Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop!

To celebrate Australia Day and Australian books and authors, Shelleyrae of Book’d Out has organised the third annual Australia Day Giveaway Blog Hop. Australian book bloggers are invited to participate each year, to host a giveaway of an Aussie book.

This is my first time participating in this particular blog hop, and I’m very […]

2014: The Year in Review and My Top Ten

Books Read in 2014: 71 — including:

Books by Female Authors: 55 Books by Male Authors: 15 Adult Books: 50 (all genres) Children’s/YA Novels: 13 Picture Books (new/own): 8 Non-Fiction: 3 Memoirs: 1 Plays: 1 (but 2 different editions) Fantasy: 10 Science Fiction: 3 Speculative/Magical Realism: 5 Romance: 11 Classics: 1 Historical Fiction: 10

Total […]

2013 Reading & Reviewing Wrap-Up

The last two years, I used the End of Year Book Survey hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner to recap my reading and reviewing, but I don’t really have the time to do that this year. Instead I’m opting for something simpler, a full-year version of my monthly reading recap posts, though a little […]

Armchair BEA - Day 6: Sunday Wrap-Up


On this final day, we encourage you to wrap-up the week with your favorites and highlights of the week. Did you learn something new? Did you connect with a new-to-you blogger? What was your favorite discussion topic? Do you have ideas for future years? You can write your own blog post and link […]

Armchair BEA - Day 5: Children's & Young Adult Literature

Children’s/Young Adult Literature

Our final genre focuses on the younger crowd: children’s picture books and young adult literature and everything in between. What are the top 5 (or more) books that every child should have on his shelf? If you are an adult who reads YA, why do you keep going back for more? […]

Armchair BEA - Day 4: Ethics & Non-Fiction


We get back into discussions on Friday with the heavy topic of ethics. Do you have recommendations to new bloggers to ensure credit is given to whom/where credit is due? Have you had an experience with plagiarism? How did you deal with it? What are the guidelines as bloggers that we must follow?


Armchair BEA - Day 3: Giveaway & Literature That Rocked My World


We take a break from official discussions on Thursday to allow participants to hop around the web and enter blogger-hosted giveaways!

Because we are busy planning our big move from Canada back to Australia, which isn’t cheap, I am having to reign in my book buying habit and my giveaways, which I enjoy […]

Armchair BEA - Day 2: Blogger Development

Blogger Development

Day 2 we talk about how we develop ourselves as bloggers. Have you branched out into your community? Do you partner with other bloggers? Have you gone “pro” or begun supplementing your income through your blog? Are you a long-term blogger, and how has your online personality developed over the years? These […]