When a book announcement reminds you of an important book in your life: One For All by Lillie Lainoff & The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 💭📝


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There are books that create such clear memories in your mind. Books that highlight a certain time in your life, creating a thread binding memories together. I love these books. I have a few of them in my life, books that left such a distinct mark on my life I could never forget them. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas is one such book for me. Read More »


January 2020 Wrap-Up; getting over a reading slump and reading more contemporary novels 🌷📗

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The last couple weeks have been super busy with work, and I have been tired so I apologize that this post has been a bit late. I am so happy that I can finally sit down and write my first wrap-up of 2020! As you all know, at the end of 2019, I was in a reading slump. I still read but it was tedious and it would take me so much longer that it usually would to go through one book. 

When 2020 started, I wanted to be done with this reading slump. I wanted to read again, the way I used to. I can’t say I’m completely back to reading as often as I did before, but it is so much better after one month, I’m genuinely so happy about it.Read More »

One Year Blog Anniversary Q&A 🎉✨

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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 ✨📔


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 »

My TBR for the #StartOnYourShelfathon, all about reading the books that I own ✨📘

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Today, I want to share with you my list of books I’d like to read for the amazing #StartonYourShelfathon organized and hosted by The Quiet Pond. As you know, I very rarely create lists of books I plan to read because I am a mood reader. However, this is a year long readathon, from December 18th 2019 to December 31st 2020 and the goal is to read as many unread books that we own on our bookshelf so I am very hopeful I will be able to achieve my goals ✨Read More »

The memories I made reading while growing up 🌼

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Reading has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Even when I did not know how to read yet, I used to look through books which I absolutely loved. And when I learned how to read a book, by myself, it became a part of me. There have been times when I haven’t read as much, or when I was confused as to what my reading taste truly was, but books have always been a part of my life. Read More »

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 »