• Discussions,  Guest post

    WAREHOUSE SALE TAKE TWO // a lil’ guest post from Reed with Miriam

    Hey there friends. I know I just told you about the Bargain Books Warehouse Sale but my dear friend Miriam also wanted to, so today she’s going guest post *screams in excitement* A huge thanks to Mims for being here!! Miriam is over on Instagram and has such a beautiful feed I CAN’T EVEN. She’s also coming to Youtube soon and I’m SO eagerly waiting to see what she’s going to do! Passing it onto Miriam now. Hello bookies! This is Miriam from @reedwithmiriam, reporting live from the studio of my couch. Big thanks to my sweet friend, Ruby, for allowing me to be a guest writer on her fantastic…

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    BARGAIN BOOKS WAREHOUSE SALE // you need to come to book heaven

    Hey, there lovely people. This is a little bit of a different post than what I usually do BUT my favourite folks over at Bargain Books SA asked me to talk about this here on my blog so here I am <3 If you didn’t know and you’re not from the Cape Town & South Africa area, Bargain Books (which is a local national book store) hosts the epic warehouse sale. I’ve mentioned it a couple of times in some of my recaps and book hauls but never given you ALL the details. But today’s post is going to be dedicated to talking about the awesomeness of this book sale.…

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    MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASES FOR THE REST OF 2019 // take a shot every time I say the word “excited”

    I literally decided I needed to do this post like today and had this idea that it had to be posted TODAY. Yes you now all now how extremely stubborn I am. I did this last year but huh funny story: wordpress posted an old draft and most of the context disappeared. I didn’t notice it till like 1 month later WHOOPS when I reposted it. Here’s to that hopefully NOT happening again. Anyways, the reason I wanted to post this so quickly was because one of the books literally came out today so it wouldn’t make sense to mention it after it’s released and I really wanted to talk…

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    HOW TO MANAGE SCHOOL AND READING?? // because i'm the master of productivity and you should all bow down before me

    This post has been sitting in my drafts for 63866294 years and it’s about time I actually wrote it. But basically, this is my last year of high school and it’s become a must larger challenge to try and balance my reading and blogging life with the amount of school work I have to do, excluding applying to university and just general life stress. So here we are today. I will be drowning in studying for the million exams I’m writing this year so will really have no reading life, so these tips are really just for an average amount of school work. Side note: do I actually use these…

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    CREATING A POWERFUL BRAND FOR YOUR BLOG // guest post by Amy from A Magical World of Words

    Hello. This is my version of actually posting consistently when I have no time. Haha no I’m just kidding. Anyways, this is the first time I’ve ever had someone guest post here on my blog and I’m super happy it was Amy. She’s the first local book blogger I found, and we’ve been friends for a while and is always there to listen to my rants and answer any questions I have. So I hope you love her post, I certainly do and a GIANT thank you to Amy for putting this together < 3 Check out her links below BLOG ~ INSTAGRAM ~ TWITTER ~ FACEBOOK How To Create…

  • Discussions,  Reviews

    A THOUSAND PERFECT NOTES // author interview with C.G. Drews ft. mini book review

    I’m literally the worst person I know please don’t kill me for disappearing again. Okay now that that’s out of the way. I actually finally read this book and IT WAS GLORIOUS. And I may or may not have begged Cait to answer some of my weird-ass questions and she kindly obliged. Now granted I read this book like 3 weeks ago so the review will be short but hopefully the glory of Cait will make up for that. Anyways, without further ado, let’s get into it. First of all, let me tell ya a teensy weensy bit about Cait. She runs the blog Paper Fury which you all probably…

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    TOP 8 BOOKS OF 2018 // ft. 2019 new years resolutions

    Yeah, I can’t fathom that the year is already over but what else can you do?? To be honest, I would have liked to have read WAY MORE than I did, I mean I passed my goal and all (and read some great books) but still. I’ll get to my goals for 2019 in a minute. I read 36 books this year which I’m satisfied with but next year is definitely the time for MORE. Anyways, I have 8 books to talk about and a couple honourable mentions so let’s just get into them, in no real particular order but some I I enjoyed more than others if that makes…

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    WHY YOU NEED TO READ THE INFERNAL DEVICES // clockwork angel reread review ft. readalong announcement

    I have been craving my faves for a while so I decided to reread them and thought maybe I should see if anyone wanted to read them with me so here we are today! READALONG I am co-hosting this read-along over on my Instagram (@rubyraereads) with my friend @crimsonbookowl and I’ll leave my post for you here. Basically, we’re just excited for Queen of Air and Darkness which comes out December 4th so we’re going to read this series while we wait. View this post on Instagram Hi everyone 🖤 – 🌿QOTD: what’s one of your all time favourite trilogies? – Eeyy so it’s happening! Me and @crimsonbookowl are hosting…

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    PREDICTING 5 STAR READS // books I think I'll love, adore & devour

    Is my TBR pile huge? Yes. Do I buy more books anyway? Yes. I have made a rule for myself to only get books I think I’ll love and I have so many of them right now. I’ve seen this post go around and it seems super fun, so let’s just do it. LORD OF SHADOWS by Cassandra Clare Yes, this is my most shamed. I WILL READ IT. I am scared so I’ve been putting it off but I promise it will happen soon. If you haven’t read the Shadowhunter Chronicles then I honestly don’t know what you’re doing with your life.     STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini…

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    ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY // fave books, Q&A, shoutouts + a survey

    This feels so unreal and it honestly doesn’t feel like I started this smol blog an entire year ago. I love and appreciate and love each and every one of you. I love talking to everyone and I’ve made some amazing friends (and met them). I’ve had nothing but amazing experiences on my blogging journey and I’ve had the best time and learnt so much. Anyways I won’t bore you with my soppy stories, so let’s just get on with the interesting stuff… So I thought it’d be fun to get some feedback about my blog in general so I made a survey and I’d very much appreciate all the…