Join me for my June 2020 book photo challenge!

Join me for my #AmpersandJune20 photo challenge!

My #AmpersandJune20 photo challenge is here! For those who are new here, welcome. And for those who’ve participated in any of my previous challenges, welcome back!

Once again, my June challenge will be celebrating Pride Month and aiming to fill your feed with colour! For most of these prompts, the idea is just to use books + props with those colours and, if possible within your collection, feature books with authors/characters from the LGBTQ+ community. Prompts with more than one colour listed are references to various Pride flags, so you may also opt to arrange your books to reflect those flags.

Remember, you can interpret the prompts however you choose. If you’re inspired by something else, go for it! You can also check out my tips for conquering a book photo challenge here. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or message me via Instagram. And now for the prompts:

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Join me for my May 2020 book photo challenge!

Join me for my #AmpersandMay20 photo challenge!

My #AmpersandMay20 photo challenge is here! For those who are new here, welcome. And for those who’ve participated in any of my previous challenges, welcome back!

This month is inspired by The Hunger Games! Because a) the new book is coming out this month and b) it’s fitting for MAY the odds be ever in your favour. Get it? I made myself smirk and that’s the only thing that matters. If you haven’t done one of my themed challenges before, you don’t have to pay any attention to the specific theme if you don’t want. So if you’re not a fan of The Hunger Games, you are still very welcome here.

Remember, you can interpret the prompts however you choose. If you’re inspired by something else, go for it! You can also check out my tips for conquering a book photo challenge here. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or message me via Instagram. And now for the prompts:

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Join me for my April 2020 book photo challenge!

Join me for my #AmpersandApril20 photo challenge!

My #AmpersandApril20 photo challenge is here! For those who are new here, welcome. And for those who’ve participated in any of my previous challenges, welcome back!

This month, I’m focusing on two things: first, the O.W.Ls/Magical Readathon, hosted by G from Book Roast. There are also prompts this month to encourage self-care, comfort and support for people who are self-isolating due to the current pandemic. With this in mind, I think all prompts are accessible to book-lovers even if they are not participating in the readathon or self-isolating.

Remember, you can interpret the prompts however you choose. If you’re inspired by something else, go for it! You can also check out my tips for conquering a book photo challenge here. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or message me via Instagram. And now for the prompts:

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BOOK REVIEW | When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

For Zelda, a twenty-one-year-old Viking enthusiast who lives with her older brother, Gert, life is best lived with some basic rules:

1. A smile means “thank you for doing something small that I liked.”
2. Fist bumps and dabs = respect.
3. Strange people are not appreciated in her home.
4. Tomatoes must go in the middle of the sandwich and not get the bread wet.
5. Sometimes the most important things don’t fit on lists.

But when Zelda finds out that Gert has resorted to some questionable—and dangerous—methods to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to launch her own quest. Her mission: to be legendary. It isn’t long before Zelda finds herself in a battle that tests the reach of her heroism, her love for her brother, and the depth of her Viking strength.

When We Were Vikings is an uplifting debut about an unlikely heroine whose journey will leave you wanting to embark on a quest of your own, because after all…

We are all legends of our own making.

Book review: When We Were Vikings

With a marketing campaign that draws comparisons to books such as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, When We Were Vikings had a lot to live up to.

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Join me for my March 2020 book photo challenge!

Join me for my #AmpersandMarch20 photo challenge!

My #AmpersandMarch20 photo challenge is here! For those who are new here, welcome. And for those who’ve participated in any of my previous challenges, welcome back!

Remember, you can interpret the prompts however you choose. If you’re inspired by something else, go for it! You can also check out my tips for conquering a book photo challenge here. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or message me via Instagram. And now for the prompts:

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MOVIE REVIEW | Emma

Emma movie poster

Image source: IMDb

Emma is either my favourite or second-favourite Jane Austen book (there’s a constant battle between it and Northanger Abbey), and after watching the trailer I wasn’t sure what to make of this new iteration. It didn’t particularly excite me, and I was so in love with the Romola Garai mini-series that I thought it would surely fall short.

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Join me for my February 2020 book photo challenge!

Join me for my #AmpersandFeb20 photo challenge!

My #AmpersandFeb20 photo challenge is here! For those who are new here, welcome. And for those who’ve participated in any of my previous challenges, welcome back!

Remember, you can interpret the prompts however you choose. If you’re inspired by something else, go for it! You can also check out my tips for conquering a book photo challenge here. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or message me via Instagram. And now for the prompts:

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MOVIE REVIEW | Little Women

Little Women movie poster

Image: IMDb

2019 was a year of Little Women love for me. My sister was in a production of the musical in Sydney, and I flew down twice to see the show three times. SOBS GALORE because I absolutely adore this story. So when I was contacted with the opportunity to attend a special preview screening, there was a tiny bit of screaming on my part.

There have been so many Little Women adaptations recently, and I was prepared for a run-of-the-mill look at the story and characters I’d come to adore. But Greta Gerwig’s vision brought something new and fresh to the classic, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it for weeks.

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