Join me for my May 2019 book photo challenge!

Join me for my #AmpersandMay19 photo challenge!

My #AmpersandMay19 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’s theme will be MERCH/PROPS. Please remember you don’t have to use SPECIFIC BOOK MERCH. Not everyone has a bunch of bookish merch and I totally understand that. Feel free to use generic mugs, bags, etc. that you enjoy in your life outside of bookstagram.

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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WEEK IN REVIEW: 11 March-7 April 2019

Hello, hello! This is my semi-weekly post with quick reviews on everything I’ve been reading, watching and listening to, plus general life updates. I’ll try to keep the reviews spoiler-free, and I will state before the start of a review if there are any spoilers included.

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Long time no blog! I feel like I’ve been run off my feet, but I suppose I haven’t been particularly busy. I just haven’t been particularly motivated, because I was in a bit of a reading slump throughout March. While I did get through some rather large books, I wasn’t amazed by too much.

WEEK IN REVIEW: 11 March-7 April 2019

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Join me for my April 2019 book photo challenge!

Join me for my #AmpersandApril19 photo challenge!

My #AmpersandApril19 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!

For April, I took inspiration from GAME OF THRONES! I’m so excited for the final season. You’ll notice that there are two sets of prompts on this tile. You can choose to stick to the fandom prompt if you want to talk about that part of the book/TV show, or you can choose to go with the regular bookstagram prompt. I’ll be doing a bit of mixing and matching throughout the month, but if you don’t want to post a single thing about Game of Thrones, you don’t have to.

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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PLAYLIST: The Priory of the Orange Tree

I recently finished The Priory of the Orange Tree and I LOVED it. It’s an absolute beast. We’re talking 800+ pages of epic female-led fantasy here, people.

WEEK IN REVIEW: 21 January-10 March 2019

Obviously I could not read Priory every second of the day, so I created a playlist to keep me in the Priory mood as I went about my normal business. Making dinner? Priory. Emptying Leo’s litter? Priory. Shower? Priory.

Because this is a big fantasy, these songs are all orchestral/instrumental to fit the mood. And oh boy is it a mood. Some songs are more of a general Priory feel and some are inspired by specific scenes but I won’t go into too much detail for fear of broaching spoiler territory. You can listen to previews below, or you can find the full playlist here.

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WEEK IN REVIEW: 21 January-10 March 2019

Hello, hello! This is my semi-weekly post with quick reviews on everything I’ve been reading, watching and listening to, plus general life updates. I’ll try to keep the reviews spoiler-free, and I will state before the start of a review if there are any spoilers included.

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Warning: long post ahead. I LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE! I have been VERY busy with work since about the 25th of January, and I’ve had very little time to read or exist as a human, let alone write some blog content. But things have finally quietened down, and I’m super keen to give you all some updates.

WEEK IN REVIEW: 21 January-10 March 2019

BIG NEWS: Underdog Short Stories is now available for purchase! This is an anthology of short stories from 12 emerging Australian authors who have never previously been published by traditional publishing houses. You might recognise some of the names from indie publications or from the blogging community. I was the assistant editor for this anthology and a short story of mine is also featured in the book. Here are some ways you can buy it.

WEEK IN REVIEW: 21 January-10 March 2019

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Join me for my March 2019 book photo challenge!

Join me for my #AmpersandMarch19 photo challenge!

My #AmpersandMarch19 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 one’s a bit special, because it marks the beginning of my FOURTH CHALLENGE ANNIVERSARY! I started hosting monthly bookstagram challenges back in March 2016 and I’ve never missed a month since.

The theme for March is MIDDLE-EARTH! But, as with all my challenges, it’s more of a loose inspiration to help me pick prompts and there are alternate options for people who are not totally enamoured with the theme. Mostly I just had a lot of fun with my March colour scheme last year, and when I started brainstorming photos for this year, it turned out that most of them were Tolkien-based. So I’m leaning into it.

Someone else may or may not be hosting a more official Middle-earth March challenge this year? Unclear on that. I think I participated a bit a few years ago but can’t find it in my challenge lists from 2018. ANYWAY, if there is a more official/steadfastly Tolkien-based challenge, hopefully there will be some crossover for people who’d like to participate in both!

A lot of the information is on the challenge tile this time, but I’ll still have it listed here for reference. 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 February 2019 book photo challenge!

Join me for my #AmpersandFeb19 photo challenge!

My #AmpersandFeb19 photo challenge is here! For those who are new here, welcome. And for those who participated in the January challenge (or any of my previous challenges), welcome back!

The theme for February is LOVE. But that doesn’t mean romance. I’m not a huge reader of romance, so I’ve made sure all the prompts can be interpreted in multiple ways if you don’t want to talk about lovey-dovey stuff. I’ve outlined some examples below, but remember that 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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UNBOXING: The YA Chronicles Volume 40: Save the Galaxy!

UNBOXING: The YA Chronicles Volume 40: Save the Galaxy!

THIS IS A MOMENTOUS UNBOXING. Because this box is epic, but also because (due to some personal commitments) I’ve decided not to continue my rep period with The YA Chronicles in 2019. So this December box will be my last official unboxing as a rep.

I’ve been subscribed to The YA Chronicles since it first started in 2015, and I’ve been repping on and off for this company for more than two years. They’ve had some truly wonderful boxes, and I’ve been introduced to some books that I never would have picked up on my own.

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WEEK IN REVIEW: 14-20 January 2019

Hello, hello! This is my (semi-)weekly post with quick reviews on everything I’ve been reading, watching and listening to, plus general life updates. I’ll try to keep the reviews spoiler-free, but I will state before the start of a review if there are any spoilers included.

WEEK IN REVIEW: 14-20 January 2019

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This was a bit of a slow reading week for me, but I also got a lot of adulting done so I am still pleased.

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