Review: Crier’s War by Nina Varela ☁️💙

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The moment I finished reading the last page of Crier’s War by Nina Varela, I was left speechless. It was about midnight, and it took me a while to process what an incredible novel I had just read, to the point that I stared at my wall for a while. Crier’s War is a fantasy novel full of emotion, political intrigue and wonderful prose; it felt as if I was standing in a field of beautiful flowers, but all around was chaos unfolding. I know it’s probably a strange comparaison, but it is the closest to what it felt reading this truly stunning novel. Read More »

Reading goals and habits or a look at how my reading routine changed throughout the year 📔💭

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I’ve talked about this quite a lot on the blog since I started posting in January, but I began the year setting a goal for myself: reading at least one chapter of a novel every evening. The past few years, I had not been reading as much as I would have liked, struggling to finish a few novels and I couldn’t understand why. So I decided this would be a great way to get back into reading and rekindle my love for it, and it worked wonderfully. At this point in the year, I have read 70 books, and this number will surely be a bit higher by the end of December, which is a huge achievement for me. I didn’t reach my 40 books goal on goodreads for the last two or three years, so seeing 70 books now is just amazing. Read More »

The Fall Bucket List Book Tag: hello colder weather! 🍂☁️

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I was planning blog posts, thinking about what I wanted to write about and then I saw that Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany created the Fall Bucket List Book Tag, and I simply knew. Autumn is genuinely one of my favourite seasons, very close with winter; when the weather finally started getting colder, I was happy. And when it rained so much in the span of two weeks right after I moved? I thought it was the perfect atmosphere. Sure, the humidity was high but I find cloudy and rainy weather to be so relaxing. I can now wear my jumpers and scarfs and it’s great.Read More »

My Most Anticipated 2020 debut novels (+ a 2021 special mention) 📚💛

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Before maybe last year, I wasn’t really aware of novels that were going to be released in the years to come. I mostly discovered books as they came out, but definitely not a year or even two before they were on shelves. All of that changed, of course, when I started talking about books online and blogging; now I am very much aware of so many of the books that have yet to be released and it’s been so much fun! But also, sometimes, when I’m trying to think about a novel I’d like to read, the first one that comes to my mind is one that is not available yet and then I want to cry. 😭Read More »

Life and reading update: moving, settling in and reading in-between 🍂📙

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I was going to write a wrap-up post as a way to come back to blogging at the start of October. Today is October 11th as I am writing this and I realized it simply was not the right post to write. September was really an intense month, which is why I was mostly absent on the blog. It was not planned at all, but life happened and I had a lot to deal with.

I want to say that I’ve missed blogging and the book community a lot the past few weeks.Read More »

The Taylor Swift Lover Book Tag: talking about books and characters while listening to an album I love 🌸

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As you may or may not know, I love Taylor Swift. I’ve loved her music for years, and I have always been excited everytime she releases new music. So obviously, when Lover came out on the 23rd of August, I listened to it once. Then twice. Then three times… Okay, alright, I’m going to be honest here, and admit I’ve listened to it every day since it came out, even several times a day. When I listen to music lately, chances are, it’s going to be Lover.Read More »