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An October TBR For Those Who Only Want A Little Spook.

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Heyo Bookaholics! Only a little spook this October! While just about everyone else but me loves the spooky season, I’ve never been one to celebrate it. Top it off with the fact that I can’t stand horror movies and I’m scared of the dark and you have someone who doesn’t look at her October TBR much differently from any other month. In fact, this year is the only year thus far in my 20 years of what we call life, […]

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Summoning A Daemon To Write My Novel For Me… (SW#38)

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Heyo Bookaholics! Here’s to writing! I might as well change this series name to Writing Wednesday because, by this point, all I ever talk about is my current WIP, Realise and my multiple existential crises, but mostly Realise. So last week I spoke about my big goals to maybe finish my current WIP #Realise by the start of NaNoWriMo. We all know it’s not happening because I’ve currently been up watching tik-toks for 2 hours with intentions to do homework when […]

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Monuments by Will Kostakis | Semi-Spoiler Book Review

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Heyo Bookaholics! There may be spoilers ahead! I picked up Monuments as it was The YA Room’s book club pick for the month of September. I had met the author, Will Kostakis, and really liked listening to him talk. He rambled about writing, identity and being an author which just made me want to work harder at writing to feel what he was describing. Blurb: All 16-year-old Connor is trying to do is avoid his ex-best friend when he stumbles […]

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Top 5 YA Contemporary Must-Reads! (Oct 2019)

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Heyo Bookaholics! I’m finally giving you a list! My weekend has been hectic, so I decided for this week that I’d keep the post light and fun by talking about some contemporary young adult novels that I have absolutely fallen in love with! I have compiled a short-list of 5 contemporary YA books that I consider amazing must-reads. I have written reviews for 4/5 of these novels and those can be found by clicking the link just below the title […]

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My Writing Goals: Finishing #Realise Draft Before NaNoWriMo Begins (SW#37)

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Heyo Bookaholics! I’m the biggest optimist I know when it comes to writing… Hi, you must be new to my blog. Here on Jasper + Spice, I talk about books, organisation and my seriously ambitious writing process. Which if you think about it, is only ambitious for me because I have to put homework before everything else in my life. The writing process in question relates to my current WIP (work in process) titled #Realise. I have a slew of […]

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff | Spoilery Book Review

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Heyo Bookaholics! I still can’t believe I’ve finished this book… I don’t know how to review this. Godsgrave is such a novel that you have to just devour and take in with everything you have. Anything Jay Kristoff writes is beautiful, dangerous and so utterly addictive. Blurb: Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade […]

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YAPage Writing Meet Up #9 & Successful September Wrap-Up!

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Heyo Bookaholics! September has been THE BEST reading month thus far! I have so much to talk about today! I have left this post till Sunday on purpose. So much has happened this month that I didn’t even realise it was the end of September until I had an event scheduled on the 24th and became hyperaware of the time. I’ve done enough today to be happy with my progress, and certainly enough this month to make me proud of the […]

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What To Say When Meeting Authors! (SW#36)

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Heyo Bookaholics! It’s so fricking nervewracking! Authors only visit select locations such as select populated city centres and large bookstores or event venues and if you’re lucky, most of the time meeting them is a free event. Living in Melbourne and fairly close to the city, I’ve had the opportunity to meet my fair share of Melbourne based and non-Melbourne based Australian authors, sharing with them the launches of their novels in cosy inner-city bookstores. They’re all fun events and […]

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Succumbing to Peer Pressure (The Good Kind).

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Heyo Bookaholics! Just the push I needed… Here’s the thing… I started Godsgrave but never finished it, putting it down at about one-third of the way in. Godsgrave is the sequel to and second book in the Nevernight series. It is an adult novel written by Jay Kristoff, an Australian author also known for his collaborative work in writing the best-selling Illuminae Files with fellow Aussie, Amie Kaufman. The Nevernight series is a beefy one with a shit-ton of world-building, […]

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Juggling University and Blogging: How Not to Have a Guilt-Induced Breakdown (SW #35)

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Heyo Bookaholics! Real talk now. Side-note (get it, the note is on the other side of the screen (okay, I’m sorry)): Everything I speak about here is from my personal point of view/ experience and all remedies for this are what I personally find that works for me during these times. I also do not get paid to release content as most bloggers, I do so purely for creativity and expression. More often than not, when I do not post […]

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