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To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!

The books to choose from: 

Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire


  • Open internationally 
  • Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
  • You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
  • No giveaway blogs please!
  • There is just one winner
  • The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
  • If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
  • You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
  • Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)

Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!

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Do you have photos of your shelves? I would love to see what the magic of 800 freaking magnificent books looks like🌞

Almost 800. I’m not quite there yet but I’m closer to 800 books than 700. :) The most recent photos are here

There’s a few shelves at the top/bottom missing because it’s extremely difficult to get them all in one photo and my chair hides a couple of shelves. If anyone wants close-ups on a particular shelf/section or for me to explain how it’s all organised, let me know!

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July’s huge TBR!

Let’s see if I can do this!

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Follow Friday is a weekly feature on my blog, where I’ll promote a randomly selected book blog that I’m following. I strongly encourage that you follow them if you want more bookishness on your dash!

This week’s featured blog is.. *drum roll* bookishbee

Otherwise known as Samhain who is 18 and from Ireland. Her favourite books include The Green Mile, The Book Thief, Jane Eyre, Harry Potter, Lunar Chronicles, Chaos Walking, and so on. You can see what she’s read this year here. She is also on Goodreads

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readaroundtherosie replied to your post: A sort-of book-buying ban… again

If you end up in Sydney we’ll take you out book shopping in the city! Hold off all buying until then! :D

Yay! I will try my best. :D

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Think I just proved to myself for the gazillionth time that I cannot enter a bookstore without leaving with books. Been wanting to read Flora and Ulysses and The End Games for a while now. Picked up Let’s Get Lost and Masquerade because thebooker made them look like fun reads. 

Yay! I hope you like them. :)

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A sort-of book-buying ban… again

The book haul I just posted will be my last one for a while. I know, we’ve been here before many times. I do a rambly post about my good intentions to stop buying so many books, you guys laugh at me, I do well for about 3 days and then we repeat it again in a few months. I’m determined this time.

My main two reasons:

  1. I have a lot of books - almost 800 and there’s a lot I’ve not read yet. I do read well over 100 books a year but I still need to curb the buying to focus on what I have. Surely I’ve got a broad enough selection of books by now.
  2. I’m saving up for a potential Sydney trip. More specifically, the book-buying aspect of the trip. It’s always cooler buying books in a different place. I adore Kinokuniya and never got to go to any of the independent bookstores while I was there before.

Exclusions to the “ban”:

I am really going to need your help this time more than ever. Yell at me if I post a book haul that’s not justifiable and please don’t make books sound so amazing that I need to buy them right away. Just make them sound good enough so I can add them to my wishlist, be excited but not buy them.

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bookphile: The bookstore didn’t have The Girl of Fire and Thorns so I’m not able to read it and take over the world just yet. :( It’s always so heartbreaking when you can’t find the first book in a series.

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