Ironheart by Jodi McAlister Book Launch!

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Yesterday (9 Feb 2018), my mother and I went to the book launch of Ironheart by Jodi McAlister!

The event was held in Readings Kids, a kids/ young adult bookstore the opened up on Lygon Street in Carlton, Melbourne mid last year. It sits beside its older brother store Readings, which sells all the big kids books such as non-fiction and all genres other than kids and YA.

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Last Back To School Post of 2018!

Heyo Bookaholics, Students, Parents, and Other Humans!

To conclude my three, now four part Back to School Series of 2018, I would like to extend a massive thank you to all who have read the posts in this series, and allowing me to bring you the third year of school-related life hacks!

I know I say it a lot but I mean it when I say that I really really enjoy making these posts.  These are one of the most different series on my blog as it only comes around once a year in a time where I am able to Continue reading “Last Back To School Post of 2018!”

My Favourite Lipstick & It’s Tragic Story… – Beauty Guru Pt.2

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I’m pretty excited about this post, because I have found the most perfect everyday lipstick for me. It is smooth, pigmented, and beautifully scented, though despite the wonderful scent, I’d recommend never tasting it.

But a bad thing has happened….img201802011929361815544328.jpg Continue reading “My Favourite Lipstick & It’s Tragic Story… – Beauty Guru Pt.2”

Storm and Grace by Kathryn Heyman | Non-Spoiler Review

This 360 page novel was sent to me by Allen & Unwin prior to it’s release on February 1st 2017, in exchange for an honest review. I am very grateful to have been chosen to review this book.

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Last Monday, I did not post a review, but today I am posting one of my most controversial and opinionated reviews yet.

I have many mixed emotions about this book with many stronger ones developing within the last 30 pages of this novel, where it really started to pick up and provide a certain sense of enlightenment as to where the story had been leading.

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Goodreads Summary:

Their love knows no limits – but the further you go, the more dangers there are. Love becomes obsession and lust becomes control. A riveting thriller in the tradition of Girl on the Train andBefore I Go to Sleep.

… fear swam beneath her, baring its teeth, telling her lies …

World-famous freediver Storm Hisray hits Grace Cain like a bolt from the blue. Instantly smitten, she abandons her life in the city to follow him to his idyllic Pacific island. There he teaches Grace the ways of the deep, and she learns to sink to unimaginable depths on one single breath. As their world narrows to the two of them, she learns, too, the exquisite pleasures of her body – but also that Storm hides as many secrets as the sea.

As he pushes Grace further and further beyond her limits – both in and out of the water – her resistance grows, but so does Storm’s need to control her. With a secret of her own to protect, Grace starts to realise that she is in deeper and more dangerous water than she has ever imagined possible.

Brilliant, mesmerising, incendiary and haunting, Storm and Grace explores the dazzling thrill of the deep, and the terrors that lie in its shadows.

Continue reading “Storm and Grace by Kathryn Heyman | Non-Spoiler Review”

Melanie Schubert Author Interview

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Before I start I would love to thank Melanie for being so wonderful as to answer some questions for me about her first novel Gregory and The Grimbockle. Melanie has been so open, and I feel like I have learnt more about her as not just an author but as a person and what she has been through to get to where she is today (and you will to by reading this Q&A).

I posted a review of Gregory and the Grimbockle, and can be accessed here, if you would like to read it before reading this Q&A.

I would also like to point out that this Q&A is spoiler free, though I would recommend everyone go read Melanie’s first ever novel! It can be purchased at The Book Depository or in-store.

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Where to Buy Cheap Textbooks

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We have reached the third post in my back to school series and today I want to discuss something my mother is very passionate about; and that is purchasing textbooks at a cheap price.

You see textbooks are so expensive! It’s horrific and as you get older, every year the books seem to rise in price by almost $10 each book, with some (thankfully not may) schools requiring you to purchase a hardback book, which as us bookworms know are almost $15 more expensive than a standard paperback.

In this post today I’d love to share with you some tips and tricks I’ve learnt off of my mother over the years of watching her buy my high school textbooks.

So have your book list handy (or give this post to your parents) and lest get started!!! Continue reading “Where to Buy Cheap Textbooks”

Penguin YA Teen Showcase!

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I hope this post makes up for the lack of review on Monday. I have not yet finished Storm and Grace by Kathryn Heyman, though I really hope to have it done by Next Monday.


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Last night, thanks to Tracy, we were lucky enough to attend the YA Penguin Teen Showcase. At the event, Continue reading “Penguin YA Teen Showcase!”

How to chose exercise books

I am not sponsored by any of the companies I promote below, they are just places that I like to shop at and are all Australian stores (because that’s where I live), though most of them can ship internationally.

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Today I want to discuss with you choosing and buying exercise books for school. I chose this topic because it is a think I tend to struggle with choosing the right ones, and end up with about ten different half-used notebooks throughout the year. Because of this I want to teach you all what I have learnt and how you can learn from my mistakes.

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Why Do I Have So Many Library Books?! // STW

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I’ve been trying to think of more obscure things to share with you, and I think I hit the jackpot with this one; because I have acquired a good quantity of Library books from my school library.

Yeah crazy right?!

So how did I get them?

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No! I didn’t steal them. I was a very good student and a good friend of the librarians; and that my friends is where my story starts… Continue reading “Why Do I Have So Many Library Books?! // STW”

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green |Review

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It has come time for another review, and believe it or not I am somewhat on top of my reading schedule! (Watch me jinx myself right now)

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Goodreads Summary:

#1 bestselling author John Green returns with his first new novel since The Fault in Our Stars!

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

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I! Loved! This! Book! Continue reading “Turtles All The Way Down by John Green |Review”