Aussie YA Bloggers – Secret Santa Blog Hop

This is my post for the Australian YA Bloggers & Readers Secret Santa Blog HAusYABloggers_SecretSantaop.

The idea is to answer some questions so we can find out a little bit more about each other and leave some clues for our Secret Santa recipient.

So lets see if we can guess who got who.



  1. What are your top 5 favourite books this year? Damn only five. In no particular order: Illuminae, Attachments, Night Owls, I am number four & Ice Kissed.
  2. How did you go with your Goodreads challenge? Kicked it’s ass 😛 I had aimed to read 100 books this year, so far have read 137. This is a BIG deal for me as it’s the most I’ve ever read in a year.
  3. How many times did you post a week on average? Do you think you’ll post more/less in the future? Average for this year has been two posts a week. I’m planning on a three post a week spread next year, so that will be posting more.
  4. What is your favourite blogging moment/achievement of 2015? The Adventures of SacaKat turning Two. Receiving some review books from publishers. Prior to this year all the books I reviewed I had purchased, borrowed or been given by the lovely authors Louise White and Leigh Hutton, who took a chance giving a newbie blogger they met on twitter ARC’s.
  5. Did you read mostly review or non-review books this year? mostly non-review books as I inhaled a lot of graphic novels this year. My plan for next year is to not take on many review books and try to tackle my TBR pile, reading as many of the beautiful books I purchased this year as possible. I’m going to post reviews on my blog for all Aussie author books I read in 2016 and any other books that are standout four/ five stars reads.
  6. What are your blogging goals for 2016? Reading more Aussie authors. Getting stuck into my TBR. Putting out three posts a week, one review, one bookish babble and one flash fiction piece.
  7. What books are you looking forward to in 2016? The Illuminae Files #2, The Reluctant Jillaroo, The Shadow Queen, Reign of Shadows and The Great Hunt just to start off with.
  8. Based on the answers above, have you been a good or naughty blogger this year? Hahahaha well if you ask my husband, naughty, because of all the hours I locked myself away much to his annoyance.

My three Secret Santa recipient clues: 

  1. You live in the state that holds The Cup.
  2. Your Goodreads profile picture is an adorable pup.
  3. Bookshelves cover the background of your blogspot blog.

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15 thoughts on “Aussie YA Bloggers – Secret Santa Blog Hop

  1. LOL I totally know what you mean about locking yourself away to blog! Luckily my partner games so while he’s gaming I’m blogging haha. Congrats on the 137 books, that is an amazing achievement! I completely agree with the Aussie authors because they are awesome ❤

  2. I cannot wait to get stuck into reading and supporting Aussie authors in 2016! Penguin is releasing some amazing debuts next year which I’m very excited about/ Congrats on 137 books like woah

  3. 137 books is amazing! The most I’ve managed in a year is 121, I think, and right now I barely remember half the books I read.

    I think it’s great that you’re aiming to read more Aussie authors–I’ve been thinking about picking up more Aussie books, too. 🙂

  4. I definitely want to cut down my physical TBR pile next year too! They’re books that I’ve purchased myself so I really want to read fewer review copies and tackle the ones that I already own. And one of my goals is to read more Aussie YA authors too! I’ve started exploring the OzYA section of my bookstore a lot more these days so hopefully I support more Aussie authors next year!

    • 🙂 🙂 I doubt that I will get as many read next year 😦 what with having to finish of a TAFE course and wanting to be more active again.
      I pretty much shut out the world as much as possible this year, while i really enjoyed living in my books, the year did disappear extremely fast – oh the woes of being a book worm :-P.

  5. 137 books omg you totally kicked ass Sarah, so, so IMPRESSED!!! 😀

    I definitely want to look at reducing my TBR pile next year as well, definitely a good aim for 2016 hehe.

    Hmm, I actually don’t know who your Santee may be! I need to visit all the other wonderful blogs too so I can see who has bookshelves as their background.

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