Scary books to read this month| Books with Fall Vibes!

Last year there was a similar theme: Books That Give Off Autumn Vibes, so I already shared with you my obsession over yellow books. This week’s TTT [Top Ten Tuesday hosted by Jaine @ThatArtsyReaderGirl] is supposed to be about book covers with fall colors / vibes, but to do something a little bit different from what I did before.

Autumn will always associate with “cozy” for me, but considering that we are in October and Halloween is slowly approaching. Besides, this whole month I promised to share with you tons of Spooky / Witchy / Halloweeny reads. It’s only right that my take on this TTT theme is also centered around Halloween and the spookiest month of the year.

Continue reading “Scary books to read this month| Books with Fall Vibes!”

October 2020 Monthly Goals | The ARCs and new releases on my TBR!

I’m so excited for October! It’s going to be a great month, I can feel it! It’s finally getting colder. I started to light up candles around the house, and it’s no longer too hot to cuddle with a book under a blanket. 🍁

My plans for October got kind of ruined but how little I read in September. So instead of focusing on spooky reads as I was planning to, I will have to set other priorities for myself. But it’s totally cool, because I recently got approved for some amazing ARCs that I can’t wait to dive in!

Continue reading “October 2020 Monthly Goals | The ARCs and new releases on my TBR!”

Books on my Fall TBR | Fantasy series I want to finish this year!

September was mostly about fantasy series and I’m planning to dedicate more time this year to finish some of the series I’ve started this and last year. Today I’m joining Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl to share with you my Fall TBR, but mostly to talk about the books I’ll be prioritizing to hopefully finish some series!

I recently organized all of the series I’ve ever started / finished and DNF’d most of them. And was left with 22 series that I’m currently in the middle of. Out of these 22 series: I’m caught up with 6 and I want to finish / caught up with another 8.

Continue reading “Books on my Fall TBR | Fantasy series I want to finish this year!”

TBR | Sea-inspired book covers!

It’s Cover Freebie on Top Ten Tuesday! I’m very excited to see what type of covers all of you decided to feature today. With so many creative people in this community, I’m sure I’ll find some very fun and unexpected posts! ❤ 

Joining Top Ten Tuesday meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl, I decided to combine two of my favorite things: TBR lists and sea. For someone who lives so close to the ocean, I rarely go to the beach, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love the sea itself. I’m just not a huge fan of roasting on the beach. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Continue reading “TBR | Sea-inspired book covers!”

QuickFire Fantasy Book Tag | Some of my favorite fantasies!

The time has finally come for me to do this tag (almost a year later… Sorry, Jack!). In October last year, I was tagged by Jack @Jacksbedtimereading to do the QuickFire Fantasy book tag. Thank you so much for tagging me! Even though I do my tags late, I still love to participate in them, so thank you very much for thinking of me. 🙂 

Fantasy and Sci-Fi are the two genres I read the most every year, although I do love Literary Fiction and Mysteries as well. However, I can’t call myself a fantasy expert. There are still so many fantasy worlds I haven’t visited and so many fantasy series I want but haven’t read! 

Continue reading “QuickFire Fantasy Book Tag | Some of my favorite fantasies!”

September 2020 Monthly Goals |It’s all about fantasy!

Remember last month I said that I’d take things easy and then ended up reading 8 books? Well, September was going to be the month to read LESS books, but then I suddenly received a bunch of ARCs from NetGalley. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

I’m very close to reaching 100 books on Goodreads so that’s something I will easily accomplish. But I’m still planning to take things slower and focus on larger books. This year I’ve been trying to stay on top of the series I start and I think it’s actually somewhat working. Summer was a little bit hectic, with the Reading Rush, ARCs and just things to catch up on, I put the series aside. I’m about to change this with my new set of monthly goals!

Continue reading “September 2020 Monthly Goals |It’s all about fantasy!”

Summer Book Haul | I couldn’t resist these new releases!

Even with COVID-19, quarantine, and many releases being pushed forward, this summer was still particularly good, with tons of new books to choose from. I was lucky to receive quite a lot of ARCs of my most anticipated releases, and the ones I didn’t receive I decided to purchase!

This haul won’t be absurdly huge, but I did get myself a couple of incredible books that I’m dying to get to. Some of them were on my July and August TBRs, but with so many other books (mostly ARCs) that I needed to prioritize, I didn’t get to them all. Some of them are still on their way, as shipping times has been much longer lately [as you all know]. So you might see these books appear on my TBRs for the upcoming months.

Continue reading “Summer Book Haul | I couldn’t resist these new releases!”

Reading Experiment | Reading every day for a month!

This type of reading challenge might be much more fun to see in a video format. But this blog is all I’ve got for you today, so I’m going to try to make it as fun as possible! 🙂 Last year I made a post talking about reading habits I wanted to adapt. You might remember me drawing my conclusions a few weeks ago.

One of those habits was to read every day. It seemed like a great idea, especially since I tend to leave all of my reading for the weekends and then have too many things piled up to do in just a couple of days. 

Last month I decided to give it a go and read every single day for an entire month. I didn’t have any limits of pages, so as long as I read a couple of pages every day (i.e. made an effort to pick up a book) it counted as a successful day!

Continue reading “Reading Experiment | Reading every day for a month!”

Books I loved but never reviewed | Talking about some of my favorite books!

Hi, guys! I’m finally joining in on another Top Ten Tuesday topic. It’s been a while since I participated in this meme without tweaking the topic so much it became something else entirely. This week, we’ll be talking about the Books I loved but never reviewed. I think this is a perfect way to shout out some of our favorite books that might have gone unnoticed. 

Researching for this post made me realize that I write a lot of reviews! I thought coming up with 10 will be an easy task for today’s post. Oh, I was very wrong. 😅

Continue reading “Books I loved but never reviewed | Talking about some of my favorite books!”

August 2020 Monthly Goals | The month of catching up!

I don’t want to sound exactly the same every single month, but WOW! how is it August already??? Time passes so quickly! Usually, August would mean NEWTs Magical Read-a-thon hosted by the one and only G @BookRoast, however, this year due to the multiple comments made by J.K. Rowling about the trans community, G decided to step away from Harry Potter theme. NEWTs will still happen this month, but very low-key, and there won’t be any usual hosting and activities as before. 

Continue reading “August 2020 Monthly Goals | The month of catching up!”

A reflection post | Did I actually incorporate these reading habits?

Exactly one year ago, I made a post about bookish habits I wanted to add to my routine. It’s about time for me to take a look back on the past 12 months and see if I actually incorporated these habits. Or maybe see if I tried them and they didn’t work for me. Basically, another reflection post I tend to love writing 😀 

At the time of creating these habits, my goal was to be more organized when it comes to reading. I love the idea of having dedicated time and mind-space for reading, but we all know that it’s not always possible. 

Continue reading “A reflection post | Did I actually incorporate these reading habits?”

Top 5 European cities I’d like to visit!

Hi, guys! It’s officially summertime! Yesterday was the first time I went to the beach this year, which is kinda crazy since I literally live 10 minutes away from the ocean, lol. And we didn’t even go to lay on the beach, just a little evening stroll during the sunset. 

As you know, I shared with you earlier this month that July will be my “traveling through books month”. I want to wrap all my “travels” up before the Reading Rush begins on the 20th of July, so as I’m writing this post, I’m on my last book and last destination – Afghanistan. Hopefully, I’ll manage to finish it today and return home in time for the read-a-thon 😀 

Continue reading “Top 5 European cities I’d like to visit!”

The Reading Rush | The shortest books I could find!

Hi, guys! The last couple of weeks have been so hectic that I feel like I haven’t talked to you in a while. I had a big chunk of my posts written and scheduled for July, so this is the first one I’m writing in a long time! 

My reading has been going pretty well so far. As you know, I’m traveling through books this month, and I already visited 3 out of 4 destinations. I hope to read the final book and travel to Afganistan this week, so I can start The Reading Rush week with a freshly set TBR 😀 

Continue reading “The Reading Rush | The shortest books I could find!”

Mid-Year Goals Review | How did I do in 2020 so far?

The first semester of 2020 was full of unpleasant surprises. But I still was able to take some advantage of the quarantine and a little bit more free time to keep up or finalize some of the things that have been sitting on my to-do list for far too long. 

I love to constantly review my yearly goals to make sure that I know what the next steps will be in accomplishing them. 6 months mark feels like a good time to take a look at the goals I set for myself at the beginning of this year, see if I accomplished / failed any, and adjust them for the remaining 6 months. 

Continue reading “Mid-Year Goals Review | How did I do in 2020 so far?”

July 2020 Monthly Goals | Four weeks of traveling!

Phew! It’s officially summer in Portugal. The temperature is rising every day, and I still haven’t gone to the beach this summer. I even put it on my to-do list, but there are always more important things to do. 

This year, with everything that is happening, I won’t be traveling anywhere. But I really love visiting new places and I still wanted to entertain this idea. So I decided to create a little challenge for myself. I dug through my large TBR pile and found books set in different countries.

Continue reading “July 2020 Monthly Goals | Four weeks of traveling!”