To sum-up: March 2017

To Sum up March 2017

Hello guys !

This month, I’m on the extreme opposite of the mood spectrum compared to last month, I’ve been feeling good and happy and productive. And reading great books helped a lot with that.

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I’m all sunshine, unicorn poops and rainbows this month and I DON’T KNOW WHY. Not that I am complaining. So let’s see what’s new. Oh I got some book mail at the start of the month, all Shades of Magic trilogy (although to be fair ACOL showed up like 10 days ago) and History is all you left me so that got the month off to a good start. I’ve also made new friends in the community (especially on Twitter), people I’ve been admiring for a long time and the huge dork that I am is exstatic about that. By the way, I’m very active on there and my tweet go from lame to hilarious, to serious so follow me if you don’t want to miss out.

What else happened? Oh I’ve been feeling very “whole” if that makes sense, like I’m finally seeing all of me and that’s probably responsible for most of my good mood, as well as the fact that I’m back to the gym so I’ve been pouring all my stress there.

Oh and you know how I’m a medstudent, right? so a couple of weeks ago we organized, a bunch of friends and I, a small event for kids in the Children’s teaching hospital where we got them Teddy Bears. Each one got one and they got to be the parent and the Teddy Bears were sick and we got to explain things and procedures to them so that they were less afraid of Doctors and they had a blast which made me incredibly happy. LOOK IT:

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I also started mixing a bit of bullet journaling into my creative journal because God know I need all the help I can get to stay organized, especially with exams coming up soon again (yes it’s that time again. sigh)

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I still suck at blog-hopping.

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See, told you last month I would catch up! Now, I’m right on track with my 3 books a month for the challenge. Although, now that I’m almost done with review copies, I’m pretty sure I can do a lot more than that. Plus, this month I read for of these, that’s how I caught up, so it’s totally doable.

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I don’t know? I’m gonna wing it like a boss, that’s what’s gonna happen. I still have to figure out the month’s discussions since I’ve been short on those ones lately but I got a few ideas a couple of days ago so I just need to figure out my schedule. I also have a lot of reviews on hold and if I get around to writing all of them I might start posting 2 reviews a week or something like that, because THEY NEED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY.

Reading wise, I’m reading the last of my arcs this month which I’m SO unbelievably excited about, they all sound so amazing. So maybe after that, I’ll actually get to read the ebooks I own? Maybe. I’m also going to beta read a friend’s book which I’ve been ridiculously excited about which they have seen so they finally asked me to do it and I couldn’t refuse because I NEED THE FLOOF.

Lastly, I’m really hoping to pick up a Sensitivity project this month because I really need it, even though I’m not holding my breath haha. Anyway, if you could share my page, I’d forever be grateful.

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That’s it until next time.

Did you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

What books did you read this month? Oh! And if you have any posts you think I should check out, leave them in the comments.

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.

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To Sum-up: February 2017

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Hello guys !

February was a hard nasty one, reading wise -a book almost put me in a slump, life wise and blogging wise. I just honestly didn’t feel like doing anything.

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Do you really want to know? haha. I’m not gonna get into it because this will turn into a full on rant because this month sucked. I got played, I got let down and people showed me their shitty sides over and over again. It’s like they got together and decided to do it all at the same time. Sigh. The thing is that it’s really hard for me to open up to anyone and behaviors like these made me wonder if it’s really worth it and why I even bother. This being said, this also showed me who I could count on, as some friends of mine told me *winkwink* I’m bound to let people in because some are really worth it.

Oh and a thing that didn’t suck, I GOT MY EXAM RESULTS BACK AND I PASSED, that is such a relieve. Although our grades were unfair, the whole class was unhappy because we got bad grades on some exams we got out of satisfied and WE DON’T UNDERSTAND, and some friends of mine even have to retake them.

On great blog news, I’m now offering Sensitivity Reading Services , on Muslim and Moroccan representation among other things. If you’re an author in search of someone to proof-read your work, check it out, you might find what you’re looking for.

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Yeah, I told you. Crappy month. haha.

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Well, I’m slightly behind schedule but it’s only because I had quite a few reviews to get to the past couple of months that don’t fit on the sheet. I’m planning to crush it in the next few months.

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Me being a bit better at blogging? I sure hope so. I feel my groove coming back, as well as my excitement, I don’t wanna jinx it haha but yeah, the fact that I’m currently scheduling this and not freaking out last second is a pretty good sign. I’ll be writing some exciting posts -for me at least, one that was requested multiple times and posting reviews for some of my most anticipated reads of 2017 (one of which turned out being a big messy disappointment), because Netgalley has apparently been loving me lately. So YAY! I still don’t have a laptop of my own so blogging is tricky at times but maybe March is the month I finally get a new one?

I will also be reading some exciting books and if all goes well and the books I’ve ordered actually get here on time I will be reading A Conjuring of Light at the end of the month and I’M SO DAMN EXCITED FOR THAT.

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That’s it until next time.

Did you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

What books did you read this month? Oh! And if you have any posts you think I should check out, leave them in the comments.

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.

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To Sum-up: January 2017

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Hello guys!

January was such a weird month for me, it was fast and slow at the same time and that… doesn’t make sense? haha. Anyway. How are you? How is life treating you?

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January is famously known as my torture month. Aka exam month. Aka I don’t know what life is anymore. I’m not going to lie to you, it was brutal. A lot of stress and self-doubt but I ultimately made it through and I AM BACK (in case you missed the post where I announced my return from zombieland ). My exams ended on the 20th and I was so tired that I couldn’t blog last weekend even though that’s when I had planned to go back to my normal schedule.For the past week, I’ve been slowly climbing back to my normal happy self and I’m almost there. There are still somedays when I get stressed over my exam results and that ruins my mood but more often, I’m good.

On a happier note, on the 23rd, the books I ordered with my birthday money arrived and THEY ARE SO BEAUTFUL IT HURT MY HEART. For the curious and curiouser, I got the Six of Crows Duology and I’ll Give you the sun, all UK paperbacks. Although, they sent me different sizes for the duology and that annoyed me a bit. Yes, these are all books I read but Hello Favorites! So I had to own physical copies because I know I will reread them.

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  • Winter – Marissa Meyer                                                                             4 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – John Tiffany & Jack Thorne 2.5 stars
  • The Orphan’s Tale – Pam Jenoff                                                               4 stars

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ME. ALL OF ME.

No but more seriously, the blog will be back to normal with 3 posts a week, replying to comments in time, blog-hopping and everything. You may have noticed that the “Posts from elsewhere” section has vanished but it’s only because I visited zero blogs this month for obvious reasons but not worry, it will be back and -hopefully- overflowing with awesome posts next month.

As I said in my 2017 goals, I will be talking about topics that really matter to me (diversity, feminism, etc…), but I don’t know if I’ll start this month or later, it will depend on inspiration, time and everything else. But that’s something that will happening. Soon.

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That’s it until next time.

Did you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

What books did you read this month? Oh! And if you have any posts you think I should check out, leave them in the comments.

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.

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Word Wonders’ Reading and Blogging Round up

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Hello Guys !

Well, I know I’m late to the party and half January has already passed BUT it’s never too late to do my Blogging and Reading wrap-up. So, this was my first year as a blogger and I loved it, I learnt so much from my time in the community about myself, about books and about other people but it also helped with my reading. IMMENSELY. I’ve never read as much as this year, I normally read only around 20 books and I read almost 4 times that and I’m so happy about it. I also discovered a gazillion new books I’m SO excited about. So without further rambling let’s do this:

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General Stats

  • Number of visits: 12.720
  • Number of unique visitors: 4.514
  • Number of WP followers: 536

Most popular Posts

My Favorite Posts

For the purpose of not repeating myself, I won’t re-use the same posts.

Bookbloggers I discovered and loved

Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets – Sammie @ Bookshelves & Biros – Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks – Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books – Sara @ Freadom Library – Louise @ Genie Reads – The Girls @  Happy Indulgence – Liam @ Hey Ashers – Kirsty @ Kirsty’s Book Reviews – Hannah @ Mortal Reader – Jill @ Rant & Rave About Books – Naz @ Read Diverse Books – CW @ Read Think Ponder – Beth @ Reading Every Night – Reg @ She Latitude – Puput @ Sparkling Letters – Stephanie @ Teacher of YA – Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews – Kevin @ Bookevin – Jananee @ Head in her Books – Ava @ Bookishness and Tea – Kat @ Life and Other Disasters – Catia @ The Girl who reads too much – Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions – Meleika @ The Aus. Library – Regina @ The Bibliothèque – Cassie @ AdoptaBookAus – Jess @ JBelksBooks – Summer @ Xingsings – Amanda @ Cover 2 Cover Mom -Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook – Esther @ Chapter Adventures

I’m sure I forgot some people so if I forgot you I’m sorry I love you ❤

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Here’s the thing, at the start of 2016 I had signed up for a bunch of challenges (4 to be exact) most of which I ended up abandoning as my interests changed. So I’m not going to be wrapping those up.

General Stats :

  • Number of Books read: 77 Books
  • Number of re-reads: 8 Books (All the Harry Potters + Eleanor & Park)
  • Number of pages: 26.747
  • Average rating: 3.7 stars
  • Top 3 Genres: Fantasy (31) – Contemporary (19) – Historical Fiction (7)
  • Series Completed: 7

Favorite Books :

I made a post dedicated to them so you can find them here.

Disappointing Books :

Favorite new authors/ new to me:

  • V.E. Schwab
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Jandy Nelson
  • Ryan Graudin
  • Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Yaa Gyasi

Favorite Covers :

Books with Beautiful Prose

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Books with #Squadgoals

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Books with my OTPs

  • All the couples from Crooked Kingdom are well up there. *sobs*
  • Sam and Miel from When the Moon was Ours are the most adorable pairing I’ve ever seen.
  • Noah/Brian and Jude/Oscar from I’ll Give you Sun make my heart swell from happiness.
  • Isla and Josh from Isla and the Happily ever After are SO CUTE.
  • Lila and Kell from Shades of Magic have the most amazing banter and the best chemistry
  • JESSA from The Infernal Devices I’ll sink with and go to hell and back for them, I don’t care what you say.
  • Malec and Sizzy from The Mortal Instruments are so beautiful. I’m trash, seriously.

As you may have noticed, I ship A LOT.

Mendatory Reading for everyone

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That’s it until next time.

How Did your Reading and Blogging year go?  

How Many Books Did you Read? And Which Books belong in these categories for you?

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To sum-up: December 2016

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Hello guys!

Another month came and went. At this point, it’s another year really. HOLY CRAP 2017 IS HERE. You better not be crappy too or I’ll kick your ass. And HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE ❤

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Well December and I have had a love/hate relationship for the past 3 years and you know why. I know you know. If you don’t, let me bring you up to speed. 1/ I get excited for my birthday and 2/ My exams are in the beginning of January and since we have A LOT of things to study, I spend all of December at home prepping. And this is not an exaggeration. I went out three times this month. THREE. So yeah, not very fond of December. That being said my mom bought me a gorgeous edition Box set of A Song of Ice and Fire and my dad gave me money with which I ordered 3 of my favorite books, can you guess which?

On happier news, WE REACHED 500 FOLLOWERS GUYS, WE DID IT!!! I Still get so emotional thinking about it , I… Just… HOW? I didn’t think I’d stick with it long enough to see that number or that I’ll be loving this adventure more and more everyday. I’m just grateful for all of you who are following me ❤ Thank you for sticking with me, being supportive of me and baring with me. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU.

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Lastly, as I said last wrap-up, I am changing my formatting -again- to have include more things like my TBR and I’m cutting down on the book thoughts to sum them up in 5 words only.

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Other than this, I have been sucky at keeping up with posts. I’d promise to do better in January but that won’t happen. Better luck in February !

 

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My blog’s 1st anniversary, YES YOU ARE READING CORRECTLY. I’ve been around for almost a year and I seriously feel like it hasn’t been more than 6 months. Anyway, I may be cooking something up for the end of the month to celebrate both the blogiversary AND 500 followers, so stay tuned!

I also think I’m going on a forced mini-hiatus. I’ll try to schedule 2 posts a week for January but not sure yet, I’ll have my exams from the 5th to the 20th so I don’t think I’ll be around much for more than half the month (and you may have noticed that this last week, aside from posting I’ve been absent from the blogosphere. Or maybe not) . I’ll try! Because I hate when I get behind on comments and all your posts but I don’t think I’ll be able to. Anyway, I just don’t want you to think I’m rude or disappearing on you haha. I’m still here, I’m just drowning under papers and stress.

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That’s it until next time.

Did you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

What books did you read this month? Oh! And if you have any posts you think I should check out, leave them in the comments.

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.

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Little Peek #11: November 2016

Hello guys!

NOVEMBER IS FINALLY OVEEEER !! *dances* Some of you might already know this, but for the ones who don’t I’ve been ready for December for at least 3 weeks now. And no, it’s not because of Christmas haha (We don’t celebrate), it is for a bunch of reasons that I will get to at the end of the post.Hmm.. Let’s see what’s been happening in my life this past month. It was a fairly quiet one but if ou ask me it’s the calm before the storm because these two upcoming months are going to be crazy stressful for me. First of all I have my first exam’s coming up on December 14th. And for the rest of the month, I’ll be secluded at home because I’ll be preparing for my 4 other exams that will be coming up at the beginning of January. I just hope I come out of this with my hair still on my head.

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This was a dope reading month, I read 8 books and I quite frankly don’t know how I did it. I must admit that one was a DNF and the other a short graphic novel (MY FIRST EVER! BE EXCITED!!!!) but still, I’m really impressed and proud of myself for reading this much despite having very little time.

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Little Miss ChaosPaula R. Hilton   36% DNF

Well. NO. Just the fact that I DNFed says a lot about it. Too problematic, too wrong. Just too much of all the things that shouldn’t be there. I went into a very lenghty rant (linked in the review section) that you should check out if you’re interessed in the more in depth reasonning behind my DNF.

Stereotypical FreaksHoward Shapiro 4 stars

The first word that comes to mind: WOW! This wass definitely not what I expected this GN to be about and it was a nice surprise. It was heavier and had more depth that what I was in for and that was for the better. I made me tear up with not so many pages when it’s really hard to stear any kinds of emotions in me haha! I don’t remember any book making me cry with so few pages. I had a slight problem with the art which I’ll explain whenever i get around to posting my review.

Everything, Everything Nicola Yoon 4 stars

Pfew! This book was quite a ride. It had its problems for sure but I enjoyed it quite a bit, the romance was cute and the characters adorable and effortlessly likeable so I couldn’t help but root for them and for everything to work out for the best. I didn’t see that twist coming and OH BOY! It blew my mind.

Unicorn TracksJulia Ember 3 stars

This was a really enjoyable read and diverse at that which I really liked but it ultimately dissapointed me. I had a problem with the execution. The writing was good, the idea was great, the setting even greater but this book was handicapped by its length. I think there was a lot more that could’ve been explored and things that could’ve been done better with a bigger page count !

Blood for Blood Ryan Graudin 5 stars

*sobs* *snorts* *ugly cries* Just thinking about this book makes my heart ache. WHY, RYAN, WHYYYY? Why did you have to shatter my hear and stomp on it, I just can’t handle all the feels this book brought up. I hated it but it was perfect -go figure (Go read it to know why. GO READ IT NOW!). But me being broken aside, this was a brilliantly executed book. Fast-paced, action packed, horrifying and heartbreaking.

Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo 5 stars

The thing I’m most grateful about right this second is that I didn’t have to wait an eternity for the second book because HOLY SHIT I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO.
This is a crazy mind-blowing book you guys. So fast pace. So much action. Something going wrong at every turn which makes it nearly impossible to predict. Kick-ass, complex, morally gray characters that are like my children AND I WANT TO LOVE THEM FOREVER. EACH. ONE. OF. THEM. And the ships SO MANY OF THEM. ALL OF THEM.

Crooked Kingdom Leigh Bardugo5 stars

Did you see that coming? Did you? DID YOU? Yes, obviously. You did! It comes to nobody’s surprise that I loved this one as much as the first if not more. Even though, I must admit, I doubted I would at first BUT shit went down and I needed my babies to be safe and now I’m heartbroken and I just don’t know how to recover from all these books anymore.

The Conversations We Never Had Jeffrey H. Konis 3.5 stars

This book surprised me completely. I don’t usually read non-fiction because I get bored easily, but the historical fiction element pulled me in and I decided to read it which was a good decision, I didn’t get bored at all and these book has an informative and educational value while still getting the reader’s attention. I did have some issues with it nonetheless but they were all technical.

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Well now that the wrap is done let’s move on to the fun stuff. First of all, DECEMBER IS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH, I might seem excited but I don’t do much for my birthday because it coincides with my exam period *sigh* but what I’m excited about is that this inspired a whole series that I’ll be calling 20 ’til I’m 20, because if you haven’t gathered I’ll be turning 20 (No shit, Sherlock!) with a bunch of posts, the main ones being 20 of my favorite bloggers (trust me, I have more). So, BE EXCITED! (Again haha)

The other major thing happening is that I’ll be revamping my blog which means new Twitter handle as well as NEW BLOG DESIGN!!! This is happening tomorrow, peoples! (I will hopefully have time to set it up), I’m considering it an early birthday gift to myself. Be ware, it is going to be a drastic change, from color skim -which will be very bright and bold- to graphics -which will be more minimalistic. The only thing I’m keeping is the lay-out because I’m really happy with it. You’ll have more details in tomorrow’s post.


That’s it until next time.

What books did you read in November ? And what have been the Highlights of your month ?

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.

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Little Peek #10: October 2016

Hello guys !

Consider this month an extension of last haha. But a little worse/better. I’m even busier ANd better at managing my time than I was last month. I’m struggling a lot to find time to blog because now even my weekends are busy with various things BUT I still manage because I refuse to give it up or take a break yet, I just love it too much. Though commenting Wise, aside from the weekends, I suck. and I also spend my afternoons more often than not at the hospital, hello more opportunities because bye-bye most medstudents *evil laugh*  which leads me to something REALLY exciting that happened last week and which you might have seen on Twitter: I SCRUBED IN WITH THE SURGEONS LAST THURSDAY AAAH!!! I’ve been to the OR a lot of times but I never scrubed in until I was roaming around that day when a resident I know saw me and asked me to. It was SO exciting to get to handle tools and feel useful, I even got to help doing the stitches when we were closing up. I SERIOUSLY LOVE WHAT I DO. Though, I got home at 6pm. Dead. And then slept from 8pm to 7 the next morning. Oups.

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I read another 6 books this month which I’m really happy with. I think 6 is my average now, because I stabilised there for quite some while now. I actually took a break from re-reading Harry Potter, I only have to read the last book and then Cursed Child which I’m probably leaving for December (I know I said in my last wrap-up November. But no. Still pushing it further away.)

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The Romantics Leah Konen   3 stars

Well, this book was a bummer! But an enjoyable bummer! Let me explain my confusing self. It is VERY CUTE and interesting, it being from Love’s point of view, it made for some pretty funny moments. But that ending just had me frustrated and wanting to smack my head against a wall for how anti-climactic it was.

More Happy than NotAdam Silvera   5 stars

I think that if I don’t shut up about this book really soon, I’ll get rocks thrown at me. BUT IT IS SO GOOD YOU GUYS !! It is so heartbreaking but no necessarely so, it deal with so many important issues that you cannot miss out on reading it. It might be triggering to some, though, because it deals with suicide, assault, depression and homophobia.

And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Husseini  4.5 stars

Oh how I loved all the stories in this book!! And yes I say stories and not story because it’s not only Pari and Abdullah that are mentioned in the synopsis, it’s also Suleiman, Nabi, Nila, Markos, the Bachiris and so on. All those characters have opened my eyes to one thing or another and some of the aspects and struggles were even relatable to me.
Even if I didn’t like them all, I appreciated ever character for the role they played and they equally broke my heart and made me smile.

Kindred SpiritsRainbow Rowell 3 stars

I know now why I DON’T like to read short stories, they’re just so unsatisfactory. Ugh! This story started out nerdy  and funny but it just went nowhere. I don’t know if I missed something but aside all the Star Wars -which I know Nothing about- there was nothing happening. I picked it up because there was some romance talk but even that wasn’t there, so this just wasn’t for me. Even though I don’t hate it, I don’t like it either. I’m just meh about it.

The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller 4 stars

This book is such a great and interesting read for a greek mythology lover like myself.
I loved the LGBT spin the author did on it and how it changed the story, not in a drastic way because the original myth is still there, it was also amazing to see how she manage to keep it intact while still bringing her own elements to it! really appreciated that, especially considering that this is probably my favorite myth.
Though the story felt slow at times, it was beautifully crafted and I really enjoyed it !

Homegoing Yaa Gyasi 5 stars

This book was amazingly magnificent and heart-shattering. It reminded me of And the Mountains Echoed in more ways than one at first, essentially the structure of the book itself and the fact that it has multiple POVs as well, then it took a path of its own and I adored it even more. This was so beautifully written and brutally honest that I just couldn’t not love it. It also follows a family throught 3 centuries which was fascinating because I felt like things were drastically changing in seemless ways but they also felt the same. Weird, I know! What’s new?

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  • Iron Cast – Destiny Soria                                             3.5 stars
  • The Romantics – Leah Konen                                      3 stars
  • More Happy than Not – Adam Silvera                    5 stars
  • And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Husseini    5 stars

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And that, my friends, is a wrap. I feel like I’ve been doing pretty good reading more diversely lately and it’s not even a conscious effort, I’m just naturally reaching out for a wider variety of books which I’m thrilled about. Next month will probably be on the same track as this one though I hope to post a new #FMTM post if I find enough time because those posts take FOREVER to write up but at the same time it’s been a while and I miss them. That being said, no promises.


That’s it until next time.

What books did you read in October ? And what have been the Highlights of your month ?

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Little Peek #9: September 2016

Hello guys !

This month was such a slow/hectic/messy/I-don’t-know-what-I’m-doing-anymore month for me. School started which meant the internship, which meant crazy schedule which meant I have barely been around the community for the last couple of weeks.But I’m tryinh guys! I really am. You know how it is widely known that medstudents are prone to depression? Funny story is that the head of  Emergency general surgery (the departement I’m currently working in) said that we’re all bound to break down at some point or another and if we don’t it means we do not care enough. When I say funny, I mean it wasn’t funny at all and that it’s scary. Well, now that that’s out of the way I want to say that I’m fine -for now- but very exhausted and at the time this post goes up I am at the hospital for a 12 hours shift.

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This month was a good reading month considering everything. I managed to read 6 books out of the 7 that were on my TBR. The only one I didn’t get to is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and I’m actually glad because I’m not ready for it to end. I’m leaving that one until November hehe. The review copies I received this month were all really good books which really surprised me because until this month none of the ones I received impressed me.

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All the Harry Potter books  5 stars

It is Harry Potter, so it deserves all the stars in the galaxy and beyond. HP is love. HP is life.

Just a Few Inches 4 stars

This book deals with body image issues in such a unique and creative way that I think more people should read it. It also comes out with a positive message about body-positivity and confidence that a lot of youth would do with hearing/reading.

The Marauders’ Island 4 stars

Looking for diversity? Read this book. Looking for kick-ass pirates and treasure hunts? Read this book. Looking for cool magic. Read it. Read it. Read it. I really enjoyed the story as well as the writing and I want you to get this book as soon as it is out. DO IT.

When the Moon was Ours 5 stars

Holy Mother of Magical Realism !!! I am so in love with this book. The story is heartbreaking and beautiful. The characters are all very real and loveable and I just can’t rave enough about it. You should read it for yourself to understand what I am rambling about.

Iron Cast 3.5 stars

Oh my poor little heart !! This book played with my head so much that I didn’t know who trust anymore. SO MUCH BETRAYAL!! One thing that I really loved though is how it is centered around best friends! But I had some issues with it thay I’ll explain in next week’s review.

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Oh! Before you leave I want to talk to you guys about a program I registered for in September. It is the Book Review Program that was launched recently by Socialbookco.com which is a site where you can compare book prices from different retailers, and it can come very handy if you ask me when you’re trying to save up as much money as you can to buy even MORE books (duuh!!). Anyway. When you register and get approved you can either request books that are already available or you have a wish list of 5 books from which they can send you in exchange of an honest review. I REALLY suck at explaining things but you can check out the website and get more information/register if you’re interested. I really loved the idea and thought why not share it so more people can benefit from it.


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What books did you read in September ? And what have been the Highlights of your month ?

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Little Peek #8: August 2016

Hello guys  !

I know, I know it’s already September 5th and this post is REALLY late but I gave a notice on twitter about my disappearance for the last week. I was going through some emotional things that aren’t thankfully too serious so I felt drained and didn’t have the energy to blog at the end of the day. Oh, by the way, I want to thank everyone who worried about me for their lovely messages, that meant a lot to me <3. On a lighter note, today is my first day back to school *sigh* , the internship portion of it at least, the actual classes aren’t starting until the 19th. My internship is in a surgical department (Which FYI I have no idea where it is because that hospital is HUGE.) and although I’m really excited about it, I’m also dead nervous because now is when “real” medschool starts.

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So this month was an okay reading month quantity wise but it was GLORIOUS quality wise. I embarked on my journey of rereading Harry Potter, and though I originally planned to read all of them, a girl has no time and only managed to dive into the first 4 as well as a book I received for review, so a total of 5 books. Not bad but not good knowing me. Oh! And I completed my GR challenge of 50 books for the year… 4 MONTHS IN ADVANCE!! So yay for that !

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All the Harry Potter books  5 stars

DON’T YOU DARE JUDGE ME ! Yes, I am a biased potato when it comes to HP and no I’m not ashamed to admit it. I love the universe way way waaay too much (like every other soul on the planet) and this reread has seriously been my light in this intense month. I’ll have to say though that so far, Goblet of Fire is my favorite. SO INTENSE ! And I had forgotten almost everything that happened in it so those things that happened got me, oh they really did !

The Song of Orpheus  3.5 stars

If you’re a Greek mythology lover like myself you’ll be really happy to pick this one up, even though it isn’t perfect and I had some problems with it, it was definitely worth the read and I would recommend it, it has new myths that you probably have never heard of as well as a lot of helpful information to clear confusions you’re bound to have.

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With school starting up again, things are going to get INTENSE ! But at the same time I’ll enter a steady routine that’ll hopefully allow me to visit all of your blogs more and keep up with the comments. I hope to keep my schedule as it is which shouldn’t be a problem in September but we shall see how it will go for the months after that.


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What books did you read in August ? And what have been the Highlights of your month ?

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Little Peek #7 : July 2016

Hello Guys !

This has been a very weird month for me. I felt like it passed by very quickly but it dragged forever at the same time. HUH? August is my last uni-free month before I have to go back to studying and my internships in September 1st, though I should probably study a bit before going back haha. In other news, on Thursday I celebrated my 6th monthaversary and I lowkey freaked out because HOW can it be 6 months already, I did a little post called 12 things no one ever tells you about book blogging inspired by this little event, and a Q&A dedicated to it, as a little celebration, so check them out if you feel the need for my untamable sense of humour.

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I managed to read 8 books this month which blew my mind considering how busy I was and the fact that I read only two books in the first half of it, so GOOD JOB ME ! And let’s hope next month I get to finish Harry Potter and read a couple more books, but it’s a little too ambitious knowing me haha. We’ll see how that goes. This also has been a good blogging month, I managed to stick so schedule and post 2 extra reviews to the once a week ones I dedicated myself to.

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A Gathering of Shadows  5 stars

THANK THE HEAVENS FOR THIS BOOK’S EXISTENCE !! I loved this book more than words can express which has made this series my favorite ever right after Harry Potter. HARRY POTTER, GUYS ! That’s how much I loved it ! I get so excited for the last book each time I think of it but then I remember that I have to wait until February ’17 and I die a little inside.

Since You’ve Been Gone  3.5 stars

So, the story in itself is beautiful and I loved it. It has friendship, slow burn romance, a girl coming out of her shell, honest relationships and AN ENDEARING LITTLE BROTHER. That’s not my problem, I had issues with some technicalities that I just couldn’t brush off, the main one being the parents. Dear Lord !! Those people just magically disappeared or busied themselves conveniently when Emily needed to go on adventures or on a crazy road trip, which annoyed me immensely.

The Crown  2.5 stars

I’ll go more in details about the writing, the characters and everything in between in my full length review but all you need to know now is that even though I tried to rate this book very loosely, I couldn’t give it more that 2.5, I just had one too many issues. That being said, the character development Eadlyn went through is quite remarquable, I went from hating the shit out of her to tolerating her, so that’s something, right ?

The Bane Chronicles   4 stars

This book took me SO long to get through ! I just kept reading a few pages and putting it down for a few weeks. The first 2 stories weren’t very promising and made me want to DNF this book more times than I would like to admit. But once past those, I LOVED EVERY STORY ! They got so interesting and kept filling blank spaces of things mentioned in TMI and TID and bringing back the characters that I love and miss so much, so I flew through the rest of them, laughing at the ridiculousness of the situations Magnus got himself into and also getting to know him a lot better, behind all the glitter and the snarky comments, and I LOVE HIM EVEN MORE !!

Children of Icarus 3.5 stars

This was the most disturbing and frightening read of my life. Frightening not in a way where it is a Horror Story. Nope, it’s nope. It’s scary because it’s incredibly accurate and shows the harsh cruel creatures that humans can turn to when facing inhuman circumstances. It just made me want to hide away and never come out again but it was very well written and disgustingly gripping.  I would recommend it if you can handle it !

Isla and the Happily Ever After 5 stars

I WANT TO MARRY THIS BOOK BECAUSE OF HOW CUTE AND ROMANTIIIIIC IT IS ! I seriously loved everything about this book, the relationship is one of the most swoon-worthy romances I’ve read in a while, Isla is so damn relatable it hurts, I might also have developed a huge crush on Josh, can someone bring me a real life copy of him pretty please? I promise I’ll feed him and take him for walks and take good care of him. That ANNA AND ETIENNE MOMENT WAS THE BEST THING EVER, I definitely did not get emotional, and tears haven’t been shed, obviously.

Fairest  3.5 stars

Well, I really enjoyed getting to know Levana. Her childhood, her motives, her true appearance, the reason for it… Her true self to make it short. It was really fascinating to see how she was twisted from the very beginning, that IS how she is but it has been made deeper with every hurt, every failure. What I didn’t like is that I was made to pity her, by the tone of the novella, it was like the author was telling me this is how you should feel about poor miserable Levana, which only made me pull away further. I just didn’t feel for her or anything she went through because she made up for it with even more cruelty.

The Movie Version 2.5 stars

This is a book about mental illness. It isn’t indicated anywhere in the blurb which was very misleading if you ask me. I wished that were indicated because then people would know what to expect. Other than that the main reason I disliked this book was the fact that it had everything I wouldn’t want  to see as a reaction to someone’s diagnosis, especially a family member. I’ll put my full review up closer to the release date.

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I have been loving blogging and this community a little too much this month haha! It’s probably just the heat. But seriously, your interactions and reactions to my posts make most of my days brighter so I want to thank you AGAIN for that !


That’s it until next time.

What books did you read in July ? And what have been the Highlights of your month ?

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