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”

MASSIVE BOOK HAUL 2/3 – Fantasy (6 Months worth of books!)

Soooo, throughout the duration of posting my Rainbow Shelf Tour (you can find that here), I never once posted an update about the new books I was purchasing, and therefore haven’t done a Book Haul in about six months. That’s crazy! It will come to no surprise that:1) This is gonna be a long post,Continue reading “MASSIVE BOOK HAUL 2/3 – Fantasy (6 Months worth of books!)”

Reading Habits Tag (Tiggity Tag Friday)

I’m here with another Tiggity Tag Friday! This week I’m taking on the Reading Habits Tag, discovered on The Bookish Lounge blog. They’re fabulous. After reading this, definitely pay them a visit. The tag was originally made by TheBookJazz. Now let’s get to it! 1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?I’mContinue reading “Reading Habits Tag (Tiggity Tag Friday)”

Read Smart. Be Wise.

I absolutely adore independent bookstores. From the bottom of my heart, I absolutely love them. If I had the money, I’m certain I’d spend my time travelling the world in search of them. To buy books and just see the marvelous spaces other book lovers have created. You have to truly love books to ownContinue reading “Read Smart. Be Wise.”

Rainbow Bookshelf Tour – Red Books (19/30)

Welcome to the ninth and tenth shelf of the Rainbow Bookshelf Tour! This is the nineteenth segment of the Tour. If you want to view the other colours in the rainbow, click here! My name is Tash and you’ll be witnessing all of the books I love and adore. I’m going to attach descriptions from Goodreads, as wellContinue reading “Rainbow Bookshelf Tour – Red Books (19/30)”

A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA – Tahereh Mafi (Honest Review)

Genre: Young Adult – Diverse Contemporary Target Audience: 13+ Rating: A+ (100%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Goodreads Description:It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degradingContinue reading “A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA – Tahereh Mafi (Honest Review)”

10 Australian-Owned Subscription Boxes

Click here to find an updated version of this post. At this point I believe that everyone’s heard of subscription boxes, a service that caters to those that love a good surprise. If you haven’t heard of these, let me fill you in on the way (most of) the subscription boxes work. They’re a regulatedContinue reading “10 Australian-Owned Subscription Boxes”

Rainbow Bookshelf Tour – Purple Books (15/30)

WE’RE HALF WAY THROUGH! Welcome to the seventh shelf of the Rainbow Bookshelf Tour! This is the fifteenth segment of the Tour. If you want to view the other colours in the rainbow, click here! My name is Tash and you’ll be witnessing all of the books I love and adore. I’m going to attach descriptions from Goodreads,Continue reading “Rainbow Bookshelf Tour – Purple Books (15/30)”

Quote of the Week!

“ It’s my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them. ” ― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

What Cats Do (Tiggity Tag Friday)

Welcome back to Tiggity Tag Friday, where I do what I want and ignore (most of) the rules!! Today we’re doing a tag created by meltingpotsandothercalamities, the What Cats Do tag! 😀 Because if you know me, then you know my heart is ruled by the furry felines. (Ask me about my cats and I’ll talk toContinue reading “What Cats Do (Tiggity Tag Friday)”