• Monthly Recaps

    SEPTEMBER RECAP // a consistent blogging schedule, tons of reading and braces

    Yes hi, this is me trying not to have these posts up so late but very badly failing. Oh well. Anyways, September was A TIME! And there’s a lot to talk about so let’s just get into what happened last month. Also, I did try to get this up on time but it wasn’t working with my upload schedule (which we shall get into later).  Oh well Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston {★★★★★}: welcome to the few minutes of me also giving this book all the praise because I’m super basic. We loved this book! My heart is in a puddle. It was stunning, amazing, beautiful and…

  • Reviews

    ALL THE GRAPHIC NOVELS I’VE READ THIS YEAR SO FAR // i’ve been on a high ft. heartstopper, pumpkinheads, paper girls & more

    I have no idea what this post is but we’re just going to go with it. I’ve read quite the few graphic novels this year and I really wanted to talk about them but because these books are so short I wouldn’t have enough to say to give each of them a full-length review. So here we are. As I said, this post may be a mess but let’s see how it turns out. BOOK #1 Title: Heartstopper Volume One Series: Heartstopper Book #1 Author: Alice Oseman Illustrator: Alice Oseman Page count: 278 Date published: 7 February 2019 (originally October 2018) Genre: Young Adult contemporary romance ♥ Synopsis: Charlie, a…

  • TBR

    SPOOKY (AND CREEPY) BOOKS I WANT TO READ THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON // aka an ambitious reading list from a scaredy cat

    Hi hello, yes you are on my blog. Fun fact about yours truly: I’m the biggest wimp out there… So why am I making a Halloween reading list you ask? You know, not even I can answer that very valid question. Literally cannot handle horror AT ALL. I will get nightmares and creepy faces will stare at me for a solid day. I can handle some gore, not all of it. But creepy people NO THANK YOU. Anyways, I did this post last year. It may be bad but you can go and read if you want I guess. But because it’s Halloween, even though where I live people don’t…

  • 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…

  • Discussions

    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.…

  • Reviews

    RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE // an actual book review?? i just needed to gush all over this gay masterpiece

    Yes hello, I am finally appearing out of my miserable hole of not doing a proper review for literally 9 months? And I realise that is the same amount it would’ve taken me to have a child. Ruby that was the lamest joke you have ever come up with WHY! Anyways, I have just read this masterpiece of a book that everybody was talking about. I gave in and picked it up on a total whim and I have EMOTIONS. I don’t know how to review anymore whoops… Title: Red, White & Royal Blue Author: Casey McQuistion Page count: 423 Date published: 14th of May 2019 Genre: New Adult romantic…

  • Anticipated releases,  Discussions

    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…

  • Monthly Recaps

    AUGUST RECAP // all the awesome books and exam update

    Look at me actually being semi-consistent with this posting thing! Wow, I know a MIRACLE tbh.. But um by some other miracle I also read a decent amount of books? As you have probably heard by now because I talk about it all the time, I’m busy with exams this year. But I read some really good books during this time, all of which I loved so that’s a plus?? Anyway, let us just get into the actual post. Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn & other artists {★★★★½}: I’ve been getting into graphic novels this year and as soon as I heard what this was about, well…

  • Tags

    MID-YEAR BOOK FREAK OUT TAG // i am late to the party as usual but i am here ft. many fave books and too many others to read

    How are we already at this time of year again? I do not understand this. This year is basically over and I just don’t want to deal with it. Send halp! It’s customary to do this tag right?? Even though I’m super late, it had to be done. I also love these questions. Also, I love tags and I don’t understand why we don’t do them more often. But without any further ado let’s just get into it. BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Somebody, please explain to me why on earth I took so long to this glorious book?? Like I try to…

  • Monthly Recaps

    (very very late) MAY, JUNE AND JULY RECAP // exam craziness, holidays ft. the usual anxiety

    As you can tell by the title of this post, it is way overdue. And I sound like a broken record but ahh I’ve been so busy lately. School has been taking up a lot of my time. I’ve felt super demotivated over here and not as creative as usual. But I’m trying to come back, I swear. I have a few posts that I’m working on. Just a warning though, I have had time these past few months available, but my end of year exam season is coming up so I might disappear again? I’m going to try not to but I can’t make any promises. Besides that, hi,…