One Year Blog Anniversary Q&A 🎉✨

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Hello everyone!

A year ago today, on January 30th 2019, I posted my very first blog post on Tempest of Books. Yes, today is the one year anniversary of the blog! I am genuinely emotional at being able to celebrate this first anniversary; I have never kept a blog this long and I did not know what to expect when I started but Tempest of Books is truly the work of my heart, and it has been with me through the many changes I went through in my life in 2019. I have had an incredible time this part year sharing my love for books and finding a community of people to talk to and share with about those books. I have learned so much in one year, and I’m so grateful to everyone who has welcomed me in the book blogging community: the kindness of everyone here means so much more than I could express. During its first year, Tempest of Books has gone through a few aesthetic changes, I have slowly but surely found my blogging voice as I wrote more and more posts, and while there are still more that I could work on and achieve, I am extremely proud of where I am today. I am looking forward to another year of reading, another year of discovery, of braving annoying reading slumps; and through it all, another year of sharing my love of books with you all. Read More »

#Pondathon TBR and meet Amélie, my Pondathon character 💛🌻

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2020 seems to be the year of readathons for me. In 2019, I participated in my first ever readathon; it was the first because before then, I was not sure if readathons were for me. I am a mood reader, as many of you know, and sticking to a to-be-read list doesn’t really fit with that. But to my own surprise, I loved it A LOT. I loved participating and reading books fitting certain prompts; if I’m honest, I also loved the tiny sense of accomplishment I felt when I completed all the prompts I wanted to complete! It’s not something I would do all the time, but it is a lot of fun. ✨Read More »

Original End of The Year Book Tag: Fire Emblem Three Houses edition; reviewing my year in reading through a video game I love ✨📔

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Happy New Year, everyone! As you are probably aware, both Shri (@ Sun and Chai) and I love video games ; she writes reviews of games on her blog, and it’s not a secret that I mention video games whenever I can on my blog. This year, we both absolutely fell in love with Fire Emblem: Three Houses; for a while now, I’ve been thinking of a way to intertwine this game with my love for books. And when I mentioned this to Shri, we started talking about it and ultimately decided to create an End of the Year tag, Fire Emblem: Three Houses edition together. Shri posted the announcement on her blog recently and you can check it right here, with all the prompts and graphics! This tag is a fun way to look back at our year in reading through a game that was a big part of 2019 for us. And so today I wanted to share with you my answers for this tag. ✨Read More »