Loveless by Alice Oseman | Spoiler Free Book Review

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Hai Beautiful! I love Alice Oseman’s writing! I’ve been following Alice Oseman on Instagram and Twitter for years and as soon as I heard about Loveless, especially that it centres around an aro-ace protagonist, I knew I had to pick it up. I’ve never read a book about an aro-ace character and I have been so conditioned to expect a romance in just about every novel I pick up, it’s refreshing to know that this one will have a different […]

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Writing… What’s Next? Talking about my second WIP project (SW#63)

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Hai Beautiful! Don’t stop writing! All updates on this story will be under the tag: His Diary. I’ve started writing my second WIP and I am really excited to share it with you all (even though it’s only draft one). I want to apply all my learning from my last attempt at writing a novel to this one and go on a journey where my writing grows and improves before your very eyes! Albeit, slowly, but improvement shall be seen nonetheless […]

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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert | Semi-Spoiler Free Book Review

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Hai Beautiful! This one was special! I was sent this book by Sara (@scientificstars/ scientificstars.com) when we did an annotated book swap a while back and I have finally gotten around to reading it. Because of this, I filmed an entire reading vlog for this novel which will be posted on Saturday Aug. 8th! Blurb Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when […]

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Books Left To Read In August!

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Hai Beautiful! TBRs are slightly mandatory (hehe)! How are you? I feel like I don’t ask that enough. I’ve been trying to make these posts more personal, addressing them to you as the reader who has so kindly visited my little book nook on the internet! Today I want to make this quick little post as an update and sort of follow-up on last month’s Bi-Monthly TBR. I created the TBR last month for two reasons, (1) because I had piled […]

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I WROTE MY FIRST EVER NOVEL! 9 Month WIP Update (SW#62)

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Hai Beautiful! Today Is A Good Day! Holy sheit! I literally do not know where to start with this entire post, but I want to mention quickly that if you are not the blog-reading type, I will be posting a video all about my novel on my YouTube channel, Jasper and Spice, on Saturday! Okay, I haven’t yet filmed the video and I know! I know, I’m leaving it to the last minute but I’m hoping that the swelling in my […]

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Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer | Spoiler-Free Book Review

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Disclaimer: I was sent this book (unsolicited) by Bloomsbury, prior to its release, in exchange for an honest review. Hai Beautiful! I really didn’t want to like this book… This novel started off in a way that made me immediately not want to like our main characters, but I did. I liked this book! Blurb: When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father’s failed […]

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Contemporary Book Recommendations Based on my Hand-Made Face Masks!

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Hai Beautiful! Wear your face mask! I didn’t notice how long it has been since I’ve given book recommendations… Honestly, what have I been doing on here!? Recently, I was giving book recommendations to someone at work and realised I hadn’t recommended you any books recently. So today we will be talking about four YA contemporary novels I loved, based on four of my home-made face mask designs! Red + White Spots // THE THINGS WE PROMISE by J. C. […]

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Blog Updates, Etsy, Shop, Face Masks & More!

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Hai Beautiful! It’s about time for another update! I thought it was about time I did this update considering so much has happened in the past month and a half, I don’t even know where to start! Since around mid-June, I started on a project to open an online shop to sell journaling and scrapbooking ephemera/ supplies. This stemmed from a strange desire to tear apart old novels, and let me tell you that once you rip up one book, […]

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How To Make A REVERSIBLE Fabric Face Mask! A Step-By-Step Tutorial (With Pictures)

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Hai Beautiful! WOW! 2020 just got even crazier! I don’t know how life is where you are, but in my state in Australia, we have been put back into lockdown and it is now mandatory to wear face masks, lest you wish to receive a hefty fine. So because of this, coupled with my desperate urge to add a creative touch to just about everything, a strong desire to make everything pink and the fact that I am stuck at home isolating […]

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Radio Silence by Alice Oseman | Spoiler-ish Book Review

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Hai Beautiful! ♡♡♡ If there is anything I’ve gathered from reading every Alice Oseman novel to date, it is that she writes from a point of passion. Her novels are always about saving someone and rarely about romantic love. That’s what makes them perfect. Blurb: What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? Frances has been a study machine with one goal. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even […]

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