April 2020 Wrap Up | The month I read too many books!

Who would have thought that April would turn out to be one of the best months of this year [so far]?! Obviously, we are still under quarantine, not allowed to go anywhere other than work and food shopping, and COVID is still a very serious threat. So considering all of that, somehow I managed to read 18 books in April! 

This is by far the most I’ve ever read in just one month. What is more curious though, is that most of the books I read were 4-5 star reads! Even in terms of quality, April was the best reading month of this year.

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The Books I DNF’d last month |Mini-Reviews

Hi, guys! I hope you’ve managed to control your Animal Crossing addiction and actually made some progress in your O.W.L.s TBR over this weekend! 😀 I still haven’t succumbed to the pressure to buy Switch, so I’m safe from THAT addiction. But I’ve been playing a little bit more of Nevernight this weekend and watched TONS of YouTube videos… 

Somehow, I still finished a bunch of books and I’m feeling very confident that I actually might be able to complete all 12 O.W.L.s prompts. Crazy! I know! 

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March 2020 Wrap Up | The month I fought my way out of a reading slump!

The first two weeks of March and the last 10 days of the month feel like they belong in completely different months, times, worlds… Not only because of the COVID and social isolation but just workload and how I’ve been feeling in general (and I’m pretty sure there are a lot of people who went or going through the same thing). To summarize my state of mind in March: (1) reading slump, (2) unable to focus, (3) overwhelmed by daily tasks, and (4) not feeling my usual self. 

It’s been a rough time for everyone, and I constantly felt like I was doing too many things at the same time, my mind kept wandering everywhere and I even skipped a couple of weeks of blog posts because I couldn’t find the motivation to write anything, even though I love my blog and all of you, guys. 

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February Wrap Up 2020 | The month I was too busy to learn anything new!

One of my goals this year is to learn something new every single month. In January I learned how to stay on top of things. February on the other hand…

No matter how hard I tried to plan ahead, every single weekend in February we had something going on – some things were rather pleasant though. 🙂 

I really hope that this was the busiest month of the year and that things will start slowing down from here onward, but I don’t really believe that. As we are getting closer to my deadlines and exams, life is getting busier and busier. 

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January 2020 Wrap Up | The month I learned how to stay on top of things!

January will always be my favorite month of the year! It might be the fact that I always see it as a fresh start, or maybe because I get so tired of holidays that I just want to dive into a familiar work-home-work routine. I try to treat every day as a fresh start, but nothing feels quite the same as the first month of the year. 

This was one of the quickest passing, but also incredibly productive months in a very long time. I followed most of my new year’s resolutions and tried to organize my life to the little things. 

Did you start the new year strong?  

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Looking Back at the 2010s | ft. Backwards Bucketlist!

2010s wasn’t an “easy” decade. This was basically the decade of my 20s – the time of changes, of finding yourself and your place in this world, and of course the time of new experiences. This is when we graduate from University, look for our first serious jobs, or pursue academic careers, and are forced to make many important and life-affecting decisions. 

I saw this Backwards Bucketlist on zoella.co.uk. I used some of the prompts from there that applied to me and removed others. But if you’d like to see the full list and also get the printables, make sure to check Zoella’s blog!

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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 Worst Books of 2019 | And why I didn’t rate some books on Goodreads!

Christmas is officially over. I hope you all had a wonderful time, ate tons of delicious food, yummy chocolates and found books under the Christmas tree! 

From incredible Christmas Eve dinner surrounded by friends and family to thoughtful gifts that made me tear up, this Christmas was incredible! We then spent Christmas day in the most chilled way ever, ate some more food, went for a walk in the sun, watched the Harry Potter movie and I even managed to read the first book AND play the first Video Game. 😀

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The Best Books of 2019 | My favorite reads of this year!

Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today!

The days before Christmas are usually very busy. Yesterday I spent most of the day cooking and preparing everything for the Christmas dinner, but TODAY I have no plans whatsoever! Only rest, eat tons of delicious food and start my re-read of the first Harry Potter book. 🙂 

There are not many days left in 2019 and the Christmas day seemed like the perfect day to finally post the list of my favorite books of 2019

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2019 Goals Wrap Up | Reading for fun, Discovering new authors & More!

I spent so much time this month to get everything prepared for tomorrow that I can’t quite believe that I’m finally done with all the presents, wrapping, shopping, etc. I also can’t wait for my family to open their gifts, I think they will really love them and I honestly prefer giving presents more than receiving. 

Tomorrow I will be worrying about cooking and setting the table, but today I thought I’d take a few hours off to look back at my 2019 Goals and see what worked for me, what didn’t and what goals will need to migrate to next year.

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November 2019 Wrap Up | The most productive month of the year!

It’s the 1st day of December as I’m writing this post. It’s crazy to think that we only have 30 more days before 2019 is over! Where did the year go? I need time to slow down because there are still tons of things I need to do in 2019!

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October 2019 Wrap Up | New favorite book and movies of 2019!

After a disastrous September, when I had very little time and motivation to read, October turned out to be a much better month. Even though I had just as many (if not more) things on my To-Do list, somehow I was able to embrace my inner “busy bee” and also find some time for myself.

In October I read a total of 7 books! Six of them I was able to finish by October 18th. With such a great start, I was hoping to read 10 or more books by the end of the month but the last two weeks have been particularly busy and didn’t leave much time for anything but work.

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September 2019 Wrap Up | I’m so glad this month is over!

Out of all months of 2019, September was probably the worst one when it comes to reading, and just generally staying on top of things. I don’t know if it was the intense summer reading or the number of books I chose to finally get to in September, but my brain decided to avoid reading at any cost. 

As a result, I’ve only finished one book in the first half of the month. I began reading «Gardens of the Moon» on the 15th of September and started a bunch of other books in the hopes to be able to finish them by the end of this month. 

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August 2019 Wrap Up | Failing NEWTs and increased “ARC”-load!

To summarize my August reading experience let’s just say that I did EVERYTHING, including writing reviews (Crazy! I know!), except reading books I carefully picked for my NEWTs TBR. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Was I expecting this to happen? 

Honestly, after such a great experience of the reading rush read-a-thon, I thought I’d be able to read tons of books in August – the ones on my TBR and the ones that didn’t make it to my NEWTs TBR. I’m slightly disappointed with myself, but I don’t think I could have forced myself to read more. 

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July 2019 Wrap Up | The best reading month of the year!

I always find it difficult to write monthly wrap-ups, especially when life decides to play some pranks on me at the end of the month, making everything so much more difficult.

July began on a very high note, and overall, looking back on it, it was a great month, except a few hick-ups here and there. But most importantly, it was my best reading month so far, with a total of 11 books!

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