Category: #LoveOzYA

My Week of Reading #5

My Week of Reading #5

Oh, what a great reading week it’s been!  I’ve managed to read 4 books, which considering all the tennis I’ve been watching this week is an absolute miracle.  I’ve also started watching the Star Wars movies for the first time, which has nothing to do with reading but I’m really enjoying them!  But enough about that, let’s get into what I read this week, shall we?! Dates Read: 7 January – 13 January Books Read: 3 books and 1 audiobook Amount Read: 960 pages (physical books), 11 hours & 35 minutes (audiobook) One of my goals this year is to read more classics, and this was the first one I picked up for 2018.  I’ve seen the movie a couple […]

Posted January 14, 2018 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Books / 0 Comments

My Week of Reading #4

My Week of Reading #4

Happy New Year everyone!  These posts fell by the wayside towards the end of 2017, in the madhouse that was December.  I’m not going to do recaps for the last couple of weeks of December, if you want to know what I read fell free to check out my Goodreads (spoiler alert, it was a whole bunch of Rick Riordan).  But, in the spirit of the New Year, I’m getting back into it with my reads for 2018!  Traditionally January is not a very big reading month for me, it’s the month of tennis in Australia and I end up watching a lot more TV than I usually do.  I still managed to read a couple of books to start […]

Posted January 7, 2018 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Books / 1 Comment

My Week of Reading #2

My Week of Reading #2

Hello!  This week’s reading has been a bit of a mixed bag – not as many pages read as I’d hoped, but I powered through quite a long audiobook.  Also, I found that I was loving the audiobook so much that it was all I wanted to read, particularly when the other two books I read weren’t the most enjoyable reads.  I also finished my Melina Marchetta audiobook rereads, and I’m so bummed to be done!  I need more Melina Marchetta books in my life, and the next one can’t come soon enough.  So, let’s get into what I read this week, shall we?! Dates Read: 19 – 25 November 2017 Books Read: 3 books Amount Read: 801 pages (physical […]

Posted November 26, 2017 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Books / 0 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

**This review contains spoilers and is also quite personal – if that doesn’t interest you, look away now!** The First Third is a heartfelt novel about the importance of family and being true to yourself. Other than Looking for Alibrandi, I can’t remember reading a book that spoke to my soul the way The First Third did, so much so that I sobbed when I finished reading it and didn’t stop for a good 5 minutes. All I can say is that I’m glad I was in bed because I reckon I would’ve scared my parents had they seen my reaction! The First Third follows Bill, a Greek-Australian high-schooler doing his HSC and living with this family in Sydney.  His Yiayia* becomes sick, […]

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

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

Illuminae ~ My first ever book launch!

Illuminae ~ My first ever book launch!

As I’m sure most of you know, Illuminae has finally been released out into the wild for all of us book nerds to gobble up and read.  Last Friday, I had the opportunity to go to the Melbourne book launch of Illuminae and it was fantastic! One of the perks of moving back to Melbourne was the ability to go to bookish events.  A lot of these events are held during the week, and it just wasn’t possible for me to attend while I lived in Bendigo.  This book launch is the perfect example of one such event, and I was so excited to be able to go. The event was held at my favourite book shop, Dymocks on Collins […]

Posted October 27, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Book News / 2 Comments

Review: One True Thing by Nicole Hayes

Review: One True Thing by Nicole Hayes

One True Thing by Nicole Hayes Publisher/Year: Random House Australia, 1 May 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Format: eARC Source: Courtesy of the Publisher Rating: 3 stars Other books from author: The Whole of my World Booktopia | Dymocks | Bookworld Goodreads | Twitter | Website I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Goodreads Synopsis When is a secret not a secret? When your whole life is public. Frankie is used to being a politician’s daughter, but it’s election time, so life’s crazier than usual. Add a best friend who’s being weirdly distant, a brother to […]

Posted July 20, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Books / 0 Comments

Review: The Pause by John Larkin

Review: The Pause by John Larkin

The Pause by John Larkin Publisher/Year: Random House Australia, 1 April 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance Format: eARC Source: Courtesy of the Publisher Rating: 4 stars! Other books from author: The Shadow Girl and many more, find them here 🙂 Booktopia | Dymocks | Goodreads | Website I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Goodreads Synopsis Declan seems to have it all: a family that loves him, friends he’s known for years, a beautiful girlfriend he would go to the ends of the earth for. But there’s something in Declan’s past that just […]

Posted July 10, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Books / 2 Comments