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Aussie YA Bloggers Secret Santa Blog Hop 2016 

Once again this year I am participating in the secret Santa gift exchange. To commence the hop let’s answer some questions.

What are you top 5 favourite books this year?

In no particular order. 

  • Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • Holding up the universe by Jennifer Niven 
  • The Last Star by Rick Yancey 
  • Yellow by Megan Jacobsen 
  • On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta 

What are you top 5 favourite Aussie YA books this year?

Okay so I didn’t have time to read many books this year. But some of my all time Aussie books are:

  • The Captive Prince series by C.S.Pacat 
  • Yellow by Megan Jacobsen 
  • On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • The yearbook committee by Sarah Ayoub 

How did you go with your Goodreads challenge?

I surprisingly did really well. To be fair I set myself a really small goal which I knew I could achieve due to my busy year. So yeah. Pretty good 

What is your favourite blogging moment of 2016? 

Being a hermit in South Australia means I don’t get to attend many bookish events. Although my favourite moment would have to be when Tommy Wallach’s publisher recognised me at his book signing. Read all about it here!

What are your blogging goals for 2017?

  • Post at least twice a week 
  • Be more active on Twitter and other social media 
  • Attend more bookish events which should get more possible next year hopefully 

What books are you looking forward to in 2017?

SO MANY books to look forward to!

  • 3rd Illuminae books by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff 
  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han 
  • An Ember in the Ashes #3 by Sabaa Tahir 

What is your favourite thing about the Aussie YA Blogging Communtiy?

I just love how everyone is so accepting and inclusive. I’m always amazed by how we’ve managed to create something so sweet in our little corner of the world.

Three clues for my santee:

  • You love food
  • You recently reviewed a contemporary novel 
  • You are older than me 

Good luck in guessing who my santee is and I hope you enjoyed my post!

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A Special Package 

Today i received a very exciting package in the post 

It’s from my Australian Secret Santa! I was so happy with what she sent me that I believe it deserves a blog post!

I have been screaming all morning over this amazing Game of Thrones shirt ahh I’m gonna wear it to everywhere 

This cute little toy that I can now add to my collection

A good luck charm and some bookmarks. Guys my secret Santa MAKES bookmarks how cool is that 

And of course the book. I’ve read the synopsis and it sounds like such a fun read! Cannot wait to dive into it 

A notebook which will come in very handy I believe. I always need notebooks 

And a bunch of Chuppa Chups. You can never go wrong with those! 

Thank you so much to my Santa for all this amazing stuff. I honestly feel like I need to send you another package.

Guys go follow her on Instagram and show some love she’s awesome! (@soundless_rune_le_bookdragon) 

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Aussie YA Bloggers | Secret Santa Blog Hop



Hey Guys!

I’m participating in the #AusYASecretSanta this year and I’m super excited. I’ve always loved doing Secret Santas and this time I can make new bloggy friends yay!

As part of the Australian YA Bloggers & Readers Secret Santa Blog Hop, we want to know whether everyone’s been a good or naughty blogger this year. That’s why we’ve been asked to answer a few questions sharing our memorable reading moments from this year.

This blog hop is for the participants of the Aussie YA Bloggers Secret Santa list so everyone can find out more about their  fellow santas and santees. We’re also going to leave clues to help fellow participants guess who their Secret Santa is!


What are your top 5 favourite books this year?

This is the hardest question ever! Alright here goes

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Heir of Fire by SJ Maas

An Ember in The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oaks

How did you go with your Goodreads challenge?

I’ve had NO TIME to update my Goodreads this year and well, let’s just say I’m 30 books behind schedule which is dreadful and shameful and yeah

How many times did you post a week on average? Do you think you’ll post more/less in the future?

I reckon 2 times on average per week? Realistically, I will be posting less in the future because I’ve got my final year of schooling coming up and it’s going to get hectic.

What is your favourite blogging moment/achievement of 2015?

Definitely meeting Sarah. J. Maas at Supanova the other day. Recap post here. Also, when Nara from Looking For the Panacea recognised me when we met in Dymocks like whoa people know of my existence.

Did you read mostly review or non-review books this year?

I believe there was a balance between review and non-review books but mostly non-review so yay

What are your blogging goals for 2016?

This ensues another blog post in itself but I guess posting regularly and blogging with passion and sharing things that I love.

What books are you looking forward to in 2016?

The Last Star by Rick Yancey

Half Lost by Sally Green

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Based on the answers above, have you been a good or naughty blogger this year?

ANSWER: Good (Fight me)

Leave 3 clues to help your santee guess who you are!

  • You LOVE Rick Riordan
  • You went overseas this year
  • .I guess you could’re a Sassy Fangirl?

Okay I hope I wasn’t too obvious

Examples of clues you can leave:

  • Your santee’s latest blog post
  • Describe your santee’s theme
  • A recent comment you left your santee

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