6 Reasons Why I Love Audiobooks {Discussion}

6 Reasons Why I Love Audiobooks

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new post!

Let’s start with a little story-time, shall we? Up until the beginning of 2019, I was super intimidated by audiobooks. I had all these notions in my head that they were cool, but not for me. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to focus on them. I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy them as much as regular printed books. I wasn’t sure I’d find the time to listen to them. So I just stuck to my printed books.

But then I started a new job a few months ago for which I would need to spend more time on my daily commute and would lose the possibility to use my lunchtime as reading time. In conclusion: this would have been lethal to my reading life if I didn’t make any changes. So I tried an Audible audiobook for the first time in the car to work. AND I FELL IN LOVE.

Audiobooks saved my reading life. I’m actually ahead on my reading goals for the first time in forever. So I want to share the love for anyone who, like me, is still unsure about audiobooks. I hereby present to you: 6 benefits of audiobooks, according to…me!

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2019 Here I Come — My 2019 Bookish Resolutions

My 2019 Bookish Resolutions

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new blog post!

It’s become somewhat of a tradition to set some bookish resolutions every year. This starts with the typical Goodreads reading challenge of how many books I want to read and goes on to include many other (bookish) things. Last year, I just got out of a huge reading slump, so I wanted to keep it casual and kept my goals extra vague. I wanted to read more on a whim, read more diversely and read more backlist books. Did I reach those goals? Uhh, I guess so, but no way to really tell, of course. This year, I wanted to challenge myself with some actual measurable goals. Let’s do this!

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

How To Read More

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new post!

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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6 Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day (feat. Body Positivity, Badass Women in History & Fighting Against Romanticised Abuse)

International Women's Day

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Hi everybody! Today is March 8, which means it’s International Women’s Day, a yearly celebration that focuses on celebrating women and their economic, political and social achievements throughout history.

(In case you were wondering or thinking about saying the words “But when is International Men’s Day?”, it’s November 19th. Now can we get back to this post?)

Let’s focus on ways to celebrate International Women’s Day, and a few ways I think are great to celebrate this day. How about some intersectional feminism, celebrating women, body positivity and fighting against romanticised abuse?

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On Online Friendships & The Blogging Community {Discussion}

On Online Friendships

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HI everybody! As you may know I recently read Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (check out my review if you want more info). It’s an amazing story about Eliza, a web comic creator who prefers her life spent online to the real world and whose friendships are purely online. She often gets criticism about this and has to defend her online friends as ‘real friendships’ constantly.

It got me thinking a lot about the concept of friendship and the differences and similarities between online friendships and ‘real-life’ friendships. Especially in relationship to something close to my life and heart, the book blogging community. Because, even though not everybody may think of this the same way, I do consider you my friends. If I comment regularly on your blog, you comment on mine or we chat now and then through social media – I consider us friends.

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The Dark Side Of Blogging — On Blogging Doubts, Insecurities & Frustrations {Discussion}

The Dark Side of Blogging

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Hi everybody!

I’ve been a book blogger for almost two years now. (Blogoversary’s coming up in January woop!) And it’s been a blast. I couldn’t imagine my life without blogging anymore. I’ve learned so many new things, both regarding to the act of blogging itself, as to just in general. I love talking about things I love. I love the bookish community. Every comment makes my day. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

But. Despite all the positives, there is also a dark side to blogging. There are days when it’s a little hard to think about all the positives and it’s just so tempting to focus on those few negatives. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. So why not talk about it with the people who would best understand, fellow bloggers? Let’s get into some of the most common book blogging issues!

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Nine Advantages of eBooks {Discussion}

Nine Advantages of eBooks

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Hi guys! Today I’d like to talk a bit about how and why I learned to love eBooks.

Story time: I used to be rather anti eBooks. In my mind, nothing could beat actual physical books. And what’s not to love about them? They feel good in your hands. They look good on a book shelf. They smell good. They are more photogenic than people and perfect for bookstagram. Opening book mail feels like a party. They make a perfect gift. They make perfect heavy self-defence weapons. I mean, the advantages of physical books are plenty, while an eBook is just… bleh.

At least, that’s what I USED to think. Lately, my eyes have been opening to the wonder of eBooks. They definitely deserve a lot more credit. So why not share my new-found knowledge and list some of the reasons why eBooks are actually quite rad too?

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Dumbledore’s Army Readathon TBR

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What is it?

The Dumbledore’s Army Readathon is hosted by Aentee @ Read At Midnight. It’s a Harry Potter themed readathon that will run from January 1st to January 15th and the focus is to read diverse books. There is also a point system where you can score points for your Hogwarts House. All details can be find in Aentee’s post here. If you’d like to participate, you can sign up here as well. If you’d like to follow along, you can also check out the #DAReadAThon hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.

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Series I Still Want To Finish / Catch Up With Before The End Of The Year

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Let’s celebrate! Last week I officially reached my Goodreads goal of reading 70 books in 2016. Yay! So, with that challenge complete and still a whole month to go before the end of the year, I figured I’d set myself another challenge. Why don’t I try to finally finish and/or catch up with some series that have been on my TBR for too long already?

Also, I actually wanted to read some of these books already for the Tome Topple Readathon, but that readathon started November 19th and I haven’t started any book yet so I kind of failed  big time there. But hey, I figure that if I still read them before the end of the year, it’s still ok-ish…

So without further ado, this is my rather ambitious TBR list for the rest of the year:

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