I always do 24 hour readathon’s. They are my favourite thing to do. I haven’t successfully stayed up the whole time anymore. Because I just love my sleep too much to give it up. And that’s no different to tonight. But I wanna see how much I can write and how many hours I canContinue reading “24 hour write-a-thon”
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Tbr card game part 1
My reading is starting to go all over the place. I found these TBR cards off Etsy and had to grab one. I’m finally going to give it ago. And see how many I can stick too. I’m not sure how many rounds I’ll do. I’m undecided. But we’re just going to go with it.
Wheel of the year book tag
With Mabon coming up for us in the Southern hemisphere I thought why not do a book tag. This is the closest one I could find.
7 days of writing challenge
So on Monday my friend Chris and I decided to set a challenge to each other. Who could write the most in 7 days. It was a way to spark the flames of motivation. To get the ball moving again. Here’s how it went. And who won.
7 day Readathon wrap up
I usually do a 7 day Readathon in January. But that didn’t happen. So Feb is the month. I usually go with a theme too but I think I’m just going to go for it. Mood picks my reads for the week.
DISNEY BOOK TAG
Seeing as I’ve been obsessed with the Disney dreamlight valley for the past month now. Why not do a booktag themed Disney.
January wrap up
January was a good reading month. And by the end of the month I really got going on my writing again.
Dnf do overs #2 King of the Dark by Ariana Nash.
Every now and then a book I previously gave up on pops back up and I decide to give it another chance. In this book’s case this will be its third and final go at it.
A Year Wrap up. Bye 2022
I’m not expecting much from 2023. The past few years haven’t been the kindest and I just refuse to go into another year with stars in my eyes. So I’m just rolling into 2023 and just going with the flow. Let’s see what happens. Here’s a wrap up on my year.
3 days to Christmas: Midsummer
Today is Litha/Midsummer/Summer solstice.
5 Days to Christmas: The Academy Awards Book Tag
Another book tag. I am a sucker for them. It’s not long now till Christmas. I’m not the biggest Christmas fan but I’m trying to enjoy myself more each year. So I thought why not find a book tag that’s like all those award shows. Pretty much every time you think of a type ofContinue reading “5 Days to Christmas: The Academy Awards Book Tag”
6 days to Christmas
7 days To Christmas: book unhauling.
With Christmas around the corner and 2023 it’s time to have a look at my collection and see if there’s any I can let go. Make some more room for new books.
8 days to Christmas: Christmas movie marathon
9 days till Christmas: Christmas themed bookshelf scavenger hunt.
I don’t know if this has been done. All I know is I’ve been googling all the Christmas tags and just not feeling any of them then I thought why not do a scavenger hunt with Christmas themes. So if this has been made I apologise. Any who let’s get on to it.
10 days to Christmas: 24 hour readathon
Time to try and beat my reading challenge. Three books to go. So I’m going to try and read them.
11 days to Christmas: top 11 books I read this year
Below are my top eleven new to me books I read this year and of what I thought. I’m not sure if I’ll do one about some of the books I gave up on. But time will tell.
12 days to Christmas: 12 books I need to read next year.
We’ve hit that time a year again. Where you look back and see all the books you’ve read and all the books still left to go and new releases.
November wrap up
Oh November. The weather was weird. Hot, cold, sunny, raining and that could be in one day. But it was a much better month than the last.
NaNoWrimo week 3
NanoWrimo week 2
Week two of being a nano rebel. The goal is to finish my first four chapters.
Today I picked up two poetry books and here’s what I thought of them
NanoWrimo 22 week 1
This November is just too busy for me. So I didn’t participate in the actual nano. However I wanted to use this writing month to motivate me into finishing the first four chapters of my second Draft.
October wrap up
October is over what the hell has happened to this year. Christmas is coming way too fast. 🤦♀️
Dante’s end book review
A dark fantasy 😈, slow burn enemies to lovers with a list of trigger warnings. This book has some gory scenes.
Trick or Treat book tag
This book tag was created by The Bookish Porcupine.
Nettle and Bone review
Nettle and Bone by T. kingfisher book review.
Dewey 24 hour readathon wrap up
Spring filled day
Today I spent the day outdoors with my fam. We went to a dam.
Horror movie marathon
It’s been awhile since I have sat back and enjoyed a few horror movies back to back. I used to do it every Friday 13th with a theme. But covid happened. Life happened. However being it’s October and Halloween season I thought why not.
September wrap up
Below is a small wrap up of the books I read this month.
A week of reading.
A 7 day spring readathon.
Supernatural book Tag
Today is the 13th of September which for people who don’t know is the official supernatural day.
August Wrap 😬
This month has been a weird one. It started off great. I was on holiday writing away and feeling great about where everything was going. I read a couple books then I hit a major slump. I couldn’t bring myself to pick up any new books or write anything. There were days where I gotContinue reading “August Wrap 😬”
THE WRITER: 20 QUESTIONS BOOK TAG
Another day another tag. I found this on THE BIBLIOPHILE GIRL.
THE WRITER’S BOOK TAG
I’m not sure who created this. I just googled searched some different book tags and found this one from Aria E. Maher.
A writer’s holiday part 2
I finally managed to get a place my dog and myself could go to for two nights. I’ve always wanted to go to some cabin/cottage that was secluded and just write. This wasn’t really secluded but it felt like it. It also didn’t have wifi or a tv.
The Rainbow Challenge/July Wrap up
I decided to do something different for July and create a theme to help me choose between my TBR books. I had heaps of fun doing it and choosing the books to read for each colour. I think I will choose another challenge for August I’m not sure what yet. But below are the booksContinue reading “The Rainbow Challenge/July Wrap up”
Writing holiday part 1
I’ve taken some time off work to focus on myself. A mental health holiday with the idea of writing and reading away.
Dewey readathon TBR
Campwrimo July complete
It’s been a minute since my last post. Which isn’t something I plan it just happened. And it’s probably done me well. This month I decided to do CampWrimo and set my goal to 5K. The point for the 5k was to get the words I had lost and just have a chilled out monthContinue reading “Campwrimo July complete”
Tragic beautiful fairy tales mystery box review
Spoilers a head
June wrap up
Below is all the books I read for the month of June.
Blind date with a book part 2
I brought two books off unplugged. They have a mystery book option. I love unplugged box’s I think they have some of the best merch. So I thought why not just give it a try
A wintery weekend spent writing and reading.
It is meant to be a wet weekend so I thought what better way to spend it then to spend Friday night till Sunday reading and doing hour writing sprints throughout.
Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag
I’ve seen this tag everywhere I’m not sure who made it. Still I thought it would be a good way to wrap up the first half of the year. So far I’ve read 46/100 books. 100 is my end goal.
May wrap up
This month I read quite a few big books. And I also feel I enjoyed what I was reading. Unlike the other few months where at the wrap up I felt like I didn’t enjoy that much. Even though I really did. This month I don’t feel that way at all. I can’t wait toContinue reading “May wrap up”
A blind date with a book or two
Etsy has some awesome looking blind dates with a book. So I thought I’d try them out and see what I get.
The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag!
Firstly this tag was created by Ellyn from Allonsythornraxx. I wanted to do a book tag post. I quite enjoy them. And this one hit what I want to do more of with this blog and that’s recommend some cool books I’ve enjoyed with all of you.
If you like Laura Thalassa books then you might like these.
For those of you that have read any of Laura Thalassa books you might come across some other books that have similar feels as hers. And if you like any of these books below and have never read any of her books I highly recommend you do.
April wrap up
April was an interesting month. I read alot of books.
Dewey wrap up
It’s that time again. Dewey 24 hour readathon is one of my favourite readathon’s. The interactions you have with others online and just reading as much as you can in those hours is surprisingly the most fun. This readathon happens three times a year with a reverse one that also happens in August usually.
The Easter booktag.
I have seen this all over the place and thought why not throw my hat in the bag. Plus a blog I was going to do kinda just fell to pieces. So here we are with a book tag.
Poetry book readathon
I have 3 books and another story that’s in verse to read. And seeing what month it is I figured why not read them now. So for the next 3 days I will be devouring some books.
Poetry month recommendations.
Its officially national poetry month. And I thought the best way to celebrate is to share some of my favourites. One of the things that has surprised me over the past few years of reading is my love for poetry. Especially the dark and gloomy sort, that just speaks to the heart.
CampNano plans/ A nice bush walk
Now is the start of CampNano for the month of April. And I decided to use this time to get a start on my new books first Draft.
March wrap up 📚
It’s been a minute since I posted anything. I ended up being a close contact and had to isolate for 7 days and I kinda just didn’t feel like doing anything. But new month and plenty to do. Like campnano and Dewey readathon so it should be a more productive month.
Once upon a book club North wind unboxing *Spoilers ahead*
Strong female characters in book recommendations.
Below is a list of some books I’d recommend if you are looking for some strong female protagonist and side characters.
The Women’s History Book Tag!
Wanting to continue with the women’s history month theme for March I thought what better way then a book tag. This book tag was created by Weirdzeal.
Some of my female authors
It is woman history month for March. So to celebrate I’m going to be posting a couple post promoting awesome females.
Do I Have That Other Book Challenge
The long over due second challenge. I think doing tags is a great way to get to know someone. And what they enjoy or have on their shelves. So I enjoy watching people do these on booktube. I’ve seen this one a few years back I think it was created by Keeping Tabs and Current ChapterContinue reading “Do I Have That Other Book Challenge”
Down below are the best books I read in Feb.
7 Day NetGalley Readathon Wrap up
Day 1 I went for a lovely beach walk before sitting down and diving into the first book. I unfortunately had to make the decision after months of trying to get into this book to just quit. The start was just to slow and I can’t sit through it. It just wasn’t what I thoughtContinue reading “7 Day NetGalley Readathon Wrap up”
7 day NetGalley Readathon TBR
I have a couple books to read and I seem to be falling behind (but keep requesting more) so I figured I’d spend a week focusing on nothing but my NetGalley TBR. I don’t know if I’ll get to them all or even finish them all. So here the possible TBR for the week
Saturday spent reading and the out doors
This Saturday was all about relaxing. Going out to the push and finishing a good book. So below is a review of the book before we disappear by Shaun David Hutchinson.
Tea recommendations for your weekend
“Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings” Letitia Baldrige
January book wrap up
January has been an interesting reading month. I’ve successfully finished 9 books and DNF a heap…so many disappointing books.
Some writing tips you see everywhere and how they work or don’t work for me.
When I decided to actually go through with writing my novel. I have been completely spammed with writing advice. And I’m going to be honest here.
📝The Writer’s Book Tag
Let’s start this with were I found it. Writer booktag. I’ve been struggling alot with motivation. Especially motivation to write. It’s not writer’s block. Because I’d love to actually write. It’s the desire to actually sit myself down and type away. So I’m trying out this whole thing about giving yourself motivation. One way isContinue reading “📝The Writer’s Book Tag”
Hamelin Bay and Augusta day tripping.
I’ve taken myself away to get back to nature. One of my favourite things to do everytime I go away is to go exploring. And this time I ticked some things off my “bucket list”. If you go in the morning or in the arvo to Hamelin bay you will get a few sting raysContinue reading “Hamelin Bay and Augusta day tripping.”
2022 Jan readathon
I decided to take a good break between Christmas and New year’s. A break from social media and reading. It really helped recharge some dying batteries. But I’m back.
Day 12- Christmas Traditions
Here in Perth Australia it’s always a scorching summers day. Like this year is 42 c° which is going to stuck. Especially to someone like me that hates summer. Still Christmas must go on. And here’s some things I do each year.
Day 11: Favourite Christmas movies
Keeping with a festive season post. Here are some of my favourite Christmas movies.
Day 10- my Goodreads Wrap up
As my reading year comes to an end here is how my Goodreads year went.
Day 9- Litha (Summer Solstice)
For the northern hemisphere it is Yule but here in the southern hemisphere it is Litha. It marks the longest day of the year, and is said to be a time of great joy and strength. It is a powerful time when both Mother Nature and the Sun are at their fullest. Litha symbols toContinue reading “Day 9- Litha (Summer Solstice)”
Day 8- StoryGraph wrap up
This year I gave the StoryGraph app a try out. And I have mixed feelings.
Day 7-Christmas songs
Today is clean up day (As I work all week) in time for Christmas. I have my Christmas playlist going in the back ground to get in the mood of Xmas too. So I thought I might share some of my favourites. Its such a boppy catching song I’ve played on repeat many times. ThisContinue reading “Day 7-Christmas songs”
Day 6- My 2022 Goals
I’ve been thinking alot about where I want this blog site to go. What I want to do reading wise next year. And just the idea of starting a new. It’s been a pretty depressing two years. With everything covid. And my mental health taking some hits. Deciding to start this blog. I just wantedContinue reading “Day 6- My 2022 Goals”
Day 5- Some Books I’m looking forward to reading next year
These won’t all be new releases. Just like a heads up. There are some books I’ve been meaning to get to for a while now. And I feel like next year is the time. So here’s to knocking down my TBR.
Day 4- The Festive Christmas Book Tag
I found this tag on Jenniely blog. And this was created by booktuber GirlReading.
Day 3- 12 favourite book I’ve read this year
I have, officially, as of today read 109 books. I have two more to get through, but I highly doubt they’ll knock off one of these. This is a new record for me. Four years ago I could only ever reach an end goal of 60. Then last year I some how pulled out aContinue reading “Day 3- 12 favourite book I’ve read this year”
Day 2- Using natural things to make Christmas decorations.
So at the end of last month I decided I wanted some natural Christmas decorations. So I went picking around my backyard and found some pretty cool things I thought could work.
Day 1- 12 days till Christmas tag
First things first. This tag was created by Lizzie loves books. To start of the 12 days till Christmas blog posts that will be coming your way. I thought this would be the best thing to do. Plus I’ve been feeling pretty unmotivated on every front. Joys of the summer heat kicking in.
Rainbow crate unboxing
This was the September box if I remember correctly. I brought it to 1)try out the box 2) because I wanted the book I knew was inside. Unfortunately for me shipping parcels to Aus became non existent so it has taken a long time to get here.
Why I decided to stop doing NaNoWrimo this round
This month I had every intention of doing Nano. I usually enjoy how competitive it makes me. It usually pushes me more. And I quite enjoy it. My whole goal was to write and have fun.
A small trip away
On Friday the 12 I drove three hours give or take to go visit one of my oldest friend. She is currently residing in Kojonup which I’ve never been to before.
A NaNoWrimo update
I’m currently 8 days into the monthly writing challenge. And so far I have failed to finish the short story I started, but I’ve added stuff to my two WIP which is nice. Today however I actually thought of throwing in the towel. But I am not a quitter so I’ll slap myself out ofContinue reading “A NaNoWrimo update”
Top 10 book tropes
The Halloween 🎃 BookTag
A month spent writing
Top Ten Horror/Mystery/Thriller books
Dewey Readathon spooky special book wrap up
Every October Dewey I try to keep all my books in a spooky theme. From shifters, scary, dark, paranormal. It doesn’t have to be full blown horror to work. Opening Survey 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Australia 🇦🇺2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forwardContinue reading “Dewey Readathon spooky special book wrap up”
Spooky Scary Book Tag
It wouldn’t be me if I didn’t do a booktag that’s on point with October 🎃. So here is probably one of many this month….sorry? Haha.
My arc list is growing steadily. I’m currently sitting on 4 from NetGalley. Two aren’t due to read till next year. But why wait. let’s get shit done. So this week I’m focusing attention on 4 arcs and hopefully October is a much better reading month then September. Where I only managed to read threeContinue reading “Arc-A-Thon”
My favourite horror movies
Seeing as it is October 🎃🎃🎃 I wanted to share some of my favourite horror movies to help get in the spooky mood. I am a massive horror movie fan. It’s quickly become my go to genre to watch. And here are ones I really enjoyed.