“It was difficult to admit failings, especially to someone who meant so much to her.”
The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon
“It took her days to wade through the complexities of those sorts of emotions. But he could do it in minutes. It was quite a skill.”
The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon
“You have instinct. You have intuition. And you, my dear, are going to be a star.”
The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon

The Brisbane Writers Festival is fast approaching! I’ve been looking forward to this for quite a few months now and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to meet some really amazing authors! Here are the events that I’ll be attending:


Madness, Melancholia and Creativity | Kate Richards, David Malouf, Ellen Van Neerven
This World and the Next | Lani Taylor, Isobelle Carmody, Kirilee Barker, Trent Jamieson


When the Night Comes | Favel Parrett, Emily Philip
Women and Prizes | Sophie Cunningham, Karen Joy Fowler, Claire Wright, Fiona Stager
The Bond of Women | Kimberley Freeman, Josephine Moon, Frances Whiting
Betty Churcher: Australian Notebooks | Betty Churcher, Chris Saines

| The full BWF program can be found here |

“I want you to know I do trust you. And I do believe you can do anything.”
The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon

If you’re going to call me up from the bookstore and ask me for book recommendations, the least you could do is tell me which books you decided to buy!

“She carried a notebook with her everywhere and brimmed with ideas. She often woke in the night and switched on the light to scribble down her thoughts.”
The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon
“You can’t just drink the tea, you must experience it.”
The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon
“Women have entered a new era - one of self-determination, autonomy and celebration.”
The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon




  1. Be following me readaroundtherosie 
  2. Prizes will be sent via the book depository so if they don’t ship to your country, I’m really really sorry. But they ship to over 150 countries worldwide, so hopefully that includes you
  3. like, reblog, do whatever as many times as you like- try not to spam people
  4. no giveaway blogs thank you
  5. End date: November 1st 2014, midnight AEST
  6. you will need to give me your address to send them don’t worry I won’t do anything else with it, I’m far too lazy 


  2. Each winner will receive 1 hardcover OR two paperbacks of their choice from the books above
  3. considering HEIR OF FIRE is currently my favourite book of the year thus far I wanted to celebrate that and all my other favs so far so these are my favourite reads 
  4. you can choose any of the books from the series if you already have the first one, or even from a spin off series (like Bloodlines instead of Vampire Academy)



First of all i will not be giving away 100 books (If i was rich enough to give away 100 books I would but i’m an 18 year old who spends too much time on the internet). My giveaway is based off my 100 book reading challenge (there’s a full list of all the books there and you can also enlarge the photos above to see the selection.) hence the name for my giveaway. All these books are from the list i plan to read. So i haven’t read them all but from what people have said there are A LOT of good books here. 

Secondly theres actually 102 books here. hehe!

Anyway if you didn’t know by now this is a book giveaway! *cheers*

  • Now here is the link to my blog (tilly-and-her-books). You don’t have to be following me to enter this but it would be nice y’know? I’d rather people follow for the enjoyment of books and my cats. 
  • I will be doing this giveaway through The Book Depository so please check if they deliver to you before you enter
  • Likes and reblogs count but be wary of your followers, don’t spam them please
  • No giveaway blogs
  • Just take a deep breath and relax. Have a good day alright? 


  • There will be…5 winners. Each of them will receive two of the books from above. You can also pick other books from the series that are selected.
  • They will be in paperback and the covers/editions may vary. 
  • This giveaway ends November 1st 2014. 
  • Keep your inbox open and be prepared to send me your address. I won’t stalk you.

Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions and also thank you to all of my followers and feel free to just message me anytime to talk. I think that’s everything…much love <3



I just want to start out by saying thank you to everyone for all the support you’ve given me. I’ve made so many great friends in the year and half I’ve been blogging and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for you. Okay, enough of the sappy stuff! To thank you guys I’ve decided to host a giveaway!

Here are the guidelines:

  • Since this giveaway is to thank my followers, you must be following me
  • There will be two (2) winners. The first place winner can chose any book(s) valued at $20 USD or less. The second place winner can choose any book(s) valued at $15 USD or less.
  • You must enter using the Rafflecopter widget. Any other entries will not be counted.
  • The giveaway is a worldwide as long The Book Depository ships to your country
  • The giveaway ends on September 20, 2014 at 11:59 EST. I will then chose the winner using Rafflecopter (which uses a random number generator)
  • I will be contacting the winners via email (provided to me via Rafflecopter). I promise I will only contact you for the giveaway and will never send you any spam.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond before I pick another winner
  • I will be checking to make sure that the winner has valid entries and if found to have invalid entries, the winner will be disqualified and another winner will be chosen
  • The winners must be comfortable with giving me their address (again, I promise not to spam you!)
  • If you have any questions feel free to ask me!

Here’s the link to the Rafflecopter giveaway! Enter away!


I think it’s time for my first giveaway! (And the crowd goes wild). These are my favorite books I’ve read this year and I’d like to share them with all of you. Please read the below rules and reblog to your heart’s content. 

  1. Open internationally (Thank you Book Depository!)
  2. Ends on September 18th (duckduckbooks' birthday!)
  3. You must be following me. 
  4. For entries, just reblog/like this post — try not to do so too often (I follow most of you cats and kittens and non-binary felines so I will see!)
  6. There will only be one winner — that winner can choose one of the above titles of my favorite books (they’re all available in paperback, I’m poor.)
  7. Once a random winner is chosen, I will message them. said winner must be comfortable giving me their mailing address.
  8. If i don’t receive a reply within a week, a new winner will be chosen.