#TheReadingQuest Sign-Up Post & TBR

#TheReadingQuest Sign-Up Post & TBR

Hi there!  I’m not sure if you know, but Aentee from Read at Midnight does THE MOST epic readathons.  I was pretty bummed to miss out on the Harry Potter themed one earlier this year, and when I saw #TheReadingQuest, I just knew I HAD to sign up. #TheReadingQuest runs from 13 August to 10 September, and this sign-up post sets out all of the rules.  Basically you choose a path, either Knight, Mage, Bard or Rogue, and read books for the challenges on that path before choosing a new path to proceed on.  The boxes in the middle are side quests, and can be read at any time.  As the quest goes on, you earn points for meeting various […]

Posted August 11, 2017 by BumblingBookworm in Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

If We Were Having Coffee… [1]

If We Were Having Coffee… [1]

Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner has been doing a series called “If We Were Having Coffee”  for some time now, as have many other bloggers, to talk about life behind the blog and books.  I thought I’d give it a shot! If we were having coffee… I certainly wouldn’t be drinking coffee!  I used to love it when I was little and my nonna would give it to me ALL THE TIME, but I can’t stand it now.  I reckon I had an overload when I was younger or something!  I’m such a strange Italian (I also don’t like olives, but that’s another story).  Give me an almond milk hot chocolate or an English Breakfast tea, and I’ll be your girl […]

Posted June 25, 2017 by BumblingBookworm in Life / 4 Comments

Aussie YA Blog Hop!

Aussie YA Blog Hop!

This week, Aussie bloggers are sharing the love for #LoveOzYA and their favourite Aussie YA reads with this blog hop hosted by Jeann of Happy Indulgence and the rest of the Aussie YA Bloggers and Readers Group mods.  I love this community of Aussie bloggers that we have but I haven’t really been a part of it for a while now.  I thought this blog hop would be a good way to get back into blogging, by sharing the books I love most and the blogs I stalk read religiously.  So here we go! 1. What you love about Aussie YA I adore how relatable it is!  It’s set in places I’ve been to or know about, and the characters remind me […]

Posted August 14, 2016 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Memes / 0 Comments

Review: The First Third by Will Kostakis

Review: The First Third by Will Kostakis

The First Third by Will Kostakis Published by Penguin Australia on July 24th 2013 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Pages: 248 Format: Paperback Source: I bought it! Book Depository | Bookworld | Booktopia Goodreads Reading Challenges: A-Z Reading Challenge 2016, Australian YA Bloggers & Readers 2016 Book Club Challenge, Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge, The 2016 Bookish Bingo Challenge Life is made up of three parts: in the first third, you’re embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you’ve made. That’s how Billy’s grandmother explains it, anyway. She’s given him her bucket list (cue embarrassment), and now, it’s his job to glue their family back together. […]

Posted March 3, 2016 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Books / 0 Comments

Monthly Recap | January 2016

Monthly Recap | January 2016

Life: I can’t believe that it’s already February!  Where does the time go?  Already a month down in 2016, it’s time to take a look at what I did in January. Not a particularly jam-packed month for me, I spent most of January working my arse off.  When most of the country was taking leave, I worked all the way through the Christmas/New Year period, only having the public holidays off.  I rang in the New Year at a barbeque at a friend’s house, which was fun.  Australia Day (January 26) was spent down on the Mornington Peninsula at a winery and dairy, which were amazing. I discovered Classpass, which is my newest addiction.  Classpass has long been available in […]

Posted February 8, 2016 by BumblingBookworm in Life / 0 Comments

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge Monthly Topic ~ January: Ten Most Anticipated Romances for First Half of 2016

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge Monthly Topic ~ January: Ten Most Anticipated Romances for First Half of 2016

You might remember that I’ve signed up for the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge for 2016.  The challenge is also hosting Monthly Topics, so we can share our love of contemporary romance with all of you 🙂 January’s topic is Ten Most Anticipated Romances for First Half of 2016. Ten Most Anticipated Romances for First Half of 2016 The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren When We Collided by Emery Lord This Raging Light by Estelle Laure Even if the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia Wanderlost by Jen Malone In Real Life by Jessica Love The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry […]

Posted January 31, 2016 by BumblingBookworm in Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

2015 End of Year Book Survey!

2015 End of Year Book Survey!

Well, 2015 is over and it’s time to take a look at my year in reading.  What better way to do that than with the End of Year Book Survey, hosted by Jamie of The Perpetual Page-Turner and in its 6th year!  Here goes… Number Of Books You Read: 83 🙂 I totally kicked butt at my Goodreads challenge of 50 books!  You can see them all here. Number of Re-Reads: 24 rereads this year, which is waaaay more than last year!  I made a conscious effort to reread this year, and it paid off 🙂 Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary, both YA and Adult – although the last couple of months has been all about the fantasy, […]

Posted January 16, 2016 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 0 Comments

2016 Reading Challenges ~ Sign Up Post!

2016 Reading Challenges ~ Sign Up Post!

I can’t believe it’s already 2016, where does the time go?  With the new year comes new reading challenges, and I’m really looking forward to the year ahead.  I had a great time doing the reading challenges I signed up for last year, which I’ll recap sometime soon, and I wasn’t going to miss out this year!  If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of all the reading challenges for 2016, you can find a compilation on A Little Reading as complied by JLS Hall. Here are the challenges I’ve signed up for so far for 2016… Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge 2016 Reading Challenge Bernadette (The Bumbling Bookworm) has read 0 books toward her goal of 75 books. hide 0 […]

Posted January 3, 2016 by BumblingBookworm in Reading Challenges / 1 Comment

2016: The Year Ahead in Youth Literature

2016: The Year Ahead in Youth Literature

2015 is almost over, can you believe it!?  Only 2.5 weeks to go, how crazy is that!  I honestly don’t know where this year has gone, but the last couple of months has been filled with bookish events for me.  I went to an amazing event on 1 December 2015, 2016: The Year Ahead in Youth Literature hosted by the Centre for Youth Literature.  Representatives from a number of publishing houses attended, filling us in on all the wonderful books they have for us next year, and there are so many I’m looking forward to reading! When I arrived, I was given a book as a gift, Six of Crows (The Dregs #1) by Leigh Bardugo, but I already owned […]

Posted December 14, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Book News / 0 Comments

Australian YA Bloggers & Readers’ Secret Santa 2015

Australian YA Bloggers & Readers’ Secret Santa 2015

Hi guys!  I love a good book swap and Christmas seems to bring out the best with the extra element of Secret Santa!  Last year I took part in the Secret Santa run by The Broke and the Bookish, but this year I’ve decided to stick a little closer to home.  I’ve signed up for the Aussie YA Bloggers & Readers’ Secret Santa, which is back for its second year, and I’m super excited about it! As part of the Australian YA Bloggers & Readers Secret Santa Blog Hop, they like to know whether everyone’s been a good or naughty blogger this year.  After all, Santa only gives pressies to the good bloggers, and the naughty ones get lumps of […]

Posted December 7, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Memes / 5 Comments