Ten Tips and Tricks To Beat That Terrible Reading Slump {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about the dreaded reading slump. We all have them. Even the biggest bookworm will eventually face it. But don’t fear, a reading slump is never forever. There are ways to help it go away even faster.

As someone who’s had and gotten through several major reading slumps (I still remember ‘The Great Summer Slump of 2017’…), I do have a few little tips and tricks in my sleeve on how to beat that terrible reading slump back into oblivion. Here they are:

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Ten Awesome Book Bloggers You Need To Check Out {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about spreading the love! It’s been 2,5 years since I started this blog and though I could write up an entire post about all the wonderful things it brought me (note to self: write this post), today I’d like to talk about probably the best part of becoming a blogger. And that is the blogging community!

Honestly, this community is filled with so many amazing, talented and wonderful bloggers that it’s just a shame not to hype them up. So this post is filled with a lot of hype. Below I share with you some awesome book blogs I definitely hope you’ll check out. Not only is each and every one of them super talented, kind and amazing at the blogging game, I also consider them my online friends. They deserve all the love, so if you’re reading this post, please go check out their blogs and give them some love by leaving them a comment and/or follow!

(Note: though I love the idea behind this post and I love spreading the love, this post also gave me quite some anxiety. Because as much as I want to, I can’t mention every single book blog I know and love here. I already cheated and listed twelve instead of ten. And there are so many good ones that I adore, not just the ones listed below. So I’m thinking of making this into a regular feature, or add in some book blogger love in my monthly wrap-ups or something. In the meantime, if your blog is not on this list, but we still interact regularly, rest assured, you are awesome and I love you )

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Contemporary Elements I Want To See More Of In Fantasy {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s topic is a super fun one, but honestly also one I struggled with, because  my creative well is a little dry at the moment and also because when faced with this topic I suddenly forgot about every single book I’ve ever read. But since I did want to post something today, I decided to tweak it just a bit and talk about some elements or tropes that are most often used in contemporary books, that I want to see more of in fantasy. Because I already love these things, so imagine if you add dragons and magic to the mix!

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A Trip Down Memory Lane, Featuring… Books! {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about books with sensory memories, meaning I have vivid memories of where I was and what was going on while I was reading them. Sometimes the reading of a book becomes just a vague memory, where you know you read that book but you no longer have any idea when you read it or what was going on while you read it. But sometimes, for some reason, a book still brings back vivid memories of the time you read them. Here are some of mine!

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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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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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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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Help Me Unhaul My Physical TBR Because I’ll Be Moving Soon & Am Terrible At Making Decisions {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today Top Ten Tuesday is being twisted a liiitle bit to fit into my life right now. And well, because I need help! As you may know from my monthly wrap-up, my husband and I have recently bought a house and we’ll be moving in the fall. Now, I’ve collected quite a few physical books over the years (especially since I started blogging), and I urgently need to unhaul. Like, before we move, so I don’t need to unnecessarily move all these books I’m not gonna keep and don’t have room for anyway.

For the ones I’ve read, it’s a relatively easy decision: if I loved it and think I’ll re-read it some day, it’s a keeper. If I didn’t, it’s a goner. But unfortunately, I’ve also collected a lot of books I haven’t even read yet. (OH THE SHAME) So the choice is even harder for these ones, because who knows what lovely gems I could be unhauling?

So I need your help! Below are the ten books I’m in conflict over the most. Please give me your opinions if you see any books that you read and LOVED or HATED/STRONGLY DISLIKED so I can take this into account. My indecisive self will be very thankful 🙂

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It’s So Fluffy I Could Die! — My Summer TBR {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Now I usually say I read a lot of different genres, but when it comes down to it, I’m a fantasy girl all the way. Give me all the magic and kingdoms and dragons and I am happy. But there is something about summer. When those first rays of sunshine hit I get this slightly cliché but still unavoidable and gigantic craving for fluff. ALL THE FLUFF. Give me the romance. Give me the summer trips and crushes and roadtrips and walks on the beach. But mostly, give me all the fluff. So basically, here is my beautiful fluffy summer 2018 TBR:

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Books To Read While Dreaming Of Travelling To Japan {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s post is all about books that awaken the travel bug in me. Now, I did a post on travel locations books helped put on my travel bucketlist already earlier this year, so this time I wanted to get more specific and talk about books set in my current number one dream travel destination: Japan.

While I’m hoping of travelling to Japan myself some day, in the meantime I have these books to keep me dreaming!

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