June 2017 Wrap Up

June 2017 Wrap Up

June 29, 2017 Meme 8

Oh dear, June is here. Winter has arrived (both in the sense of the season in Australia, and the fact that GoT returns very very soon). And the year is half over!! I’m not ready for 2017 to be so far along. Not at all. Despite my personal feelings about time passing, it’s been a great month on the blog! […]

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Bec’s Top 5 Reads of 2017 (So Far)

Bec’s Top 5 Reads of 2017 (So Far)

June 26, 2017 Recommendations 48

The year is half over already, HOW??? It’s going fast, and I’ve only read 30 or so books at this point, but they’re great books indeed. Like most book bloggers, I thought it would be a great idea to share some of my favourite reads of the year so far! Unsurprisingly, most of the books on this list are fantasy […]

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5 Superior Standalones

5 Superior Standalones

June 23, 2017 Discussion, Recommendations 24

Eighty percent of the books on my shelves may be part of a series, but I still love a good standalone every now and then. Standalones are great stories that wrap up nicely, they never (well, usually never) leave you hanging. You might be desperate for more of those characters, but the plot is all tied up. Here are 5 […]

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Why I DNFed The Disgrace of Kitty Grey

Why I DNFed The Disgrace of Kitty Grey

June 20, 2017 Review 10 DNF

Three years ago I wrote a post about how I struggle to DNF books. Since that post I’ve DNFed maybe 3 books out of 250. As you can see, DNFing is still a struggle for me, but when it came to THE DISGRACE OF KITTY GREY it was an easy decision I made at 28%. It had already been sitting […]

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5 Books That Really Intimidate Me

5 Books That Really Intimidate Me

June 17, 2017 Discussion 23

This post was inspired by the special books I have had on my bookshelf for five years or more. Why have I had them for so long without reading them you ask? Because they intimidate me. What makes a book intimidating? For me, it is usually due the hype, size, or content. Some books I just have a tendency to […]

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5 Male MCs I Enjoyed Reading About

5 Male MCs I Enjoyed Reading About

June 14, 2017 Discussion, Recommendations 28

Being female, I’ve had an uncanny experience of reading mostly books with female characters. Who ever thought I’d relate to females more than males, being a girl. It’s so crazy! (please detect heavy sarcasm) As much as I prefer female leads overall, as part of the whole relating to their issues a lot more, I still enjoy the occasional male […]

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Review: Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Review: Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz

June 11, 2017 Review 10 ★★

When I read DEADLY LITTLE SECRET, I had a number of issues with it that stopped me from fully enjoying the book. Because everything had been set up in the first, I had higher hopes for the second book in the series, DEADLY LITTLE LIES. Unfortunately, the issues I found in the first book were just amplified. For a majority […]

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