Hello! I hope you all are doing well! Are you almost done with college / school assignments? Are you looking forward to the summer vacation?
It’s finally proper summer in Portugal. We went from wearing light jackets and trousers to wearing bikinis in just a day, and I’m still trying to adjust to that sudden change of weather. The good thing is that we are actually allowed to go to the beach [as long as we respect the established distancing rules]. My plan for this weekend is to find the remotest place, bring my book and stay there for as long as possible.
Look at me doing another book tag! I love seeing how other people read, I think it’s the most fascinating thing, together with organization and daily routines. 😀 Thank you, Rafaela for tagging me! Make sure to check her blog if you don’t follow her already!
New week, new books and new to-do lists! Don’t you just love Mondays? 🙂 Monday and Friday are both my favorite days of the week, because for me they mean a new beginning – either the new working week, or new working weekend 😀 I just love making to-do lists and take every opportunity to write those tasks down.
I finally sat down and sorted all of the tag, you kindly tagged me at. I’m pretty sure that this is my first book tag of this year. Yay! So I decided to combine your questions in one post and share my answers, especially because some questions were similar. I also found some photos from a while back when we were allowed to go outside and enjoy the sunshine, and it really made me miss those times, but of course, staying inside and follow the rules is more important now.
“The whole world opened up to me when I learned to read” – Mary McCleod Bethune
I won’t be sharing embarrassing photos of me as a kid today [I might save them for my birthday post]. But we will be talking about a much younger version of me. Interestingly enough, my taste in books hasn’t really changed a lot since I was a kid. I still read fantasy and thrillers/detective novels, and love them with all my heart! 😀
Last year, I made a handy dandy infographic of My Reading Journeythat I will leave linked here if you’re interested to see what books and genres I loved during certain periods of my life.
Hi, guys! I hope you’re staying safe and healthy and reading tons of books! [or not, as long as you’re doing something equally pleasing and exciting].
Usually, Tuesdays are reserved for Top Ten Tuesday meme, but this week I wasn’t really feeling the theme and decided to explore other memes! So here I am, joining in on Top 5 Tuesday instead! 😀 Follow the link to the Bionic Bookworm Blog to find out more about this weekly meme!
I love this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic so much! Today we are talking about all those books that we really loved but that don’t usually fit into book tags or that we just forget about. As I read more and more books every year, I tend to talk more about my current reads, about most recent favorites and also all those books I will definitely read one day. With that, all other amazing books that deserved 5-stars two or three (or more) years ago were swept to the side.
It’s been too long since my last Top Ten Tuesdaypost! Hi, everyone, and hope you’re loving this week’s TTT theme. As I was preparing my post, I found a lot of books with single word titles. And apparently, Sci-Fi books are all about the single-word titles! I was even planning to make a list of Sci-Fi books with a one-word title that I really want to read, but some of them I don’t own and I wanted this list to be more realistic.
In 2020 my blog will turn 5 years old (time flies when you’re having fun, right?), and I thought it would be very appropriate to start this year with Book Blogging Firsts Tag. I wasn’t actually tagged by anyone, and I know I still have tags I haven’t done from 2017 (I’m so sorry!!!), but we won’t talk about that and instead focus on these interesting prompts!
Beth @ Reading every Night did this tag last year and inspired me to do the same. Thank you, Beth! ❤
As I sat here listening to the Harry Potter playlist and writing posts for the upcoming weeks (and also sneakily blog hopping and reading all of the amazing holiday content that you, guys, are putting out). I kept seeing more and more festive book tags! And even though it takes me months (sometimes years) to do the tag I was actually tagged for (I’m so sorry for that!!), apparently, doing the Christmass-y tags doesn’t require any motivation whatsoever!
I’ve seen the “Joy of Christmas” and also “The Festive Christmas Book Tag” going around, which I’m planning to do soon. But today I found this amazing “The Christmas Book Blogger Tag” on Confessions of the Book Geekthat was created by Between my Lines.
How many Goodreads Choice Award nominees have you read?
This year I read only a couple of books from some of the categories, and decided not to vote (except on «The Fountains of Silence» by Ruta Sepetys). The winners were somewhat predictable, as everyone knows Goodreads Award is more of a popularity contest than anything else.
As I was preparing and organizing my reading life for next year, I realized that I don’t really know that many reading challenges, besides the most popular ones. Therefore, to be able to get ready for 2020, I had to equip myself with the complete knowledge of all yearly reading challenges that exist out there.
Of course, I couldn’t keep all of that knowledge just to myself and had to share my findings with you, in hopes that you too will add more reading challenges to this list.
G @BookRoast is an incredibly talented human being, and I’m appalled by the amount of detail and work that went into this read-a-thon. I was so not planning to throw myself into yet another read-a-thon this year, but after watching the Announcement video that went live at the beginning of this week, I couldn’t resist the temptation to Save Ginny and spend the most magical month of the year in Hogwarts!
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please watch this Announcement video by BookRoast and join in on the fun!
We’re currently almost halfway through November, and there are only 6 weeks left before the craziness of the Christmas holidays begins. This means it’s about time to look back on 2019, reassess and reevaluate my goals and try to finish as many things as possible before the end of this year!
Because there are literally dozens of items on my End of the Year To-Do list, I decided to make a little series of blog posts and share with you my reading and life goals for the next month and a half.
NetGalley is one of the main sources of new releases for me. I love the ever-growing community, the opportunity to read new and amazing books, that I’d probably wouldn’t have. It’s always more difficult for the international readers to get physical ARCs of books (and just ARCs in general), so I’m very thankful that NetGalley exists!
Thank you, Melanie @TBRandBeyond for tagging me! Melanie and Mireille run TBR and Beyond together. Their Top Ten Tuesday posts are always so much fun to read, make sure to check out their blog. 🙂