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In May of this year, author, and queen of my lil writing heart, V.E Schwab (AKA Victoria Schwab) was the speaker at Oxfords Tolkien Lecture. I’ve watched the speech a few times now and I have a lot of thoughts.

I really look up to Victoria and her writing style sings to my soul so when I saw that the video of her speech was finally up online I was very excited. View Full Post

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**I strive to avoid spoilers in my reviews but sometimes they can slip in without me realising. Please be warned that if you read the full review there may be small spoilers for the book. Thank you**

‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ by Michelle McNamara is a True Crime novel about the Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist and Original Night Stalker. The book really became a hot topic after the capture of the Golden State Killer earlier in 2018.

I had been hunting for this book for a while but its popularity made it a little harder to come by. I was so glad and excited when I finally got it.

The GSK/EAR-ONS was a serial killer/rapist in California in the 70’s. He was active across quite a large area and for a fair number of years. He raped around 50 women and killed 10 people. View Full Post

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**I strive to avoid spoilers in my reviews but sometimes they can slip in without me realising. Please be warned that if you read the full review there may be small spoilers for the book. Thank you**

Finally a new review! I’ve been so, so slack with my review writing but this was a book I couldn’t ignore.

Today I’m reviewing The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. If you’re into pirates, historic settings and crazy adventures then this is going to be your jam. View Full Post

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This post has been in the making for a while! Apologies for my hiatus, uni stress and WordPress media issue got the best of me. But here we are, back with some more Bookstore appreciation!

This gorgeous bookstore is nestled in the heart of Hawthorn, in Australia. It’s a fantastic spot and one that I would visit very often during my days at university. My friends and I love to wander through the shelves and look at all the gorgeous covers. If you follow me on Instagram (@amywritesxo), a lot of my Book Tour stories were filmed here! View Full Post

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I love the Goodreads Reading Challenge. It’s fun and motivates me to try and read more each year, but it also makes me feel a nice level of guilt whenever I fail to reach my goal. So this year, I’m lowering my goal substantially.

I only want to read 20 books in 2018 and here’s why.

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