100 Truths Blogger Tag

100 Truths Blogger Tag

I wasn’t tagged to do by anyone but I haven’t done a tag in a while. I am so excited for this because I have no idea what the questions are yet! Feel free to do this and answer along in the comment sections below or tag yourself! It’s kind of long, so let’s get right to it!

The Basics

1. What’s your name?
Jade Diamond – Although the full name on my birth certificate is Candice Jade Borgardt Diamond. But since I’ve started this Blog, I’ve been Jade. 

2. Any nicknames or aliases?

Yes, I do have nicknames, but I hate them and I don’t want to say, so for the purpose of this I’m just going to say No. 

3 Your gender?

I’m Non-binary, so I don’t actually identify as either Gender. 

4. Your star sign?
Aries. 

5. How old are you?
20 Years Old.

6. Your relationship status?
Forever alone.

7. Any children?
No. 

8. Any pets?
Yes. A Shubunkin Goldfish named Chapman, A Catfish named Bullet, and 2 Dogs: Huskies named Akita & Tabuu.

9. Any tattoos or piercings?
No tattoos or Piercings. I don’t even have my ears pierced. I’m not interested in Piercings, but I do want a few tattoo’s.

10. What do you like about yourself?
My eyes – they are Green!

11. What do you dislike about yourself?
Lots of things, it would take too long to list! But to list one, I would say that I am really shy around new people: mostly due to suffering from Anxiety. People who know me think I’m quite outgoing but when I meet new people I struggle to find the words to join in conversations. I think some people think I’m a bit stuck up sometimes when that’s not the case at all.

12. Righty or lefty?
Righty. 

Lasts

13. The last thing you drank:
Coffee

14. The last thing you ate:
Rice

15. Your last phone call:
I don’t usually use my Phone for Calls, so I don’t remember. 

16. Your last text message:
To my Job Provider

17. Your last email:
An ARC Request to a publisher

18. The last song you listened to:

Lost from The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

19. The last book you read:
The last book I finished reading was Speech & Debate,  Which is a play written by Stephen Karam.

20. The last time you cried:
About a week ago.

21. The last blog you read:
I Honestly can’t remember

22. The last person you spoke to:
My Mum

23. The last place you visited:
Define ‘visited’. The park… the street… the train station…

24. Your last holiday abroad:
Never

Have you ever?

25. Have you ever gotten back with an ex?
No

26. Have you ever been cheated on?
No

27. Have you ever cheated on someone?
No

28. Have you ever lost someone special to you?
Yes

29. Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?
No, I don’t drink. 

30. Have you ever fallen out of love with someone?
No

31. Have you ever met someone who changed you?
Yes, I think a lot of people come into your life to change it for good or bad, they’re still lessons.

32. Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?
Yes, definitely.

33. Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have?
No

34. Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?
Yeah. It’s funniest when you walk in on it. I used to let it bother me, but not so much any more.

35. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
No, I don’t think so, not that I’m aware of. 

36. Have you ever kissed a stranger?
No

37. Have you ever had your own heart-broken?
No

38. Have you ever had sex on the first date?
No

39. Have you ever been arrested?
No

40. Have you ever been attracted to someone who isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?
No

41. Have you ever done something you regret?
Yes. hasn’t everyone though?

42. Have you ever had a threesome?
No

43. Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?
Yes. Too many times to count.

44. Have you ever misjudged someone?
Yes. thankfully they proved me wrong and I was taught a valuable lesson. 

Your Beliefs and Opinions

45. Do you believe in God?
No

46. Do you believe in yourself?
Sadly, most of the time, its a no. Sometimes I do and sometimes I have doubts. I’m not confident in myself and usually need a push or a pep talk to help me.

47. Do you believe in Santa Claus?
No

48. Do you believe in ghosts?
Maybe, I’m still sceptical, but I think I’m starting to believe in ghosts a little more. I don’t believe in things I haven’t seen for myself, and I haven’t ever seen a ghost, so I’m not so sure.

49 Do you believe in aliens?
No, I don’t think so

50. Do you believe in miracles?
Yes

51. Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
Yes to some degree

52. Do you believe in love at first sight?
No

53. Can money make you happy?
It can help ease some of the pressures and worries that make you unhappy, but I don’t believe money can make you happy. 

54. Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
To some extent. I believe men and women should be seen as equals but I do believe feminism can go a bit overboard sometimes.

55. Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
Pro-choice. People should have the freedom and autonomy to decide what they do with their bodies.

56. Do you have strong political beliefs?
No I don’t, it confuses me way too much and I’m not a fan of having political conversations!

57. Do you have strong religious beliefs?
No, I am not religious at all. I consider myself to be an Atheist. 

58. What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
Love, without that there is nothing.

Right Now

59. Are you eating anything right now?
No

60. Are you drinking anything right now?
No

61. What are you listening to right now?
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Album

62. What are you thinking about right now?
The answers to these questions

63. What are you waiting for right now?
Some Candle Making Supplies – Colour Dye Chips and Fragrance Oils.

64. What are you most excited about right now?
Finally finishing this extremely long post

65. What’s your pet hate right now?
I’m not sure, I can’t think of anything right now

66. What’s your favourite thing right now?
Blogging, I have been blogging for almost two years now and I am still absolutely loving it. I honestly never expected to be blogging for this long.

67. If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
Sleeping

Firsts

68. Your first best friend:
I don’t remember

69. Your first kiss:
I haven’t even had my first kiss yet.

70. Your first celebrity crush:
The first one I remember is Selena Gomez, back when I used to watch Wizards of Waverly Place

71. Your first holiday:
Gold Coast, Queensland

72. Your first pet:
The first one I remember was my first Siamese Fighting Fish,  I don’t remember her name, as I only had her for about 5 hours, and then after that I got another Siamese Fighting Fish named Sapphire. 

73. Your first regret:
I don’t Remember 

74. Your first job:
I’ve never actually had a job before, but I did do work experience in a Library for a. 

75. Your first childhood memory:
Feeding the Ducks at the River Torrens, but I can’t tell whether that is a genuine memory or if I’m just imagining it because there’s a picture of it. 

Which would you choose?

76. Love or money?
Love

77. Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter

78. Hook up or relationship?
Relationship

79. Dogs or cats?
Both

80. Coffee or Tea?
Coffee

81. Beer or wine?
I don’t drink, but if I had to choose I would probably say Wine.

82 Sweet or savoury?
It depends on my mood really. But most of the time Sweet. 

83. Introvert or extrovert?
Introvert

84. Vampires or werewolves?
Vampires

85. Seaside or countryside?
Seaside

86. Summer or Winter?
Winter

87. Books or movies
Books

88. Horror or comedy
Horror

A few random questions to finish on

89. Do you wish you could change your past?
Sometimes, but overall I’m going to say No, I have learned many lessons from my past and that is what has made me who I am today

90. What’s your dream job?
Fashion Designer. 

91. What’s your guilty pleasure?
I don’t really have any guilty pleasures, I like what I like and I’m not going to feel guilty or embarrassed about it. I used to but not anymore

92. What are you afraid of?
Everything? But my biggest fear is Heights – Generic I know – this stems back to an accident I had when I was a kid though. 

93. What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
The first thing I remember wanting to be was a hairdresser.

94. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Invisibility. Ever wanted to be that fly on the wall?

95. If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
Having Anxiety and Depression.

96. Would you want immortality?
Depends… I would have all the time in the world to read all the books that I want to read, but I wouldn’t want to be around forever. I’m never going to read all the books on my TBR without it.

97. If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
The Bronte Sisters. I would like a time machine to take me back to the 1800’s just so I could Interview The Bronte Sisters. 

98. Would you say you are happy?
Not at all. I have times when I am happy, and I have a lot of off days. I don’t even remember a time when I was really truly happy and content. 

99. What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
Well, that was only two years ago but I would say Do something that makes you happy. You don’t have to decide your entire future right now, you have the time to make sure you’re making the right choice.

100. Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
Hopefully, I’ll still be blogging, and maybe have published a novel!

HOW TO JOIN IN

Just follow the simple rules below. Feel free to use the image from this post if you don’t want to create a new one.

RULES

1 Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
2 Answer the questions honestly (skip any you don’t feel comfortable answering)
3 Tag 10-20 bloggers to take part (let them know on social media)
4 Post the questions without your answers at the bottom of your post so that they are easy to copy and paste for the people you tag

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So there we have it. My 100 truths. That was fun! I had a lot of fun answering the questions for this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much. I’m not going to tag anyone to do this, but If you would like to do this, consider yourself tagged. 

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What Pride means to me!

What Pride means to me

It’s Pride month. This is an extremely important milestone and yearly acknowledgement that the LGBT community is represented and gets to be wholeheartedly proud of who they are and what they stand for. The continuous forward progress of this movement is inspiring and encouraging for people in the community, and even for those who simply exist alongside it. 

The most important thing to me about pride month is letting people be who they are. We are not simply defined by our gender identity or sexuality. There is so much more to us as people than who we love, or who loves us. We are people first, and we are all unique. People shouldn’t have to be afraid and they shouldn’t want to run and hide the person they are from the rest of the world. Because no matter who you are, you are valid and just being the you that you are is absolutely something to be proud of.

It’s inevitable this month – somewhere on the internet, someone’s sitting anonymously behind a screen posting a comment on a Pride photo or video – asking why Pride is necessary, telling us that they don’t need to see that shit, telling us that they don’t care that we’re gay, just go do what you want in private, there’s no straight Pride, so why do you need it, etc.

Why do I need Pride?

Because I don’t remember the last time I ever spoke to a straight person who was afraid to show public affection to their significant other because it might lead to verbal harassment. 

Because we need a place where we don’t have to hide. Being imprisoned in yourself is draining. It’s demoralising. It’s what leads people to kill themselves.

Pride matters because it is about equality. It is about inclusion. And it is about being able to fully experience the good that life brings every day, and to fully experience each day without fear, nervousness or trepidation about who we are. Pride matters to gay, transgender, queer and straight people alike. 

No one is equal to another person! Which it always amazed me because we are billions out there. However, because of the place you were born, the society you grew up, the education your family gave you, school, etc. combining with the person you are and those traits that you were born with, people end up being pretty different from each other. Even if you find someone who is similar there will always be differences between them! 

As someone who is way too much of a perfectionist, this is something that I’ve been struggling (and still am) with a lot . I also think that many of you relate to this though. Thinking that what you put out there and how you are as person is not good enough. Even if people tell you that you are more than good enough, that you are great or brilliant, you thank them, but at the same time think to yourself: “This person is just being nice! I know that I am not that good”.

Pride means knowing who you are, standing up for what is right in your heart. Pride to me means accepting who you are and being proud of all you stand for. Regardless of what you believe or think, nobody should be able to make you feel ashamed of who you are or what you stand for. To me Pride is saying to the world, “this is who I am and I’m proud of it.”

To me, Pride has meant different things throughout my life. When I was a teen struggling to accept and voice who I was, it was something that popped up occasionally on the news or tumblr which I convinced myself I supported so vehemently because I was a great ally.

Pride is visibility. Because of those who have fought and rallied before me, I and people like me are now able to see themselves in spaces they couldn’t before. I take pride in individuality, love and truth!

Pride is a time to be thankful. Thankful that we as LGBT+ people no longer have to wear a mask in everyday life. We recognise and honour all the people who have fought for this freedom and we stand together as a community to continue the fight for equality. Over the past few years of discovering my own identity, this community has become my family and my foundation. 

To me, Pride is a way to appreciate and respect the change others have fought – and sometimes died – to enact. I wouldn’t be here, openly stating who I am on a blog without the people who fought for me to do it. I’m no longer classified as mentally ill, or a criminal, or a deviant merely for falling in love. 

It is also a way for me to celebrate how far I’ve come personally, and be proud of myself.  I’m proud of being part of the LGBTQ+ community. It took me a while to be proud of who I am and I still don’t think I’m quite there yet, but I’m getting there slowly. 

Being proud of yourselves is a good thing and should not be seen as you being self-centred or something like that! I’m not saying for you to start telling everyone how good you are! I’m telling you to say to that voice that is always telling you that you are not good enough that you are awesome!Chat With MeI hope you’ve enjoyed or found something interesting in my ramblings. If anybody has any reading recommendations, or ways that you as readers of this blog post try to raise awareness of or make a difference to LGBT+ issues worldwide, I’d love for you to let me know!

I hope you’ve enjoyed or found something interesting in my ramblings. Hope you liked this post and that you start giving yourself more credit! You are pretty awesome and you need to know it!

What does Pride Month mean to you?

 

 

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Happy Pride Month!

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Happy Pride Month! I love that we are celebrating how far we have come as a society, while also looking forward to how far we still need to go. June has somehow become a favourite month for me. Since I enjoy celebrating events like this, I’d like to do posts on the topic throughout the month. I’m a staunch supporter of human rights for everyone. People have lives, lives that matter. Bigotry and hate never served anyone’s interests.

It hit me a few days ago – “duh, you should do some pride month themed stuff on the blog!” And so, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing for the month of June. I only have some vague ideas put together. I will post about LGBTQIA+ / gender related content. From book reviews, recommendations, discussions, to personal anecdotes, I will be spreading the awareness of the month on my blog!

Pride Month is a month dedicated to celebrating the LGBT+ community, which I’m proud to be a part of. Before I get into the exciting part of this post, I’ll explain myself—I identify as Pansexual. I also Identify as Non-Binary, Although I still prefer the Pronouns her/she, I don’t like using they/them pronouns because it feels so foreign to me. I might publish a separate post about that though. 

And no, I’m not attracted to pans.

And no, I’m not confused.

And no, there are more than two genders.

A common misconception is that we’re literally attracted to everyone, which is incorrect. I’m not going to have a crush on everyone who enters the room, just like a straight person wouldn’t have a crush on every person of the opposite gender entering the room.

Whatever your sexuality or gender, I see you. You’re valid.

If you’re bisexual, you’re valid.

If you’re pansexual, you’re valid.

If you’re asexual, you’re valid.

If you’re trans, you’re valid.

If you’re nonbinary, you’re valid.

If you just prefer to stick with “queer,” you’re valid.

If you’re questioning your sexuality or gender identity (or both), your struggle is real and you are valid. (I’m also here to talk if you need.)

If labels aren’t really your thing and you just love who you love and do what you do, you’re valid.

If you’re anywhere else in between those things, you’re valid.

I see you. You’re awesome. Be proud. Love who you love. Be your authentic self. You are amazing and PERFECT just the way you are. 

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Please be kind and respectful. No homophobes! If you do not support the LGBTQ+ community, do not follow my blog. Thank you.

As always, thanks for reading. I’m really excited for this month. Being Pan is something I used to struggle with quite a bit, so it’s really refreshing to be able to write about my experiences and my interests so freely, and to read about other people’s experiences. 

I wish everyone a happy and safe pride month!

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eARC Review: Fourteen Summers by Quinn Anderson

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cover133102-mediumFourteen Summers by Quinn Anderson
Published by:
 Riptide Publishing

Publication Date:  May 21st 2018
Genres: New Adult, LGBTQ+, Romance
Format: eBook
Rating: 4 Stars
Date Read: 7/06/2018
Links: Goodreads NetgalleyBooktopia

Identical twins Aiden and Max Kingsman have been a matched set their whole lives. When they were children, Aiden was happy to follow his extroverted brother’s lead, but now that they’re in college, being “my brother, Aiden” is starting to get old. He’s itching to discover who he is outside of his “twin” identity.

Oliver’s goals for the summer are simple: survive his invasive family, keep his divorced parents from killing each other, and stay in shape for rowing season. He’s thrilled when he runs into his old friends, the Kingsman twins, especially Aiden, the object of a childhood crush. Aiden is all grown-up, but some things have stayed the same: his messy curls, his stability, and how breathless he makes Oliver. Oliver’s crush comes back full force, and the feeling is mutual. Summer just got a whole lot hotter.

Fun-loving Max takes one thing seriously: his role as “big brother.” When Aiden drifts away, Max can’t understand how his own twin could choose a boy over him. Summer won’t last forever, and with friendship, family, and happily ever after on the line, they’ll have to navigate their changing relationships before it’s too late. 

Fourteen Summers is a coming-of-age tale that encompasses many different types of relationships- romantic, familial, and friendship. This book wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it, nonetheless. The story was told from three points of view, Aiden’s, Max’s and Oliver’s. This was a new adult novel. The characters are all 20 years old and trying to find their way as adults. As readers, we get to watch their struggle with balancing family obligations and romantic relationships. 

As identical twins, Aiden and Max have always had a built-in support system, best friend, and constant companion, perhaps causing an unhealthy codependency. They were both devastated when their childhood best friend moved away, but they had each other. 

Twin brothers Max and Aiden Kingsman spent their childhood inseparable from their best friend Oliver until the day Oliver’s parent’s divorced and he moved away. Now fourteen years later, Max and Aiden are home from college for the summer when they run into none other than Oliver who is in town visiting this dad. The three start hanging out again and it’s just like old times, including that embarrassing crush Aiden has always had on Oliver. But Aiden doesn’t realize that Oliver also used to have a crush on Aiden and now that he’s found him again, Oliver isn’t wasting any time making his feelings known.

“I need your humour. I need your support. And I need you to get me to put on real clothes and leave the house every now and then, because otherwise I’ll become one of those weird recluses with twelve pet reptiles who writes articles about how millennials are killing the sock industry.”

This story has such a great dynamic. It is about family, love, friendship and acceptance. I really enjoyed seeing the boys figure out what they wanted personally and from each other.

The characters, their portrayals, felt realistic to me for the most part. The novel was sweet and warm, yet had it’s moments when it became highly emotional. The realism was shown via Max’s interactions, as he was able to force the reader to step out of the warm and fuzzy romance and angst and show a different type of relationship, that of twin brothers and of best friends. 

The story was well-written and enjoyable. I loved all three of the characters and Oliver and Aiden were really sweet together. The relationship between Aiden and Oliver is sweet and desperate, that desperation where two people realise what they want and don’t want to wait another minute to have it. Aiden and Oliver were both so introverted and awkward which I absolutely loved. As an introvert myself I could totally relate.

This was what happened when two introverts tried to flirt. They ended up with a lot of awkward silences and not-staring contests while they each waited to see if the other one was going to make a move. If Oliver gave Aiden one more lingering look from afar, he was going to become the protagonist of a YA novel.

I was so excited when I was approved for an ARC of this book, because the cover is adorable, and the blurb sucked me right in. If you’re worried the actual book won’t hold up, don’t be. From the tone-setting prologue to the oh-so-satisfying epilogue, this book was amazing. I finished this book in less than 24 hours. It’s Well written. Emotional. Steamy. Sexy. Romantic. With the perfect blend of cuteness, angst, and fumbling through life.

I was totally drawn into Aiden, Max and Oliver’s story and couldn’t put it down once I started. It was funny and heartwarming with a tiny bit of angst and drama along the way. Fourteen Summers left me feeling happy for all of the main characters with a case of the warm fuzzys once I reached the end.

Overall, Fourteen Summers was a lot more than I was expecting. Not to mention, the ending is adorable and I love the full-circle nature of the story. Fourteen Summers is a beautifully written M/M romance. The book ends with a super sweet epilogue, and that’s all I’m going to say about that.

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That’s it for this review! Have you read this book? If so, What did you think of it? Is it on your TBR? Tell me in the comments if you agree or disagree with any of this. I’d love to know your opinion. 

 

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June 2018 *Pride Month* TBR (#JazzyJune, #ScifiJune)

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Today I’m going to be sharing my June TBR. Keep in mind that this isn’t all set in stone. I’m terrible at sticking to TBR’s. I honestly can’t believe that it is June already – how has half of the year flown by so quickly?! June means many things, but one of which is that it is Pride Month! 

This month I’m going to try and read as many LGBTQ+ books as I can. I don’t actually own too many, but I thought this would be a great chance to read some of those, most of them are review copies. Okay anyway, let’s get started on my TBR! I’m not sure I’ll read them all, but these are all the books I’m considering reading this month.

Jazzy June (#JazzyJune)

(Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 30th)

This challenge is hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches and is dedicated to ReReading!! I don’t usually reread, but this year I’ve been working through Rereading The Shadowhunters Chronicles. 

Sci-fi Summer (#SciFiJune)

(Friday, June 1st – Thursday, June 14th)

Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge

I will also be joining the Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge. Hosted by the blog In the Bookcase. This is exactly as it sounds, read (or reread) books by Louisa May Alcott. 

Pride Month TBR!

I am so excited to finally read these books! These books that have been on my TBR for a long time and I never managed to get around to reading them.  

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These are Some of the books I’m hoping to read this month. It’ll be interesting to see which ones I end up reading and enjoying. I’m excited for all these books. 

What about you guys? Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? What books are on your TBR? What books are you looking forward to reading this month? Are you participating in any of these readathons/Reading Challenges this month? Are you participating in any other readathons/Challenges I didn’t mention in this post? Let me know in the Comments!

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Book Haul/TBR Revisit #6

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In May I didn’t end up doing a Book Haul Revisit, so today I will be doing my September 2016, February 2017 & March 2017 Book Haul/TBR Revisit. I will also be wrapping up my July & August 2016 Revisit. I won’t be unhauling any books that I haven’t read (unless I know I won’t get around to it, or I’m not interested in it anymore) but it will still be interesting to see how I’ve done! Let’s just get into this! So, I only ended up reading 4/41 of the books I planned to read and that was:

But I’m currently reading or started reading some of the other books last month. So, these are the books that I’m going to make top priority books this month to read, and try to finish off these ones:

Anything that I didn’t get to last month, I will pass them over to this month and read them in June Instead. So, these were the Books I didn’t get to:

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – Unread
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – Unread
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – Unread
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery – Unread

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige – Unread
The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron – Unread
The Call of the Wild by Jack London – Unread
The Lost Kingdom by N & A Lochel – Unread

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa – Unread
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George – Unread
The Illustrated Works of Jane Austen – Unread
Night World Volume 3 by L.J. Smith – Unread

Blame It On Paris by Laura Florand – Unread
Legacy of Blood by Alex Connor – Unread
November 9 by Colleen Hoover – Unread
The Best of me by Nicholas Sparks – Unread

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks – Unread
The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski – Unread
Vanessa and her Sister by Priya Parmar – Unread
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston – Unread

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak – Unread
Niceville by Carsten Stroud – Unread
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Unread
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver – Unread

Delirium by Lauren Oliver – Unread
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling – Unread

Unread: 31

Unhauled: 0

September 2016 Book Haul:

The Bronze Key by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black – Read
Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes by R.L. Stine – Read
Say Cheese & Die by R.L. Stine – Read
The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb by R.L. Stine – Read

The Akhenaten Adventure by Philip Kerr – Unread
The Blue Djinn of Babylon by Philip Kerr – Unread
The Cobra King of Kathmandu by Philip Kerr – Unread
The Day of the Djinn Warriors by Philip Kerr – Unread

The Eye of the Forest by Philip Kerr – Unread
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – Read
The Dream Thieves by by Maggie Stiefvater – Read
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stievater – Read

Read: 7

Unread: 5

Unhauled: 0

September 2016 TBR:

Mister Monday by Garth Nix – Unread
The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa – Read

Read: 1

Unread: 1

Unhauled: 0

February 2017 Book Haul:

Pandora Hearts Volume 20 by Jun Mochizuki – Read
Pandora Hearts Volume 21 by Jun Mochizuki – Read
Pandora Hearts Volume 22 by Jun Mochizuki – Read
Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – Unread

All Fall Down by Ally Carter – Unread
Caraval by Stephanie Garber – Unread
Trust in me by Sophie McKenzie – Unread
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón – Unread

Dragons Return by Stan Lee – Unread
Freeks by Amanda Hocking – Unread
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – Unhauled
We Come Apart by Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan – Read

Read: 4

Unread: 7

Unhauled: 1

March 2017 Book Haul:

The Case Study of Vanitas Volume 1 by Jun Mochizuki – Read
The Ring/Changes/Full Circle by Danielle Steel – Unread
The Crown by Kiera Cass – Unhauled
From this Moment by Lauren Barnholdt – Unhauled

This May Sound Crazy by Abigail Breslin – Read
Traffick by Ellen Hopkins – Read
The Adventures of LOLA by Jade Harley – Read
The Blue Cat by Ursula Dubosarsky – Read

Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan – Read
The River Sings by Sandra Leigh Price – Read

Read: 7

Unread: 1

Unhauled: 2

March 2017 TBR:

Miss Peregrine’s Home of Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Read
The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket – Read
Summer Days & Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins – Read
Suicide Squad by Marv Wolfman – Read

The Sisters by Claire Douglas – Unread
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill – Unread

Read: 5

Unread: 8

Unhauled: 0

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So that’s 53 books, but I will try to read at least 15 books this month. That’s a lot of books, so I don’t know how many I’ll actually be able to get through, I haven’t been reading as much lately, I’m trying to take a lot of pressure of myself to be reading a certain amount of books each month. 

I’ll be doing this each month, I’ll keep a monthly tally. And I’ll summarise each previous month. So that each month we can figure out how I did after last month’s revisit and keep track of how many books I have to read

I’m looking forward to reading all of these books! Have you read any of these books and if so, which was your favourite? Thoughts? Any of these on your TBR? Which ones do you recommend I read first? Let me know in the comments.

Let me know what you all thought of each of these books if you read them or if you want to read them!

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May 2018 Wrap Up & Book Haul

August Wrap-Up & Haul

So in May I got a fair bit of reading done, I’ll link the Reading Wrap up below. This here will Just be my Blogging Wrap Up, Although I didn’t blog too much, and I’m quite behind on a lot of posts and reviews, so I hopefully get around to those this month. If you would like to see something on here or see me talk about a specific topic/Subject, please let me know. May was spent mostly Updating my Etsy Shop, I’ve added some more listings, check that out if you’re interested. 

Reviews Finished this Month:

eARC Review: For the Love of Horses by Kelly Wilson 
Review: The Opposite Of Loneliness by Marina Keegan 
eARC Review: Honeybee by Trista Mateer 
eARC Review: Kelpie Blue by Mell Eight

Tags/Memes/Awards Done this Month:

The Sunday Post #41: Update & Some Exciting News – 6/05/2018 
The Sunday Post #42: Happy Mother’s Day – 13/05/2018 
The Sunday Post #43: Weekly Update – 20/05/2018

TBRs & Wrap ups:

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Wrap-up 
April 2018 Reading Wrap Up (#ApThrill, #Unslumpathon, #AYEARATHON, #OWLsReadathon2018, #Prideathon) 
May 2018 Readathons I’m participating in (#MoodyMay, #SCReadathon, #Currentathon, #EBookathon)
April 2018 Wrap Up & Book Haul 
Holiday Reading: Victor Harbor | Travel Wrap Up

Other Posts done this Month:

Coming out as Pansexual!

Book Haul:

So this month I acquired a total of 4 Books. I’ve been reading a lot of Plays lately, so that’s mostly what I’ve been buying and reading in May. I’ve never really liked reading plays before, I like seeing Plays/Musicals performed, but I’ve actually been enjoying reading them lately. You will almost always get more from seeing a play performed than only reading it. Do you enjoy reading Plays? Or do you just like to see them Performed? 

Physical Books I Bought/Received:

When did you see her last? by Lemony Snicket
Spring Awakening (Play) by Frank Wedekind
Spring Awakening by Steven Sater
Dear Evan Hansen by Steven Levenson

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That’s it for this post! What books did you Acquire in May? Any May Blog Posts you would like me to check out? I would love to know. If you have your own Book Haul or Wrap-Up post(s), leave them down below as well.

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May 2018 Reading Wrap Up (#MoodyMay, #SCReadathon)

October TBR (2)

I didn’t read that much in May, but I’m still quite happy with the amount I managed to read. I ended up reading 9 Books. I had a really good reading month, I enjoyed most of the books I read in may.

Moody May (#MoodyMay)

(Tuesday, May 1st – Thursday, May 31st)

This challenge is hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches and is dedicated to mood readers. I’m so used to having a TBR of sorts but I really enjoyed just reading whatever I felt like at time, with no pressure to read certain books. So now, the books I read:

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol & Other Writings by Oscar Wilde
Cast Long Shadows by Cassandra Clare
When Did you see her last? by Lemony Snicket

Spring Awakening (Play) by Frank Wedekind
Spring Awakening by Steven Sater
Dear Evan Hansen by Steven levenson

Series Crackdown (#SCReadathon)

(Friday, May 25th – Sunday, June 3nd)

Series Crackdown is hosted by Mel at The Book Moo. The aim of Series Crackdown is to read as many books as you can in the series. I only read one book. 

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When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket

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That’s it for this post! Have you read any of these books? Thoughts? Did you Participate in any of these Readathons? If you have your own Wrap-up for May or any of these readathons, leave them down below as well, I’d love to check them out.

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April 2018 Wrap Up & Book Haul

August Wrap-Up & Haul (1)

This is extremely late, but better late than never. I got a fair bit of reading done, I’ll link the Reading Wrap up below. This here will Just be my Blogging Wrap Up, Although I didn’t blog too much in April, and I’m quite behind on a lot of posts and reviews, so I hopefully get around to those this month. 

Reviews Finished this Month:

More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera

Tags/Memes/Awards Done this Month:

Book Haul/TBR Revisit #5 + Try a Chapter Tag 
The Sunday Post #40: Etsy Shop Update – 15/04/2018

TBRs & Wrap ups:

April 2018 TBR 
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon TBR 
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Wrap-up

Other Posts done this Month:

The Unread Shelf Project 2018 
Coming out as Pansexual!

Book Haul:

Most of the books I Acquired as gifts or review copies. So this month I acquired a total of 10 Books; 2 Books I Bought, 4 Books I received as Gifts, and 4 I received for review.

Physical Books I Bought/Received:

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
Deltora Quest 2 by Emily Rodda
Christmas Books by Charles Dickens
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Bleak House by Charles Dickens

eARCS I Received:

If I Tell You by Alicia Tuckerman
The Memory Box by Eva Lesko Natiello
My Whole Whole Truth by Mischa Thrace 
Love Came Calling by C.A. Popovich

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That’s it for this post! What books did you Acquire in April? Any April Blog Posts you would like me to check out? I would love to know. If you have your own Book Haul or Wrap-Up post(s), leave them down below as well.

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The Sunday Post #43: Weekly Update – 20/05/2018

The Sunday PostWeekly Update

The Sunday post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news – A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Books Read:

Currently Reading: 

What I’m Watching:

I’ve been watching 13 Reason Why Season 2 on Netflix, I’m up to episode 8. I actually don’t really think that this season is very necessary, I would’ve been fine with only one season. This season is pretty good, and I’m enjoying it, but wouldn’t have really cared either way, whether we got a season two or not. I really love the voice overs throughout the episodes from each of the characters though. 

Who else is Watching this?

Song of the Week:

Last Week on the Blog:

eARC Review: Kelpie Blue by Mell Eight 
May 2018 Readathons I’m participating in 
Holiday Reading: Victor Harbor | Travel Wrap Up

Coming Soon:

All the Books I’m Currently Reading
April Wrap up & Book Haul
Book Haul/TBR Revisit #6

Upcoming Reviews:

Around the Blogosphere:

Beth @ Reading Every Night Discusses How you manage your TBR List
Kathy @ Books & Munches Discusses Trigger Warnings

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What books did you finish this Week? What are you Currently Reading? What are you planning on reading next? Have you read any of these? If so, What did you think of them? Are they on your TBR?  If you have your own Sunday Post, leave the link down below as well. 

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