CategoryBook Challenge

Recreating a @MiriamJoyWrites Instagram Photo!

Heyo Bookaholics! Another January Baby! Disclaimer: I want to add this disclaimer here to say that Finn posted on their Instagram (@miriamjoywrites) story that their pronouns are they/them. This is my first experience using they/them pronouns so if there are any errors in this post please do let me know (kindly) as I have tried my very best to ensure the pronouns have been used correctly. As a part of day 22 of #FinnFuryrevolution, the prompts asked us to recreate any one […]

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Books Set In The Past + My Favourites!

Heyo Bookaholics! My TBR is at least 30% Historical Fiction! Books set in the past are something I don’t venture into much unless they’re placed on my doorstep. Literally. Every book you see in this post has been sent to me by Allen and Unwin and I am so grateful that they have crossed my path. If you are keeping up with the #FinnFuryRevolution Instagram book tag, then you might know that the title for this post was the prompt for the […]

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Why Are Books About War and Fighting So Popular?

Heyo Bookaholics! Don’t we all love a good action scene? Dystopian, fantasy, science-fiction… What do all of these novel types have in common? Typically, a captivating fight scene! In books like Harry Potter, The Illuminae Files, Magnus Chase, Percy Jackson, Nevernight, Shadowhunters, The Mortality Doctrine, etc. there is always someone trying to defeat a bad guy/ guys; but is war and fighting really the answer? As usual, when I want to do a post that answers a question I conducted a […]

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Talking About My Current Read

Heyo Bookaholics! Talking before the review! Day 17 of #FinnFuryRevolution is an interesting one. @PaperFury and @MiriamJoyReads gets us thinking about our current read, and critiquing it in an unusual way. I’m not sure about you, but when I read books I usually think about the pros, cons and components I’d like to include in a review, I’m usually not thinking about what I’d like to change about the novel. It just never felt right to do so; but here I am, […]

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Taking Mental Health Days + Late Night Creativity!

Heyo Bookaholics! Some Food For Thought! So not sure if you’ve noticed yet, but from January 1st 2019, my posting has been a bit funny. Posts are going live around 12:00 to 1:00 AM with the intention of it being related to the following day; with this one being no different. For people in other time-zones, this may not be an issue to any of you; and thank goodness I live in Australia, but I’ve noticed it and wanted to […]

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My Favourite Squad of Misfits + More Trouble Making Besties!

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Heyo Bookaholics! We all love a ragtag team of misfits! These #FinnFuryRevolution posts are always being posted so late (or early) in the night (morning), and truth be told that’s only because I not only leave things to the last minute, but I have been looking at prices for accommodation and flights for my mid-year trip to New Zealand! It’s day 13 and the prompt for today is Misfit Troublesome Character Squad! The Most Troublesome, Problematic Squad/ Family: I don’t know of anyone […]

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Recreating a @PaperFury Instagram Photo for her Birthday!

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Heyo Bookaholics! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, C. G. DREWS! Soooooo today is @PaperFury’s birthday! As a part of #FinnFuryRevolution, they have asked us to recreate one of @paperfury’s Instagram posts. This has been the hardest challenge so far and I think I need to tell you all about it. It was a wild ride! Who is @paperfury? @paperfury is an author whose real name is C.G. Drews. She lives in Australia with her piano and the goal of reading every book in existence. […]

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Books That Give Me Hope!

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Heyo Bookaholics! Or Books that I Am In Love With! Day 11 of the #FinnFuryRevolution has me talking about the books that give me hope! For me, I am posting this in the very early hours of Saturday morning (i.e. 1am) because I had the best pool party Friday night, and am using my blogging to wind down for the night, and catch up on watching some YouTube videos. For this prompt, I see these books as the ones that when […]

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2019 Releases I’m Excited For!

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Heyo Bookaholics! More Books For My Impossible TBR! January 10th is all about expanding our TBRs! Today on Jasper and Spice I will be discussing, and fawning over the amazing new novels that are going to be released in 2019. Top 8 novels that I am so so excited for this year! So in 2018, towards the end of the year, I was kindly sent a number of advanced copies of novels from Bloomsbury Publishing and Macmillan Australia. Since I forget to […]

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Diverse Book Settings – Books Set In Russia!

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Heyo Bookaholics! RUSSIA! I skipped day eight of #FinnFuryRevolution to celebrate my birthday, and now I’m jumping straight on to today’s prompt Bloody Sunday – Books Set in Russia or Books By Russian Authors. A note on the challenge Instagram post left by C. G. Drew and Finn next to this prompt says that the two hosts chose this prompt due to finding out that in 1905, according to the old Russian calendar, it was a Sunday. I did some further research and found […]

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