My Name in Blogs Tag

Ally from Ally Writes Things tagged me on this and I’m so excited! This is such a fun tag that helps spread love for other bloggers, and also quite a challenge (it took me two hours and a half to write this post). Ally herself is a great blogger who’s become such a staple on my blog hopping because of her amazing content – How to: get ideas for blog posts (+ blog post ideas!) is one of my favorite recent posts from her.

THE RULES

  • Spell your blog name with other blog names!
  • If you have a long blog name, feel free to shorten it/only use part of it!
  • Write a bit about each blog you mention to tell the world how much you love them.
  • Pingback to the creator of this tag (Hammock of Books).
  • Pingback all the blogs you mentioned so they can see why you love them.

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Blogs that spell Naty’s Bookshelf

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Book Blogger Memory Challenge

I saw this on Stefanie’s blog Adventures of a Bibliophile and thought it looked so much fun I wanted to try it! I deleted the answers and waited a while to answer myself, so as not to remember hers… let’s see if we got any similar results!

Rules

You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves!

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Name a book written by an author called Michael

Dude, Where’s My Country, by Michael Moore. This was one of the first English books I read, and a non-fiction, too! Quite a rarity back in the day, for me. I actually enjoyed this a lot, and it’s been now maybe 12 years since I read it… I wonder if I would like it now? Continue reading

Soul Ripping Romance Tag #2

I was tagged by Katie from Never Not Reading for this really cool tag! I think she tagged me months ago, but well… better late than never?

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The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel at Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas
  • (Note: Try not to spoil the story for your readers in case they would like to check out these romances on their own)

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The Liebster Award #5

I recently got tagged by Eline from Aqua Pages (I love this name, it gives such literary mermaid vibes) for The Liebster Award! I haven’t answered tags & awards lately because I normally forget them for, like, SIX MONTHS and then I’m embarrassed to post, but I figured that since my last one I have followed many new people, and it would be a nice way for us to get to know each other!

My last Liebster Awards:

Liebster Award – Discover new blogs

The Liebster Award #2, #3, #4

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Rules:

  • Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.
  • Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you
  • Nominate 11 people
  • Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions

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Bookstores Around the World: Berlin, Germany

Hello book lovers!

On the second installment of this series, I have some places in Berlin to talk about today. I’m super excited about this post, because I really love Berlin. It was the first place I ever tried a Pumpkin Spice Latte (it was okay), and went to a Banksy exposition, which I thought was so very underground, and my boyfriend chuckled in true German-Hipster style and said it was actually very mainstream. Berlin is a very interesting city: it’s both vibrant and dark. There is so much history ingrained in its buildings that it’s impossible not to have your heart broken by visiting the Wall, the Jewish memorials, and the various museums that present unflinching memories of WWII. But it’s also a place full of artistic expression, and oh my gosh, so very hipster. You can literally visit an abandoned amusement park, stay in a hotel decorated with books, go to a restaurant inspired by toilets (I didn’t go there).

It’s also quite perfect for bookish people. There are SO MANY bookstores (I live in a small city, so please forgive my wide-eyed childlike amazement). Here are the ones I went to!

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Saint Georges English Bookshop

Website: http://www.saintgeorgesbookshop.com/
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Ccq7xHmXxt22

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Yes, that is the bookstore from my profile picture! This place is such a treat to the eyes – books from floor to the ceiling! It does make it so very difficult to find particular books, but it’s quite wonderful to just let your eyes wander from one beautiful spine to the next and get the books that call your name. While the non-fiction section is much, much larger than the fiction one, you can surely find nice things in the fiction section. Continue reading

Out of This World Blogger Award

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If you say something is out of this world, you are emphasizing that it is extremely good or impressive … These bloggers are shooting for the moon and living among the stars.

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Thank you so much Katie @ Never Not Reading for tagging me! I haven’t answered a tag in a really long time, so I thought it would be fun to change it up and do one now! This tag was created by Reader Voracious (thank you Kaleena for creating it!)

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you and link back to their post.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Don’t forget to grab your badge!
  • Nominate 3-5 bloggers for the award.
  • You may use the header image from this post if desired.
  • Please be sure to link back to the original post and credit the creator: Reader Voracious Blog

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Read, Rewrite or Burn Book Tag

Hello readers!

I was tagged by Laura @ The Book Corps to do this really fun tag, which I have seen around and it’s always so fun to read what people answer! It took me literally half a year to answer the tag, but here I am!

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The Rules

  • Randomly choose 3 books
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread
  • Repeat until you’ve completed six rounds (or however many rounds you want to do)

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Round 1

Watch Me Jody Gehrman The Immortalists Chloe Benjamin pestilence laura thalassa

Burn: This is an easy one! PESTILENCE.

Rewrite: The Immortalists. I loved this book, actually, so I suppose I would change it just a little. I’d love to have more magic in it, not just that little sprinkling of magical realism.

Re-read: Watch Me! This was so creepy a read!! Continue reading

Bookstores Around the World: Edinburgh, Scotland

Hello book lovers!

This is a new series on my blog that I decided to start because it might help people who, like me, enjoy travelling and taking a few hours in your trip to escape into a bookstore. I love seeing how unique bookstores can be, there are so many beautiful, quirky ones that make book shopping such a fun experience! Really, I can enjoy myself at any bookstore, but it’s a lot more interesting in a place that is cute, or weird, or has amazing coffee (I love those).

So here I will talk about bookstores I visit when I travel! Of course I can’t visit ALL cool bookstores when I’m abroad, and as I said I have other priorities when travelling, but I do always make an effort to go to one or two, and I thought it’d be nice to share them here. As I am constantly looking for recommendations of bookstores to go to, I think it’s nice to have this series where people can go to and get a few inspirations for places to travel to AND with cool bookstores.

So first we start with Edinburgh, Scotland!

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Blackwell’s

Website: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/home
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/DhKjm2gteeC2

This is a regular chain bookstore, so no big quirks there, but I do love the look of this bookstore! It just looks so… British?

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There is a small store with bookish things like games, toys, mugs etc, in which I was lost for a significant amount of time. Continue reading

OWNtober 2018 – my TBR, my thoughts and my painfully long list of books I should’ve read by now

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Hello readers!

Welcome to my most shameful post to date! Kathy from Books and Munches is hosting OWNtober, in which you attempt bravely to tackle your TBR, but with the books you actually own. Yes, that dusty pile of books that keeps getting higher and somehow you never get to see its bottom anymore and now you’re too stressed to actually know how many books the pile (or, let’s face it, pileS) actually has. I’m officially participating this year!

As official things must be, I announced it also on Twitter:

So, buckle up and let’s start with the first part of this challenge… LISTING ALL THE BOOKS YOU OWN AND HAVEN’T READ YET. Continue reading