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Puddin' by Julie Murphy | Book Review

Thursday, 22 August 2019
Flatlay of Puddin' by Julie Murphy on blankets.

I bloody loved this book! Another book for my abnormally large five-star pile of 2019!

To be honest I haven't read the first book (Dumplin') which I know is a terrible thing but I have watched the movie, not that that makes it any better. However, as it's a companion novel and about different main characters I feel like it's not too bad, even if I hadn't watched the movie I feel like I wouldn't struggle as most of the backstory from the first book is explained. I cried and I laughed, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Recently Read #19 | Four books I read in July

Saturday, 10 August 2019
Book flatlay - My Name is not Peaseblossom, Radioactive Evolution, Always and Forever Lara Jean, Puddin'.

July was a month of review copies and I'm not sorry about that, most of them were excellent and should go to the top of your TBR pile!

#021 | Chapter Complete: Wrapping up the last six months

Saturday, 20 July 2019


Welcome to the last episode of season two! Today we're wrapping up the last 6 months of 2019. We chat about how our reading challenges are going, and our favourite books of the year. Stick around for a whole lot of recommendations!

Recently Read #18 | 3 books I read in June

Friday, 19 July 2019
3 mini book reviews of books I read in June. [pile of books]

Let's excuse the fact that it's almost time for the books of July as we're getting to the end of the month. Here are the three books I read in June, I felt like I actually read less than this so I'm rather happy with three. I was super busy but I'm still ahead on my Goodreads challenge which is excellent! So here are three mini-reviews of books I've been wanting to read for a while...

Happy July! - Mid year update

Wednesday, 3 July 2019
A wee life update from the first half of 2019 [Photo of old building in Wellington CBD]

Where did June go? Seriously, the amount of times I've posted a monthly update with a comment about how fast a month has gone feels like nothing compared to June.

At the beginning of the month, I sit down and draw out my monthly spreads in my bullet journal. In these, I sort out monthly mini goals, things I want to focus on, and blog posts I plan to post. June was the same as any other month this year, I planned out my goals and I organised the blog posts I would write and then it was gone. All these things I planned to do and didn't manage made me feel like I'd failed and wasted a month.

I sat down to write my June books wrap up post like I do every other month and found out I only read 3 books, which to be quite honest with you was more than I thought I had read. Do three books still equal a roundup post? Probably, keep your eyes out for it in the coming days.

#020 | Captivating Comics: All about our favourite comics and graphic novels

Saturday, 22 June 2019
[Hand Lettered Cover Art - "Captivating Comics] Episode 20 of Rants and Reviews is now live. We're talking all about our favourite comics and graphic novels.

Welcome to episode 20! Today we're talking all about graphic novels and comics; the ones we've enjoyed, the ones on our TBR piles, and the ones coming out soon that we just can't wait to get our hands on.