The Reasons why I don’t Re-Read books anymore!

Every time I see someone re-reading their favorite books, I get transported to my teens when all I did was re-read books over and over again. To the point that I knew them all by heart. The most notable re-reads back then were (1) the Harry Potter series, (2) The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, (3) children’s detective novels and (4) some witty and funny adult crime fiction. 

I wanted to justify my re-reading phase with the fact that I didn’t have that many unread books on my shelves, but that’s not entirely true. My grandfather spent most of his life collecting books, which was very difficult to do in the URSS. Most of the available books were propaganda, and foreign authors were forbidden for many years. There even was an “underground” book trade business. 

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Does this look like a snow globe? Because that is what I was going for! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!

Best wishes for all your new beginnings in:

  • Blogging,
  • Reading,
  • Book buying and
  • Life in general! ❤

Without this community, fellow bloggers and readers, none of this would be possible and I am very grateful for all the new friends I made last year! Big big THANK YOU to all of you!

(No, I am not crying. It’s just very cold and my eyes are teary!)

With love and best holiday wishes,

Alex

 

New Look for Christmas!

Just as in Autumn, it is time to finally make my blog as X-masy as my house! Christmas trees, fairy lights and tons of sparkles – all I need to feel extra festive during this time of the year.

As I am writing this small “update post” I would love if you could link your Instagram / Twitter and Goodreads accounts in the comments down below! I am always searching for new and amazing accounts to follow and to get inspired 

With love,

Alex

Autumnal Look for the Blog!

For a while now I’ve been wanting to adapt my blog to the seasonal mind-set and to the weather outside. I don’t know why, I just love it when my blog portrays exactly how I am feeling and right now I am feeling Autumn!

Instead of giving full revamp to my blog and my header image (that I quite like) I decided to add little autumn touches here and there (the same way I decorate my house for the season!).

Have a nice Sunday!

With Love,

Alex

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!!

Finally received my very own and beautiful copy of «Harry Potter and the Cursed Child».

I was waiting for it for two weeks, the delivering company tried to bring it to me three times and miserably failed!

But! The third time was the charm!

  • New Harry Potter book – CHECK
  • Harry Potter outfit – CHECK
  • Sunny day – CHECK

I am out for a reading session. Hope you all are having a wonderful bookish weekend.

Love,

Alex