Anticipated Reads · Bookish Extras

Anticipated Reads: December 2017

Time has flown by so fast omg! Another year of brilliant books coming to an end, how are your Goodreads challenges going?

I’ve been stuck in a pretty deep reading slump, but I’m hoping to get back into it and complete my challenge!

Continue reading “Anticipated Reads: December 2017”

Anticipated Reads · Bookish Extras

Anticipated Reads: August 2017

I feel like my reading’s been slightly off this month, probably because I went through a period of ~*amazing*~ books!! Do you guys ever get those really, really long book hangovers?

Continue reading “Anticipated Reads: August 2017”

Book Reviews · Children's · Fiction · Young Adult

Review: Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth

Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth
Published June 13 2017 by Orion
RRP AUD $15.99

Join 12-year-old Tash and her best friend Sam in a story of adventure, survival and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India. Filled with friendship, love and courage, this young girl’s thrilling journey to save her parents is an ideal read for children aged 9-12.

There are two words that are banned in Tibet. Two words that can get you locked in prison without a second thought. I watch the soldiers tramping away and call the words after them. ‘Dalai Lama.’

Tash has to follow many rules to survive in Tibet, a country occupied by Chinese soldiers. But when a man sets himself on fire in protest and soldiers seize Tash’s parents, she and her best friend Sam must break the rules. They are determined to escape Tibet – and seek the help of the Dalai Lama himself in India.

And so, with a backpack of Tash’s father’s mysterious papers and two trusty yaks by their side, their extraordinary journey across the mountains begins.

Continue reading “Review: Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth”

Book Reviews · Children's · Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

Review: Frogkisser! by Garth Nix

Frogkisser! by Garth Nix
Published March 2017 by Allen & Unwin
RRP AUD $19.99

Talking dogs. Mischievous wizards. An evil stepstepfather. Loads and loads of toads. Such is the life of a Frogkisser.

Princess Anya needs to see a wizard about a frog. It’s not her frog, it’s her sister’s. And it’s not a frog, it’s actually a prince. A prince who was once in love with Anya’s sister, but has now been turned into a frog by their evil stepstepfather. And Anya has made a ‘sister promise’ that she will find a way to return Prince Denholm to human form…

So begins an exciting, hilarious, irreverent quest through the Kingdom of Trallonia and out the other side, in a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs.

Continue reading “Review: Frogkisser! by Garth Nix”

Anticipated Reads · Bookish Extras

Anticipated Reads: July 2017

Happy Julius Caesar Month! I love how it was renamed just for him. It’s the seventh month, so it’s officially the second half of the year! I can’t believe it.

Continue reading “Anticipated Reads: July 2017”

Bookish Extras · Reading Orders

Same Universe Series Reading Order: Rick Riordan

“With great power… comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.”
            ― Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

Continue reading “Same Universe Series Reading Order: Rick Riordan”

Anticipated Reads · Bookish Extras

Anticipated Reads: June 2017

Merlin’s Beard, time has flown by so fast! Can’t believe it’s already June :O
How’s everyone’s reading progress? Do you think you’ll make your Goodreads reading goals?? I hope so!

Continue reading “Anticipated Reads: June 2017”

Anticipated Reads · Bookish Extras

Anticipated Reads: May 2017

May you all have a wonderful book-filled month ahead!  Continue reading “Anticipated Reads: May 2017”

Anticipated Reads · Bookish Extras

Anticipated Reads: April 2017

What better way to head into Autumn than to curl up with a new book??

Continue reading “Anticipated Reads: April 2017”

Anticipated Reads · Bookish Extras

Anticipated Reads: March 2017

Ahhh, there are so many wonderful books coming out this month! But, you guys know what I’m really excited for? If Pets Had Thumbs Day on March 3. I don’t really know what it celebrates, but I do know that I’m down for it.

Continue reading “Anticipated Reads: March 2017”