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Top 5 Wednesday - 14/12/16

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Happy Wednesday!! This week's topic for T5W is : Series That Got Worse Each Book/Season.

If you want to know everything about this T5W, you can click on thisamazing link which will take you to Goodreads.  T5W was created by Lainey but is now managed by Samantha!

5. Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick:
I actually still have 1 book left until I complete this series, but I still know my opinion will be the same. I think I waited too long to continue on with the next book after the second and third one and this effect my thoughts on the novels. The protagonist seemed to not progress or grow into a more mature person over the course of the series and it became more difficult for me to relate to her experiences and herself as a character. 

4. American Horror Story: Okay, okay. I know what you're thinking... HOW COULD I? Well, I remember watching the first season and being so captivated and in love with this amazingly creepy show and then I watched season two and I basically only kept watching…

birthday book haul !!

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birthday book haul !!

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reading updatee!!

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reading updatee!!

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// Introduction To Booktube //

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First youtube video???

Hello everyone! I am finally nearly finished my school year and I am about to start a 6 week break soon, so I will be back to normal with uploading posts :)

Today I did something crazy and started on booktube! You should all check out my channel because I will be active on both my youtube and here on my blog!

Link to the latest video: https://youtu.be/wbHMFcNaBTQ

I will be posting VERY soon so stay tuned! ♡♡

Birthday Book Tag

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Soo, I recently found this tag on LibroLiv's Blog and thought I would do it as my birthday is next week on the 2nd of November! 

1. Count your birth day along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month. What book does it land on? 

The BFG by Roald Dahl. This is my all time favourite childhood book. This is the first book I remember picking up and reading. I then fell in love with his work and continued to read The Witches and many more of his books.




2. If you could spend your birthday with any fictional character who would it be and why?
Ooh, I love this question! It is a very hard one to answer though as I love so many characters. I think I will choose EtiennĂ© St. Clair because I think he would know how to make my birthday very very special and plus he is not only gorgeous, but he gets the feels going most definitely.


3. Find a book that takes place in the season you were born in.

I'm going to choose November 9 by Colleen Hoover for this one. Even though in Australia Novembe…

Favourite Bookish Fandoms

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I have always been a part of a fandom ever since I first entered the crazy internet. The first fandom I ever joined was obviously One Direction back in 2012 and I had my dedicated Instagram fan page, but as I got into books the variety of fandoms I was associated in was more than a handful. Here are some of my favourites: 

The Harry Potter Fandom:
This fandom has to be the longest and most dedicated one on this list for me. The amount of Harry Potter stuff I own is ridiculous. The amount of times I have read the books and seen the movies is crazy, but my love for the Harry Potter series will never end. These books started my love for reading and my admiration for diving into new worlds. I will forever and always be in the Harry Potter fandom. 

Shadowhunter Fandom - TMI & TID:
I am also a member of the shadowhunter fandom of course. How could I not be? My love for not only the concept for shadowhunters, but the amazing characters we are introduced to in these books. Especially Magnus a…

Class of 59' - John A. Heldt : Book Review

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Title: Class of 59'
Author: John A. Heldt
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel & Romance
Format: E-Book

Publication Date: September 2nd 2016






Goodreads Summary: When Mary Beth McIntire settles into a vacation house on June 2, 2017, she anticipates a quiet morning with coffee. Then she hears a noise, peers out a window, and spots a man in 1950s attire standing in the backyard. She panics when the trespasser sees her and enters the house though a door to the basement. She questions her sanity when she cannot find him.
In the same house on March 21, 1959, Mark Ryan finds a letter. Written by the mansion’s original owner in 1900, the letter describes a basement chamber, mysterious crystals, and a formula for time travel. Driven by curiosity, Mark tests the formula twice. On his second trip to 2017, he encounters a beautiful stranger. He meets the woman in the window.

Within hours, Mary Beth and Mark share their secret with her sister and his brother and begi…

Friday Reads: 08/09/16

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Happy Friday!

Tonight I am going to the movies with my best friend, so I am not sure how much reading I will be getting done. But I should hopefully get quite a bit of reading done of on Saturday and after work on Sunday.

I am currently reading...

September TBR

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Here are all the books I wish to read in the lovely month of September!

I'm not aiming too high as I just got out of a small reading slump, but we shall see!



Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Author: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany

I actually read this at the start of the month and loved it.











Title: November 9

Author: Colleen Hoover

This month I just needed a Colleen Hoover book to make my life a bit more amazing. I am 50 pages into this and already I am falling to pieces.









Title: Finale

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

I need to finish this series. I have been reading it for 2 years and I really enjoy it, so I don't know what is stopping me. Hopefully this one will happen this month!









Title: The Kiss of Deception

Author: Mary E. Pearson

I just recently bought this book, but I have been wanting and needing to read this book for such a long time. The plot sounds so interesting and unique so I can't wait to maybe pick this up this month.

Book Related Things That I Love

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Text Posts that I relate to and love immensely:





A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab: Book Review

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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic
Author: V.E. Schwab
Series or Standalone: Series
Genre: Fantasy 
Format: Paperback

Publication Date: February 24th 2015






Goodreads Summary:Kell is one of the last Antari, a rare magician who can travel between parallel worlds: hopping from Grey London — dirty, boring, lacking magic, and ruled by mad King George — to Red London — where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire — to White London — ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne, where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back — and back, but never Black London, because traveling to Black London is forbidden and no one speaks of it now.
Officially, Kell is the personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see, and it is this dangerous hobby that sets him up for…

I'm back!!!

Hello everyone! 

I know it has been awhile :( 

I went to Japan! My plan was to post while I was over there, but I went to Japan with school and it honestly just wasn't possible without driving myself crazy. I do this for fun, not as a chore so I wanted to keep it that way!

I hopefully will get back into the rhythm of things soon and will be posting often and catching up on what I missed :)

My time in Japan was amazing though, everyday was filled with something new and I had a ball. 

I went to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and it was the most amazing experience I have ever had! I also bought some cute bookmarks which you can see on my instagram here.

Go check out my instagram to see updates and everything else! :

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli : Review

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Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary 
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: April 7th 2015








Goodreads Summary: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising hi…

Friday Reads: 17/06/16

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Happy Friday! 




I am just over half-way through 'Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda' by Becky Albertalli and I am really enjoying it! I can't wait to finish it an finid out who this "Blue" is. I am getting so many feels from this book, but in a completely different way. I love it!
Have an awesome weekend :)

Top 5 Wednesday : 15/06/16

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Happy Wednesday!! This week's topic is : Favourite Fathers/Father Figures
If you want to know everything about this T5W, you can click on thisamazing link which will take you to Goodreads.  T5W was created by Lainey but is now managed by Samantha!
5. Carlisle Cullen : Twilight
I love Carlisle's history and how he came to be and I enjoyed learning about the history of how he became a "father" to all of the Cullen children. His story is interesting and the role he plays towards everyone is inspiring and I just love his character!


4. Lola's Dad's (Names Unknown) : Lola and the Boy Next Door 
Although we do not know their names or very much of their background, we know they are awesome. Lola shows that immensely and her interactions with them and especially the interactions Cricket has with her parents is very entertaining and fun! I know if I met them in person I would instantly love them.
3. Arthur Weasley : Harry Potter
Arthur is Ron's father and I certainly see …

The Sims Book Tag

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This book tag was created by the wonderful Hailey at Hails Hearts NYC. She is by far my favourite booktuber! You should defiantly check her youtube out!
I absolutely loved the idea of this tag as I play sims and it was just so creative!
THE SIMS BOOK TAG

1. The original Sims: the best author debut.
City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Her first published novel that was brilliant and has now turned into something huge and amazing!
2. The grim reaper: the saddest character death.
No spoiling here, but someone from either Harry Potter or The Hunger Games.
3. Sims getting stuck: a character that just got in the way.
I couldn't really think of a character for this one as I believe all charcters have a purpose in all books and even if they are just "filler" characters than that is there purpose. I don't think I have ever read a book and have thought that this particular character shouldn't have been in it.
4. Simlish: a book with amazing writing.
The Shatter Me Series. The writing …

Friday Reads : 10/06/16

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Happy Friday everyone! 
I hope you have an amazing long weekend (if you live in oz')!


I am currently reading 'Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda' by Becky Albertalli. 
I am not very far in, but from what I have read I am loving! It is so easy to read and it is funny and incredibly enjoyable! 
I am hoping to finish it before Tuesday, but I am not too sure if that will happen...
Happy Reading!!

Top 5 Wednesday : 08/06/16

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Happy Wednesday! This week's topics is: Favourite Character Names


If you want to know everything about this T5W, you can click on thisamazing link which will take you to Goodreads.  T5W was created by Lainey but is now managed by Samantha!
5. Sebastian - The Mortal Instruments
Sebastian's character is a brilliantly amazing creation by Cassandra Clare, but his name is one that I love! I just adore the name Sebastian (even though it isn't his real name). I just feel attached to this name and it adds more intrigue to his persona. 
4. Jem - The Infernal Devices
Yes it is another Shadowhunter book and I am not even sorry because Jem is a very creative name and just quite pleasing to hear. I love the sound of the name and Jem as a character makes me even fonder of the name.
3. Kai - The Lunar Chronicles 
Not only is Kai a cute 3 lettered name, but I feel as though the name suits him fantastically and describes him and his character. I loved Kai in The Lunar Chronicles and everything he…