To sum-up: November 2019 + Changes are coming to the blog

November wrap-up

This post is much later than my wrap-ups usually are, but what’s new? I’ve become a mess who has no control over anything ever and has barely anytime for blogging anymore. More explanations below and at the end, so enjoy? I guess?

Stay tuned for the “What’s Coming?” section, I have quite a few things to announce hehe.
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To sum-up: August/September/October 2019 (a mess)

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Is anybody out there? Is anybody even reading this blog anymore?

In any case…I AM BACK!! And for real this time, I’m not disappearing out of the blue again. I hope. When I went to check what the last wrap-up I posted was, it was July…so this will probably be a lengthy one, go get yourself a warm drink, a fuzzy blanket and settle for a long catch up session. If you want to, that is. Continue reading

TAG #46: The Scavenger Hunt challenge

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A couple months ago, I was tagged by Ellyn @ Allonsythornaxx Books to do the Scavenger Hunt Challenge, for which the goal is to find your next read through a number of prompts, one you wouldn’t necessarily reach for. Now, in an ideal world, you’d do this at a bookstore or a library but since neither is really accessible to me where I live and I already have a ridiculous TBR as it is, I decided to use my own bookshelf and if I don’t have any book on my shelves that fits the prompt then I’ll resort to my e-books. And hopefully I’ll end up picking a book I’d forgotten about. The challenge was created by Peter @ Peter Likes Books on Youtube. Continue reading

A love letter to Quiet YA + 12 Quiet Books I adore

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A couple weeks ago, I had a short conversation with a mutual on Twitter about Quiet YA, which only reminded me of how much I love the books that fall under that umbrella and how many of my favourite happen to fall underneath it so I started wondering, why do I love Quiet YA so much? But first and foremost, what is Quiet YA?

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Zodiac Signs Book Recommendations

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As I was thinking lately about some kind of fun post to do on the blog, my very not brilliant brain came to up with this very not creative idea WHICH IS, drum roll please, book recommendations based on the twelve zodiac signs. Now, as I’ve gotten a bit more into astrology the past few months, I know that there’s a bit more depth to all of this and the signs, their traits and their influence are more complex than just your sun sign (the one based on your day of birth, that basically everyone knows) but for the sake of keeping this post light and simple I’m going to base these recommendations on the signs’ most known attributes. Continue reading

5 Star Predictions: My Cover Crushes

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If you’ve seen my March wrap-up, you know that last month I went through a bit of a crisis because of how I had only rated one (1) book five stars so far in the year. By the end of the month, that had went up to three (with one being a correct previous prediction)  but even then that’s still SO LOW for me compared to previous years and I have no idea what’s up with that because I *know* the books I’ve been reading aren’t less amazing than the one I’ve read the previous years, most of them hover in the 4/4.5 general area and yet I have become much more reserved with my 5 stars.

So it’s safe to say, out of the books I’ve predicted and read this year were WAY off. That being said, I’m still gonna do this feature because 1/ It’s super fun and 2/ I might crack the code to this mystery and go back to rating books five stars all the time. NOW to the post at hand. For this edition, I chose books that have covers that give me all the heart eyes that I think I have a very high chance of rating 5 stars. Continue reading

TAG #45: The Tropes Book Tag

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I’m finally getting around to catching up on tags I’ve been tagged to do…uh….a long time ago. Is it just me or are tags not as popular as they used to be? I feel like I haven’t been seeing them around much. BUT ANYWAY, for today’s post I’m gonna be doing the Tropes Book Tag that was created by Jes @ Jes Reads Books on Youtube and for which I was tagged by Romie @ Romie we Deserve Love. This looks like a blast because it’s either just subverting a bunch of outdated tropes or reinforcing good ones and I’m here for it! Continue reading

Forgive me for I have sinned – Judging books by their covers

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This is my second time typing up half this post because my cat deleted it (seriously).

This is the first time since…. I don’t know since when to be honest, that I type up a post right before it’s supposed to go up. I usually do that at least a couple days before due date but oh well, the end of last week was a disaster (which I’ll talk about more in my wrap-up) so I spent the week-end just resting and reading and only did what was absolutely necessary (re: replied to pressing emails). ANYWHOO. My new favourite thing to do is ask random cryptic questions on Twitter and turning them into posts, on today’s episode: Fadwa Asks People to Send Her Book Covers Without Context. I asked for upcoming books because that reduces the chance of me having read them. Why? you ask. Because I want to guess what the books are about from staring at their covers. Continue reading

5 Star Predictions: Books on my #YARC2019 TBR

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Earlier this month, I wrote a post signing up to the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge which served as both TBR and tracking post. So I thought that it would be a good idea for this month’s 5 star predictions post to pick 8 books out of my #YARC2019 TBR that I think are strong candidates to get a full five stars from me. From the books I picked on my last post, I only read two, and neither was a five stars read *sighs*. I gave Internment 4 stars and Daisy Jones and the Six 3 stars.

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Word Wonders’ Blogging and Reading Round-up – 2018

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I’m honestly so proud of myself for getting these yearly wrap-up posts on time for the first time since I started blogging! I was determined to not take a hiatus even with exams around and I HAVE SUCCEEDED, some posts take me multiple days to write but at least I didn’t neglect my blog completely AND stayed on schedule. Like the title picture says I had an amazing reading year, I discovered audiobooks, read more than I have ever before and added some new all time favourites to my forever growing list. But my blogging SUFFERED, but eh, I decided to stop being hard on myself for that and just try to do better moving forward. Continue reading