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May Book Haul

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Yep, it’s book haul time again! I don’t know what it is about May, but for me it’s usually the month I always forget about. Also, after having such a busy month in April, May was just really quiet. There’s not really anything that happens in May, in Melbourne the weather starts getting really chilly, there aren’t any public holidays, nothing that really makes it stand out, it’s the understated month.

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Best reads of 2016

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We are now into the second week of 2017, everyone’s come down from their festive high and gotten back into a normal routine. 2016 is well and truly over, and now even Christmas feels like forever ago. I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling like 2016 just flew by. Now’s the time when everyone looks back on the previous year, reflects on everything that happened, both the good and the bad, and starts making plans for 2017.

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Book Review

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Okay, upon finishing the last page of this book I had to just sit in silence for a minute to take it all in. I really loved the first book in this series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, but A Court of Mist and Fury just took the story to a whole different level. Sarah J. Maas expanded upon the world she introduced us to in the first book, making the story so much richer and introducing some of the greatest new characters.

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September Book List

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What a great reading month September was! Well, it was for me, and hopefully for everyone else as well. Not least of all because of the release of a book that has been highly anticipated by many book lovers out there, myself very much included.

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Winter Reading

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It’s been a pretty cold winter in Melbourne so far (though in saying that it was actually quite a nice day today), and I can’t think of anything better to do on a winter day than to stay inside with a book. Now I’m one of those people who really loves winter, I much prefer it to summer as I don’t deal very well with the hot weather. I love the warm coats and snuggly scarves, and drinking hot chocolate or tea while rugging up with a blanket. And if you can stop yourself from getting distracted by the internet and binge watching TV shows, which I am very guilty of, then it’s a good time to catch up on your reading.

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May Book List

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Is it just me or did May just fly by? I swear this month went so quickly that I feel like I barely had time to do anything. My May book list is a short one, I did manage to buy some great new books though, even if I haven’t yet read them all.

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March Book List

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I became obsessed with BookTube this month, I found it was really great for finding new book recommendations and I don’t know why I didn’t get onto it sooner. I now have a great wish list that I’m looking forward to working my way through. I’ve discovered some great new authors and fantasy series that sound right up my alley that I can’t wait to read. I’d started to feel like I was just reading the same thing over and over again, so it’s good to finally get onto some books that feel fresh and original.

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Fairy Tale Retellings

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I have always loved fairy tales, they were some of my favourite stories growing up and I still love them now. I don’t know what it is about them, but no matter how many times I read the story or watch a film version they never fail to entertain me and spark my imagination. They were probably some of the first stories I read that made me fall in love with reading and the fantasy genre, I love reading about a world filled with magic and romance, where anything can happen. Add into that, I grew up with Disney movies which brought some of my favourite fairy tales to life, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid being among my top faves.

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Christmas Wish List

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I don’t know how it happened but scarily Christmas is less than two weeks away and now is when people start finishing off their last minute shopping for Christmas gifts. One of my favourite gifts to give and receive are books, it can be a great idea for a hard to buy for person, if they aren’t a big reader you could always go for a coffee table book on one of their favourite subjects. I think books are a really thoughtful and personal gift and can show how well you know a person.

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