The Sunday Snuggle W37/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

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So this week I reached 600 followers on WordPress! These past months it’s been difficult to do the more social part of blogging, namely commenting on other people’s blogs, self-promoting and so on, which I believe strongly affected the rate at which my followers numbers grow: in May I reached 500, and now only in September I get to 600. Do you guys have the same experiences with book blogging? I post with the same frequency as before, so surely my reduced growth comes from my lack of socialization online (which I will improve upon, I promise). After reading this post from Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books (also linked below!), I’m thinking it probably has something to do with the fact that I stopped taking part in memes & tags so much as before. As I schedule my posts WAY in advance (I have drafts for posts all the way to February next year and could easily disappear for a month from WP and only my Sunday Snuggles would be delayed), it’s difficult for me to follow those too closely. There’s no way I can conciliate a healthy lifestyle + a full-time job + reading a lot + blogging without scheduling things in advance. What do you think?

Do you feel like Instagram is a useful book blogging social media, by the way? I have been considering deleting my account, for a few reasons: so much work to get lighting etc, needs to be updated constantly, doesn’t get me significant clicks to my blog, is more “popular” if you have lots of hardcovers and natural light (which I don’t), stagnant number of followers. However: I love photographing books. I started a poll on Twitter about it, to see what other people think about Bookstagram:

I received this from Netgalley:

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The Sunday Snuggle W36/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

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I’m getting super excited already for Halloween. My boyfriend and I will be hosting a small party at our place (Clio’s Boardgames will be there!) and play boardgames and have pizza and wear costumes. I decided this year to go as a witch, but I can’t decide if I go as a cute-goth witch or as an “old hag” witch. The second takes lots more effort to do the makeup, and I’m not sure I’ll have that much time (since I’m doing some other people’s makeup too), but it sounds so much fun!! What do you guys think?

I listened to Book Riot’s Get Booked and also SFF Yeah! podcasts! I hadn’t listened to podcasts forever, so that was nice! 🙂

I wrote a list of cheap books on Twitter this Thursday, so I’m sure most of these are still cheap today, in case you wanna get new books but not pay much money:

I’m trying now to work on my Netgalley ratio (it’s at 62% omg), so I will be focusing for the next weeks on the NG books I downloaded already! A few of them will also be on my Spooky October TBR, which I am so excited for!! Because of that, I’m not getting any new books for now, except for the stuff on Scribd, which I have signed up for until 17.09 anyway.

But I did buy a few ebooks, because they were free on Amazon (click on the covers to go to the Amazon page):

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The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) by [Hawthorne, Nathaniel]

And I also got Crooked Kingdom, because I want to finish the duology this Fall!

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How are you guys doing this week? I finally got to see To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and it was SO CUTE, I smiled throughout the whole movie! Omg, I loved Lara Jean.

This week I got no books! YAY! Progress. Also, Noriko posted our discussion on Six Four, a Japanese crime thriller, on her blog! Here’s the link if you guys wanna read our spoilery talk on the book: Booktalk: Discussion on Six Four

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The Sunday Snuggle W33/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

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I’m back from vacation, and it’s lovely and sunny here in Germany now! Which is great, because when I left it was 35 degrees plus, and I really don’t like the heat. So I’m quite pleased.

Books I got approved for on Netgalley:

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Here are the books I got in my Scotland trip! The picture isn’t the best, but the books are: The Book of Hidden Things by Francisco Dimitri, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, Jade City by Fonda Lee, Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve, The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield, Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart (although I think this one even made it to one of my Anti-TBR lists?? Oops), How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (Ravenclaw edition!!), The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (1991 illustrated edition!!).

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The Sunday Snuggle W30/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

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Next week I have vacation! Yay! So I will not be able to update my Sunday Snuggle for the next weeks, but not to worry, as I have scheduled posts for those days already 🙂

Soooo this week Noriko @ Diary of a Bookfiend and I will start reading Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama! I am SUPER excited, as she is an awesome blogger whose reviews are always so insightful! A while ago we read together Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and it was so cool – it’s one of the reviews I liked writing the most, and it definitely was because of having discussed the book with Noriko before! (can you tell I’m super hyped for this??)

On Scribd I got:

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The Sunday Snuggle W29/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

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This week it was SO HOT here in Germany, and I had to leave work early one time because it was simply too hot and I was getting headaches, nausea and dizziness. I know Brazil is hotter, but somehow the heat here affects me more… I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because it’s so quick to go from cold to hot, whereas in Brazil the change in temperature is not so stark. Anyway! Reading-wise it was a quite productive week 😀

On Edelweiss I was approved for:

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I was so, so excited to be approved for this book this week!! Omg!

On Netgalley I was approved for:

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I also got a few ebooks:

Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven by [Saxena, Jaya, Zimmerman, Jess] Soulless (Parasol Protectorate Series Book 1) by [Carriger, Gail] Isle of Blood and Stone (Tower of Winds) by [Lucier, Makiia]

Also I got Scribd for a free month after reading Misty’s post (third link) and here is what I downloaded as Audiobooks:

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The Sunday Snuggle W28/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

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This week I didn’t read that much, it’s been a bit hectic and I had loads to do… so hopefully next week I can pick up speed a bit! Next Saturday I’m planning to have a mini Readathon by myself, so I think I’ll have more books to talk about! Also, this week I started with only half my depression medication, and in 3 months I’ll be done with my meds and therapy altogether! Yay! 😀

(also, did you guys know Marilyn Monroe was a bookworm too? She read a lot in between filming scenes)

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On Edelweiss I was approved for:

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Which is very exciting, because I have just gotten the first book and I already had the second, so now I can binge-read this series! Yes, I love binge-reading!!

I also got a few ebooks:

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity) by [Schwab, Victoria] Now I Rise (And I Darken) by [White, Kiersten] Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Castle Book 1) by [Jones, Diana Wynne] The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Illustrated) by [Christie, Agatha]

These books were max 1.99 US dollars each!! Omg, I had to. I got them while writing my post Cheap AF US Kindle eBooks on Amazon This Week! (under $3). In case you want to buy books not spending much, just check it out 🙂

I also got the following physical book:

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The Sunday Snuggle W27/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

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It’s been quite a week, and today it’s more of a Sunday Struggle than a Sunday Snuggle, as I am on my fourth cup of coffee, trying to stay awake on a lazy afternoon. My chores await and I am carefully avoiding them.

This week my Kindle Unlimited subscription ends – so this is the last Kindle Unlimited haul for a while. I wasn’t able to read all the books I borrowed, but that is okay! I managed to read 11 books, so I think it went well!

On Kindle Unlimited I got:

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On Netgalley I was approved for:

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Aaand my boyfriend and I went to a date on Saturday to a bookstore, where I got:

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He charmingly offered to carry the books for me and, take notes guys, that is how you conquer a girl’s heart (jk). That and the fact that he just made me my fourth coffee today so I could blog about books while he does some house chores. The 3 Bs of love: beverages, books and breaking the patriarchy! (yay!)

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