10 Different Rainy Day Moods and Books Recommendations!

How do you usually feel when it rains? Do you wish for sunshine? Do you enjoy the calming sound of the raindrops?

Personally, rainy days for me are perfect to catch up on some blogging and reading. Although, I do enjoy reading in the sun as well. But there is something cozy about the rain and dark sky, the possibility to lit up a few candles and cuddle up with a book under a blanket. I’m definitely a cozy reader!

Today I’m joining the Top Ten Tuesday theme – Rainy Day Reads, with a slight twist. Let’s get started!

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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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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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Most Anticipated Releases | April 2019

Some month I struggle to find new books to add to this post. While other months, there are so many of them that it becomes difficult to narrow the list down. This was the case for April. This post could go on and on forever!

I can’t even imagine what May will be like. Most of my current ARCs will be published in May and I haven’t even checked other new releases yet. But one step at a time!
Let’s see what April brings us!

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March 2019 Wrap Up | Successful Blogging & Reading Month!

Did I just blink and March was gone? Or does every month pass quicker and quicker?
So… March! Even though I just said that it passed in a blink of an eye, I (somehow) managed to get a lot of things done.

If I were to pick the word of the month, it would be Productivity. Because for the first 3 weeks of March I was running errands like crazy. Ticking things off my To-Do list along the way. Until I got ill…

That was the first time (the trend of 2019’s firsts continues) in my life that I felt that spike of energy level. It just dropped from 100 to 10 in one night. And the last week has been a struggle to even get up in the mornings.

I consider myself a morning person. When I was in school and Uni, I would never stay late studying. My strategy was to go to bed earlier, so I could wake up at 5 a.m. and revise before the test. The time until around 1 p.m. is when I’m the most productive. So waking up tired was a very nasty experience. Gladly, I’m slowly getting over the cold, pushing through as usual!

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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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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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