I usually dedicate so much time talking about books, characters, plots, book covers, that the authors, whose valuable time and effort went into all those wonderful books, are left on the side benches waiting for their turn.
This is changing today!
As a way to review my reading in 2018, I compiled 2018 in a Glance page that is already up on my blog. Basically, the idea was the same as last year – to have a graphic representation of a few main information, for example, the total books read, best books of the year, most read genres and so on.
While preparing the end-of-the-year-page, I noticed that I haven’t read that many great books in 2018. However, there were certain authors that were either new to me and I would love to continue reading more from, or authors that were no longer for me, as my reading tastes keep changing every year.
Continue reading “New-to-me Authors and Authors I’m giving up on in 2019!”
No matter where I am or what I am doing, I am always on my phone. There are just so many things to check and do that my phone became a non-replaceable helper when it comes to tracking my TO-DO lists throughout the day, being active on social media, look for inspiration on Pinterest, browse through different lifestyle and bookish blogs, and much more.
Today I am going to share with you the apps I found extremely helpful that I use on daily basis, each one serving its own specific purpose. Continue reading “Mobile Apps I use every day | For Blogging, Reading and Bookstagram”
Don’t even think that I have it all figured out when it comes to staying on top of reviewing books. No, I struggle just as much as everyone else and sometimes even more. However! Being a perfectionist and just a person who easily gets nervous when too many things start to pile up, I had to learn some tricks that would pull the weight off my shoulders and help me to power through the huge TO-DO list.
Continue reading “When you are struggling to write reviews | A few steps that will make your blogging and ‘reviewing’ life much easier!”
Autumn is one of the best reading seasons – we finally start to pull out cosy blankets from the closets and light our candles (my first sandalwood candle of this seasons is burning right now as I am writing this post). There is nothing quite like the sound of wind and rain, grey clouds and mist, while travelling to the epic kingdoms, other planets or scary future Earth.
If that doesn’t sound perfect, I don’t know what does!
In the spirit of upcoming rainy days, here is a list of all reasons WHY YOU SHOULD READ MORE POST-APOCALYPTIC BOOKS. I’ve been ranting on and on about my love towards Sci-fi and Dystopian books, because frankly Utopia does not sound that interesting to read about! I mean, the perfect society is kind of boring. Continue reading “10 Reasons why you should read more Post-Apocalyptic Books!”
This year has been amazing so far in terms of new genres, new releases and new-to-me authors. There were quite a lot of them that I would like to read more from, considering that their books made it to my 2017 favourites list that I will be sharing with all of you closer to the end of this year.
Surprisingly, almost all of them write General Fiction novels and it’s not a genre I pick up often, but when I do, it usually turns out to be a great experience. Maybe I should dedicate more of my reading time to Adult Fiction? Growing up is a very complicated process, especially when your reading tastes grows with you. Continue reading “Authors I discovered this year| And other honorable mentions!”
This is a very long-coming post. Usually, when people start a book blog, rating protocol is one of the first things they think about. Afterall, that is what you will be doing for the most part of the blog – reviewing and rating books. On almost every blog you can find the rating system and its explanation to help people situate themselves within the wide array of stars, roses, tea cups and other symbols picked by thousands of book bloggers.
Did this ever happen to you? I am 100% sure I am not the only one who gets a hangover from reading books of the same genre over and over again. However, if I am the one and only, then let’s talk about it anyway! It’s nice to get things off your chest, especially bookish things.
Honestly, I never had this problem before. I used to read only crime and thrillers over and over and over again! And it was just very enjoyable.
I thought I’d take you on a journey today through my bookish phases and maybe you will be willing to share yours in the comments down below! Continue reading “Genre Overdose | How resistant are you to reading books of the same genre consecutively?”
Unlike the title might suggest, this is not an actual textbook guide. I have been blogging for over a year now and reading and reviewing ARCs for almost the entirety of it. I cannot call myself an expert but I can share my process with you and maybe you will find it helpful, you are also welcome to leave some of your own tips in the comment section below! Continue reading “Guide to Reading and Reviewing ARCs | How to embrace the ARC’s DNF”