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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New Favorite Authors of 2019 | Ft. Books I’m planning to read in 2020!

When I just started this blog, I didn’t even know that it was possible to read books from so many different authors. My reading mentality back then only allowed me to buy and read books from my favorite authors, or re-read all the books I already owned.

I remember how much I loved going to book shops when I was a teenager, browsing through all the new releases, reading the blurb on the back, and then putting the books down just to go and choose something from the author I was already familiar with. 

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Book Blogging Firsts Tag | Taking a trip down memory lane!

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! ❤

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2019 Reading Stats | ft. Pie Charts & Graphs!

December is one of my favorite months, and not only because of the holiday season, Christmas shopping, and delicious food. It’s also the time to take a look back, see what goals I managed to achieve (or not) and compile multiple charts and graphs to help me analyze my performance. 

Who doesn’t love stats?!

2019 was an incredible year! It’s been one of the most stressful ones because of the number of things I had to juggle. But at the same time, I’m more productive when I have more things on my plate. I would love to reduce the amount of stress in 2020, of course, but I wouldn’t necessarily reduce my workload. 

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The NetGalley Book Tag | How do I choose books on NetGalley?

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. 🙂

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The Book Addiction Tag | Where I discover that I’m a book hoarder!

I was tagged by the fellow blogger and my friend, Meghan from Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews! She has a super power to write tons of reviews in a very short period of time (that I’m a little bit jealous of). Thank you for the tag! 🙂


Questions:

1 – What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
2 – How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?
3 – Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
4 – How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
5 – How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
6 – Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?
7 – How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?
8 – Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?
9 – What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
10 – Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (i.e searching bookshops, online digging, etc.)?
11 – A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
12 – What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?
13 – Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
14 – Describe what books mean to you in five words.


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The Mystery Blogger Award | Ft. Peter Pan, 2019 Goals and Blogging Changes!

I was tagged by the fellow blogger and my friend, Meghan from Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews! She has a super power to write tons of reviews in a very short period of time (that I’m a little bit jealous of). Thank you for the tag! 🙂


The Rules:

1 – Put the award logo/image on your blog
2 – List the rules.
3 – Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4 – Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
5 – Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
6 – You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
7 – Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
8 – Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
9 – Share a link to your best post(s)

This tag was created by Okoto @ OkotoEnigmasBlog. I had to do some searching to find this out 😀


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The Sunshine Blogger Award II | Ft. Positivity and Hogwarts House!

Thank you, lovely Bella, from All Things Annabelle for tagging me and coming up with these amazing questions!

The Rules:

1 – Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2 – Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
3 – Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4 – List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.

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My Good Reading Habits | Book Tag

Oh, this was not easy! I thought I was decent when it came to reading books, especially since I’ve been doing that since I was little. I thought, I might have developed some good habits along the way!

I was wrong.

It literally took me over 2 hours to come up with FOUR good reading habits. So that’s what we are going with today.

Thank you, Meghan for tagging me! This post really helped me realized that I need to develop some more reading habits. 😀

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

Last month I was tagged by Beth @The Books are Everywhere to do the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so much, Beth! This is my first Sunshine award / post and I’m very excited to answer all of your questions.

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Answering bookish and non-bookish questions| The Liebster Award!

This is actually my first time doing The Liebster Award (the trend of 2019 being the year of “first(s)” continues). I love reading Tags, I think they are a great tool to get to know each other better, but for some reason I never do them. It’s about time to join in on the fun!

Thank you, Jenna @Bookmark Your Thoughts for the nomination! I’ve been following closely Jenna’s blog, and just having a blast reading her posts. (especially the book reviews! I think I’m in love with the way she structures her posts!)

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The Versatile Blogger Award

Rules:

  • Show the award on your blog;
  • Thank the person that has nominated you;
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself;
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice;
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.

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