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    2018 Wrap Up

    It is already December, which means that 2018 is almost over. I had again set my reading goal at 50 books, but I already know I am not making that number this year, which is why I am already wrapping up my year! A lot of great books came out this year, and although I got most of those the second they came out, I have not yet read them for some reason… oops. Either way, the first three quarters of the year were great for reading! I had a long summer where I had absolutely nothing to do but read, so that helped with my reading goals. Unfortunately, my…

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    How I Edit My Photos

    Hello lovely readers! Recently I put a poll on my Instagram asking whether you would want me to show you how I edit my photos. Well, most of you voted “yes,” so today I finally deliver! Of course, the way I edit my photos depends on my theme at that moment. Right now, I am going for a heavy fall look, and my editing process is on the long side. I use a grant total of four photo editing apps, which are: • VSCO • Photo Wonder • Snapseed • Afterlight I have the paid version of VSCO and Afterlight, but the other two are completely free! Watch the video…

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    Shadow and Crow: a review

    You will remember that a few months ago I posted a review of Silver and Bone by Claudia Cain, which I ended up liking so much, that I read it in two days and decided I needed the sequel, Smoke and Mirrors immediately after. Like in a way that you can’t continue living if you don’t have the next book right now. So when Claudia asked me to read and review the third and final book, Shadow and Crow, I obviously said yes. It came out today, Friday 13th, which is a great day to publish a book about vampires and other supernatural creatures, honestly. Here is the synopsis: Tick.…

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    Review: The Movement by Samantha Armstrong

    A few weeks ago I was contacted by Koruhouse Press, asking if I was interested in reading and reviewing Samantha Armstrong’s first installment in her new dystopian trilogy: The Movement. Of course I said yes because I love dystopian books and the good people on Goodreads seemed to have really enjoyed it. The book came out very recently; on April 3, 2018. Read the synopsis below: A century after the Vermune virus devastated Earth’s population, all that remains of North America is a society segregated into two precincts: the Northerners who produce the Antidote, and the Southerners who are enslaved by it. After the virus kills someone close to her,…

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    Why you should go to Bookcon 2018

    It is almost time for the annual Bookcon in New York City! It is being held on June 2 & 3, and there are a ton of reasons why you should go. The first reason you should go is because you get to hang out in NYC, duh. New York unfortunately is not around the corner for everyone, and even if it is, getting there can get tricky. I always recommend checking out bus services like Greyhound or BestBus! I took BestBus last time and only paid $30 for a round trip. And the bus even had Wi-fi! Even better, BestBus will drop you right off at Penn Station, which…

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    How I get over a bookhangover

    I think we all suffer from it. Every now and then you read a book that just sucks you right in and then doesn’t let you go. All you want to do is go back into that world, and reading anything else is just pointless. So instead, you just don’t read anything at all. I am talking about the dreaded… book hangover. Getting over a bookhangover can be difficult. Sometimes, you don’t read anything for weeks because there’s just nothing that compares to what you’ve just finished reading. Luckily, I have some tips for you that have worked for me in the past, so here goes! Number 1: Try to…

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    Revamping my love for vampires: A review for Silver and Bone

    A little over a week ago New Zealand based author Claudia Cain contacted me if I wanted to read her urban fantasy novel, Silver and Bone. It doesn’t always look like it, but I generally really enjoy a good urban fantasy book. Luckily for me, this one did not disappoint. Synopsis right below: Jennifer Jones is trying to be a better person. It’s not easy. She has a lot to make up for, considering that she’s an immortal blood-sucker with a history of serial killing. But at least she probably can’t get worse. And for the last seventy years, things have been going well. She’s got a job, friends she…

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    My most anticipated reads for 2018

    As the saying goes, new year, new releases! There are quite some books coming up that will conclude series, which is equally exciting and terrifying. Here is my list of my most anticipated releases of 2018. !!WARNING: this list might contain slight spoilers if you haven’t caught up yet with: all Throne of Glass books, The Dark Artifices, and all Red Queen books. One of those books is of course TOG7, which is still untitled and doesn’t have a cover yet. The expected date of release is September 4. There isn’t even a synopsis yet, so I feel totally left in the dark (just like Aelin (oh god please don’t…

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    My year in books

    The year is almost at its end, and what a year it has been! In my life outside the books I graduated for my Associates Degree and transferred to a four-year university! This was quite a change, but I’m loving every moment of it. Okay, maybe not so much the studying and the homework. In terms of reading, I had a really good reading year. I received my working permit, which allowed me to actually get paid for my work, which in turn allowed me to buy more books, yay! Aside from that, I also had a ridiculous amount of free time. I only had three classes and then a…

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    November/December Book Haul

    If you’ve been following my Instagram lately, you know I kind of went crazy with the book buying this past month. In total I bought a whopping twenty-four new books. This is totally not what my book hauls normally look like; I think buying three books a month can already be quite a lot, being a poor college student and all. BUT. SALES, PEOPLE. I love sales. Especially Black Friday sales. Businesses go crazy with their sales. We don’t see this kind of stuff where I come from. “Oh you want a good deal? Too bad. Best we can do is 15% off.” But here, in this glorious country, 30%-50%…