The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo {Quote It Wednesday}

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Though the quote above is quite dark, I have to say I love the imagery of it. And even though I am a generally happy person, I do understand and relate to having days where there’s a hollow place inside of you. Though a little dark, I think most people have moments where we really relate to this.

It also perfectly showcases the gorgeous writing in The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: whimsical, yet dark.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE? Do you love it or is it a bit too dark?

Why I Don’t Like To Read Novellas & The Few Exceptions To The Rule {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s post should have been about my favorite novellas or short stories. But truthfully, I don’t like novellas. I will hardly ever pick them up. Not even (or perhaps especially not) when they are a novella set in my favorite fictional world or featuring my favorite fictional characters. I just don’t. Why is that?

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Five Totally Easy & Helpful Tips On How To Read More {Discussion}

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When I tell people that I love to read and even blog about reading, one of the first things they always ask me (somewhat skeptically, sometimes even a little condescendingly but that’s  rant for another day) is “How do you read so much?”

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Well, I’m here to spill the deets. And shockingly as it may be, the secret is not one of the following:

  • I do not have superpowers. I can’t read super quickly or stop time to read whenever I want (though how cool would that be?)
  • I am not in possession of a timeturner or any other device that helps me control time.
  • I am not able to stay up all night and read (quite the opposite, I need my 9 hours of sleep just to be a decent human being, so really I’m at a disadvantage here.)
  • I do not lack what is called ‘a life’, as is perhaps the most common misconception. I actually do have stuff to do and places to be, just like anyone else.

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Honestly, I don’t think I read a lot. I think I fall pretty much around the average point on the spectrum. I’ve met people who read WAY MORE than me. And people who read less than me. So please take this post with a grain of salt. I am in no way an expert and reading this post will not grant you sudden superpowers to read at superspeed. But I do like to read, and I do have a few little tips on how to read more, so I figured I might as well share them. Here we go!

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor {Quote It Wednesday}

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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I love this quote because 1) DRAGON! and 2) I think the meaning behind it is so true and something we all need to remember sometimes. And really, aren’t the best villains the ones who have a reasoning we might even understand? Standard mustache-twirling villains who just want to be evil are boring. Give me all the morally grey characters!

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE?
Do you agree With it? And how do you love your villains?

The Ten Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 So Far {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today is all about the past year and the books I read so far that I loved the most. Here are the books that made me all happy, or emotional, or both. The books that I still think about, long after finishing them. The books that will stay with me for a long time still and the books I’m most likely to pick up for a re-read.

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Favorite K-Pop Songs of 2018 Part One {Something Different Sunday}

Favorite K-Pop Songs 2018 Pt 1

Hi everybody and welcome to a new Something Different Sunday!

Since we are halfway through the year and doing our mid-year book wrap ups, I wanted to do the same for music. More specifically, k-pop, because I feel like we have really been blessed with some amazing releases this year.

Keep reading for my top ten k-pop songs, released in the first half of 2018:

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green {Quote It Wednesday}

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Today’s quote is one of my all-time favorite quotes. Not only does it have such beautiful imagery, but I also really relate to it as I often feel like I have so many thoughts, but I’m not able to get them together to form a coherent idea or to convey to someone else, or even myself, exactly what I am thinking. This is apparently a normal trait for an INFJ (aka me), but perhaps many people also feel the same.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE?
Do you also sometimes have trouble putting your thoughts together?

A Quick Guide To Belgium For Book Cover Lovers {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s prompt was to do red, white and blue covers in honor of the 4th of July in the USA. But I’m not actually from the USA and as such don’t celebrate the 4th of July, so I thought I’d change it up and introduce the lovely country of Belgium to all you non-Belgian book bloggers.

And what better way to do this than through beautiful books representing our black, yellow and red flag?

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June 2018: The Month of Geeky Cinderellas, Boys In Love & SO MUCH MUSIC {Monthly Wrap Up}

June 2018

Hi everybody, and welcome to my June wrap up!

June was a divided month for me. During the first half of the month I read a lot and I LOVED every book I read so much I even read one of them twice. During the second half of the month my reading kind of stopped (other than a few comics), but I watched some great tv and movies and listened to a lot of music. So yeah, divided but overall pretty great. Here’s what I’ve been up to:

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Fandom, Friendship and Anxiety — I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman {Book Review}

I Was Born For This by Alice OsemanTitle: I Was Born For This
Author: Alice Oseman
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: May 3rd, 2018
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

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My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: Loved it!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

For Angel Rahimi, life is only about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are currently taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything – her friendships, her dreams, her place in the world.

Jimmy Kaga-Ricci owes everything to The Ark too. He’s their frontman – and playing in a band is all he’s ever dreamed of doing. It’s just a shame that recently everything in his life seems to have turned into a bit of a nightmare.

Because that’s the problem with dreaming – eventually, inevitably, real life arrives with a wake-up call. And when Angel and Jimmy are unexpectedly thrust together, they will discover just how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be.

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