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Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2020

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2020 itself has been a real rollercoaster of a year — both as a whole and for me personally — and we’re only (already?) halfway through.

My reading has sort of reflected that with some periods where I’ve read way more than usual, a couple of mood slumps and some lack of time dips as well. I’ve even noticed a few points when the genres I was leaning into weren’t what I would have expected.

But, anyways, take a gander at my thoughts on my 2020 reading so far.

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All the Unread Books on My TBR


So I saw this on Browsing for Books, and I think the original idea came from Howling Libraries, and it seemed like such a great idea.

These are the unread physical books sitting on my bookshelves. It doesn’t include any ebooks or arcs etc. because that was just far too intimidating.

It was actually really interesting to put this together because it surprised me. I knew I had a lot of unread books, but I didn’t think it was this many. 76! How does that happen? I didn’t even think I owned that many physical books in total! There were also a good number of books which I’d somehow forgot all about. I’m pretty pleased that most of the books I haven’t read seem to have been bought it the past couple of years — although, there are a couple that are at least five years old, so I should really prioritise those.

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Birthday Giveaway


It’s my birthday! 🙂

To celebrate, I decided to put together a post with (some of) the books I’m tempted to buy or pre-order for myself as a birthday treat.

For a chance to win a copy (or pre-order) of your choice from the list, check out the rafflecopter link at the bottom of the page.

Open anywhere BookDepository ships.

I’ll announce the winner on my Twitter account in a fortnight (14 July 2018).

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
Shadow of The Fox by Julie Kagawa
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
Hullmetal Girls by Emily Strutskie
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
The Disasters by M.K. England
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi



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Birthday Post: Bi-Girls in SFF


I’m a terrible blogger! I completely missed my first anniversary this month! I thought it was in July? Doh!

Anyway, to mark that, along with it being the last few days of Pride month and the fact that today is my birthday(!) here’s a very self-indulgent post.

I want to read more books with bisexual protagonists/ significant characters… but I’m not that keen on contemporary fiction, which is where it seems most common (although common is a bit misleading).

So here’s a list of bisexual girls in SFF. It’s by no means comprehensive. I’ve marked any that I’ve already read/ reviewed but the rest aren’t necessarily recs. Most are my TBR, but hopefully, by this time next year, I’ll be able to tick a lot of them off.  🙂

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Guest Post and #Giveaway


Utopia State of Mind is celebrating her first blogiversary by hosting some party themed guest posts and giveaways this week. I’ll be contributing a post with a few ideas for our party’s food and drink, inspired by some of my favourite fictional foods. There’s a lot of fun stuff going on and fabulous posts from some bloggers who you really need to follow. Go have a look over at Utopia State of Mind.


I’m also running a giveaway to help celebrate. There’re a few ways to enter so there’s plenty of options, just follow the Rafflecopter link to take a look.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

WIN a diverse novel of your choice from BookDepository up to the value of $15USD. Chasing Faerytales and Read.Sleep.Repeat have a great list for their readathon which you can check out for ideas. Just use the Rafflecopter link to enter. Open Internationally as long as BookDepo ships, starts 21 March, closes 07 April 2017.