Spreading the Love: Favourite Booktubers

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Hello friends!

Today on the blog, I’m having another Spreading the Love post but booktubers’ edition. I love doing these posts so much because I love gushing about people in the community who do good work and inspire me to do the same as well. That and their content never fails to be entertaining no matter the topic. I already talked about 10 of my favourite bloggers and 10 of my favourite bookstagrammers. So, now, you have 10 of my favourite booktubers. And as per usual, I have WAY more so I’m planning another one of these posts at some point in the year.

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TAG #44: Characters of the Year

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Hello friends!

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve sat down and done a tag on here so that’s what we’re gonna do today. Especially since this Characters of Year book tag is one I’ve been eyeing since the end of last year but I missed my opportunity to do it then but I sure as hell won’t miss it again!! It’s basically just a chance for me to yell about all the characters I loved in 2018. And no I wasn’t tagged for this, and I can’t remember where I saw it (it’s been done by so many people, help) but if you know who originally made it, let me know so I can tag them. Continue reading

Wrapping Up 2018 – Favourite reads of the year

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The fact that I’m writing this post before December 31st is giving me SO. MUCH ANXIETY. I can’t help but think “What if I read a book I adore in the next week and I don’t put it on that list???” but then when I think about it more reasonably I remember that I purposefully left the books on my TBR that I know won’t be topping the books on this list for the end of the month to avoid this problem, and like, I only have like, two more books to read. But everyone knows you can’t talk sense into anxiety, it’s fun. ANYWAY, believe it or not, this post isn’t about me freaking out over anxiety, that’s for another time, this post is one of my favourites to write each year and it’s one where I get to rave about all the best books I read throughout it. Continue reading

Spreading the Love: Favourite Bookstagrammers

 

 

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Hello friends!

I’m back today with another post where I decide to spread my love of some amazing bookish content creators. I made the first post a couple moths ago about 10 of my favourite book bloggers, this time around, it’s bookstagrammers. I want to shine a light on some bookstagrammers that put a lot of work and energy into their posts and the end result is fantastic. I’ve been on Bookstagram for a few months now (you can follow me here, hehe) and I’ve seen and followed so many amazing accounts in that time, some of which I’ll share today, others I’ll share in future posts. Continue reading

Spreading the Love: Favourite Book Bloggers

 

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Hello friends!

I’ve been around for over two and a half years now and in the time I’ve been in the community, I had the chance to visit hundreds and interact with hundreds of blogs and bloggers, some of which I’ve stuck with, some of which I drifted away from (nothing personal, things happen, no hard feelings) and some I have stuck with since day one for a variation of reasons, most of which can be summer up in one sentence: Their content speaks to me. You can see here, what makes me keep coming back to a blog but the gist of it is a show of personality and content I’m interested in. So, I thought why not rave about some of those blogs and spread the love.

This list is in no way exhaustive, I have WAY more favourite blogs and I’ll probably do a second edition in the future but to keep this post readable, I’m keeping the number reasonable and talking about ten blogs I adore!

Green Tea & Paperbacks – Laura

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  • Laura is one of my favourite people in existence as well as one of my best friends.
  • She does all kinds of different posts that are equally enojoyable to read.
  • She reads and reviews great middle grade books.
  • She makes SUPER fun bookish quizzes.

Some of my favourite posts:

One Way or An Author – Aila

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  • I LOVE AILA SO MUCH, OKAY?
  • You’re looking for a book review? You’ll probably find it on her blog.
  • She reads a wide variety of genres, which… BLESS! I can always go to her for a recommendation.
  • HAVE YOU SEEN HER ART? *cries* it’s so gorgeous!!

Some of her reviews:

Drizzle and Hurricane Books – Marie

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  • Marie is the sweetest and her blog is one of the very first I followed almost 3 years ago?
  • She writes great and insightful discussions.
  • Her travel posts give me major wanderlust (as if I didn’t have enough already).
  • Also the minimalist theme is 10/10 good on the eye.

Some of my favourite posts:

Utopia State of Mind – Lili

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  • Lili is another one of my friends and she’s an absolute joy to talk to.
  • She focuses on SFF titles and I trust her recommendations an incredible lot.
  • She also reviews other genres though, and her reviews are clear and concise.
  • She hosts interviews of some really great authors.

Some of my favourite posts: 

Forever and Everly – May

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  • May is discussion posts royalty, and I don’t think anyone can disagree with me.
  • They’re also so funny??? Like? They manage to make me laugh even in the most serious posts.
  • Their reviews are always honest and they don’t shy away from telling it as it is. I appreciate that.
  • Also? The soft pink? Absolutely adorable.

Some of my favourites posts:

A Whisper of Ink – Ilsa

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  • Gotta support fellow muslim bloggers, AMIRITE?
  • She’s also another one who’s super funny and she just has a very genuine likeable voice.
  • ALL THE SNARK. I live for it not gonna lie.
  • She’s had a more chill approach to blogging lately (which is great) and I still read whenever she posts.

Some of my favourite posts:

Aimee, Always – Aimee

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  • Aimee writes super fun and varied posts.
  • Some of them have super helpful tips and resources.
  • She also does blog design for low rates, and looking at her blog, you want to hire her.
  • She organizes blog tours pretty frequently and the next one is for Mirage (AAAHH!!)

Some of my favourite posts:

The Bookish Actress – Elise

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  • Elise is both eloquent and funny and I’m here for it.
  • She has really creative post ideas that go beyond books, although, yes books are the focus.
  • She’s really honest and genuine in her posts;
  • You need sapphic recommendations? SHE GOT YOU!

Some of my favourite posts:

Vicky who Reads – Vicky

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  • Vicky writes spot on discussions about important issues.
  • She pushes for the better inclusion of international bloggers and I REALLY appreciate that.
  • She’s also super sweet!
  • Besides that, she recommends books based off of books we already know and love.

Some of my favourite posts:

Paperblots – Julianna

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  • Julianna writes a lot of great discussion posts and lists.
  • She’s actually funny too? Her post titles make me cackle!
  • Her blog is so aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. Blue is my favourite color so.
  • She hypes up Asian YA titles, especially in Fantasy, and I LOVE those!

Some of my favourite posts:


That’s it until next time.

Recommend me some of your favourite blogs to follow in the comments, please!

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.

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Word Wonders’ Reading and Blogging Round up – 2017

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Hello friends !

I know, I KNOW this post is like a month and a half late BUT as we all know, I was on hiatus in January so really, there wasn’t any other time I could’ve posted it. This year was amazing blogging and reading wise, my blog growth was steady, I read great books, blogged about them and about other topics that are dear and near to my heart, etc etc. I don’t have much else to say haha (a first, I know) so without further ado, let’s dive into this year’s summary.

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My Favourite Reads of 2017

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So this year is coming to an end and what that means is that I, as well as many bloggers out there, will use the opportunity to scream about all the books we loved this year and considering how good of a reading year I had, imagine how hard it was for me to narrow it down to a reasonnable number (as I write this intro I have no idea what books/how many books are going to be included, so wish me luck). Just like last year, there’s no way in hell, I’m gonna be ranking these, it’s just impossible for my brain to choose one over the other. Mostly. Eventhough I do have a preference for some of these. Continue reading

TAG #37: The Book Aesthetic Tag

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I’m back today with a tag that I’m ridiculously excited about. IT INVOLVES AESTHETICS !!!! And if you know anything about me, you know I’m way way too obsessed with them, I even have an Instagram account dedicated to them (here). Anyway, this brilliant tag was created by Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff and I was tagged by her as well. THANK YOUUU ❤

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Word Wonders’ Reading and Blogging Round up – 2016

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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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Most Bestest Books of 2016. Most Bestest English.

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Hello Guys!

You know what the new years means? I’ll be looking back to memorable things from 2016. I know it was a crappy year and I hope 2017 will be better BUT there were some highlights most of which are bookish, that’s what I’m doing here, highlighting my favorite books of the year,some of which have made it to my favorites of ever. I NEED YOU TO READ THEM ALL. Some of them are popular, some are underrated and most should be required reading. So, without further rambling, let’s list them. Also, I’m not ranking them. I CAN’T. I WON’T. I REFUSE.

Book cover = Goodreads page.

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  • This is required reading number one.
  • The History of slavery in Ghana over 3 centuries + amazing relationships + raw emotions
  • It tackles 61583021 issues without being overwhelming with information.
  • Although, it is emotionally overwhelming. But trust me, you want to read it.

My Review

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  • When I think about how  I was set on not reading these books my heart hurts.
  • THE CHARACTERS ARE ALL SO AMAZING AND DIVERSE AND THREE DIMENSIONAL
  • I can’t choose a favorite, it always changes. For now, it’s Nina Zenik. Her love for food is me.
  • The plot is mind-blowingly good and I still can’t get over how intense it is.

My Review for SoC

My Review for CK

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Stephanie Perkins - (#3) Isla and the Happily Ever After

  • The romance in this is the cutest thing ever and I need me a Josh of my own. Thank you.
  • This is 100% recommended if you’re in need of a dose of fluff. I know I need me some from time to time.
  • The opening scene in the book is one of the funniest and most awkward I’ve ever read.
  • I related to Isla so much and it felt so good.

My Review

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  • Alternate Historical fiction set in a post-WWII in which Hitler won. Need I say more?
  • Okay fine, if you need more, it has one of the most badass MCs I ever read. SHE ROCKS.
  • Oh, she’s also a skinshifter and the whole world depends on her.
  • It’s impredictable and it will have your heart racing. It’ll break it eventually. Multiple times.

My Review for WbW

My Review for BfB

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  • Required reading number two.
  • This is hands down the most gorgeous book I read this year, probably ever.
  • The writing is so beautiful, vivid and emotional, you don’t want to miss out on it.
  • The friendship/love in this book is so pure and innocent, I just want more from Sam and Miel.

My Review

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  • Before we start, please applaud my brilliant puning abilities. Feels and hangover is the new series name.
  • Lila is my queen and the other most badass main character of all times.
  • The plot is fantastic and worldbuilding brilliant, it blows my mind.
  • Also, very diverse cast as well, an A+ villain and characters to make your heart sing.

My Review for ADSOM

My Review for AGOS

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  • Most realistically heart-breaking book I’ve read in my life and I adored it.
  • The MC is amazing and incredibly brave even though he has shit friends.
  • The ability to erase memories is such an incredibly clever piece of the story.
  • I sobbed through the last 1/3 of the book non-stop even though I don’t cry easily.

My Review

best-9Markus Suzak - I Am the Messenger

  • The premise of the book is very intriguing and it’ll keep you sucked in.
  • The MC is the most normal character I’ve ever read about in my life and I loved him.
  • He was completely and utterly lost in his life and that’s the story of figuring himself out.
  • It explores family (a shitty one), friendship, meeting new people, etc… pretty routinal day to day life, but still NOT boring.

My Review

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Jandy Nelson - I'll Give You the Sun

  • Required reading number three and my favorite contemporary of all times.
  • The way it’s formatted is absolutely unique and the writing style is full of imagery.
  • It has a set of twins as main characters and sibling stories are my favorites.
  • It has such a bright happy ending that I just found myself crying because I was overwhelmed.

My Review


That’s it until next time.

What are your favorite books of 2016? What Genre is predominant?

Have you read any of my favorite books? If so rant/rave with me in the comments!

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.

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