Do I Have That Book?: A Fun Little Tag

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Sorry for dropping off the map for a week there. I was neck deep in getting ready for a wedding! It ended up being a great day and it was a huge privilege to be a bridesmaid for two of my dearest friends and to see them off to their new life together.

And I’m back today, fresh from exhausting wedding preparations and pack ups, to give you a fun little tag! I’m not sure who invented this tag, but I do know it was originally a YouTube challenge, but it’s been converted to a blog tag for quite some time now and that’s how I’m going to do it today, just to give you guys a little tour of my bookshelf!

Let’s get to it 🙂

Do you have a book with deckled edges?

Pretty sure I don’t…

Nope. I don’t.

Do you have a book with 3 or more people on the cover?

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Not the cover I own, but its got more than three people. 

My copy of A Tale of Two Cities has Sydney Carton, plus a crowd of revolutionaries on the front, so there’s that!

Do you have a book based on another book?

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I have King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green, which is based, mainly, on Le Morte D’Arthur. Continue reading

5 New Releases I’m Looking Forward To

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2020 is shaping up to be a really good year for new YA releases and I’m desperately looking forward to some of them. Since we’re over a week into January now, I thought I’d share with you a few of the new books I’m interested in reading! They aren’t in any particular order, so let’s get to it.

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A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

This is the new Hunger Games prequel that Suzanne Collins is writing and its set to release in May. I’m really excited to give it a go, since I read the whole original trilogy last year and loved it. I think this is a book that has the potential to go very, very wrong, but it could also be brilliant and I want to remain optimistic and see how it turns out. Continue reading

My Writing + Life Goals for 2020

2020 goals

Hey there, everyone! Welcome to my first post of 2020. Can you believe that we’re already in a new decade? It’s a bit wild.

Anyway, I thought I would do a post on my 2020 Goals. I do realise that  everyone is doing one of these posts and that you guys are probably all tired of seeing other people’s goals, but I like being accountable, even if its only to a few people who’ll read this, so I hope you’ll be able to cope with one more.

Onwards! Continue reading

Wrapping Up 2019: My Favourite Reads of the Year

I hope you guys all had a lovely Christmas! I’m here today with my final reading wrap up. I decided to do it all in one post, instead of two, so it’s going to be pretty long, but I hope you enjoy hearing all about my favourite reads from 2019!

Let’s get into it 😀

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Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary Story of Our World War 1 Nurses by Peter Rees

By the end of World War 1, 45 Australian and New Zealand nurses had died on overseas service, and over 200 decorated. These were the women who left for war looking for adventure and romance, but were soon confronted with challenges for which their civilian lives could never have prepared them. Their strength and dignity were remarkable. Using diaries and letters Peter Rees takes us into the hospital camps and the wards and the tent surgeries on the edge of some of the most horrific battlefronts of human history. But he also allows the friendships and love of these courageous and compassionate women to enrich their experiences, and ours. Profoundly moving, this is a story of extraordinary courage and humanity shown by a group of woman whose contribution to the Anzac legend has barely been recognized in our history. Peter Rees has changed that understanding forever. Continue reading