HALFWAY! What I’ve Read This Year

About this post… 5-Star Reads: “FROM BLOOD AND ASH”, “A KINGDOM OF FLESH AND FIRE”, and “THE CROWN OF GILDED BONES” by Jennifer L Armentrout A Maiden…Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never toContinue reading “HALFWAY! What I’ve Read This Year”

The First Horror Novel (Fun Bookish Facts!)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! In 1764, Horace Walpole published his first ever novel, The Castle of Otranto. After the publication of this novel, he lead his readers to believe that this story was non-fiction and that all of the twists and turns that occured throughout the plot were true. Eventually, in the second edition of The CastleContinue reading “The First Horror Novel (Fun Bookish Facts!)”

THE SURPRISING POWER OF A GOOD DUMPLING by Wai Chim

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – ContemporaryTarget Audience: 12+Rating: A+ (96%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 There’s no surprise that this book was the winner of the 2020 Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Book Award Nominee for Young Adult. It’s such an amazing book! When I read this book, I wasn’t expecting a serious, mental health focused novel thatContinue reading “THE SURPRISING POWER OF A GOOD DUMPLING by Wai Chim”

Quote of the Week!

“I stabbed you. With a massive sword. You caught on fire.”His lips twitched, almost imperceptibly. “Okay, so maybe our problems aren’t like other couples.” — Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

Quote of the Week!

“But she was the one person I could be myself around and never feel judged. The one person that I knew would always pick up the phone, or call me back. She was the one person who made me feel brave because no matter what happened, no matter how bad or embarrassing or shitty itContinue reading “Quote of the Week!”

Quote of the Week!

“We are not broken things, neither of us. We are cracked pottery mended with laquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other. Complete and worthy and so very loved.” — Mackenzi Lee, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Homebody Book Tag (Tiggity Tag Friday)

Internationally, we’re battling against COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and as a result we have to batten down the hatches (not by buying an abundance of toilet paper, hand sanitiser, and whatever else. Be rational, come on now) and stay indoors and away from people that could potentially die from this scary situation. In response to dear COVID,Continue reading “Homebody Book Tag (Tiggity Tag Friday)”