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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April 2019 Goals | ARCs, Reviews and Read-a-Thons!

Whenever I write these posts, I try to answer several questions: What do I want to achieve next month? What do I need to work on? What steps will bring me closer to my goal?

Usually, the answers would be to STAY PRODUCTIVE! MOVE FORWARD! and everything with a similar vibe. But April will be slightly different. Of course, there are still books to read and blog posts to write; but my intention is to take is easy.

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OWLs Read-a-Thon | My 2019 wizarding career!

That’s right! The most exciting Read-a-Thon for all Harry Potter fans is starting on the 1st of April. Have you chosen the career to pursue this year?

Created by Book Roast, this is a magical read-a-thon inspired by the first Hogwarts exams – OWLs (Ordinary Wizarding Level). You don’t have to be a Harry Potter fan to join in. You may join just for the sake of the challenge! But if you ARE Harry Potter fan, this is going to be a year long read-a-thon with a lot of fun challenges along the way.

Make sure to check out Book Roast’s video and download the Wizarding Career Leaflet!

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Pros & Cons of Audio Books | 10 Things I love and don’t love about Audio Books

At the beginning of every year, I go through the “audio book phase”. It’s that period of time when everyone (including myself) is obsessed about time management, new year’s goals and efficiency.

As a result, I keep downloading Audio book apps and force myself to be more productive! Use my time wisely, and so on. If I could double the number of books I read every month by listening to audio books while doing other things, that would be AMAZING!

This is my 3rd year attempting to listen to audio books and after some trial and error, I found some pros and cons, and I would love for all of you to add more things to this list!

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 | What books will I add to my TBR?

For the last two years I’ve been following closely the Women’s Prize for Fiction, especially the announcements of Long- and Shortlists. But this will be my first time attempting to read some of the nominated titles.

A new set 16 books have been carefully picked for the longlist of Women’s Prize for Fiction. Don’t think that I will be able to read all of them until the winner is announced on June 5th, 2019, but there are a few that definitely sparked my interest.

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Book Reviews | How to overcome writer’s block

Blog posts about reviews are not scarce, there are many “how to”, “when to” and “what to” guides from many book bloggers. And do you know why? Because writing reviews is hard. To overcome our difficulties, we try to provide guidelines, advices and rules that would simplify our life as book critics.

Not so long ago, Drew wrote a very interesting post «There is no right or wrong way to review». I have also written previously on How to get back on track with reviews and also a discussion post about Why do we keep writing them.

But there is always time when we hit this wall again. Stare at the blank page for many hours without knowing how to start our review. Can this be considered “writer’s block”? I definitely think it is. In fact, we are writers, even if some don’t consider blogging as the type of creative writing.

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Most Anticipated Releases | March 2019

There are some months that are filled with the new and most excited releases (it seems as though Publishers much prefer January / May and September over the other months!) and then there are months when I browse the New Releases page on GoodReads / BookDepository and other websites for many many hours, and still cannot find anything that excites me.

In March, there were only 7 books that looked somewhat promising.

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The First BookHaul of 2019!

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Many people begin the new year with clearing their bookshelves, to purge and make room for all the new releases of 2019. I, however, am still not ready to give away my books.

Besides, beginning the new year with a book haul, instead of an unhaul is so much more pleasurable! And that is what we are doing today.

Since my last haul in July 2018, I’ve accumulated another 17 books, featured below:

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