Dec 8, 2015 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Aussie YA Bloggers – Secret Santa Blog Hop

As part of the
Australian YA Bloggers & Readers Secret Santa Blog Hop, we want to know
whether you’ve been a good or naughty blogger this year.

This blog hop is
for the participants of the Aussie YA Bloggers Secret Santa list to help you
find out more about your fellow santas and santees and hopefully find out who
your santa is!


1. What are your
top 5 favourite books this year?

Sneak peek at my
top 10 list for this year! In no particular order:

Black Wolves by Kate Elliott
Havenstar by Glenda Larke
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Akarnae by Lynette Noni
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

NOT ENOUGH. Also look at all those beautiful ladies (Jay has been promoted).

2. How did you go
with your Goodreads challenge?

Thanks to a little
thing called the Aurealis Awards, I have flogged my challenge within an inch of its
life. As of right now I am at 102/50 and I many many books to read before the
end of the year.

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

I aimed for twice a
week but I am pretty forgetful and there were several slumpy months. Everything
is mostly back on track now though so hopefully that will also mean more
original content, which is one of my goals for next year.

4. What is your
favourite blogging moment/achievement of 2015?

Hmm. This isn’t
really a blogging achievement but I was pretty damn chuffed to be chosen as an
Aurealis judge. Doomsday-proportion pile of books aside, it’s be an awesome
experience and I have found many books that I wish I knew about earlier.

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

Excluding Aurealis
books, probably 60% review books, but a large portion of them I would have read

6. What are your
blogging goals for 2016?

Mostly to not scare
away my followers.

7. What books are
you looking forward to in 2016?

MILLION DIFFERENT ONES. I am going to do a big huge 2016 wishlist in the near
future, so keep an eye out for that. A handful that I’m super excited about
though are:

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica
– The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil

and then a whole bunch of
series sequels.

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


Ah, pretty bad
overall. I’m trying to do better!

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

1. You live in my
favourite city

2. We have very
similar taste in books!

3. You’ve been to a
few events recently that I wish I could have gone to!

#LoveOzYA? Join the
Australian YA Bloggers on Goodreads and Facebook to join in the fun!

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