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I am a doggy parent now! We picked up Toby on Friday and he was so shy when he first met us. He’s been such a good doggy so far, even though he misses his litter mates at night. HE’S SERIOUSLY SO CUTE THOUGH that face, it’s so hard to resist!
Meet Toby the Golden Retriever everyone! Totally planning on starting an instagram account for him,
I’ll have to share it later. Here’s his instagram account!
Frogkisser by Garth Nix
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
The Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton
Bad Boy by Elliot Wake – I won this on the author’s Twitter giveaway! So excited!
Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
Thank you Allen & Unwin, Hachette Australia and Elliot Wake for these review copies.
Username: Evie by Joe Sugg
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
- Here’s the December podcast for OzYAY on Forgetting Foster and Ship Kings 4! OzYAY episodes will now be uploaded on ABC Radio.
- Movie rights for The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon have been acquired.
- Vote for my fellow bloggers Paper Fury, Twirling Pages and Chasing Faerytales for the 2016 Book Shimmy Awards!
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- I kicked off the Aussie YA Bloggers Secret Santa Blog Hop with a wrap up on the year.
- My review on The Star-Touched Queen, beautifully hyped but completely confusing.
- Jenna loved how this story was about grief, but ended up disappointed in the end.
- Aila reviewed the Gilded Cage and voiced her disappointment on the world-building.
- I read 12 books in November and most of them I LOVED! Check out my booktube video.
How was your bookish week?
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Your puppy is so cute! I hope you love having him home and around the house. And all these shiny new books as well. I'm in specially appreciating the looks of Walk the Earth a Stranger. I want to read that one so badly!
Thank you Olivia, he is absolutely adorable and a joy to have around the house, even though he consumes so much time lol. I hope you get to pick up some of these books, especially Walk on Earth!
Omgggg YASSS I can't wait to read Strange the Dreamer! I love Toby as well he's a handful tho lol Happy New Year!
TOBYYYYYY OH MY GOSH. He's so adorable! And I think roughly the same age as our new kitten? I'll be stalking his Insta, that's for sure 😉 Interested to see what you think of The Edge of Everything, too – I received that one a couple weeks back!
Yessssss I'm still waiting for your Kitten's instagram Em! Happy New Year!
OH MY GOSH YOUR PUPPY IS SO SO CUTE!!! AHHH! I just want to cuddle it! Ooh I really want a copy of Walk on Earth a Stranger because it sounds amazing!!! I hope you enjoy it, also those stickers are SUPER cute!
Heheh yesss he is very cuddly and soft too! (Also naughty). Thank you Julia! Happy New Year!
What a fantastic haul! I also adore the SoC bookmarks set you picked up, because you know how I feel about magnetic bookmarks. (Jenna started me on the crazy obsession, haha.) AND TOBY. HE IS DARLING. <3
Yessss Jenna got me those for Christmas! Hahaha also with Hello Happy Art as well. I LOVE TOBY! Happy New Year Summer.
Here's what's going to happen when I fly over to your house:
1. Puppy will be MINE
2. Strange the Dreamer will mysteriously disappear from your bookshelf
THAT IS ALL.
Also I need to watch your booktube videos 🙂 I like listening to your accent. (AND YOUR CONTENT TOO DON'T GET ME WRONG)
Ahhhh thank you so much for watching my videos Val! He might not be a puppy anymore 😉 Happy New Year lovely!
TOBYINDULGANCE OMG I LOVE IT. <3 <3 He's so cute Jeann!
And I can't wait to see what you think of Exquisite Captive and Walk on Earth a Stranger. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous recap!
Hehhe he IS adorable! I can't wait to read both of those books. Thank you so much for your friendship and support Zoe and I hope you have a lovely new year!
I won't lie, I showed my sister photos of Toby and we just gushed over him and his adorable smiley face. I can't wait to see more photos of him!! He is so adorable and just arghhhhh T________T
I can't wait til I can get a dog…
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Hehehe yess he's so adorable when he's smiling and happy! At least we know he's having a good time. I've been posting on his instagram daily and definitely taking lots of photos. ONE DAY IT WILL HAPPEN TRUST ME
Toby is such a cutie! Congratulations, Jeann! I’m looking forward to your thoughts about Exquisite Captive, I enjoyed this book a lot.
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Thank you Ksenia, I've heard great things about Exquisite Captive from Jenna! I hope you have a wonderful new year!
Finished the third book in The Spinster Club series and now I'm reading The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo.
Glad to hear you're enjoying those books! Happy New Year!
Toby looks incredibly adorable <3 <3 <3 I instantly had to stop reading and go follow his IG account!! I hope he starts adjusting to the nights, I think that's often the hard time for puppies. You got some wonderful bookmail this month!
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Hehe thank you for following him on instagram! Definitely taking lots of photos at the moment. Yeah, he gets pretty lonely so moving his playpen next to our bedroom works well I think. Happy New Year Becca!
PUPPY!! Oh my goodness, what a cutie!!
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He is definitely adorable! Happy New Year!
I heard someone type "puppy" and I arrived as soon as I could. SO cute! Puppy antics are the best (and worst, haha) plus those puppy teeth. When we brought ours home she would cry at night because she missed her litter mates and I would have to get out of bed at like 2am and hold her until she fell back asleep, haha. Fun times! Enjoy your new reads as well! 🙂
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LOL yessss omg we have had so much grief, sharpest bites ever! But we're definitely making progress with his biting which is good. OMG we still have to get up in the middle of the night twice a night, hopefully it'd cut back soon.
TOBY IS THE MOST ADORABLE THING OMG. So much cute. I can't.
Your book haul is amazing too!! So many books I am desperate for. I hope you enjoy them all!
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YESSS I LOVE HOW CUTE HE IS. So naughty. Thanks Bec, hurry up and read all my favs thanks bye
Awww, the new pup is absolutely adorable! And thanks for reminding me to go vote in the Book Shimmy Awards!
Yessss he has such an adorable face hehe.
PUPPYYYYYYYY!!! He's adorable! *cuddles*
Also do I spy Strange The Dreamer int here??? So lucky. I waaaant it.
YESSSs I need to read it now lol. Happy New Year Bee!
Toby is soooooo cute! I love dogs! I have 6 of my own:)
Looks like you've had a great blogging month. I also got the Fantastic Beasts Screenplay because I loved the movie and just want to re-live it over and over again
omg 6 dogs, wow that must be a lot of work but heavenly as well! Oh man, I need to watch the movie still.
It's amazing! I bet you'll love it. Yeah, the dogs can be a lot of work to keep track of, but two of them are my grandparents' who live in the house with me, my sister, my dad, my mom, and my dad's mom so there's also a lot of people. There was actually a time where the dogs outnumbered the people lol
I'm not really a dog person, but your puppy is so stinkin' cute! He kind of overshadows your bookhaul, because books aren't really that cute in comparison 😛
Hahahah yeah I kind of figured he would XD
Your dog is so freaking cute!!
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I know right? He's grown so much already since this post omg
Awww…Toby is so cute!!! I would love to see his instagram account!
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Hehe thanks Ronyell! His instagram is @tobyindulgence 🙂
Yay for getting a new dog, Jeann! I really want to but with my life kind of up in the air it's probably not a good idea, but I love how cute Toby looks! I hope you have a great time with him. <3
Yessss I know what you mean! They're a lot of work and you'll need to be settled for a long time once you get them, so it's a good idea. Definitely having the best time <3
PUPPY PUPPY PUPPY
YOU HAD ME AT PUPPY.
Ahem. Sorry. Goldens are my favourite and one day I will have a floofball of my very own.
PUPPY. ALSO BAD BOY. BUT PUPPY.
ONE DAY YOU WILL GET YOUR OWN!! Happy New Year!
That puppy is ADORABLE <3 Glad you had a great month!
Hehe he is indeed!
Oh my God, Your new Golden Retriever Puppy is so adorable. You are going to have fun with your new dog. Who can resist that face. Great haul of books.
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He is definitely a joy to be around hehe! He puts a smile on our face. Thank you Grace! Happy New Year!
Toby is ADORABLE! I will totally follow his Instagram account:-)
Hehe yesss his face makes it hard to stay mad at him LOL
Oh my how adorable that puppy is! Enjoy him 🙂 Have a great week and happy reading!
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Hehe definitely a lot of hard work but we love him all the same! Happy reading Grace! Happy New Year!
You have had a lovely month. Wishing you an amazing January as well
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Thank you Resh, I hope you have a wonderful month ahead and Happy New Year!