The YA Page’s FIRST EVER Virtual Meet-Up! (SW#63)

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Hai Beautiful! I’ve waited all quarantine for this! When The YA Page announced that they would be hosting a virtual writer’s group, I felt like dreams had been listened to and were finally coming true! If you don’t already know, @TheYAPage are a writer’s group who, before the lockdown, met up once a month in Melbourne to chat, drink coffee and write together. They also host weekly write nights on Twitter every Thursday which are super fun to participate in! The […]

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Bratz Readathon TBR!

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Hai Beautiful! The Bratz are back in fashion! Holy Shiz! I cannot believe there is actually a Bratz themed readathon happening and that it’s next month! I first heard about this readathon from Chloe’s @bookswithchloe and if it wasn’t for her video, I would never have known about this readathon. She also has a journaling channel which is amazing inspo if you too like to journal. What is the Bratz Readathon? The Bratz Readathon is a new readathon run by multiple […]

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The Quiet At The End Of The World by Lauren James | Spoiler Free Book Review/ Chat

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Hai Beautiful! I strangely love reading about end-of-the-world-style novels! I like the idea of pondering what might happen when the time does come. I love to hear the thoughts/ feelings of the characters as they experience the event, learning that they truly are the only ones left. Breaking free of the lies they’ve been brought up to believe and just facing the fact that everything might one day die, decay, fall apart and eventually cease to exist. How far would […]

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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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