Wishlist Wednesday [#39]

Welcome back to Wednesday fellow bookaholics, I hope I find you well and you haven’t been eaten by a dragon or anything in the few hours since we last talked. It’s time to turn our gaze to my magnificent wishlist and hope that it will materialise in my hands.

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on. Continue reading

Waiting On Wednesday [#50]

Hello good friends. I’m getting extraordinarily excited for tomorrow – it’s the first of December! FINALLY. The month I’ve have been living for is just a sleep away. I shall be decking the halls tomorrow with the rest of the family and jumping with glee at the Christmas carols that we’ve all been so eagerly waiting to play. Ah, yes, tomorrow shall be a good day.
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Past to Paper: Debunking the Australian Myth

Welcome back to Past to Paper! If you’ve been keeping up with this feature then I owe you an apology once again for not having one up in October. But the important thing is that I’m back now and with an exciting topic that’s close to my heart. Today, we’re going to be looking at Australian history through stereotypes and colonisation.

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Past to Paper is a monthly feature on Upside-Down Books run by a young, Australian history buff. History can be an intimidating topic for many and knowledge of the past is severely limited for the majority. This features aims to make history fun, spark interest, and increase awareness of the past and how it could be brought to paper in an enjoyable way other than the sometimes unapproachable genre of Historical Fiction. It’s time to learn.

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Book Tour: The Jakkattu Vector by P. K. Tyler + Giveaway

Hello one and all. Today I bring to you an exciting post about a book that is being released today! The Jakkattu Vector is a science-fiction novel that is set on a world that’s not doing quite so great. Well, our world. Earth is dying and with alien invaders arriving let’s just say a dust storm is about to kick up. I know I’ve already got myself ready to settle down with this book and jump into its world!

Excitingly, I have some extra material to bring to you today in the form of an author interview and an excerpt! Have a read, get to know Tyler, and then head over to the blog tour home and enter yourself into a competition to win a copy of this book. You know you can’t resist the free offer of a book, don’t deny it. I will provide all the links to that jazz down below. Continue reading

Wishlist Wednesday [#38]

After missing this post last week I’m excited to finally talk about this book this week. I’ve been so busy lately mostly because NaNoWriMo is making me want to procrastinate everything including writing my novel. It’s a tricky situation. I’m at 25,000 words at the moment and know exactly where I want to go with it . . . but I’m supposed to be 35,000 words. Oops. How’s everyone else’s NaNo going?

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday [#49]

I hope I find you all very well today. Yesterday I found out about a bookstore in my home city that I did not know existed. Gah! Do you ever get that offended feeling when a bookstore so rudely goes on existing without alerting you of its presence? I shall endeavour to christen it tomorrow by drawing first blood buying a book from it.
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