THE SURPRISING POWER OF A GOOD DUMPLING by Wai Chim

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult - ContemporaryTarget Audience: 12+Rating: A+ (96%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 There's no surprise that this book was the winner of the 2020 Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Book Award Nominee for Young Adult. It's such an amazing book! When I read this book, I wasn't expecting a serious, mental health focused novel that... Continue Reading →

Reading Habits Tag (Tiggity Tag Friday)

I'm here with another Tiggity Tag Friday! This week I'm taking on the Reading Habits Tag, discovered on The Bookish Lounge blog. They're fabulous. After reading this, definitely pay them a visit. The tag was originally made by TheBookJazz. Now let's get to it! 1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?I'm... Continue Reading →

Read Smart. Be Wise.

I absolutely adore independent bookstores. From the bottom of my heart, I absolutely love them. If I had the money, I'm certain I'd spend my time travelling the world in search of them. To buy books and just see the marvelous spaces other book lovers have created. You have to truly love books to own... Continue Reading →

A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA – Tahereh Mafi (Honest Review)

Genre: Young Adult – Diverse Contemporary Target Audience: 13+ Rating: A+ (100%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Goodreads Description:It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week!

“ It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them. ” ― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

What Cats Do (Tiggity Tag Friday)

Welcome back to Tiggity Tag Friday, where I do what I want and ignore (most of) the rules!! Today we're doing a tag created by meltingpotsandothercalamities, the What Cats Do tag! 😀 Because if you know me, then you know my heart is ruled by the furry felines. (Ask me about my cats and I'll talk to... Continue Reading →

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