One Lovely Blog Award

Hello bookworms!

The amazing Alex from Coffee Loving Bookoholic and the great Anatomy of a Book Thief have tagged me for this very cute award! I had totally forgotten I’d be nominated for this two months ago (sorryyy), but I’m answering now. Better late than never? Both bloggers are so wonderful, check their blogs out and you’ll love them too ❤ Thank you both so much for the tag, I’m quite happy to have received the nomination ❤ ❤ (so much love in this post!! <3)

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Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers and inform them of the nomination

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Fun Quizzes for Bookworms!

Hi bookworms!

So, I love quizzes. I’d do quizzes all day, if it was a profession. So I thought maybe you guys also love quizzes and more specifically bookish quizzes, because if there is something bookworms like to do, is sort themselves in Hogwarts houses, Prythian courts, kids of Olympian gods and so on… SO WELL. If you didn’t know how to spend the next few hours doing something totally productive, I’m here to help you!

So I’ve separated into categories so it’s easier for you, for example, if you haven’t read Harry Potter and don’t quite care what house you belong to, you can just skip until you find a series you are more curious about, or you can skip to the last part, where I put more general bookish questions, not related to specific books.

A Court of Thorns and Roses

What Court Would You Belong To?

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Review: The Punch Escrow, by Tal M. Klein [Audiobook]

The Punch Escrow Tal M Klein

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller

Goodreads / Amazon US

First of all, I’d like to thank Darque Dreamer for recommending this book and also for recommending that I get it as an audiobook, because wow, the narration was fantastic! Matthew Mercer did such a good job, his narration was full of personality, I could tell each character apart easily and it never felt caricature-like. I’m quite impressed. Continue reading

The Unique Blogger Award

Hello Bookworms!

It’s a grey, cold November afternoon here, so to cheer things up, let’s celebrate this lovely award and spread love to unique bloggers. Thank you so much Lauren from Comma Hangover for nominating me, I was very excited to receive this! Do check out her blog, Lauren is such a sweet person and her reviewing style is clear, critical and perfect if you’re in doubt whether to read a book or not.

Unique Blogger Award

The Rules

  1. Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  4. Ask them three questions.

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Review: One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns, #2), by Kendare Blake

One Dark Throne Kendara Blake

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Goodreads / Amazon / Skoob

One Dark Throne is the second volume of the Tree Dark Crown series, a dark fantasy story around three sisters, each with their own magical inclinations: Katharine is a poisoner, Mirabella is an elemental and Arsinoe is a naturalist. The three of them must fight to death in order to become Queen, and using their powers, knowledge and cunning to achieve that, they are raised since childhood with this objective in their hearts.

Much like Three Dark Crowns, I very much wanted to love this book and this series. After being disappointed with the first installment, I decided to buy the second book and read it anyways, since the blurb indicated that this one was even better than the first. Since I want to love this so badly, I gave it a second chance. Continue reading

Grown-Up Butterbeer Recipe

Hello bookworms!

Today I got an exciting post to share with you! Last year, my boyfriend and I attempted to follow a few recipes to get to the perfect Butterbeer made with actual beer. Our first attempt became very buttery and oily and was difficult to swallow after a while – but this year we’re back at it, with a different recipe. While we read some amazing recipe ideas, we decided in the end to go for an adapted version of this Best Butterbeer Ever Recipe.

I have tried the one from Universal Studios, which tasted more like melted vanilla ice cream and, unsurprisingly, was non-alcoholic. We decided to make an adult version with actual beer!

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Review: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby Scott FItzgerald

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Classic fiction

Goodreads / Amazon / Skoob

Trying to review a classic is always a dramatic thing: the book normally becomes a classic when a lot of high schoolers have dissected the text a bunch of times and are sick of it. Reviewing The Great Gatsby required me to watch the Leonardo DiCaprio movie (what a terrible sacrifice) and read analyses and reviews online to help structure my thoughts.

The Great Gatsby is two stories in one: the story of Gatsby and Daisy’s love affair during the roaring twenties, told through the eyes of Nick, and also the story of the decaying American Dream. Continue reading

Falltime Cozy Time Book Tag

Hello bookworms!

Alex @ Coffee Loving Bookoholic has tagged me on this very nice and cozy tag, and I for once didn’t take 3 months to answer a tag! *cheers, ignoring the 15 tags awaiting on my WordPress drafts* If you don’t know Alex, she’s one of the sweetest, most positive and funniest people ever! Thanks for much for the tag, Alex!!

The original tag was created by Sam, you can see her channel here!

1) Crunching leaves: the world is full of color – choose a book that has reds/oranges/yellows on the cover

A Court of Thorns and Roses Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses has a lovely Fall-looking cover! I love this cover the most out of the whole trilogy – so dark and mysterious and gorgeous! Continue reading

Review: History is All You Left Me, by Adam Silvera

History is All You Left Me Adam Silvera

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBTQ+

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads / Amazon US

History is All You Left Me is so heartbreaking. There is no other word to describe it. It follows Griffin as he tries to make sense of the death of his ex-boyfriend Theo. Although they broke up a while ago, Griff always believed in the end they would be together, and the accidental death of Theo comes to him as a shock. As his OCD gets worse and memories keep overwhelming him, Griff sinks deeper into self-destruction mode, and needs to find a way to heal. Continue reading

Mini-Reviews Of My October Reads

Hello Bookworms!

I have realized that I neither have the time nor do I want to write entire reviews for all books I read this October, and although some of these will have entire reviews coming up or already posted, for some of them I will not really dedicate an entire post to, for one reason or another. I think some of my reviews start sounding bland and the same if I write too many, so I have decided to write shortly about what I read this past month!

October was a productive month reading-wise for me due to my health issues demanding that I take a break from work for now, and many of these books impressed me so much! I ended up reading 19 books, so yeah… buckle up, it’s a long post, but I kept the reviews short!

A Court of Thorns and Roses Sarah J Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses 

Goodreads / Amazon / Skoob

Rating: ★★★★☆

This book was such a surprise for me! I picked it up after so many people suggesting I read this, and it was such a deliciously dark, addictive fantasy-romance novel, I was sucked right into the world and loved it very much! While many aspects of the romance bothered me (which is why I didn’t give it 5 stars), I enjoyed the book overall, especially the last 50 pages, where it gets really dark and gruesome! I have a review of this one and the other two books of the series here. Continue reading