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Books On My TBR This Month; January 2020

Today I am here to share the books that I am hoping to read this month. I’m a big mood reader so chances are that some of the choices will change. But I enjoy writing up these posts and I haven’t done a tbr post in a long time. I read a lot last month, so chances are I might not read much this month and I don’t want to burn myself out either, but it’s always good to have a selection. Here are the books I will hopefully be reading in January.

Most of these books are on Scribd, which I have a free trial at the moment. The selection isn’t as big as Audible, but it’s cheaper and the variety is still really good. Do you use Scribd? Have you read any of these Books? What are your thoughts on them? Any that you think I should read first? Let me know in the Comments!

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My Favourite Manga II (Blogmas Day 8)

This is part of of my Favourite Manga. Last time I shared my favourites that I’ve completed that were finished publishing. Today I’ll be sharing the ones that are still publishing. Maybe I’ll do a third part as well. For the Manga that has finished publishing and I still need to finish reading, I’m sure there are a few there. There’s a lot that I want to mention so let’s just get into it, these are organised by # of volumes I’ve read so far:

Black Clover by Yuki Tabata

Volumes Read: 3

Volumes Published So Far: 18

Black Clover has a promising start for a new fantasy adventure manga series! I admit the story has pretty much your typical manga setting. The setting is nothing new, but I adore the artwork and the story is exercised in a fast-paced, humorous way. I can’t wait to continue this series.

Karneval by Touya Mikanagi

Volumes Read: 3

Volumes Published So Far: 9 (Omnibus Edition)

I have watched the anime, I love this series so much. There was a lot of hype, and it looked pretty, and I was intrigued. It’s definitely another series with a large band of characters, in a unique setting. And, to be honest, I’m already sold. It took no time at all, surprisingly enough.

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card by CLAMP

Volumes Read: 4

Volumes Published So Far: 6

I was familiar with Cardcaptor Sakura because it has a TV adaptation. I used to watch the anime when I was a kid, and I recently read the original manga series, so it’s really exciting to be back in this world again.

Given by Natsuki Kizu

Volumes Read: 5

Volumes Published So Far: 5

I highly recommend to read this BL Manga. This manga talks about not only what it’s going to be the main couple but the life of the rest of the group and their life while playing within a band. I can’t wait for more volumes to come and for the release of the Official English Translation

Sasaki to Miyano by Syou Harusono

Volumes Read: 5

Volumes Published So Far: 5

This is really cute! A very slow burn story between two high school students. I love the art style! This needs to get an official english release!

The Case Study of Vanitas by Jun Mochizuki

Volumes Read: 5

Volumes Published So Far: 5

Pandora Hearts was one of my favorite manga series, so when I found out Jun Mochizuki was working on a new series, I had to read it. Happy to say this met and exceeded my expectations; full of great characters, French culture, Gothic overtones, and elements of steampunk – I can hardly wait to read more! Volume 6 comes out soon – December 24th.

The Demon Prince of Momochi House by Aya Shouoto

Volumes Read: 6

Volumes Published So Far: 14

Have read this up through Volume 6, the artwork and the character designs are so pretty. On her 16th birthday, orphan Himari Momochi inherits the ancestral estate she’s never seen. Momochi House exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms, and Himari is meant to act as guardian between the two worlds. But on the day she moves in, she finds three handsome squatters already living in the house, and one seems to have already taken over her role!

Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi

Volumes Read: 8

Volumes Published So Far: 36

The anime is one of my favorites. After watching it about 3 times, I decided to read the manga. Hunter x Hunter is yet another popular shonen manga, generally similar to stuff like Dragon Ball, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, My Hero Academia, etc. This one is about a fictional fantasy world where hunter is one of the most prestigious and well-paid jobs, so everybody wants to be one but very few people are actually qualified, since you have to go through a series of very tough and rigorous tests to get certified.

Seraph of the End by Takaya Kagami

Volumes Read: 17

Volumes Published So Far: 17

I finished the anime a while ago and I loved it, I’m currently caught up on the Manga but I can’t wait to read more. It’s such a wonderful series and I can’t get enough of it. Seraph of the End takes place in a world where there was an epidemic that wiped out most of the human population.

One Piece by Eiichiro Oda

Volumes Read: 75

Volumes Published So Far: 92

This series is getting so good. I absolutely love it. It’s been a favourite of mine for years, since I used to watch the Anime on 4Kids. So many amazing characters. It has a huge cast of unique characters.

Have you read any of these? What are your thoughts on them? Let me know in the Comments!

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My Christmas Wish List (Blogmas Day 7)

Christmas is just around the corner so I thought for today I would share my Christmas Wish List. Read on if you’re interested in what books I’m wishing for this year. I’ll keep this short, let’s get into it:

Clockwork Angel 10th Year Anniversary Edition

Of course this is on my Wish List, this book is so pretty. I’ve been collecting these Anniversary Editions and I would love to include this one to my collection.

Visions from the Upside Down Artbook

I saw this one the recently and it looks amazing. The Artwork is in incredible. Stranger Things is one of my favourite series It’s an awesome collection of artwork. Combination of high profile and indie artists brought together to make their own contributions to the Stranger Things universe. So many artists are in this book! I love seeing the different takes and different styles.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

I’ve been wanting this book for so long, since I watched the movie, and I still don’t have it yet, but maybe this year, I absolutely love the concept of this book.

Inkheart

This is another one I’ve wanted for so long, ever since I watched the movie back in 2008, so It’ll be amazing to finally get my hands on it after all this time. I absolutely love the concept of this story. A modern day world with fairy tale characters coming alive by being read out of a book. 

What’s on your Christmas Wish List? Let me know in the Comments!

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December 2019 Book Releases (Blogmas Day 6)

The end of 2019 is fast approaching, however, there are still plenty of exciting new books that are waiting to be released! Treat yourself with these great new book releases coming December 2019. If you’re interested in any of these and would like to find out more about them, click on the titles and check them out.

ARCs I Received:

Reverie by Ryan La Sala – Expected Publication Date: December 3rd – I received an ARC of this one ages ago from Netgalley, and I still haven’t read it yet, but I plan to very soon. I love the concept of this one. Reverie is a YA Fantasy that follows Kane Montgomery, a gay high school student who was involved in a mysterious car crash that somehow led to his long-term amnesia.

The Forest by Ben G. Greenfield – Expected Publication Date: December 5th – This features seafarers, elves, warrior princesses, healers, and Magisters, and that’s all I actually know about this book, but that was enough to catch my interest.

To Crown a King by Raedene Jeannette Melin – Expected Publication Date: December 10th – This one is set in Scotland, 1295. Set during Scotland’s war for independence, it follow Christina Bruce. She fights to find her own place in the world and tries to help her country be the country she thinks it can be. The Cover for this is gorgeous. I also received this from Netgalley.

Fallen Love by Alex Stargazer – Expected Publication Date: December 15th – I received this one from BookSirens, if you’re interested in receiving ARCs to review, I would highly Recommend this website (you can find out more about it HERE)! It’s easy to sign up and even though I’ve only read a few review copies from there so far, I’ve definitely discovered some Hidden Gems, Fallen Love being one of them. This is the first book in a new Paranormal M/M Romance series, It was a really enjoyable book. (MY REVIEW)

The Twelve Realms by A. D. Sloane – Expected Publication Date: December 24th – The Twelve Realms is a historical reimagining that follows Nabii as she has dreams that she discovers are linked to a prophecy. Another one I received from Netgalley, and I don’t really know too much about this one either, it sounds really interesting though.

A Rose to the Torch by Bartholomew Lander – Expected Publication Date: December 31st – This story follows Coral, a high school graduate and secret hemomancer in a world where being one is a certain death sentence.

Want to Read:

Young Adult

The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi – Expected Publication Date: December 3rd – I love Norse Mythology and I’m always happy to read books related to it. This book takes place during the time of the Vikings and is doused in Norse mythology.

Scared Little Rabbit by A. V. Geiger – Expected Publication Date: December 3rd – This is a YA mystery set in the span of three weeks at summer camp “Winthrop Academy”

Fiction

The Bridge to Belle Island by Julie Klassen – Expected Publication Date: December 3rd – A beautiful heiress is implicated in a shocking murder, while a lawyer who vowed never to trust a beautiful face is the only one who can help her clear her name.

Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde – Expected Publication Date: December 3rd – Lucas, a fourteen year old boy, is dealing with his brother being over in Vietnam fighting, his parents constantly arguing and screaming at each other, and his best friend becoming more and more withdrawn.

Historical Fiction

The Penmaker’s Wife by Steve Robinson – Expected Publication Date: December 1st – Birmingham, 1880. Angelica Chastain has fled from London with her young son, William. She promises him a better life, far away from the terrors they left behind.

Once Night Falls by Roland Merullo – Expected Publication Date: December 1st – This book is set in a small town in northern Italy during WWII in 1943. 

The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey – Expected Publication Date: December 10th – The Glittering Hour, is a story with a dual timeline, going between 1925 and 1936. In 1936, Nine year old Alice embarks on a treasure hunt of a kind to uncover the secrets of her mother’s past, and 1925 in which Selina recalls her heady days as one of the ‘Bright Young People’ and the chance meeting that changed everything for her. 

Romance

Fall Through Spring by Amy Lane – Expected Publication Date: December 3rd – This is the third book in the Winter Ball series, which is a MM contemporary romance. This book deals with Mental Illness. Dane struggles daily with his bipolar disorder, and the highs and lows and medications that come with that. Then he meets Clay Carpenter, who struggles daily with food and his weight.

Mystery/Thriller/Horror/True Crime

A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh – Expected Publication Date: December 3rd – I’m getting more and more into thrillers and want to add even more to my 2020 tbr, and this one sounds really good.

Kiss Me With Lies by S. M. Soto Expected Publication Date: December 3rd – This is the first full length romantic suspense novel in S.M. Sotto’s ‘Twins Lies’ duet.

Trace of Evil by Alice Blanchard – Expected Publication Date: December 3rd – Witchcraft, a brutal murder, and secrets buried in a sleepy town’s past. Trace of Evil unfolds in a sleepy tourist town near the Adirondack Mountains, in upstate New York. 

Fantasy/Science Fiction

Blood of Empire by Brian McClennan – Expected Publication Date: December 3rdBlood of Empire is the third and last book in the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy. McClellan has also said that this will be the final novel in the Powder Mage universe. I haven’t read any of these books yet, but I would love to start it maybe next year. I don’t read much Epic/High Fantasy. And at the moment I’m in a Fantasy Reading Slump, I been reading more Contemporary lately, I haven’t really felt like reading any fantasy at all recently. Hopefully I can get back into reading fantasy again next year.

Graphic Novels/Comics/Manga/Light Novels

Bungo Stray Dogs Volume 13 by Kafka Asagiri – Expected Publication Date: December 24th – I have yet to start this series, but I’ve watched the Anime, and really loved it so of course I want to read the Manga too.

The Case Study of Vanitas Volume 6 by Jun Mochizuki – Expected Publication Date: December 24th – I love this series and can’t wait to continue it with this next volume.

Have you read any of these books mentioned above? If so, let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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My Favourite Manga! (Blogmas Day 5)

With the end of 2019 fast approaching, I thought I would share some of my favourite Manga, this list consists of 12 of my favourites, it was so hard to choose only a few so I’ll be doing this in two parts, this list will be Manga that has finished publishing and I’ve completed. There’s a lot that I want to mention so let’s just get into it, these are organised by # of volumes:

Tales of Zestiria by Shiramine – 4 Volumes

This manga is based on the Video Game which I love so of course I had to read the manga too. This follows very closely with the game, especially at the beginning. If you are familiar with the game, I would recommend this, it’s a solid manga adaptation.

Love Stage by Eiki Eiki & Taishi Zaou – 7 Volumes

I really enjoyed Love Stage!! I think it’s super creative and funny and not like a lot of other yaoi manga out there and I adore all the characters and it basically just makes me happy. This is so cute and the covers are super adorable too. I’m notoriously picky with my manga and this is pretty much as flawless as manga gets.

Tokyo Babylon by CLAMP – 7 Volumes

Tokyo Babylon tells the story of a young guy with a ‘pure soul’ who has the power of giving peace to the dead. After some encounters, he gradually starts to lose himself in the corruption of it all. I love the concept of this one. Not the best artwork, but pretty good for an earlier CLAMP Manga.

Bloody Mary by Akaza Samamiya – 10 Volumes

I definitely enjoyed this way more than I should have but it’s shounen ai so of course I did. A vampire called Mary succeeds in finding another boy called Maria and desperately asks for him to kill him which should be no problem for a priest with the ‘powers of exorcism’. However, Maria hasn’t even heard of such a thing. The series seems to be uncovering why Maria hasn’t been told about exorcism and also why Mary is desperate to die. The art was a huge plus for this series.

Cardcaptor Sakura by CLAMP – 12 Volumes

This manga is aimed at younger readers, generally not my preferred level although anime and manga offer loads of it. But it’s an earlier work which includes a lot of the CLAMP trope-and-character formations recycled into later works aimed at older readers, so is something of a foundation-work for understanding some of their newer works. Artwork is pretty. There’s a “chosen one”, there’s magic and there’s a funny animal sidekick – which also describes about 90% of all manga out there, but Cardcaptor Sakura is covered in such beautiful and warm aura, that it shines through them all, still.

Shugo Chara by Peach-Pit – 12 Volumes

This series is so cute and wholesome! I loved this. It was very cute and very sweet. I loved the artwork and the way the story was told was good. It was pretty easy to read and pretty to look at.

Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida – 14 Volumes

This series takes you through one of the most intense psychological and emotional roller coasters. It is able to make you feel each emotion quite vividly, and the artwork is incredible, so detailed. There is so much in the manga that is missed out in the anime.

Ouran Highschool Host Club by Bisco Hatori – 18 Volumes

I didn’t really like the art much at first, having seen the anime first, but I adapted to it and ended up loving this series, maybe even more than the anime. It continues on where the Anime doesn’t and at that point it just keeps getting better.

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya – 23 Volumes

While I used to read a bit of Manga when I wa a kid, this was actually the first series I read all the way through. I read this one a few years ago after watching the Anime. Fruits Basket is probably in my top 3 favorite manga that I have read to date. Now, I wholeheartedly admit that the premise is weird and unlikely, but it’s fantasy. Anyway, if you can get past the initial outlandishness, you discover a story full of heart and darkness.

Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki – 24 Volumes

I cannot begin to describe how amazing this series is. First, the artwork is gorgeous. Whether it’s an action scene, an emotional moment, or horror and madness, the artwork always delivers. Though the comic relief isn’t as frequent as some other series, it’s well done. As for the story,

I have never seen a more twisted take on Alice in Wonderland. Ever. And the beauty of it is that Jun Mochizuki does this without taking away the sense of wonder and innocence involved in discovering a world that isn’t what you thought it was. The Abyss is terrifying, but it’s also, in a way, beautiful. I want to clarify that this is not a re-telling of Alice in Wonderland. The plot uses elements from Alice in Wonderland to tell a completely original story.

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles by Clamp – 28 Volumes

Tsubasa is just wonderful. It’s a cleverly written manga with likable characters and a fun journey for readers to travel. This manga is one of CLAMP’s finest work yet. This is a manga where you would get more out of it if you read most of CLAMP’s previous works in order to get some of the references placed in this manga, but you can still read it if you’ve never read anything else by CLAMP. As a whole, this series is fantastic. 

Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima – 63 Volumes

This is probably the longest Manga I’ve ever read with 63 volumes, I usually steer clear of series that are too long, but I love this series. I’ve been meaning to read the manga from the beginning for a while now, and I have finally finished it. This series has been a part of my life for years, so it’ll always have a place in my heart. So even though I know the series is RIDDLED with flaws, I can’t help but still love it.

Have you read any of these? What are your Favourites? Let me know in the Comments?

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Book Haul Revisit Update (Blogmas Day 4)

I haven’t done a Book Haul Revisit for a while – since last June – so I thought I would update you all on what books I have since read and what ones I still need to read. This is only an update to see where I’m at with it, and I still have a lot of books to get through. Once I read through most of these books I will have a new Revisit up – hopefully soon.

Here’s the Books I’ve read since the last update:

I was hoping for more than that, but I only read 3 more since the last update.

I also unhauled:

Books I am Currently Reading:

Now onto the books I am still yet to read:

The total is now 31 books! That’s still a very large number, but in the last update, it was at 44 books. I’d like to get through some more of these this month, maybe for the 30 books in 30 days challenge.

I really do enjoy these revisits and It’s helping me to get through some books, and keep track of my TBR Books. 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 these books, although some more than others, So I’ll see how I go with these! There’s quite a few here that I lost all interest in, but I don’t want to unhaul them either, after this month if I don’t end up reading some of these, I will probably unhaul them, I don’t like keeping books that I have no intention reading. 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? Let me know in the comments. 

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Christmas Book Tags (Blogmas Day 3)

The last few years I’ve done Christmas Tags so I thought it might be interesting to do them again and see how different my answers are now. So the tags I wanted to go through is the Christmas Carol Book Tag, All I Want For Christmas Book Tag, and Christmas Song(s) Book Tags.

Christmas Carol Book Tag

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Name a villainous character you can’t help but love to hate.

I originally said Dorian Gray from The Picture of Dorian Gray, and I think that answer still stands, but just for the purpose of making this different, I have a different answer: Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments! He’s one of my favourite despite being the main villain from between book three through six!

All I Want For Christmas Is You

What book do you most want to find under your Christmas tree this year?

I hate to admit that I struggled to come up for an answer to this one. I have no idea what books I want this year for Christmas, that’s new for me, I always have a long wish list of books, though this time my mind was completely blank, but I just remembered the 10th Anniversary Edition of Clockwork Angel was recently released and look how Beautiful it is!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Name a favourite character that had to overcome a major obstacle. Why are they your favourite?

My mind is going blank on all these Questions. What did I even read this year? It doesn’t really need to be a book read this year, but I would prefer to answer most of these with books I read this year. One of my favourite books this year is In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan! Does that count? I figured characters in fantasy books always have obstacles to overcome!

The story gets divided into each year Elliott attends the magical school, from the time he’s 13-years-old until he’s 17-years-old. The story is about Elliott’s friendship with Serene and Luke, and his constant struggle to prevent war between the magical communities in his new, magical world. I love Elliot so much, he’s sassy, sarcastic, nerdy, a pacifist. and just, a general ally to humanity. His mother left him and his father completely neglected him, so Elliott always feels like the people he loves don’t really need/want him in return.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Which characters do you think are at the top of Santa’s “nice” and “naughty” list?

This year I finished reading the Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige, which is works out perfectly for this one. Amy Gumm would be on the nice list, the protagonist who ends up in Oz and has to save it from Dorothy’s evil tyrant, which would mean that Dorothy would definitely be on the naughty list.

Frosty the Snowman

What book just melts your heart?

I have a few this year that were so cute. I tend to like my books with a lot of angst and a lot of fantasy, but surprisingly I didn’t read much fantasy this year as I usually do. But I did read some really good contemporaries or Romances. I adore these books!

Feliz Navidad

Your favourite book that takes place in a country other than you own

Most of the books I’ve read take place outside of Australia so I have a wide range here. But I’m going say The Red Scrolls of Magic, which takes place in different Countries in Europe!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

What book do you read to get in the Christmas spirit?

There’s no specific book that I read. I’ve been trying to read more Christmas books. And I love reading them, but there’s no specific book, I do like to centre my TBR around Christmas Books though.

Sleigh Ride

What character would you most want to spend the holiday with?

I would love to spend christmas with The Weasley’s. I said the same thing when I did this tag previously, but that just sounds like it would be a really fun Christmas. I have a small family, and I don’t exactly see much of my family. We don’t do much for Christmas anymore so Christmas with the Weasley’s sounds awesome! This is such a basic answer!

Baby It’s Cold Outside

What book do you hate so much you’d sacrifice it to the fire to stay warm?

This is a kind of a relief but I can’t really think of any books that I read in the past year that I want to sacrifice even if it means freezing to death, I wouldn’t want to burn any of them. I live in Australia where it’s extremely hot in December so it’s not like I would ever need this anyway.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

What book would you recommend to everyone?

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan! Like I mentioned above, I love this book. It gets compared to Harry Potter a lot, but I think it still manages to be its own book and differentiate from other “Magic School” Book. And if this is your thing you should definitely give it a chance! I went into it with absolutely no expectations and I ended up loving it.

All I Want For Christmas Book Tag

1)What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your Christmas tree?

The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, but maybe also Elliot from In Other Lands, his such a cinnamon roll!

2) What character do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?

I don’t think that there’s any! I read books and ship together characters, but I don’t want to kiss any, even if it’s under the mistletoe! Plus, most of the books I do read are Young Adult and follow 16 year olds and I’m now 21 years old. Maybe a couple years I would have had an answer for this, but at the moment I don’t.

3) You write your Christmas list for Santa, what are the top 5 books on it?

  1. Clockwork Angel 10th Anniversary Edition
  2. Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
  3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  4. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  5. Angel Mage by Garth Nix

3) It’s secret santa at Hogwarts, what do you most want to receive?

This is still the same as the previous time I did this tag: I would like a snowy owl like Hedwig. Or the Marauders Map.

5) You get to the spend the day with the characters and movie adaptation actors from one fandom, what do you pick?

6) What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph and be able to meet on your roof?

Ghost from Game of Thrones.


Christmas Songs Book Tag

“All I Want for Christmas Is You”

Name your favourite bookish couple.

Ty & Kit from The Dark Artifices! Does this count? They’re technically not a couple yet, but I’m going to include it anyway, we all know it’s going to happen eventually. I adore their relationship throughout the series, it’s so cute.

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.).

Our Last Summer by Matthew J. Metzger. Ryan spends every summer visiting his Grandma. I read this book earlier this year, and really loved it.

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Name your favourite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.).

I recently read this Novella in the Montague Siblings series. This features Percy & Monty after The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue. This was so cute and fun to read.

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town“

What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?

“Last Christmas”

Which book seriously let you down?

I’m really sorry, I know this is a popular, loved book, but Outlander was a let down for me, I heard do much about it and it just didn’t live up to my expectations. I wasn’t a bad book, I enjoyed a lot of it, but there were some things in this book I just didn’t like very much. I am still planning to continue the series though.

“White Christmas”

Which upcoming release are you dreaming of?

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. I cannot WAIT for this one. It’s being published early March 2020, a couple weeks before my birthday, so I’ll probably be receiving it for a birthday present.

“You’re A Mean One, Mr Grinch”

Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

I actually read a lot of Contemporary this year instead of Fantasy, so I don’t really have a villainous character that I loved. Not any recent ones anyway.

“Frosty The Snowman”

A book which just melts your heart.

“Feliz Navidad”

A book that takes place somewhere other than your home country.

I live in Australia and not many books seem to take place here so basically most books I’ve read are set in other Countries. But for the sake of answering this Question, I’m going to say The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare, this book is sert in different European Countries.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these fun holiday book tags. Have you read any of these books I mentioned above? What are your thoughts on them? Have you done any of these tags? Let me know in the Comments!

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My Festive December TBR: 30 Books in 30 Days – Blogmas Day 2

In December, I’ve decided to do the challenge of reading 30 books in 30 days. I’ve done this once before but never in December, the busiest time of the year, while I’m also participating in Blogmas so I really don’t know how this will go. I have a lot of books I would love to read or finish by the end of the year.

I know that there are actually 31 days but I will only be reading for 30 of those days. As for updates, I’ll aim to do Updates here on my blog every week. This will just be some of my potential reads instead of a strict TBR as I’m really bad at sticking to TBRs. I’ll try to stick to the Christmas theme a little as well, I do have some Christmas books to read. Let’s start, shall we:

Currently Reading:

I have some books that I started reading a while and it’s about time I finished them. I want a mostly fresh slate next year. I kind of ashamed of all the books I’ve started and haven’t finished. Here are all the books I’m Currently Reading:

Potential Reads:

Christmas Books:

That’s all for now! Have you read any of these Books? What are your thoughts on them? What books are on your TBR this December? Let me know in the Comments!

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State of the ARC #4: November 2019

State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs. You can track your reading progress and link up with your own post.

CURRENT STATE OF THE ARC

ARCS READ & REVIEWED IN NOVEMBER

Fallen Love by Alex Stargazer
Someday, Someday by Emma Scott

ARCS READ IN NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER NEW ARRIVALS

IN THE WORKS

I am currently reading two Review Copies: 
Beyond the Orchard by Anna Romer and The Lake House by Kate Morton.

UPCOMING

LET’S GET MOTIVATED

I’ve had an ARC of this for awhile and still haven’t read it. It centres around a cult and that’s pretty much all I know about it, mainly because it’s written on the cover, I haven’t really heard much about it though, but it sounds interesting! Have you read this book? I could do with some motivation to finally get around to reading it!

Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? Are they on your TBR? What ARC’s did you receive in November? Let me know in the Comments!

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Blogmas Day 1: Welcome to Blogmas 2019

Hello and Happy December!!

It’s that festive time of year again, and I know it’s definitely going to be a challenge for me, but I’m going to try Blogmas this year! I participated in Blogmas last year but not for the first time, that would be 2017! I had so much fun with it both times so I’ll be doing it again this year. I will be posting every day this month. Some of these posts will be Christmas related and some of them won’t be.

I love Christmas time so being able to dedicate an entire month to writing posts about it makes me very happy. I am so excited to share Blogmas with all of you. I’ve got some great festive themed posts lined up for you all through December, and I hope you’re all as excited as I am to countdown to Christmas.

I’ll be covering my usual monthly segments (TBR, Wrap Ups, etc) as well as some Christmas posts, and reflections on my year of blogging & Reading, as well as Reviews, especially Christmas Themed ones. I’ll be scheduling a lot of these post prior due to being super busy and I am also planning on doing the 30 Books in 30 Days challenge, I did this one before, I have a lot of books & ARCs to read before the end of the year with a lot of them being under 200 pages! My TBR (or potential reads) for that will be up tomorrow so stick around if you want to see what books I want to finish 2019 off with.

Are you also participating in Blogmas? Let me know in the Comments! I’d love to see your Blogmas Posts too!