The Unexpected Everything. I’m pretty disappointed but I’ve had some personal circumstances and work that kind of seriously impeded on my reading and blogging (I’m sorry for being absent, I’m half hating it cause I want to be publishing the reviews I’ve half written but also half loving it cause who doesn’t love a bit of a social media detox :P). It’s not over yet! I’ve got one more week to hopefully finish one more book 🙂 This…

  • HP meme - WTF Wednesday | The Harry Potter Edition
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    WTF Wednesday | The Harry Potter Edition

    It’s TIME FOR WTF WEDNESDAYYYYY. I love Harry Potter so I had to do a WTF post purely just for HP, because over the series and its movie adaptations there have been some serious WTF moments. 1 sec: let’s just appreciate the memes in the photo above. We gotta respect. BEWARE! SPOILERS DUH. Here are 8 WTF Harry Potter moments:   1. When Dumbledore lost his shit in the GoF movie. I think we all know this one, and every HP fan has cringed or in my case, laughed their arses off at this scene. JK WROTE CALMLY OKAY. Good on you director Mike Newell. JUST GOOD ON YA.  …