My 2017 Bookish Resolutions

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Hi guys! Since we are at the beginning of a fresh new year, I thought this would be the perfect time to set some resolutions!

Now, I’m not talking about life resolutions. Sure, they are always there. Live more healthily, learn a new language, conquer a fear,… But any day to start reaching those kind of goals is a good day. No, I’m talking about bookish resolutions. Hey, this is a book blog after all!

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Reader Rambles: On Classics and Reading Slumps

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“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.”
Mark Twain

I’ve always loved reading. Ever since I was a little girl, the only present I wanted for birthdays or holidays was a new book. I loved spending time at the library. I loved spending time in imaginary worlds. My love of reading was pretty much a constant in my life.

Of course reading slumps happened every now and then. But usually after a month or so at the most I was back in the game. Until high school…

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Reader Rambles: Ain’t No Hangover Like A Book Hangover

Honestly, I don’t drink so I’m not one to judge if a book hangover is actually worse than an alcohol-induced hangover. However, I COMPLETELY BELIEVE IT IS!

The reason for this post is that I’m currently having my biggest book hangover in months. I finished the amazing A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas over 3 weeks ago. And I am still not completely recovered, guys! I loved it so, so much. Ever since reading that book, I’ve basically been thinking about it all the time. I read it again immediately after finishing and I am contemplating reading it again for the third time. My time is spent browsing the web for ACOMAF reviews and ACOMAF fanart. I only listen to Sarah’s ACOMAF playlist on Spotify, while I imagine book scenes taking place with certain songs as the soundtrack. It’s crazy. I’m going crazy.

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Reader Rambles: I’m So Not Too Old For That (Or Why It’s Still A-Okay To Read YA)

I’m 30 years old and I like reading YA.

Glad that’s out of the way. Just to be clear, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. But the truth is that YA books are under discussion a lot. Especially during the last few years when YA has grown so much in popularity thanks to books and succesful movie adaptations such as The Hunger Games, Divergent or The Fault in our Stars.

Why is YA in discussion, you ask? Because people are judgy little things. And the reply of “Oh, you still read young adult books? My tastes are a little more literary” is unfortunately one that is said (or at least thought) often. It’s not always said with bad intentions, but it does come across as a bit degrading. It makes people feel bad about reading YA and it shouldn’t! Because YA books can be just as literary as adult fiction.

And even though a lot has already been said on the topic, I thought I’d just give my two cents on it here.

First of all, what exactly is YA?

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YA stands for Young Adult and is a way of marketing books. In it’s essence, it only means that the main characters are between 16-19 years old. The term refers to the age of the main character. That’s it.

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Reader Rambles: Ratings and All-Time Favourites

Reader Rambles: Ratings and all-time favourites

“So how would you rate this book?”

One of the most loved and hated questions for a bookworm. Loved, because it gives us the opportunity to talk about a book we read and share the love. Hated, because it’s just a very difficult question. People may expect a simple answer like “Oh yeah this was so good, definitely a 5 star book. You should definitely read it!” or “I did not like it at all, I would not recommend it to anyone”. But the answer is almost never that simple, so if you ask the question you should be prepared for a longer (and probably more confusing) answer than that.

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