Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell |Where I didn’t like Eleanor… Park was alright though!

Rainbow Rowell’s books will always hold a very special place in my heart.  2016 was the year of everything happening at once (good and bad) and one of the greatest things I’ve done last year was starting my blog and devouring «Fangirl» in one sitting, and I have been obsessed with her novels ever since.

After reading three of her contemporary novels, I was expecting «Eleanor and Park» to be just as warm and lighthearted. Oh, how wrong was I! Continue reading “Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell |Where I didn’t like Eleanor… Park was alright though!”

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell | A parody on fantasy?

It finally happened! After having it on my TBR for almost 7 months, in April I have read «Carry On». I love Rainbow Rowell and always will, but I was a little apprehensive to read her fantasy novel, and it’s for a good reason.

If you didn’t know, «Carry On» was a popular fantasy series first mentioned in «Fangirl» where Cate, the main character, was writing fanfiction for. Continue reading “Carry On by Rainbow Rowell | A parody on fantasy?”

April Wrap Up | 2017

The reading slump is officially over (as well as my Instagram slump!). I am so happy to be reading at my usual speed again and taking beautiful pictures of everything and anything bookish!

There is a very special person who always believes in me, no matter what I do or what phase I go through. Thank you very much for always being there for me! Continue reading “April Wrap Up | 2017”

Excited for November | TBR 2016

“November comes and November goes,
With the last red berries and the first white snows.

With night coming early, and dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket and frost by the gate.

The fires burn and the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest until next spring.”
–  Elizabeth Coatsworth

Can you tell how excited I am for November and all the wonderful books on my TBR list??! Continue reading “Excited for November | TBR 2016”

3 Days, 3 Quotes – Day 1

I was tagged by Martin @ A Pretty Wonderful Book to participate in an amazing tag and share some wonderful quotes from my favourite authors with all of you!

The Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you,
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day),
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

fangirl quote

Fangirl is by far my favourite book I read in 2016! Actually it is one of the reasons why I started and kept writing my blog!

Tag time!

 

With love,

Alex

The Bookish Booklover Tag

 

Game of Thrones

Thank you Sammie @ Bookshelves & Biros for tagging me! Her blog is full of amazing content, make sure to check it out! Continue reading “The Bookish Booklover Tag”

June 2016 Wrap Up

I’ve read a total of six books in June, which I am more than happy about as it has been a very hectic and busy month and, what is even more impressive is that I managed to actually write some reviews on them! (Pep talk for myself right here.)

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I’ve started this one at the very end of May, but finished in June so I am counting it towards my June wrap up. It’s a second novel in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Series. The third book is on my July TBR list. Trying to read and hopefully review them all before the movie comes out.
I am enjoying it quite a lot so far. Although I thought I would like it more… if that makes sense.

 

a-game-of-thrones★★★★★
As all of you probably already know (as I have been talking about it a lot on every social media possible!), I am participating in a Read-A-Long of A Song of Ice and Fire series. In June we all read the first book of the series.
It was a reread for me and I really enjoyed it. The only downside is that it made me want to watch the first season of the T.V. show… and I just can’t afford to spend time on it right now!

 

Clockwork_Angel_1★★★★
June was a month of book series and trilogies for me! I’ve started yet another series – Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. And yet again, I thought I would like it more than I did… Maybe it’s the hype around it, perhaps the next books will be better.. (at least I hope so).

 

 

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Nice Girls Endure by Chris Struyk-Bonn is an amazing novel that is coming out in August this year. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the arc. I will try to post the review closer to the release date so it would be more relevant.

 

 

 

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Finally, I was in the mood for some very light reading, so I picked up one of the inumerous short crime novels that I own and…. was completely disappointed. One day I might show you all my huge collection of pocket-size books (wink, wink).

 

 

Attachments

★★★★★

And! The star (no puns intended) of the month of June (drum roll please!) – was Attachments by Rainbow Rowell! Completely in love with her writing. If you want to read more of my few hundred words rambling, be sure to check out the review I posted last month.

March Wrap Up

For me, March was not the best reading month, was always busy at work and at uni and it was hard to squeeze some time for reading in between. But I figured out that I tend to read way more when I have an e-book either on my tablet or on my phone (usually on my phone), as I travel a lot during the week it is easier to pull out your phone and keep reading, sometimes even in classes (don’t tell anyone please!).

I’ve read a total of 7 books and I DNF’d one..

  1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  4. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (and even watched a movie)
  5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  6. Kill School: Slice by Karen Carr
  7. Runes by Ednah Walters

Haruki Murakami just wasn’t for me. His short stories told me nothing and it was too boring to continue reading. I am not completely giving up on his writing but I might wait until a more appropriate set of mind before giving him another  chance.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Kill School by Karen Carr were by far my most favorite books this month. Karen Carr is already working on a sequel and I cannot wait for the next book!

Hope this month brought you some very good reads as well. I would love to know what you’ve read last month and what you are currently reading. Let me know in the comments below.