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Hello and welcome to my book blog! My name is Tiarna and I am from Australia. As you can probably tell from the name, I love mermaids and I love books, so I thought the combination of the two would be the perfect title for my book blog. I love to read, probably a little bit too much! I love YA, fantasy, historical fiction, dystopian and any book that is about princesses! If you would like to chat please don't hesitate to contact me! I am also accepting review requests. Happy reading!


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