Who Am I? {Tag Thursday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Tag Thursday! Today is a little something different, because I saw the Who Am I tag around and was super intrigued so I had to do it myself.

I love taking these kinds of little personality tests, but I must say that I usually don’t put that much stock in them. I feel like the human personality can be so complex and is basically impossible to test. Either the results are incomplete and only show one side of things or they are deliberately vague. But I still love taking them for some reason?

But either way, I was actually completely surprised by one of them. I never did the Myer-Briggs personality test before, but the results were not only oddly specific in their description of my personality, but I also never felt like a test so perfectly described me. Haha, my own personality finally started making sense to me. And the other tests actually kind of confirmed that conclusion, so I guess there  may be some sense in it all after all?

Anyway, here are my results:

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Beware The Goblin Men — Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones {Book Review}

wintersong-by-s-jae-jonesTitle: Wintersong (Wintersong #1)
Author: S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release Date: February 7th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Wintersong duology
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy

Goodreads link

My rating in stars: 3,5 stars
My rating in words: I liked it

 

What it’s about:

Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

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Anything But Books Tag {Tag Thursday}

Anything But Books Tag

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Hi guys and welcome to a new Tag Thursday!

Today let’s talk about… well… anything BUT books (as the title of this tag already cleverly suggests). As much as I love talking about books (and boy, I love talking about books), there also is so much more out there I love and I would jump at the opportunity to talk about some of that as well!

So naturally, when I saw this tag done recently by Lauren at Wonderless Reviews and by Marie at Drizzle & Hurricane Books, I knew I just had to give it a go myself. This tag was originally created by Katie @ ReaderRot, you can check out her original video here.

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What Makes Me Pick Up A Book? My Top Ten Bookish Buzzwords {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s all about what makes you decide to pick up a book.

I have a lot of bookish buzzwords. A buzzword is basically a specific word or phrase, mentioned in the blurb or in reviews, that makes you immediately interested and makes you want to pick up the book. So without further ado, let’s get into a few of my top bookish buzzwords!

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Ten Books To Read If You’re Looking For Something Unique {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today is all about unique books!

What actually makes a book unique? Plot, characters, writing style, formatting, POV? A combination of all of the above? While it can be unique in one way, it can be pretty standard in other ways.

For me, all the books below are unique in one way or another. Some I’ve already read, some are still on my TBR. But they all strike me as unique in their own way. They have a unique plot, a unique writing style, a unique narrator, or they are unique in any other aspect. So let’s just get into it!

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Epic, Gorgeous and Emotional — Immortal Fire by Annette Marie {ARC Book Review}

Immortal Fire by Annette MarieTitle: Immortal Fire (Red Winter #3)
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher: Dark Owl Fantasy
Release Date:  April 11th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Final installment in Red Winter trilogy
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy – Mythology

Goodreads link

My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: All-Time Favorite!

What it’s about:

Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly yokai spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the yokai standing as humanity’s only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality.

Despite the looming threat, Emi can’t escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox yokai who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon—too soon—she will have to break the curse that binds his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the yokai she loves will be changed forever.

As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes. Together, they will find a way to save her world—even if it means losing each other.

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The Pros & Cons Of Telling People About Your Blog {Discussion}

Pros and Cons of Telling People About Your Blog

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So you’re a blogger. Now what about your real life friends and family? Do you keep it a secret from everybody? Do you only tell a select group of people? Or do you announce it to the world? Any of these scenarios is possible and is completely dependant on the blogger in question.

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Ten Fandoms That Have Been Prominent In My Life {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today is all about fandoms.

According to Wikipedia:
Fandom is a term used to refer to a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest.

Now, I admit I am a HUGE fangirl. The phrase “I don’t like, I OBSESS.” definitely applies to me. I just love feeling passionate about something I like, and sharing that with other fans who feel the same. It’s why I started blogging about books. It’s why I love going to live shows by my fave bands and artists. It’s why I love fan fiction and fan art.

That’s why I think I’m a member of a LOT of fandoms. I could never really limit it to just ten, so I decided to feature a few fandoms that are the ones I believe have made the most impact on my life so far. They are the ones I will think about first when I think about fandoms and the ones I believe other people may connect to me the most. Am I still active in all of them? Not necessarily. Do I love every single song by that band, or every episode of a show? Not necessarily. But do I still care deeply about them all and will I still keep excitedly rambling on about it when the opportunity arises? OH YES.

Also, I didn’t really feature the book fandom, because… duh. I think we can also assume that I am in the fandom for all of my all-time favorite books. So these favorites are mostly movies, tv and music. Let’s go!

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March 2016: The Month Of Reading Slumps, Divide, The Death Note Musical, J-Dramas and… K-Pop? {Monthly Wrap Up}

March 2017

Hi and welcome to my March wrap up!

My March was… well, quite different from January and February readingwise. For the first two months of the year I was on a reading roll. I read an amazing amount of books in those months. But in March, it all came to a standstill and the reading slump hit hard! No particular reason, I just haven’t felt like reading at all. I also put myself on a book-buying ban for the whole month of March, so I could catch up on my TBR and the books already on my shelf. So… THAT WENT WELL.

If not reading, what have I been doing with my free time? Well, I’ve mostly been binge-watching Japanese drama series and anime. Yep. I am curious to see what April will bring. I do hope to get back to reading because I do miss it, but I just don’t want to force myself.

So anyway, here’s my complete March wrap up.

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