April Wrap-Up: A fast paced month

Wear Red(1)Hello everyone!

April feels like it went by much faster than the previous months and I have no idea why. At the beginning of the month, I unfortunately had the flu which was not a fun time at all, it took me over a week to finally feel better. I just spent days in bed, sleeping and resting; I could barely read because of the migraines and overall exhaustion. I hated not being able to do much of anything, but I am much better now, it was pretty much over at the end of the first week of April. I also finished my second semester of lectures at university this month and I am now in the middle of final exams which is slightly (okay, very) stressful. Today was actually my law history exam!Read More »

Spoiler-free review: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

descendant of the craneHi everyone!

At the end of last year, I made a Twitter thread about my most anticipated books coming out in 2019 and Descendant of the Crane by Joan He was one of them. So to say I was really excited when I finally could start reading it would be an understatement. I had an inkling I was going to love this novel; I can tell you right now, that inkling was nothing compared to how much I actually loved Descendant of the Crane. When I finished reading it, at 11 at night, my heart was physically aching because of how much this book made me feel, think and how attached I was to the story. I was overwhelmed with emotions in the best way possible. When talking about it on Twitter, the word I kept using was incredible, because yes, it is an incredible novel. 💖

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How I rate the books I’ve read 📘

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Today, I want to talk about ratings, and more precisely, how I rate books. I know ratings, and the star system for rating can be a big debate in the book community, and it definitely has its pros and cons. However, it’s currently the system I use: I rate the books I’ve read out of 5 stars. I avoid half-stars, even though I think they are a great tool, simply because it would frustrate me to no end not to be able to reflect it on my goodreads ratings. Because then, how do I rate a book I think is a 3.5 stars for example? Do I rate it 3 or 4 stars? I know I would not be able to decide, and it would be more stressful for me than anything else.

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Spoiler-free review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins ReidHi everyone!

Daisy Jones & The Six is a book I’ve heard a lot of incredible things about, and I was so intrigued by the premise and format of storytelling this novel offered. The hype was real, and while I’m usually cautious when reading a hyped book like this one, I picked it up thinking it was obviously going to be a five-star read for me. I was absolutely ready to love this book.

Author_ Taylor Jenkins Reid Released_ March 5th, 2019

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The Perfect Book Tag

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Today, after reading Sofii’s amazing new book tag on her blog A Book A Thought, I really wanted to do it myself and so here we are! I absolutely loved the concept of it; Sofii described it perfectly: “it’s all about creating our perfect story or perfect book based on our past readings. The idea is to create your own perfect book, choosing only the best of the best from other books you’ve already read. Choosing from our Perfect MC to our Perfect Ending” and I thought it would be really interesting (and challenging) to answer all the prompts. You can find and read all of Sofii’s answers here. The rules are simple:

  • Answer honestly, there are no wrong answers
  • To make it just a little harder, you can’t mention the same book twice
  • Have FUN!
  • Tag me if you decide to do it, I would love to see your answers
  • Tag at least 5 people

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Spoiler-free Review: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

 

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How do I even begin to talk about The Priory of the Orange Tree? I didn’t know much about the book going in, only that it involved dragons (which was a big reason why I decided to read it, I have to be honest) and that my friend Rachel kept telling me how great it was and that I should read it. I knew it was going to be a long book and that it would take me a while to get through it, but I didn’t mind at all. I was so ready to get into a new high fantasy.

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March 2019 Wrap-Up 📚

March Wrap-UpHi everyone!

March was a very exhausting month for me to say the least. I’m still recovering from it 😴 I expected some form of exhaustion because I had very important exams coming at university, but my mental health also wasn’t at its best (because why not make things harder?). But I got through it and after my last exam last Thursday, I thought I’d get some rest and relax. That’s when, on Friday evening, I realized I’d gotten the flu 🤒 Yeah. I’m still ill right now, and the doctor I saw told me it might take me another few days to get better. Still, March wasn’t all bad at all. I read some really good books, started another playthrough of my favourite game series of all time (Mass Effect), made some new friends…

And I have no doubt April will be much better! My final exams start on the last week of April but I’m somehow not as stressed now. April is also my birthday so that should be a bit of fun too! 🎂Read More »

ARC Review: Carmilla by Kim Turrisi

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I’m here today with a spoiler-free review of Carmilla by Kim Turrisi. A massive thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is the novelization of the webseries Carmilla and I was so happy when I found out it was going to be a thing. I watched the series a few years ago and LOVED it, so I was really looking forward to experience this story again through a different media.

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