Saturday, November 15, 2014

Getting to Know You Blog Hop



In light of certain recent events in the book blogging community (which I am NOT going to mention because there's been enough shit about it already), Cuddlebuggery are hosting a Getting to Know You Blog Hop to get the good vibes going again!

So you're here to get to know me, and in return you win books - this is a win-win situation! I get to talk which I love doing and I get to share book love which benefits us all! YEYEYEY.

Okay leggo

I handed in my Honours thesis yesterday! I'm studying a Bachelor of Information Systems which basically means I learn about the technical side of computers (networking, programming, databases) and the business side (how businesses can leverage information systems to make $$$) and how these 2 sides talk to each other! My friends and I were such dorks yesterday we spent the better part of the day taking photos with our theses. In our defence, it was almost like having a baby - 9 month in the making, lots of cravings, lots of pain, lots of sleepness nights yeah...

My favourite season is summer and as I'm Sydney born and bred I love the beach - I swear we have some of the prettiest beaches in the world. Bondi <3

I'm a bit of an owl though so I don't go to the beach a lot; it takes a lot of planning. Well actually I'm an owl. I sleep at like 4am and get up at like 4pm in the afternoon on days where I don't go out.

I try not to go out. I'm a very lazy person. I stay in my pyjamas all day and don't leave my room unless I need to go get food or go to the bathroom. I'm not an introvert... not really I swear... I just don't want to deal with  real life sometimes.

Which is why I spend a lot of time gaming when I'm not reading. I play MapleStory and I've been playing it for the past 7 years and NO REGRETS. My favourite game ever is Final Fantasy X followed closely by Kingdom Hearts II but I do love FFX-2 as well.

One of the reasons why I love KH other than the superb graphics and awesome storyline is that it combines Final Fantasy with Disney. Disneyland is one of my favourite places in the world and I adore Mickey Mouse. My Mickey Mouse plushie is 19 years old from when I went to Disneyland Anaheim in 1995 - now you know how old I am.


I try to buy everything in blue, especially seafoam or Tiffany's blue because it's beautiful so I basically only wear blue (and grey) clothing. And I love florals too so I have a lot of flowery clothing.

Growing up I've always listened and loved music. Sadly I cannot play a musical instrument but I can read music? My favourite musical genres are house/dance, pop, alternative and the best of the best - KOREAN POP! My K-pop collection is half the size of my book collection so yahhhh... Which is where my blog name came from. "Fiction in fiction (in fiction)" is the chorus to B2ST's Fiction which is my favourite K-pop group and my fav song by them! My blog's tagline "Even today, I’m still in the story of you and I that hasn’t ended, in fiction" is another line from the song :D


OK LASTLY. YA high fantasy is my favourite genre EVER. Throne of Glass is my favourite series <3 I also love the Grisha trilogy, Fire and Thorns trilogy, The Lotus War. I love fantasy too so Covenant, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Iron Fey. Paranormal is another favourite and I adore The Raven Cycle, The Violet Eden Chapters, Unearthly. Contemporary is another awesome genre (ALL THE MELINA MARCHETTA AND GAYLE FORMAN. Also Jandy Nelson, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Katie McGarry ) and sci-fi ain't too bad either (Legend trilogy, Shatter Me trilogy, The Bone Season, Lux, These Broken Stars, Under the Never Sky, Angelfall, The Darkest Minds).

YAY GIVEAWAY TIME. This is open internationallyyyyyy yeyeyey and you can win ONE of the following books from the below pictured - these are the start of a series but you can win any of the books within that series! You'll notice that these are books I mentioned in the previous paragraph and that's because I love these all so much and I want to share them with YOU.

I will ship the book via The Book Depository (so only enter if TBD ships to your country) and the default will be the US hardback where possible unless you specify otherwise!





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64 comments:

  1. Wow, way to win the Giveaway choice award. I love you to much, Jaz.

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  2. Awesome post Jaz and congrats on handing in your thesis! I definitely agree that we have some of the best beaches - especially when the sun is shining and you can sit there watching the waves roll in. I really need to read more YA high fantasy, so thanks for sharing those recs in there which I'll hopefully check out soon :)

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  3. i would to win The Sky Is Everywhere ! the synopsis has captures me so badly and many good reviews about it . I wonder how the main protagonist manage her problem after her sister passed away!

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  4. There are so many I would love! But I would choose Lux: Beginnings because I've been dying to start that series, as everyone is raving about it, and there are aliens :D

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  5. I would pick Shadow and Bone, because I've heard so many great things about this trilogy and haven't read it yet!

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  6. Jellicoe road because Epic Reads recommended it and it's on my TBR pile..

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  7. I'm looking but for right now I'd say Throne of Glass, but I would check my TBR list and see what I have first on it.

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  8. I want to win "Throne of Glass" by: Sarah J Maas, so that I can have a physical copy of it! And also so I can make my mum read it haha.

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  9. I would love to win Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo....
    I heard so many good things about The Grisha series and the synopsis sounds very intriguing!

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  10. i'd love to win shadow and bone! it sounds like a great book :)

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  11. Bondi looks beautiful. I never got to visit it when I visited Sydney last year, but maybe I'll get to visit it one day. My song rec for you is...Do You Wanna Know? by Arctic Monkeys. The guitar in that song is absolutely amazing. I'd love to win I'll Give You the Sun after loving TSIE.

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  12. I know you well enough to already know most of these facts woo! It's been so great to meet you in this blogging community, and getting to know you in real life :D Annnd I would love to win a copy of Shadow and Bone because I haven't started that series...but is that even a surprise lol

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  13. I'm a huge alternative fan too. :) I'd really want to win I'll Give you the Sun because I've been hearing such great things about it lately! It sounds like such an interesting concept.

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  14. YAY, congrats on your thesis!!! I'm starting all my major works for school - I have four, and nine months for those as well. It's going to be a hectic year. Lol, now I know the reason for the blue floral background (it IS a lovely colour!).

    Oooh, I'd love to win What I Thought Was True, because I LOVED My Life Next Door!

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  15. Either The Daughter of Smoke and Bone or I'll Give You the Sun. I have read (and LOVED) both, but I don't actually own copies of either, which makes me sad!

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    1. OH, or Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas! God, so many good books! I'm indecisive!

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  16. I want Pushing the Limits please.. :) Thanks!

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  17. Shatter Me because I love the premise. The metaphor of it.

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  18. I would love to win "These broken stars"! I loved the concept and the romance

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  19. Ugh! It's so hard to choose among all those beautiful books. I think I'll pick The Young Elites by Marie Lu. :)

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  20. I really wanted to win Prodigy by Marie Lu :) I haven't yet read the second in the series, but I'm dying to! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I would love to have a copy of Pushing the Limits by McGarry :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  22. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone because I haven't started on the series yet but it sounds amazing!

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  23. I'd love to win This Shattered World because I have These Broken Stars on my shelf just waiting to be binge read together! Plus the covers are absolutely gooorgeous!

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  24. I'd want to win Unearthly because I absolutely LOVED that book!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  25. Wow, so many to pick from. These Broken Stars because I've heard SO many good things about it and it's got a beautiful cover. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

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  26. Shadow & Bone, Legend, Young Elites or Throne of Glass

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  27. I swear I just commented but no idea if it worked. Silly google.

    If I somehow managed to win I'd probably go for Girl of Fire and Thorns because I'm the last fantasy loving person on the planet to read it.

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  28. I'll give you the sun since I heard it was fabulous or These Broken Stars since i love that book and would love to own a HC of it!! Thanks!!

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  29. Hi! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I would either want Throne of Glass or Under the Never Sky. I have heard rave reviews for both and am really intrigued!

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  30. I want to win Throne of Glass because come on, it's Sarah J Maas.

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  31. I've been looking for the sequel to the Darkest Minds Series for the longest time so I would pick that :)

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  32. my life next door because i always want to have this book...i like the blurb :)
    thx u so much !!

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  33. What I though was True, this book look great read :)

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  34. There are so many good ones! But perhaps... Siege and Storm, or The Young Elites, or The Bone Season... or the Raven Boys *can't choose*

    Thank you for doing this giveaway :)

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  35. Wow, what amazing choices! I'd pick On the Jellicoe Road. I normally read books from my local library and then budget for ones I LOVE and need to own. This book is on my to-buy list. I figure, some people collect art for their walls, but I collect beautiful books for my shelves and to share with friends.

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  36. I would choose Shadow and Bone! Because everyone that I've talked to loves it and it sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  37. I would choose The Raven Boys because I have heard really good things about that book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Amber @ The Book Bratz

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  39. Angelfall by Susan Ee because it looks interesting

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  40. Heh...I may have recommended 3 songs btw...

    As for books, ah decisions!!! Umm...hmmm...Probably The Iron King....or The Young Elites...or Unearthly! OOoooo or maybe Under the Neversky!!! *sigh* This is hard...

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  41. I would pick Shadow and Bone, because I've heard so many great things about it! Thanks for the giveaway!
    (Valentina -on the raffle)

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  42. I'd love to win Heir of Fire, I've been slowly collecting the Throne of Glass series, I'd just love to marathon them all and the hype is driving me crazy. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day. :)

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  43. Those are some very good options. I'd have to wreck my brain to pick one! Thanks for the giveaway :)
    (Teresa Santos on rafflecopter)

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  44. thanks! i would like to read The sky is everywhere or Ill give you the sun!
    thanks again for the great choices!

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  45. AHH Throne of Glass is so epic and amazing!! It's one of the best of the best!! LOVE it too!! I want to win These Broken Stars because its on my TBR and the cover looks gorgeous and I've heard only good things. Though several books pictured are on my TBR so really I could do with a lot of them because BOOKS!

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  46. I would love to win The Raven Boys because I absolutely love this series and would love to do a re-read! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. I would choose to win The Raven Boys because it is an AWESOME book and I love it or Hallowed by Cynthia Hand because I have the Unearthly but I haven't had the chance to finish buying the series!! Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  48. I'd like to win the Raven Boys. I've heard really good things abnout it - and Maggie Stiefvater, too.

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  49. I've got no idea!! I'm stuck between Young Elites and I'll Give You The Sun!!! I've heard so much about both of them!!! But I'll most probably go with YE, because it was released in the US on my bday!!! #October7

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  50. Daughter of Smoke and Bone because I have been dying to read it

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  51. There are too many amazing choices, and I honestly just don't know which I would choose. Possibly The Sky is Everywhere? But with all of the first books and sequels there are to choose from, I can't sa just yet which I would go with for sure. Thank you so much for the giveaway and for giving us the chance to get to know you!

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  52. I would like to try Pushing the limits, I love to read romance.

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  53. the girl of fire and thorns i have been getting into high fantasy and have good things about it

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  54. I want to win THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu because I'm her biggest fan! I loved her Legend trilogy! I've heard so many people raving about her new book and I got so excited! Thank you for this amazing chance! :)

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  55. I would love to win Angelfall by Susan Ee because it sounds like something I'd enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  56. I would love to win These Broken Stars. Its been in my tbr list forEVER!

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  57. I would choose The Bone Season because I've heard a ton about it and it sounds pretty good :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    -Amber Terry-

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  58. I would most likely pick This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner since I just recently finished and loved These Broken Stars. Can't wait to see what happens next.
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  59. I really want to read These Broken Stars, That cover is so pretty and I've read really good reviews about it and the first books in The Grisha and Penryn & the End of Days series are ones I really want to start.

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  60. Thrones of Glass because I have the 2nd book and I need a physical copy. :))

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  61. Pushing The Limits :)
    I heard and read amazing things about this book and series,and I really want to read!
    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  62. Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff! I've read the first book and I'm DYING to get my hands on the rest of the series :)

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  63. We have a lot of common books on our favorites shelves. :) I love the stuffed Mickey on your desk. I think I'd like to win The Raven Boys, but it's hard to choose from such a great selection of books.

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