Gushing Over My Favorite Book Bloggers! 😊 | My Nominations For The 2020 Book Blogger Awards

It’s that time of the year again, guys! Welcome, welcome, to today’s blog post where I nominate my favorite book bloggers for this year’s Book Blogger Awards hosted by May @ForeverandEverly and Marie @Drizzle&HurricaneBooks. This is the first time I actually do not miss these awards and deadlines since I started blogging so I am more than excited to be part of it. It is really important for me to not only vote but also share this post supporting book bloggers and their work and tell them how much I appreciate interacting with them and reading their amazing posts in times where bookstagram and booktwitter seem to get all the spotlight. Speaking of which, I also want to thank everyone for their support on my own blog; It really means a lot to me so thank you so much!!

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A Different Kind of Review: Pairing Elements From The Forbidden Wish w/ The Most Fitting Spotify Playlist! πŸ§žβ€β™€οΈ

Initially, I wanted to write a classical book review for The Forbidden Wish but I came up with another idea, one that is much more fun- as I believe. As I was reading this book I listened to a playlist on spotify which features the Aladdin soundtracks from the new Disney adaption (2019). And, while I am not the biggest fan of this new adaption (there is just too much nostalgia for the old one and I didn’t watch the new version in English, oops!) I fell in love with this new version of the soundtracks. Today I will match up 9 songs from the playlist and try to convince you to listen to it with elements from this Aladdin retelling and explain how they are integrated in the story. So, arrange yourself for a different kind of post and enjoy the soundtracks!

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Reading This Month’s BOTM Chosen by The Well-Read Society Book Club! | Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Not knowing about Little Fires Everywhere while being part of the bookish community is almost impossible because this book is literally everywhere; in stores, on your goodreads dashboard when fellow readers add their reviews and star-ratings, on bookstagram and as part of blog posts, etc. Because I am usually very sceptical towards hyped books and contemporary novels in general (sorry about that) I never got to pick it up myself, though. However, when I joined The Well-Read Society, a book club on goodreads celebrating “the literary works of women, LGBTQ+ people, POC, muslim people, disabled people, neuroatypical people and other diverse and ownvoices authors”, and found out that this is their read for the month of June I couldn’t resist and got myself a copy from my local library. And, then Belle @mybookcastle posted a review on her blog praising this book for its up-to-dateness. So, you see, I didn’t really have a choice and had to pick this one up.

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My First Time Doing a Book Tag in 2 Years (not even kidding) | The Who Am I? Book Tag

Hello everyone! If you believe this post’s title to be a clickbait-attempt I can’t be mad at you but it’s true! The last time I did a book tag was in 2018 when I did the seemingly obligatory Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. This is not because I don’t like Book Tags. In fact, I really like to read them on other people’s blogs and write them myself. I have probably just lost the feeling for tags (is this even a thing??). So, I was really excited when Rukky @eternity books tagged me to do the Who Am I? Book tag. I have never done this tag before and since my “Meet the Blogger” page is currently a mess and under construction the timing is perfect. So, let’s get started!

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“Seasonal Reading”, Its Downsides and Why I Do It Anway β˜€οΈβ›±οΈπŸŒ΄| Let’s Discuss #1

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Hello everyone! During my time in quarantine I have not only read more books but I have also become aware of different kinds of blog posts i.e. reviews, tags, weekly memes, etc. Am I the only one or is someone else also struggling wit the new WordPress editing format?? No, just me? Okay. Yes, somehow I feel really adventurous when it comes to blogging at the moment so that I am both experimenting with my blog’s layout and what I want to actually write about. Since the temperatures are currently skyrocketing and it’s summer time I thought what better way to that then with a discussion post which is all about “seasonal reading” and my personal experiences concerning it. Let’s Discuss… is going to be a first in a series of blog posts where I want to talk about bookish topics with you guys. So, without any further ado let’s get into it.

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Top 5 Books that Give off Summer Vibes 🏐🐚🐬 | Top Ten Tuesday #3 & Recs

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Hello everyone and happy June! I can’t believe that we are already slowly making our way to the second half of 2020 which means that the summer season is back and with it a fitting Top Ten Tuesday topic for this week hosted by Jana (@that artsy reader girl). This is a list of five ya recommendations that give off summer vibes and are therefore a perfect choice to read right now. From standalone to first in a series, from contemporary to magical realism – I tried to include as many different genres as possible so this post can also be a recommendation list for you guys. If you are not satisfied by that short list I can understand that (click here for a bigger list).  While I am not the biggest fan of summer I do enjoy reading books that give off that particular vibe. Let me introduce you to them, then;

Update: I wrote this blog post in advance which is the reason it might occur to you that it is rather meaningless considering what happened and is happening right now. As a book blogger I can say that educating yourself (whether that is via reading articles, and books, watching documentaries etc.) and actively taking a stand against racism is important because #BlackLivesMatter. A ya-contemporary which is based on the Black Lives Matter movement and one which I can highly recommend is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas but of course there are so many great books out there which discuss racism. Find out how you can help, speak up, sign petitions, share links and donate if possible!

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Yup, I finally read ACOWAR by Sarah J. Maas! πŸŒ™ | Book Review

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Hello everyone! Maybe you remember one of my more recent posts in which I talked about book series I really need to finish (which you can find by clicking here). Well, one of these series was the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas which I had started a couple of years ago with reading ACOTAR and ACOMAF but I never really got to the third book in the series; ACOWAR. Guess what! These times are over now, and I have finally picked this massive (I didn’t know it has that many pages) book up in order to complete the series (it’s not really completed, is it?) and actually start and do something about my reading resolutions. So, here we are! Today, I’ll try and sort my thoughts about ACOWAR in a coherent form. Continue reading “Yup, I finally read ACOWAR by Sarah J. Maas! πŸŒ™ | Book Review”

Reasons Why I Love Mythology-inspired Books So Much πŸ’— | Top Ten Tuesday #2

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Hello everyone and welcome to my second Top Ten Tuesday post hosted by Jana (@that artsy reader girl)! This week’s topic is, just as the last time, a really cool one, because one can choose what to write about with the only restriction that it has to be something you love which can either be an author, a book, a genre or something completely different. For this week I chose the following topic I came up with: Reasons Why I Love Mythology-inspired books and today will include all the praise, worship and love, haha.
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Double Review: Clockwork Prince & Clockwork Princess βœ’οΈ| Finishing TID aka my first CC series!

Not so long ago I wrote my review for Clockwork Angel and with that talked all about my first impressions of The Infernal Devices, this well-loved series people talk about still so much. Today, I present to you the rest of my thoughts about this prequel to TMI in form of a double review since I flew through the second book and picked up the third one right after that. Now, I can at least say that I have read TDI for the first time during my time in quarantine. If that’s not an accomplishment I don’t know what is…

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Top 5 Books I Wish I Had Read As a Child 🧸| Top Ten Tuesday #1!!

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Hello everyone! I hope everyone’s doing okay so far. Thanks to quarantine, I’ve been able to plan blog posts that are a bit different from my usal ones because as you might know I rarely do book tags, reading challenges and even weekly memes because I tend to be a slow reader at the moment but I do enjoy making lists especially top x lists very much. So, I thought why not try out Top Ten Tuesday hosted by Jana (@ that artsy reader girl)? And, here I am but instead of 10 books (that was a bit too much for me) I decided to go with my usual Top 5 books which is even allowed (yes, I checked). This weeks topic “Books I Wish I Had Read as a Child” really resonated with me and I think it’s a really interesting one to write about but to be honest, I found almost all the TTT topics I saw so far really appealing. Maybe this will be my new go-to blogpost…? (⇀‸↼)

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