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Books I’m So Excited For I Pre-Ordered Them

Pre-orders mean a lot to authors. They help to generate buzz for a book, to build anticipation. I try and pre-order as much as possible, especially books/series/authors that I love, because (just like leaving an Amazon review) it’s another way of saying “I support you” to an author. HOWEVER, I’m also a broke PhD student,… Continue reading Books I’m So Excited For I Pre-Ordered Them

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January 2019 | Books I read + Podcasts I Loved

Why does January always feel about a billion years long? It seems to go on and on, and I’m always excited when February comes around. I’m *still* very slowly recovering from that horrible infection I got last year, so tried to take it easy/not get ill again this month (a very silly aim, January =… Continue reading January 2019 | Books I read + Podcasts I Loved

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Review: Lightning Chase Me Home by Amber Lee Dodd

Amelia Hester McLeod is named after two of her mum’s favourite explorers. Two amazing, fearless, awesome women: Amelia Earhart and Lady Hester Stanhope. But Amelia herself doesn’t always feel very brave or very bright. She lives on a windblown island in a creaky old house right beneath the North Star. Her dad is sad and… Continue reading Review: Lightning Chase Me Home by Amber Lee Dodd

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My Top Ten Books of 2018 (They’re all Middle Grade–Try to Act Surprised!)

As it’s nearly the last day of the last month of the year, I decided to do a traditional top-ten book list. Because I read SO MANY good books this year, I’m also gonna do a top sequels of the year (they’re also middle grade, I know, shocker!). The Storm Keeper’s Island by Cat Doyle… Continue reading My Top Ten Books of 2018 (They’re all Middle Grade–Try to Act Surprised!)